Midwest Investment Conference 2014 to Feature 25 Public Issuers at Unique Corporate Access Event in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 18

Free Registration for CFA Institute Members Extended Through Nov. 7

Midwest Investment Conference

CLEVELAND--()--The roster of public companies, whose senior management teams will be making investor presentations at this year’s Midwest Investment Conference 2014 (MWIC14), has increased to 25. The Wall Street style investment conference takes place at the Cleveland Convention Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio and is hosted by CFA Society Cleveland, a non-profit professional organization dedicated to providing investment-related programs and services to area investment experts.

Committee members also announced the $199 attendance fee will be waived for CFA Institute members who register by Nov. 7. The attendance fee covers access to all general presentation sessions, complimentary valet parking, breakfast, lunch, snacks and the opportunity to request breakout meetings with participating management teams during the Nov. 18 event.

General sessions are organized into industry-specific tracks and are conducted concurrently in separate auditoriums. Pre-arranged breakout meetings take place in private salons throughout the venue.

Midwest Investment Conference 2014 provides an opportunity for public issuers to engage with institutional investors. The conference platform is also a forum to introduce their value creation strategies to prospective portfolio managers and analysts from leading investment management companies across the country. Companies registered to make presentations at this year’s event include:

Confirmed Presenting Companies:

  • Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI)
  • AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFSI)
  • Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: AIT)
  • Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTC: ANFC)
  • BofI Holding, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOFI)
  • CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ)
  • DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR)
  • EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT)
  • Farmer’s National Banc Corp. (Nasdaq: FMNB)
  • Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO)*
  • Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY)*
  • Lancaster Colony Corporation (Nasdaq: LANC)
  • Mace Security International, Inc. (OTC: MACE)
  • Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN)
  • Middlefield Banc Corp. (Nasdaq: MBCN)
  • National Interstate Corporation (Nasdaq: NATL)
  • Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN)
  • Olympic Steel, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZEUS)
  • Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI)*
  • Peoples Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: PEBO)
  • RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM)
  • SB Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBFG)
  • Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL)
  • Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAP)
  • Viggle Inc. (Nasdaq: VGGL)

*Denotes companies that will not be making auditorium presentations and will be available for breakout meetings only. Attendees may request meetings with these companies once their registration is completed.

Early Registration Encouraged

The conference is open to institutional portfolio managers, equity analysts and other qualified financial and investment professionals. Additional registration information and links to the registration portal are available online at: http://midwestinvestmentconference.org/registration.html

Financial Supporters & Sponsors

Conference sponsorships are still available and offer a valuable touch-point with decision-makers at public companies and with investment and asset-management firms. Sponsorship helps defray costs associated with hosting the event, and showcases a public commitment to corporate transparency and the capital markets.

2014 Conference Sponsors Include:

  • Platinum Level: Business Wire, a global market leader in commercial press release distribution
  • Silver Level: Nasdaq OMX, a global provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services
  • Silver Level: RR Donnelley, a global provider of integrated communications
  • Contributing: Clear Perspective Group, LLC, an independent investor relations consulting firm
  • Contributing: Morningstar Inc., an investment research and investment management firm
  • Contributing: The NIRI Cleveland/Northern Ohio Chapter, a non-profit organization promoting common interests of individuals engaged in the investor relations profession

Interested public issuers and companies can learn more about the benefits of sponsorship and participation opportunities by visiting http://midwestinvestmentconference.org or http://go2mic.org or by contacting conference administration at 216-255-6290.

About Midwest Investment Conference

The Midwest Investment Conference model was created in 2011 to spearhead institutional investment conferences mutually addressing the needs of both publicly-held companies and professional investors. The unique model provides a conflict-free and cost effective means of enhancing corporate transparency. Visit the event online at http://midwestinvestmentconference.org, follow conference updates on Twitter @MWInvConference and by searching the hashtag #MWIC14.

About CFA Society Cleveland

CFA Society Cleveland was founded in 1950 and provides investment-related programs and services to its Northeast Ohio-based membership. The society has 480 members and is a member society of CFA Institute, which represents 109,000 members including the world’s 100,000 CFA Charterholders in more than 130 countries.


For CFA Society Cleveland
Matthew J. Dennis, CFA, 216-255-6290
MWIC14 Conference Organizer

Release Summary

25 Public Issuers are registered to take part in the Midwest Investment Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov 18

CFA Society Cleveland