SOURCE: LDV Capital Management

March 04, 2008 11:00 ET

More Than 1,000 Attend the Growth & Value Investor Conference in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - The inaugural 2008 Growth and Value -- Spring Break for Wall Street -- Investor Conference concluded February 28 after a successful two-day run at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel.

More than 1,000 accredited investors, financial advisors, stock brokers and interested observers enjoyed complimentary food and beverages, raffle giveaways and a rare opportunity to see and learn about 33 of the finest growth and value companies listed in the public markets.

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

"It's obvious from the turnout we had, we'll be doing this again," said investment advisor Jim DePelisi, who sponsored the event. "This was our first time out of the gate. But from the positive feedback we had from attendees and presenters alike, we can qualify it as a resounding success."

"Your efforts [on a successful meeting] were clearly visible, and the comments I heard were positive," said one of the presenters listed on the NASDAQ Exchange.

Some other comments overheard at the conference:

--  "When are you having another conference?  This is great.  I cannot
--  "Very informative."
--  "Very impressive."
--  "This ran very smoothly."
--  "Everyone was very friendly, compared to most conferences. That made
    everyone very approachable."

"Attendees were very impressed with the quality of companies," said DePelisi, adding that the companies were also impressed with the quality of attendees. "Many company shareholders were very happy that the CEOs of their particular companies that they are invested in came to South Florida."

The event concluded with a 3-day, 2-night trip for two to Las Vegas (Monte Carlo hotel) and a 46" HD TV given away to two lucky attendees.

Presenters at the conference were 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), MediaNet Group Technologies Inc. (MEDG) and Argyle Security, Inc. (ARGL).

Correction: A previous press release described a conference presenter incompletely. Helm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Helm Capital Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HCGI). Focusing on the science and products of a Helm Portfolio Company, Helm Capital purchased the intellectual property rights for all OTC products dealing with their research on blood flow and stimulating certain bodily responses to these increases. The first product, Vibrel for Women, was introduced to the market in 2004, and today is found widely distributed in the United States and Canada.

For more information about this event or upcoming events, please call James DePelisi at: 954-746-3117;; or email

About LDV Capital Management

LDV Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisory firm, licensed with the State of Florida, specializing in Financial Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Valuations.

Its founder and President is James DePelisi, who hosts the daily financial radio program the "Investors Business Hour" on 740 WSBR radio, M-F at 6:30 a.m.

Mr. DePelisi is also an adjunct finance professor at Broward Community College (BCC), and for the past 11 years has specialized in the areas of Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Investment Advisory, and Public Safety.

He is also President of the Broward County Crime Commission.

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