NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - The Piacente Group, Inc. ("TPG"), a full service investor relations consulting firm with offices in New York, California and Beijing, today announced its Silver sponsorship of the ROTH Capital Partners 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference being held March 14-16, 2011 at The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, Calif.

TPG President Brandi Piacente will be a panel speaker at the conference's China Management Seminar on Tuesday, March 15 in Session I from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Ms. Piacente will join a group of fellow industry experts to discuss the current environment and market scrutiny of US-listed China stocks and identifying ways to increase shareholder confidence.

ROTH's three-day, institutional investor conference features management presentations from over 450 growth companies, including 100 companies based in China, with more than 1,000 institutional investors in attendance.

Ms. Piacente said, "ROTH's annual conference provides an excellent venue for small- and mid-cap US- and China-based companies to meet with suitable investors who can take action in their stocks. Having been a sponsor of the ROTH conference for several years running, we have seen first hand their commitment to matching investors with quality companies and we continue to value ROTH's support of many of our clients throughout their various stages of success."

Presenters include TPG clients:

  • Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG)
  • Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR)
  • Avantair, Inc. (OTCBB: AAIR)
  • Dehaier Medical (NASDAQ: DHRM)
  • Heckmann Corporation (NYSE: HEK)
  • Lihua International (NASDAQ: LIWA)
  • UniTek Global Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTK)
  • SED International (NYSE Amex: SED)
  • SOKO Fitness & Spa Group, Inc. (OTCBB: SOKF)

For more information about ROTH Capital Partners 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference please visit

About The Piacente Group
The Piacente Group, Inc. ("TPG") is a full service investor relations and financial communications consulting firm with offices in New York, California and Beijing. Representing a balanced portfolio of U.S. and China-based companies, TPG develops and implements strategic programs aimed at broadening investment community sponsorship through best practice execution. Value-driven communications, proactive outreach to Wall Street, targeted media relations and innovative social media methodologies work in concert to market clients' securities before optimal investment audiences.

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