Friday, October 23, 2009
The SEC plans to host its 2009 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Thursday, November 19, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at its headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. For the first time, those who are pre-registered will be able to participate in the Forum fully without traveling to Washington.
The SEC hosts an annual forum that focuses on the capital formation concerns of small business. A major purpose of the Forum is to provide a platform for small business to highlight perceived unnecessary impediments to the capital-raising process. Previous Forums have developed numerous recommendations seeking legislative and regulatory changes in the areas of securities and financial services regulation, taxation and state and federal assistance. 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.