NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2013) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), will hold its 13th annual Back-to-School Investor Education Conference on September 12, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
Education is the second largest component of the U.S. economy and is expected to generate roughly $1.32 trillion in spending this year. The market, currently facing the headwinds of a struggling economy and sluggish enrollment, touches virtually every family in the U.S.
"We believe it's crucial to understand the key drivers of spending within this sector and what the future may hold," said conference host Jeffrey Silber, Senior Equity Research Analyst, BMO Capital Markets.
The conference, the largest and longest-running institutional investor conference focused exclusively on the education sector, will showcase leading companies in the for-profit education industry and will attract the industry's leading institutional investors and specialists. Panel discussions will focus on a wide range of topics, from education technology and so-called "edrupters" to international expansion.
"We are pleased to welcome leading representatives from more than 70 public and private education companies who are scheduled to present at this year's conference, making it our largest education conference to date and a must-attend event for the industry," said Mr. Silber.
More than 100 senior executives from leading for-profit education companies will participate including:*
||Imagine Learning (Private)
|Academic Business Advisors (Private)
||INTO University Partnerships (Private)
||ITT Educational Services (ESI)
|Altius Education (Private)
|American Public Education (APEI)
|Amplify (division of Newscorp (NWS))
||Knowledge Universe (Private)
|Apollo Group (APOL)
||Learning Care Group (Private)
||Liaison International (Private)
|Bridgepoint Education (BPI)
||Lincoln Educational Services (LINC)
|Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM)
||LoudCloud Systems (Private)
|Brightside Academy (Private)
|Capella Education (CPLA)
||National American University (NAUH)
|Career Education (CECO)
||National Heritage Academies (Private)
||New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU)
|Charter Schools USA (Private)
||Nobel Learning Communities (Private)
|China Distance Education (DL)
||Nord Anglia Education (Private)
|CORE Education & Technologies (COREPROTE.NS)
||NorthCentral University (Private)
|Corinthian Colleges (COCO)
||OC&C Strategy Consultants (Private)
|Damasio Educacional (Private)
||Penn Foster (Private)
|DreamBox Learning (Private)
||Rosetta Stone (RST)
||Specialized Education Services (Private)
||Strayer Education (STRA)
|Education Management (EDMC)
||TAL Education Group (XRS)
|Educational Services of America (Private)
|Fusion Education Group (Private)
||Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
|Global Knowledge (Private)
||University Ventures (Private)
|GP Strategies (GPX)
|Grand Canyon Education (LOPE)
||Whiteboard Advisors (Private)
|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Private)
* scheduled to participate as of August 23, 2013
The conference falls less than two weeks before BMO's Equity Through Education trading day on September 25, 2013. This charitable initiative has BMO Capital Markets donating trading commissions earned in the U.S. and Canada during the course of a day to charities across North America. The program has raised C$12.3 million (US$11.7 million) since it was launched in 2005, providing more than 2,500 students with access to scholarships, bursaries and other educational initiatives.
Media 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 email@example.com.
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 2,200 employees operating in 16 North American offices and 29 worldwide, offering 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, TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with total assets of $549 billion as at July 31, 2013, and more than 46,000 employees.