BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2013) - Noble Financial Capital Markets (Noble) announced today that its tenth annual equity conference will be held at Club Med Sandpiper Bay on January 19-22, 2014. The resort is located about 40 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport in South Florida (Noble will be providing round-trip shuttle service). With the change in venue, Noble has expanded the program from two to three days and is offering several new meeting formats for corporate executives and institutional investors. Over the three day, long weekend period, the Club Med 220-acre property will be exclusively used for the Noble "X" Conference. Noble expects 140 presenting companies with total attendance of more than 500.
"2014 is a special year for us from several perspectives," said Mark Pinvidic, Noble's Managing Partner. "Not only is it our 10th conference, it's also our 30th year in business. Taking over the entire Club Med resort is an exciting way to start the year," he said. With the exception of the conference being held at the same time period for the last three years, virtually every other aspect of the conference will change for 2014. "After each conference we solicit feedback and try and incorporate as many new elements as we can in order to deliver the value attendees are looking for," said Pinvidic. "We are confident that the program we can provide through Club Med will exceed expectations."
Five of the past nine conferences were held at the Hard Rock Hotel near the Ft. Lauderdale airport. The contrast of venues will be immediately apparent to repeat attendees. The high-energy environment of a casino setting will be replaced with the characteristic beauty and rustic charm of the Florida Peninsula. The beach-house décor of the rooms, restaurants and reception areas at Club Med reflect an overall Florida Keys theme which stands in stark contrast to the Vegas-style, rock and roll décor themed Hard Rock. Noble believes that the new venue is ideal for stimulating dialogue among participants in ways that are difficult to achieve at most other venues, particularly considering that the only guests at the resort for the three-day period will be Noble Conference attendees.
In addition to formal presentations and scheduled one-on-one meetings, the new format will feature assigned seating lunches and dinners -- to encourage dialogue between executives and investors -- sector-specific breakouts, three social networking events and a "sports and fitness" break. The latter is made possible by Club Med's superlative athletic program. In addition to an 18-hole golf course, world-class tennis instruction and facilities (led by Gabe Jaramillo who has trained eight number-one players in the world including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and 28 top ten players), sailing, yoga and even flying trapeze. The spa at Club Med is operated by L'Occitaine and is the only one of its kind outside of France. Also new for 2014 is the addition of a spouse / partner and children's program to encourage attendees to bring their families.
Details of the full program and registration information are available on the Conference website www.nobleresearch.com/TEN/2014.htm