NIBA March 25-26, 2019 New York, NY Conference

Crowne Plaza Times Square

The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) is proud to host its 146th investment conference on March 25-26, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City.

Since 1982, The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) has been serving the micro-cap and small-cap investment community. We have hosted 145 investment conferences showcasing public and private companies seeking access to the financial industry. Our network has raised over $15 billion and are responsible for 90% of all IPOs under $20 million. We are made up of thousands of investment professionals representing over 60 key industry services and include over 8800 registered representatives that have over $78 billion assets under management.

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Companies Scheduled to Present

WEEBO Co. (D/B/A Atlantic
Bay Point Laboratories, Inc.
BlackBoxStocks, Inc.
BLUEWAVE Technologies, Inc.
ChanHop App
CIFT Group, Inc.
Creative Bio Development, Inc.
Eat Clean Bro
Elbe Valley Medical LTD
Heads Up Checkup, Inc.
I-Blades, Inc.
MineralVest International, Inc.
Monster Products
MTBC, Inc.
Nocera Inc.
Operr Group, Inc.
Palladion Signature Import, Limited
Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens
Stanulis Films
Sutton Funding LLC
Taoping Inc.
United Capital Consultants, Inc.
Xehar Technologies Inc.


Agenda (tentative)

Monday, March 25
5:00 PM     Presenter and Sponsor Set-Up
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM     “State of the Union on Today’s Capital Formation Process”
(NIBA Members, Inv. Banks & Service Providers Only)
Moderator: Damon D. Testaverde, Chairman, Network 1 Financial Securities
Dan Zinn, General Counsel, OTC Markets
Richard Friedman, Esq., Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Robert Giordano, Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM     Presenter Meeting
“Getting the Most Out of the Conference”
Jim Hock, NIBA Chairman and Emily Foshee, NIBA Executive Director
“The Regulation A Rights Offering: A New Capital Raising Strategy for Public Companies” – Richard Kreger, Sr. Mng. Director of Investment Banking, RHK Capital and Andrea Cataneo, NIBA Director and Partner, Sheppard Mullin
7:00 PM     Welcome Reception

Tuesday, March 26
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM     Breakfast and Conference Kick-off
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM     Presenting Company Presentations
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM     Lunch w/ Panel
2:30 PM – 6:00 PM     One-on-One Meetings with Presenting Companies
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM     Closing Reception

Our Conferences:

  • Are one-and-a-half day fast-paced intimate events showcasing public and private companies, regardless of size or industry, who are actively seeking access to the financial industry.
  • Are designed to capitalize upon expended time for all conference attendees.
  • Morning sessions feature initial 10-minute overview presentations by Presenting Companies.
  • Afternoon sessions provide the opportunity for attendees to fully engage interested parties with full presentations, affording time for in-depth question and answers via scheduled one-on-one meetings.
  • Include informational panels and speakers, a welcome reception, breakfast, lunch, breaks and a closing reception.

Attendees Are:

Registered Investment Advisors, Private Equity Groups, Investors, Family Offices, Investment Bankers, Broker Dealers, Boutique Corp. Finance, Specialized Investment Brokerages, Venture Capital Groups, Fund Managers and industry service providers.



Sheppard Mullin

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP is a full service Global 100 firm handling corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. From our 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia, we offer global solutions to our clients around the world, providing seamless representation in multiple jurisdictions.

We are a firm that truly puts clients first. And this sets us apart. We don’t just give lip service to client service. Every attorney and staff member has a plaque in his/her work space listing our client service expectations. We regularly give “Clients First” awards to attorneys and staff members who “go the extra mile” for our clients. Client service is part of our culture and permeates everything we do.

Contact: Andrea Cataneo, Partner, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112-0015. Telephone: 212-634-3096. Email:



At FitzGerald Yap Kreditor LLP, we have a vested interest in the success of our clients. We work tirelessly to solve your business problems and to overcome challenges that keep you from reaching your goals. We add value to your business with custom-tailored strategies designed to help you achieve optimal legal and financial results. We take the time to acquire a deep understanding of your business and individual needs by truly listening to your concerns. We take pride in offering a level of attention and responsiveness often lacking at larger firms, while keeping close and lasting relationships with our clients, standing by their sides through good times and bad. The bottom line is clear: if you don’t succeed, we don’t succeed.

FitzGerald Yap Kreditor LLP provides high-level expertise, guidance and legal representation to clients ranging from small businesses and entrepreneurs to large public corporations. Our attorneys know the nuances of the law as well as the practical demands of business. Our size gives us the advantages of increased efficiency and agility, while avoiding unnecessary overhead and administrative costs. This translates into the experienced counsel you need, without the inflated rates you don’t.

We provide a level of service and expertise that rivals the largest law firms, but consciously delivered in a more personal, attentive and cost-effective manner. Our team of skilled business attorneys, real estate and environmental lawyers and securities counsel makes every effort to treat each client as though they were our only client. We recognize that our only business is serving your business and we make sure that you are kept informed at every stage of your transaction or case.

Contact: Lynne Bolduc, Esq., 16148 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618. Telephone: (949) 788-8900. Email:

Since its founding in 1990, Hanover International has advised hundreds of micro, small and mid-cap companies – both public and private – with defining and implementing effective capital formation, new business development and institutional shareholder relations strategies.

Our team is composed of a group of professionals across a number of disciplines that provide comprehensive advice, support and guidance to companies, both private and public, interested in entering the capital markets.

With offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Hanover International is comprised of a talented team of professionals with proven expertise in the areas of corporate finance, market awareness, SEC law and compliance, market research and analysis, corporate management and new business development.

Contact: James E. Hock, 44 Wall Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Telephone: 760-564-7400. Email:




BenXchange’s mission is to develop new and better way to search for Insurance and Financial solutions. This not only delivers the best product but also achieves a cost-effective price.

Our philosophy at BenXchange is to always to put our clients’ interest at the forefront of everything we do. We believe by doing this, we build a trust and relationship which will foster not only customer satisfaction but more importantly customer loyalty. Our goal is to be our clients’ trusted advisors. To be the place where they can turn for an unbiased opinion.

Contact: Timothy Hillert, CEO, One World Trade, 85th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Telephone: (212) 390-8207 Ext. 1002. Email:

Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP

Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP has a combined 40+ years of experience in representing clients in corporate transactions, and business and commercial disputes. Our team has significant experience in all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration forums, from the initiation of the action through trial.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, the firm reflects the sophistication of the business and financial capital of the world. Our committed and skilled attorneys represent a broad client base including individuals, start-ups, small and mid-sized private companies, public companies, brokers, broker-dealers, private equity firms and hedge funds.

Contact: Peter DiChiara, Esq., Partner, 261 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Telephone: 646-838-1312. Email:

The CFO Squad prides itself with making life easier for CEOs, CFOs, auditors, legal counsel and others with a variety of financial reporting services, and we do it at a fraction of the cost of a full accounting staff. Our core business in helping clients with their SEC Compliance (S-1, 8K, 10K, 10Q and other SEC filings). We do everything that auditors are prohibited from doing for management.

We provide essential pre-audit, technical accounting or financial reporting skills needed file SEC reports on-time, or bankers and investors informed. From start-ups with no accounting staff to multi-national companies, our services are tailored to fit the needs of clients from around the world.

Contact: Joseph Himy, 46 Main Street, Ste. 119, Monsey, NY 10952. Telephone: 845-613-3394. Email:

RRBB Accountants and Advisors

RRBB Accountants and Advisors is a full-service accounting, advisory and consulting firm located in central NJ. We put our client relationships first by providing responsive, quality service at reasonable rates. We have been in public accounting, delivering high quality accounting and advisory services for over 50 years and have experts with vast experience in many disciplines. We can be your one source for many resources. Founded in 1961 as Rosenberg Rich Baker Berman & Company, RRBB has grown to become one of the most respected accounting firms in the state, serving clients across the U.S. and worldwide, with 11 partners and 60 plus professional staff working out of our two offices.

RRBB offers big firm capabilities with boutique firm attention. Specifically some of the many services; Accounting, Audit, tax, estate planning and consulting, valuation and litigation support, CFO outsourcing and FINOP services, Asset and Wealth management, Professional practices consulting, Consulting services to startups and early stage companies from formation to due diligence.

Contact: Brian F. Zucker, CPA, 265 Davidson Ave. #210, Somerset, NJ 07719. Telephone: 908-231-1000. Email:



Vault Rooms

For over a decade V-Rooms has been the SECURE, EASY-TO-USE, and AFFORDABLE Virtual Data Room provider of choice for accountants, investment bankers, private equity firms, M&A advisors and many others.

Contact: Karen Perkins, 3501 Sycamore School Road, Ste. #125-127, Fort Worth, TX 76133. Telephone: (817) 203-8353. Email:



Accesswire (Issuer Direct®) is an industry-leading communications and compliance company focusing on the needs of corporate issuers. Issuer Direct’s principal platform, Platform id., empowers users by thoughtfully integrating the most relevant tools, technologies and services, thus eliminating the complexity associated with producing and distributing financial and business communications. Headquartered in RTP, NC, Issuer Direct serves more than 2,000 public and private companies in more than 18 countries.

Contact: Brian Balbirnie, 500 Perimeter Park Drive Suite D, Morrisville, NC 27560. Telephone: (919) 481-4000. Email:

Investor Outreach for the Digital Age. Leverage’s innovative digital tools, advanced distribution networks, and guaranteed visibility to accelerate your company’s awareness, investor engagement, and success.

Contact: Dennis Beckert, 10736 Jefferson Blvd, #1054, Culver City, CA 90230. Telephone: 310-822-5500. Email:

About Crowne Plaza Times Square

Crowne Plaza Times Square

Crowne Plaza Times Square is perfectly located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, situated directly on Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets at the doorstep to Times Square. With breathtaking views from each of their 795 spacious guestrooms, Crowne Plaza Times Square defines hospitality as New York’s friendliest hotel. They provide you the power to choose when and how you access all that New York has to offer. Just beyond the front doors are headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, and the best shopping, theater and historical attractions in the city. Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the greatest musical theater anywhere in the world aren’t just a cab ride away — they’re mere steps away. On-site, guests will enjoy dining and cocktails overlooking Broadway and Times Square, plus an on-site New York Sports Club that is one of the largest private health clubs in NYC.

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