LONDON, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Meaningful live engagement with UK private investors will soon be a reality as PR Newswire UK announces the date for its first online private investor conference.
The first retail investor conference which will be held on April 18th allows companies to present their investment story in real time, and private investors to cross question those companies directly.
Companies have long welcomed the liquidity and insight brought by individual investors, but engaging this audience has often been cost and resource prohibitive.
"This conference aims to provide companies with a platform recreating the environment of a live investor conference, but without any of the logistical problems," said Lisa Ashworth, CEO Europe, PR Newswire. "They can distribute a pre-announcement of their participation through PR Newswire and its partners, use a virtual trade booth to support their individual investor IR programmes, and stay in contact - post event - with their participants."
Private investors can register at http://www.privateinvestornetwork.co.uk for free, unrestricted, live access to all company presentations, as well as the opportunity to cross question senior management. It also features educational insights from acknowledged experts in their field, as well as archive access to all presentations and access to company materials. There is also the opportunity to interact with other investors present.
The conference is supported by a number of partners, including Stockopedia and ShareSoc. "We welcome this initiative," said Roger Lawson, Chairman of ShareSoc, the UK Individual Shareholders Society. "Our aim is to support and represent individuals who invest directly in the shares of publicly listed companies, and we believe that companies that take advantage of the opportunity will gain the support of more investors."
"Stockopedia is right behind this idea," commented Dave Brickell at Stockopedia, a financial web community with over 100,000 unique visitors each month. "As online investors, our members need access to intelligent financial news and views on the Web, and PR Newswire's private investor conference provides a terrific opportunity for our members to learn from presenting companies and for these companies to tap into this critical retail investor audience."
The UK private investor conferences build on the launch in January 2011 of conferences in the US. Now attracting over 40,000 visitors and with typically 10 companies each month presenting, these conferences have proven that the model works. Now the opportunity is going to be available to UK companies.
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