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September 09, 2014 14:38 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: BMO Capital Markets Hosts 14th Annual Back to School Education Conference

- Media are invited to attend this annual event showcasing a number of leading companies in the for-profit education industry

- Panel discussions on a number of topics ranging from the impact of technology on the industry to international opportunities

- Luncheon panel with executives of the world's largest educational publishing companies

- The largest and longest-running institutional investor conference focused exclusively on the education sector

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2014) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), will hold its 14th annual Back to School Education Investor Conference on September 18, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York.

"Education, which is the second-largest component of the U.S. economy, is expected to generate roughly $1.3 trillion in spending this year. The conference, which is the largest of its kind, is expected to draw more than 800 participants, representing 250 global education companies, institutional investors and other industry participants," said BMO Capital Markets Research Analyst Jeff Silber, who will be hosting the conference.

The conference will showcase leading companies in the for-profit education industry and will attract the industry's leading institutional investors and specialists. Jeff Silber will also moderate a series of fireside chats, industry panels and Q&A sessions on a range of topics including:

  • The Globalization of Education
  • Education Publishing: the Future is Now
  • Skill Building for a Competency-Based Workforce
  • Higher Education Online Enablers
  • Rethinking the Cost of Education: There are Solutions

Nearly 100 for-profit education companies will participate, including:

2U (TWOU) Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (Private)
Achieve3000 (Private) Learning Care Group (Private)
Agilix (Private) Lincoln Educational Services (LINC)
American Public Education (APEI) LoudCloud Systems (Private)
Apex Learning (Private) MasteryConnect (Private)
Apollo Education Group (APOL) McGraw-Hill Education (Private)
Avenues Worlds Holdings (Private) Meritas (Private)
Baltimore County Public Schools (Private) National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (Private)
Blackboard (Private) National American University Holdings (NAUH)
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) Nobel Learning Communities (Private)
Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM) Noodle Education (Private)
BrightPath (BPE-TSX) Nord Anglia Education (NORD)
Calvert Education Services (Private) Northcentral University (Private)
Camelot Education (Private) Open English (Private)
Capella Education (CPLA) Orbis Education (Private)
Career Education (CECO) Pansophic Learning (Private)
Catapult Learning (Private) Parchment (Private)
China Distance Education Holdings (DL) Partnership for Readiness for College and Careers (Private)
Cognotion (Private) Pearson (PSON-LSE)
CompassLearning (Private) Phoenix Children's Academy (Private)
Copia (Private) Plattform (Private)
CorpU (Private) Pluralsight (Private)
Crisis Prevention Institute (Private) Providence Equity (Private)
Curriculum Associates (Private) Quad Learning (Private)
Desire2Learn (Private) R3 Education (Private)
DeVry Education Group (DV) Relias Learning (Private)
Dulwich International College Group (Private) Rosetta Stone (RST)
EDEX (Private) Salmon River Capital (Private)
Edmentum (Private) School Specialty (SCOO)
Educate Online (Private) Shorelight Education (Private)
Education Industry Association (Private) Specialized Education Services (Private)
Educational Services of America (Private) StraighterLine (Private)
EduCo International Group (Private) Stratford School (Private)
Ellucian (Private) Strayer Education (STRA)
Everspring (Private) Synergis Education (Private)
ExecOnline (Private) Tabula Digita (Private)
Fidelis Education (Private) Tarena International (TEDU)
Flat World Knowledge (Private) TeacherMatch (Private)
Fusion Academy (Private) Teachscape (Private)
Galvanize (Private) TES Global (Private)
General Assembly (Private) The Infilaw System (Private)
Global Schools Foundation (Private) The Parthenon Group (Private)
GP Strategies (GPX) Think Through Math (Private)
Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
HotChalk (Private) University Ventures (Private)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) Vocado (Private)
Knewton (Private) Weld North (Private)
Knowledge Delivery Systems (Private)

Media who are interested in attending the conference in person, listening to the live webcast and/or scheduling an interview, are asked to call Martha McInnis at 212.702.1992 or

Presentations of public companies will be webcast live and archived on the conference homepage on the BMO Capital Markets website.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider. With more than 2,300 employees operating in 29 locations, including 16 in North America, BMO Capital Markets offers corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with total assets exceeding CDN $586 billion and approximately 47,000 employees at July 31, 2014.

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