ATHENS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) today announced its keynote speaker, seminar leaders and additional program details for the upcoming 116th Investment Conference to be held at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on November 17-19, 2010.
Kenneth Kamen, author of Reclaim Your Nest Egg: Take Control of Your Financial Future and President of Mercadien Asset Management will serve as the event’s keynote speaker, addressing all conference attendees during a lunch presentation on Thursday, November 18.
With nearly three decades of experience in the securities and personal finance industries, Kamen is a nationally recognized financial expert and advisor. He has consulted with the U.S. House Commerce Committee and the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee; testified before the House Subcommittee on Finance; and served as the Chairman of the Business Advisory Group to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Oversight and Investigations Sub-Committee on financial matters surrounding the Enron corporate scandals. For his expertise on how Wall Street and Main Street intersect and other financial matters, Kamen is frequently quoted in the national media, such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, and BusinessWeek, and is often invited to appear on CNBC, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, and other national and local broadcasts. Kamen was the founder and former President of Princeton Securities Corporation, an NASD-licensed broker dealer which was acquired in March 2000, and has also served as a past chairman of NIBA.
In addition, beginning at 8:30 AM PT on Thursday, November 18, Richard Ungaro and Jim Agnew, both Directors of Expense Reduction Analysts, will lead an educational seminar for presenting company officials, titled “Increasing the Value of Your Business.”
Over a career spanning 40 plus years, Ungaro has earned the respect of business leaders around the globe as a highly accomplished senior “hands on” executive who has played key leadership roles in the building, turnaround and rapid expansion of several national brands, including Burger King, Wendy’s, Starbucks and Blockbuster, just to name a few. His pioneering ideas, vision and operational expertise have helped to revolutionize the fast food and retail industries and have played a decisive role in how businesses successfully interface with their customers on a day-to-day basis.
From product improvements to inventory management to warehouse process change, Agnew’s approach to implementing strategies that reduce costs across the enterprise and drive dynamic business growth has earned him notable distinction as a leading expert and much sought after business consultant to the manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management industry. With nearly three decades of experience that extends from the warehouse floor to the Boardroom, Agnew possesses a unique combination of practical, financial, analytical and sales aptitudes that have allowed him to assist companies nationwide in quickly realizing benefits and to lock in those benefits through meaningful implementation.
NIBA’s 116th Investment Conference will showcase approximately two dozen public and privately-held micro and small cap companies and serve as a venue for their senior officials to share meaningful insight into their business operations, short and long term growth strategies and industry vision. The Conference will also serve as a forum for its membership to exchange ideas and information, evaluate presentations made by featured companies seeking capital or exposure, collectively voice their positions on issues impacting the securities industry, and enhance their knowledge and expertise through ongoing education programs designed to enable them to remain competitive in today’s financial markets.
Investment professionals who are not currently NIBA members are invited to attend, but must pre-register by completing the registration form found at www.nibanet.org. NIBA has secured a discounted room rate at Caesar’s Palace for confirmed attendees, however space is limited. For more information, please contact Emily Foshee, NIBA Executive Director, at 706-208-9620.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Addison at Elite Financial Communications Group by calling 407-585-1080 or via email at NIBA@efcg.net.
About National Investment Banking Association (NIBA)
NIBA is the only national not-for-profit trade association of regional and independent brokerages, investment banking firms, institutional investors and related capital market service providers. Since its inception, NIBA member firms have successfully completed nearly 1000 equity offerings totaling approximately $10 billion in new capital for America's finest emerging growth companies. The member firms of NIBA represent over 8000 registered representatives with an estimated $76 billion in assets under management, and are responsible for 90% of all Initial Public Offerings under $20 million. For more information, please visit www.nibanet.org. You can also follow NIBA updates on Twitter @NIBAnet.