SEC Schedules Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

SECForum is to provide a platform to highlight perceived unnecessary impediments to small business capital formation and address whether they can be eliminated or reduced.

Mandated by the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980, the SEC has scheduled their annual forum that focuses on capital formation concerns of small business.  The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  Interested individuals may register here for the event.  The deadline to register is November 15th.  The morning session will also be streamed on the SEC web site.  The afternoon break-out sessions, which is where the participants develop recommendations for publication in the Forum Final Report, will not be webcast.  Call in numbers will be available prior to the event.

To suggest a topic and recommendation for facilitating small business capital formation please email the SEC at [email protected].

The forum is officially called the “SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation,” .  This event has assembled every year since 1982.

A major purpose of the Forum is to provide a platform to highlight perceived unnecessary impediments to small business capital formation and address whether they can be eliminated or reduced. Each forum seeks to develop recommendations for government and private action to improve the environment for small business capital formation, consistent with other public policy goals, including investor protection.

Participants in the Forum typically have included small business executives, venture capitalists, government officials, trade association representatives, lawyers, accountants, academics and small business advocates. In recent years, the format of the Forum typically has emphasized small interactive breakout groups developing recommendations for governmental action.  The agenda for this event has yet to be posted on the SEC web site.

 

2013 Forum

Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., at its headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. 

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