April 15, 2024

SEC Small Business Forum Happening This Week

The SEC’s 43rd Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation will take place in three virtual sessions April 16-18 from 1:00 -2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation will host the Forum. The SEC’s announcement notes:

The Forum is a unique event where members of the public and private sectors gather to provide feedback to improve capital-raising policy. The event will feature appearances by each of the Commissioners and an exciting lineup of speakers with fresh perspectives on capital raising. Sessions will focus on the following topics:

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

At the end of each day’s session, registered participants will have the opportunity to prioritize capital-raising policy recommendations to the Commission and Congress. After the event, a report with the recommendations will be delivered to Congress.

Participants must register for the Forum and will be able to attend the virtual sessions, prioritize policy recommendations and ask questions. The SEC also accepted policy recommendations through last Friday.

– Dave Lynn