SEC Schedules Annual Small Business Forum

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC), Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation

has scheduled the 43rd Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. This gathering will occur with three virtual sessions April 16-18 from 1-2:30 p.m. ET.

Several years ago, these meetings were held in person at the SEC. The meetings provided a unique opportunity for interested parties to interact with members of the SEC, including the Commissioners.

Today, the gathering has been reduced to a brief virtual presentation. The topics on the agenda include:

  • Tuesday, April 16: Amplifying Early-Stage Stories
  • Wednesday, April 17: Opening the Dialogue on Investing
  • Thursday, April 18: Catching up with Small Caps

As in years past, the participants of these meetings will generate recommendations. While there have been common-sense recommendations in the past, like broadening the definition of an Accredited Investor, rules for finders, and reducing regulatory burdens, the Commission tends to ignore the suggestions generated by these meetings.

On another note, the recommendations will be forwarded to Congress, which may consider the items for future legislation.

Members of the public are invited to submit policy ideas in advance using the submission portal by the close of business on April 12, 2024.

Individuals may register here to participate.

The 2023 report produced following last year’s Forum is available here.

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