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Press Release – AGORACOM Announces Online Gold and Commodities Conference – December 3 – 4, 2009

Posted by AGORACOM at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 12th, 2009

AGORACOM Announces Online Gold and Commodities Conference – December 3 – 4, 2009

Investors From Over 20 Countries Expected To Attend Inaugural Online Conference That Includes Keynote Speakers Peter Grandich, Barry Ritholtz, Paul Kedrosky, Eric Coffin, and Gregor Macdonald.

TORONTO, November 12, 2009 – AGORACOM, a leading online financial community focusing on the small-cap and mid-cap markets, today announced the launch of its online investor conference initiative that will begin with the AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference on December 3rd and 4th, 2009.

The online nature of the conference will allow investors, both retail and institutional, to connect with small and mid-cap resource companies faster, better and cheaper than traditional investor conferences thanks to the elimination of all expenses related to travel, lodging, materials and time away from work.


Using the AGORACOM Conference platform, presenting companies, attending investors and keynote speakers will all participate from the comfort of their offices and homes.  As a result, the conference will be comprised of a global audience vs. a local audience, which is expected to draw investors from more than 20 countries.

AGORACOM Founder, George Tsiolis, stated “Having already pioneered online investor relations, it just made complete sense to pioneer online investment conferences for the small and mid-cap space.  Our survey data clearly shows that investors use the web as their primary tool to research and find new investments.  What is really exciting is the fact that investors living outside of the established but small group of North American conference cities will finally have an opportunity to participate and benefit from a Tier-1 investor conference.  With gold trading at all-time highs and other commodities enjoying a bullish market, I expect to have investors from more than 20 countries participating in our inaugural event”.


The conference will focus on emerging small and mid-cap resource companies who are required to have demonstrated excellence through a combination of one or more of the following:

  • Experienced management
  • Proven reserves via 43-101
  • Strong prospective projects via publicly announced drill results
  • Balance sheet strength
  • Imminent or actual production.

AGORACOM is limiting the total number of presenting companies to 50.  Currently, over 25 companies have committed to the conference, leaving approximately 25 spots available.  Presenting companies will be active in industries that include precious metals, base metals, rare metals, oil & gas and clean energy technologies.


1.   A built in audience.  Last year, AGORACOM attracted over 1.3 million investors, 7.9 million visits and generated just under 100 million page views. (Full Story).

2.  AGORACOM content partners include GlobeInvestor, AOL Money Canada, Yahoo Finance Canada and every Blackberry device on the planet.  (Full Details).

3.  Conference presentations will have a shelf-life far beyond the end of the conference due to posting and tagging on the web’s biggest finance and social media sites that will reach new audiences indefinitely.

4.  Significantly reduced hard costs related to travel and materials, as well as, soft costs related to time management.

5.  An AGORACOM survey revealed that 59.4% of investors no longer find traditional conferences valuable and obtain all of their information from the web.

6.  An IR Magazine Think Tank of Canada’s 40 leading IRO’s recently met and concluded that Twitter and Blogs are now the primary information source for analysts and institutional investors.


1.   Participate in a high-quality conference in which you get to watch presentations, interact with CEO’s & IRO’s in near real-time and discover new potential investments.

2.  Watch presentations from a line-up of highly-acclaimed keynote speakers.

3.  It’s free and investors can participate from anywhere in the world.  Register Here (form is on the right hand side)


Keynote presenters at the conference include some of the most accomplished industry speakers and financial bloggers in the world

  • Peter Grandich              Chief Commentator,
  • Eric Coffin                    Co-Producer of The Hard Rock Analyst
  • Barry Ritholtz                Author Of The Big Picture, Rated The Web’s #1 Financial Blog
  • Paul Kedrosky              Author Of Infectious Greed, Rated The Web’s #2 Financial Blog
  • Gregor Macdonald         The Top Ranked Energy Analyst On StockTwits Blog Network

This press release was distributed by MarketWire, the official news wire of and the AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference.

About AGORACOM – Online Investor Relations Community For Small and Mid-Cap Companies

AGORACOM is North America’s largest online investor relations community for small-cap and mid-cap companies. We have partnered with the world’s biggest Internet companies to deliver content that connects public companies and investors, including Globe Investor, Yahoo, AOL and Blackberry. Over 250 public companies have used AGORACOM to conduct online investor relations.

More than just lip service, AGORACOM attracted 1.31 million investors that visited 7.9 million times and read just under 100 million pages of information last year.


George Tsiolis, LL.B




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