The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has posted the agenda and panelists for the 36th annual Government Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The annual gathering has been held at the SEC HQ in Washington, DC in past years but this event will be taking place in Austin, Texas.
Scheduled for November 30th, the daylong event is open to the public and provides a unique opportunity for interested individuals to interact with SEC officials, including the three Commissioners. The event opens with remarks by Chair Jay Clayton, along with comments by Commissioners Kara Stein and Michael Piwowar, to be followed by discussions on how SMEs can improve access to capital.
Following the morning panel discussion, attendees will work in breakout groups to formulate specific policy recommendations. The panel sessions will be live streamed while break out sessions allow for call in participants. The SEC has selected two topics for the break out groups:
- Exempt Securities Offerings (including Micro-Offerings)
- Smaller Registered and Regulation A Securities Offerings
The event is being held in partnership with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
The agenda and panelists is posted below.
2017 SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation
- AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center On the campus of The University of Texas at Austin
- 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
The breakout group sessions will be open to the public and accessible by phone to anyone who pre-registers online by November 27, 2017.
|9:00 a.m.||Call to Order|
Sebastian Gomez Abero, Chief, Office of Small Business Policy, SEC Division of Corporation Finance
Jay Hartzell, Dean, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
Introductions of Chairman and Commissioners
|9:30 a.m.||How Capital Formation Options Are Working for Small Businesses, Including Small Businesses in Texas|
|11:10 a.m.||Breakout Groups Assemble to Develop Recommendations|
|12:30 pm.||Lunch Break|
|2:00 p.m.||Breakout Groups Assemble to Develop Recommendations|
|3:45 p.m.||Plenary Session to Develop Next Steps|
|4:30 p.m.||Networking Reception|