May 27-28, 2015

Day Two – FULL DAY: Thursday, May 28, 2015

The conference’s second day will feature a full agenda of presentations from publicly-traded microcap companies, expert panel discussions, One-on-One meetings, and a luncheon keynote speaker (Richard S. Fuld, Jr). The day concludes with a gala cocktail reception and musical entertainment.
7:30 am - 5:00 pm   Conference Registration and Exhibits
8:00 am - 9:00 am   Breakfast   Sponsored by National Securities
8:30 am - 9:00 am   Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Company Presentations & One-on-One Meetings / Panel Discussions*
9:00 am - 10:00 am   Blazing New Trails:  Investing in the Marijuana Industry
A Whole New Sector of Public Companies Available for Investors to Consider
Marc Ross, Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP
Isaac Dietrich, CEO, MassRoots
Michael Lewis, Freedom Seed & Feed
Morgan Paxhia, Poseidon Asset Management
10:00 am - 11:00 am   Discovering Breakthrough Opportunities in Life Sciences
How to Evaluate Early Stage and Pre-Revenue Life Science Companies
Jim Alfaro, Maxim Group LLC
Robert Giordano, J. Streicher Capital LLC
Anthony Sun, Managing Director, Aisling Capital
Dr. Swayampakula Ramakanth, H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC
Neil Warma, CEO, Opexa Therapeutics
11:00 am - 12:00 pm   After Alibaba: The State of the Market for US Listed, China Based Public Companies
Industry Leaders will analyze lessons learned
Drew Bernstein, Marcum LLP
Mark Crone, CKR Law LLP
Dan David, Co-Founder of Geoinvesting
Edward Kovary, EarlyBirdCapital, Inc.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Lunch   Sponsored by Maxim Group
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  


Keynote Speaker
Richard S. Fuld, Jr., Chairman of Matrix Advisors and former Chairman of Lehman Brothers
How Emerging Growth Companies Can Succeed in Today’s Capital Markets: Perspectives from My Journey

Key Points:

  • The strategy employed by Lehman Brothers to become one of the world’s leading investment banks
  • Aspects of the financial crisis
  • The current capital market environment
  • The keys to success for today’s growth companies choosing to access the capital markets

    Company Presentations & One-on-One Meetings / Panel Discussions*
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm   Cybersecurity Risks:  A Threat to Publicly Traded Companies and  the Capital Markets
Where Threats Lurk and the Role of the Board
Heather Bearfield, Marcum LLP
Bo Dietl, Beau Dietl & Associates
Tom Runzo, Equisolve
Peter Wyman, Merrill DataSite
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm   Corporate Governance in the Microcap Sector
Microcap companies can be Challenged
David Feldman, Richardson & Patel LLP
John D. Hogoboom, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Steven Uslaner, Littman Krooks LLP
Howard Yeaton, Financial Consulting Strategies
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm   How Liquidity Impacts the Value of a Microcap Stock
How to Identify Companies that are Effectively Building an Active and Diverse Shareholder Base
Jeff Goldberger, KCSA Strategic Communications
Jon Merriman, Merriman Capital
Jonathan C. Rich, National Securities
Joshua Sason, Magna
Dennis Schall, Marcum LLP
Adam Stormoen, Dougherty & Company
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm   Closing Cocktail Reception Featuring Steven Ditullio  Sponsored by H.C. Wainwright & Co.
Featured Athlete: Ron Guidry, New York Yankees Sponsored by GeoInvesting
    * Times are subject to change.
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm   The Official Conference After-Party Hosted by Blackbridge Capital
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Day One – HALF DAY: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference opens with a half-day showcase of early stage growth companies, nanocap opportunities and pre-IPO enterprises. The program will include One-on-One meetings with presenting company management, expert panel discussions, and a cocktail reception.
11:30 am - 4:30 pm   Conference Registration
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm   Company Presentations & One-on-One Meetings
    Panel Discussions*
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm   Uplisting to an Exchange
What Every Company Needs to Know Before, During and After Listing
Ali Panjwani, Pryor Cashman LLP
Doug Armstrong, Dawson James Securities, Inc.
Dave Donohoe, Roth Capital Partners
Andrew Hall, NASDAQ
Gregg Jaclin, Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, P.C.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm   Best Practices in Corporate Governance, Legal and Accounting Matters
Key Issues and Hot Topics that Matter to Investors and Regulators

Thomas Hanley, Stradley Ronon
Nicholas Christiano, Jr., National Managing Partner, Healthcare Tatum, a Randstad company
Caryn Schechtman, DLA Piper
Steve Schuster, McLaughlin & Stern LLP
Lou Taubman, Hunter Taubman Fischer, LLP
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm   Capital Raising in the Current Environment
Funding Options and Structures Geared Towards Microcap Companies
Mitchell Nussbaum, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Mark Elenowitz, Tripoint Global Equities, LLC
Oded Har-Even, Sullivan & Worcester and Zysman, Aharoni & Gayer LLP
Justin Keener, JMJ Financial Group
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm   Cocktail Reception   Sponsored by ROTH Capital Partners
    * Times are subject to change.