Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 2012 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it will hold its annual SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 15 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.
This year’s forum will begin with panel discussions on the implementation of the recently enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, and on small business capital formation issues not addressed by the JOBS Act. During the afternoon, participants will work in groups to formulate specific policy recommendations.
The forum begins at 9 a.m. ET with the panel discussions, which will be webcast live on the SEC’s website. The afternoon breakout group sessions will be open to the public and accessible by teleconference, but will not be webcast. Anyone wishing to participate in a breakout group, either in person or by teleconference, must register online by November 12.
The names of panel participants and the full agenda for the forum will be announced at a later date and posted on the SEC’s website. Members of the public are invited to make suggestions for recommendations or topics to be discussed at the forum. These suggestions, and any questions about the forum, should be e-mailed to the SEC’s Office of Small Business Policy atSmallBusiness@sec.gov. For more information, call (202) 551-3460.