BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - Noble Financial Capital Markets (Noble) announced today that it has formed a partnership with Enterprise Florida in an effort to increase participation of Florida-based companies at its 12th Annual Investor Conference -- NobleCon12 -- to be held at Club Med, Sandpiper Bay (45 minutes north of Florida's Palm Beach International Airport), January 17-20, 2016. Enterprise Florida (EFI) is the principal economic development organization for Florida.
"Since our inception in 1984, we've been headquartered in Florida," said Nico Pronk, Noble's President & CEO. "The business climate of the state has changed rather dramatically over the years and we've witnessed, and in some cases financed, companies that have grown from ideas into household names. The healthcare and technology sectors, two of the four industries we focus on at Noble, have shown the largest growth and we expect that to continue due in part to the efforts of Enterprise Florida."
Through this partnership, Noble will be taking a more active role in support of EFI's initiatives in the recruitment of new businesses to the state, and its work in the retention and expansion of existing industry and business. "With the help of EFI, we'll showcase Florida growth companies at NobleCon12, thereby increasing the profile and awareness of these companies within the investment and industry analyst communities," said Pronk. Noble has also expanded its registration to include a larger number of Florida investors and plans to open the conference with a feature on Florida corporate successes.
Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida Bill Johnson said, "We're fortunate to work with companies like Noble who are passionate about the Florida high-tech business community. Noble is interested in growing business in Florida and their increased focus greatly assists in our efforts to diversify and expand the state's economy. We're excited to be a participant in NobleCon12, thanks to the team at Noble Financial."
Florida's statewide base of high tech clusters continues to grow. The state is home to some of the nation's most highly regarded research centers; more than 1,100 biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies; and a foundation of more than 46,000 healthcare establishments -- including 720+ hospitals. Florida has remained at the forefront of infotech innovation since the birth of the IBM PC in Boca Raton. The state's IT strengths are diverse, and range from photonics, to mobile technologies, to communications equipment, to modeling and simulation, and beyond.
NobleCon12 will feature 150 corporate executive teams and 350 investment professionals, with overall attendance topping 700. Although Noble has hosted its conferences in other states, for the past seven consecutive years NobleCon has been in Florida. 2016 will mark the third year it will be held at Club Med. "This is a unique property from many standpoints," said Mark Pinvidic, Noble's Managing Partner. "It's the only all-inclusive resort in America and the only property that we have found that offers a complete buy-out. For four days and three nights, every single person at Club Med is a registered attendee of NobleCon; it makes for a very effective business and networking program." Noble encourages executives and investors to bring their families as NobleCon includes day and evening programs for children and spouses / partners.
Noble Financial Capital Markets, established in 1984, is an equity-research driven, full-service, investment & merchant banking boutique focused on the healthcare, media & entertainment, technology and natural resources sectors. The company has offices in Boca Raton, New York, Boston and Los Angeles. In addition to the annual multi-sector NobleCon, each year Noble hosts numerous "non-deal" corporate road shows and sector-specific conferences.
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Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida's businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI facilitates job growth for Florida businesses through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses.
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