SOURCE: Noble Financial Capital Markets
BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - Noble Financial Capital Markets (Noble) announced today that it will have record attendance at its tenth annual equity conference to be held at Club Med Sandpiper Bay (Port St. Lucie. FL) on January 19-22, 2014. The Cadillac Division of General Motors has joined the ranks of Conference sponsors and will provide round-trip transportation in its vehicles from Palm Beach International Airport in South Florida. The Resort is located approximately 45 minutes north of the airport. Over the four day, long weekend period, Noble has a full buyout of the Club Med 220-acre property; only attendees of the Conference will gain access.
"This is our tenth, so we expected strong attendance but were surprised by the overwhelming acceptance of our new venue," said Mark Pinvidic, Noble's Managing Partner. "We were hoping that the family-friendly Club Med environment would encourage executives and portfolio managers to bring their spouses and kids… and it did." To date Noble has more than 165 spouses and children attending and expects more to register over the last two weeks before the Conference. By comparison, Noble had only a handful of spouses and children attend their past conferences. Overall attendance at the 2014 event is expected to exceed 600.
For the first time Cadillac has signed on as the exclusive automobile sponsor of the Conference. In addition to providing a fleet of chauffeured Escalades, Cadillac will display more than a dozen of its vehicles including the new "ELR" electric automobile. "We have had automakers as sponsors in the past but it is particularly exciting to have an American company like General Motors," said Pinvidic. "I guess you could say that we got the Cadillac of all sponsors!"
In addition to formal presentations and scheduled one-on-one meetings, the new Conference format at Club Med will feature assigned seating lunches and dinners -- to encourage dialogue between executives and investors, three social networking events with outstanding entertainment 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.
For the first time Noble is offering access to local brokers and high net worth individuals. At past conferences, registration was limited to Institutional Investors. Details of the full program and registration information are available on the Conference website.