March 27th is the NIRI Silicon Valley Spring Seminar, where over 100 Bay Area Investor Relations Officers will gather to hear presentations on a wide variety of topics affecting investor relations. For iMiners, this will be our first public exhibition opportunity; we will have a table along with 15 or so other vendors to show our services. Other exhibitiors include giants such as Thomson Financial, Nasdaq, Business Wire, and Mellon. We should generate quite a bit of attention and curiosity; there haven't been too many new players in the IR technology services market in recent years as consolidation has swept the industry.
The agenda includes: a CFO panel discussion led by the CFOs of Cypress Semiconductor, Hewlett-Packard, and Varian, Inc.; SEC hot topics; breakout sessions on Competitive Intelligence and Best Practices in Small Cap IR; and a session on Crisis Communications. Finally, the keynote speaker is Billy Beane, GM of the Oakland Athletics. For more information visit http://www.nirisv.org/index.asp, and please do stop by to visit iMiners and say "hi" to me and Prabhu.