SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation
The Securities and Exchange Commission is providing for additional public input in connection with its annual Government- Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, to be held Friday, September 29, 2006, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT, at its Washington, DC headquarters. The morning sessions of the Forum will be Webcast on the Commission's Web site at www.sec.gov. The public is invited to submit written statements in connection with the Forum. This year's Forum program will include two roundtable discussions in the morning. The first roundtable will discuss the advantages to smaller public companies of filing interactive data with the SEC. The second roundtable will discuss current issues in capital raising techniques for small business, such as the status of the IPO (initial public offering) market and PIPE (private investment in public equity) offerings. The Commission expects that the Forum will develop recommendations for government and private action to facilitate small business capital formation. The afternoon sessions of the Forum, which will not be Webcast, will be devoted to breakout sessions to develop recommendations. More information about the Forum is available at www.sec.gov/info/ smallbus/sbforum.shtml.