Published on Nov 17th, 2015 | Posted in Articles

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agenda and panelists for this Thursday’s Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation.

The November 19 event will begin at 9 a.m. and include two morning panel discussions that will focus on post-JOBS Act implementation. The first panel will discuss exempt offerings focusing on the expanded and modernized options now available to small businesses considering an exempt offering.  The second panel will discuss registered offerings focusing on how the new regulatory regime affects registered offerings by smaller reporting companies and what additional reforms may further facilitate these offerings.

In the afternoon session, breakout groups will develop recommendations on a variety of issues related to small business capital formation including exempt securities offerings, offerings by smaller reporting companies, and the Commission’s recently proposed amendments to modernize Securities Act Rule 147 for intrastate offerings and Rule 504 of Regulation D.

The small business forum, held annually at the agency’s Washington, D.C. headquarters at 100 F Street, NE, is open to the public and the morning portion will be webcast live at The webcast will not include the afternoon breakout group sessions but they will be open to the public and accessible by phone.  Anyone wishing to participate in an afternoon breakout group session either in person or by phone.  More information is available on the small business forum webpage.