The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just published the agenda for the 2018 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. An annual event, this year’s Forum will take place in the Heartland of Ohio hosted by Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of Business. The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled to take place on December 12th in Columbus.
As in past years, all of the SEC Commissioners will participate and providing opening remarks on the importance of small busines and access to capital.
Following the morning panel discussions, attendees will work in groups to formulate specific policy recommendations. These breakout groups will tackle issues related to small business capital formation, including exempt securities offerings and smaller registered offerings.
The entire proceedings will be live streamed on the SEC website if you cannot make it to Ohio.
Individuals who have pre-registered by December 11th may participate in person.
The Forum will be held in the Fawcett Center on the campus of The Ohio State University at 2400 Olentangy River Rd. in Columbus.
|9:00 a.m.||Call to Order|
Jennifer A. Zepralka, Chief, Office of Small Business Policy, SEC Division of Corporation Finance
Anil K. Makhija, Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business, The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business
Introductions of Chairman and Commissioners
William H. Hinman, Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance
|9:45 a.m.||How Capital Formation Options Are Working for Small Businesses, Such As Those in the Midwest|
|11:25 a.m.||Diversity and Capital Formation|
|12:30 p.m.||Working Lunch: Breakout Groups Assemble to Develop Recommendations|
Exempt Securities Offerings
Smaller Registered and Regulation A Securities Offerings
|2:00 p.m.||Break (with opportunity to change breakout groups)|
|2:10 p.m.||Breakout Groups Assemble to Develop Recommendations|
|3:30 p.m.||Break to reconvene for Plenary Session|
|3:45 p.m.||Plenary Session to Develop Next Steps|
|4:30 p.m.||Networking Reception|