|We are going to be reducing attendee counts in 2015. Both the Luxe Sunset and LD Micro have decided that sometimes in life, "less is more". The cost to attend for the sell-side will also increase this year as our expenses have grown substantially as well. If you include labor, it was a seven figure price tag last year. In 2014, we had over 60 sponsors and we think the number will be even higher in the years to come. To remain truly independent, we appreciate all those that share our vision and help us with the costs of putting the shows on.||Earlier this month, the small and micro-cap world gathered together in Dana Point, California for the industry's "Super Bowl". The Roth conference featured over 500 companies from all industries and some memorable entertainment to boot. From our own experiences hosting events, I can confidently say that what Miss Isabel Mattson-Pain and the entire Roth staff go through annually is nothing short of astonishing. The logistics, setting, layout, complexities, and size are all gargantuan in scale. Bryon, Ted, and Isabel are in a "league of their own", and should be commended for all their hard work. We are honored to have them as a partner.|
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Our policy is to never announce our June event until the "Super Bowl" has come to a close. With that being said, the industry has quite a few solid conferences on deck.
Next month, we are looking forward to going to Vegas for the Kraft's Growth Stock Expo. Last year was its inaugural, and the setting was terrific. We did better in the presentation rooms than Blackjack. Vegas is the ultimate, and gaming will naturally be a theme this year. :-)
May is packed with two very large and prominent firms. The B. Riley conference will be held at a new location this year on May 12-14th. They are leaving the beaches of Santa Monica for the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. B. Riley always has a phenomenal roster of quality companies to see, and this year will be no exception.
A couple of weeks later, Marcum is having their annual shin-dig in New York. They are now expanding the event to two days, and will have a record number of companies in attendance. Marcum has done a great job featuring a lot of unique names in the nano and micro-cap space and it should not be missed. We are proud to have them as a partner and sponsor.
"ONE MORE THING"
The reason we started a conference in the first place was that every event we attended had the same names presenting. We thought it was possible to change that.
It took a lot of hard work and convincing, but most professionals agree that having an independent event is good for the industry and beneficial to everyone involved.
We are on the cusp of changing something that is much, much bigger. A bottleneck of sorts. An intellectual "zit". An itch that needs a good scratch.
A Gift for the Micro-Cap World
Whether you are our closest ally or someone who repudiates our existence, it genuinely makes no difference to us. Our goal has always been to make everyone around us better. Everything we do internally is based on this one belief.
We can not wait to show you.
Even more importantly…..
We can not wait to see you in June. :-)