SOURCE: LDV Capital Management

February 21, 2008 08:17 ET

Broward County Companies Among 33 Presenting at Fort Lauderdale Investor Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - Plantation's Dreams, Inc. (AMEX: DRJ) and China Direct, Inc. (AMEX: CDS) in Deerfield Beach will be featured among 33 presenters at The Growth & Value Investor Conference "Spring Break for Wall Street," a free, two-day event beginning February 27 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale.

The 33 companies representing 14 industries and six different stock exchanges will offer a rare, inside look into the core of their strategies, strength of management and the potential for profit. Corporations from as far away as California and Canada will be taking their "Spring Break" at the conference.

At each session, attendees will hear informative presentations from each company's Chief Executive Officer and senior executive management, followed by question and answer sessions. Further, one-on-one opportunities are available with the CEOs and executives.

"Today's stock markets offer true investment opportunities for equity investors -- particularly in the growth and value sectors," said financial advisor, James DePelisi, who is sponsoring the event. "We are especially proud to have firms representing South Florida at The Growth & Value Investor Conference that are standouts in these sectors."

Dreams, Inc. (AMEX: DRJ), through its Internet Division, led by, set two single-day company records for online orders in December. The Plantation, FL sports memorabilia company said it attracted about 300,000 new customers in 2007, with nearly 115,000 new customers transacting e-commerce business in December alone.

China Direct, Inc. (AMEX: CDS) announced three important events in January, reporting successful test results of new tire recycling machinery at a Chinese subsidiary, commencement of magnesium production at two new facilities, and an operations expansion and corporate relocation to Deerfield Beach, FL.

Minefinders Corp. Ltd. (AMEX: MFN) of Vancouver, British Columbia announced in December that it reached an agreement for a $50 million revolving three-year term credit line provided by Scotia Capital, a subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia, one of Canada's largest chartered banks. On Feb. 14, the company reported that proven and probable reserves have increased 37% from a feasibility study in Feb. 2006 at its flagship Delores gold and silver mine in Mexico.

Bond Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB: BNDB), recently announced that the previously declared 2-for-1 forward split of its common stock, which will be in the form of a 100% stock dividend, has been declared effective by the NASD. Shareholders will be entitled to receive one additional share for each share held. Founded in 2005, the Solana, CA-based company, manufactures and markets branded nutritional products in the U.S.

Attendance for the conference is free, and no RSVP is required.

A complimentary cocktail reception will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Corporate presentations will run from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Presenting at the conference will be ATP Oil & Gas Corp. (ATPG), Daylight Energy Trust (DAY.UN), Evolution Petroleum Corp. (EPM), United Fuel & Energy Corp. (UFEN), Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEM), Aurizon Mines Ltd. (AZK), Bullion River Gold Corp. (BLRV), Dundee Precious Metals Corp. (DPM.TO), Golden Star Resources Ltd. (GSS), Minefinders Corp. Ltd. (MFN), New Jersey Mining Co. (NJMC), White Mountain Titanium Co. (WMTM), Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (CWCO), Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN), Lexington Realty Trust (LXP), RPM International Inc. (RPM), Sharps Compliance Corp. (SCOM), China Direct, Inc. (CDS), Dreams Inc. (DRJ), National Lampoon Inc. (NLN), Bond Laboratories, Inc. (BNLB), CytoCore, Inc. (CYOE), Female Health Co. (FHC), Helm Capital Group, Inc. (HCGI), Ivivi Technologies Inc. (IVVI), Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp. (NYMX), Broadcast International Inc. (BCST), DRI Corp. (TBUS), InfoLogix, Inc. (IFLG), Viper Powersports Inc. (VPWS), Fortress International Group, Inc. (FIGI), and Argyle Security, Inc. (ARGL).

For additional information, one-on-one meeting requests, or media inquiries, please call James DePelisi at: 954-746-3117;; or email

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