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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 17, 2015-- Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, is hosting its Technology-Enabled Industrials Symposium on August 4-5, 2015 in Minneapolis.

The event will feature 56 private and public company executives, as well as industry thought leaders from the fleet management and agriculture industries. The symposium is expected to draw approximately 50 institutional investors, private equity professionals and venture capitalists.

Day one of the event will examine how advanced technology is changing the way vehicle fleets are managed, while day two will explore similar trends in agriculture.

Day One (August 4): Technology-Enabled Trucks

Senior research analyst Alex Potter, who covers companies related to trucks and transportation technology, will be leading day one of the symposium. With four panels throughout the day, he will address topics such as telematics, fleet efficiency and alternative fuels.

“This will be the third year we’ve hosted our Technology-Enabled event, and this year’s line-up is the strongest yet,” noted Potter. “The job of managing a vehicle fleet has become increasingly complex in recent years, but by leveraging telematics, CNG/LPG and efficiency-enhancing technologies, forward-looking fleets have the opportunity to out-manoeuvre the competition.”

For day one, participating companies include managers from several large (1000+ vehicle) fleets, as well as over 20 technology vendors and component suppliers. Examples include Ford Motor Co., Ryder System, Inc., GE Capital Fleet Services – Telematics Division, WABCO Holdings Inc., and many others.

Day Two (August 5): Technology-Enabled Agriculture

Day two will start with a keynote address from The Mosaic Company regarding the state of the fertilizer industry. The remainder of the day will highlight companies from across the ag value chain, including Monsanto Co., AGCO Corporation, Land O’Lakes Inc. and many others.

Piper Jaffray agriculture senior research analyst Brett Wong is hosting the second day of the event, which will cover topics such as new value-added crop chemicals, precision agriculture & up-and-coming drone technology, and the future of ag biotech and crop science.

“Recently we have seen agriculture turn more toward technology in all aspects of the industry and we plan to dig into this trend in detail,” Wong said. “New technologies help reduce costs and improve efficiencies, while driving increased production on the farm.”

About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is an investment bank and asset management firm headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S. and in London, Hong Kong* and Zurich. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the United States through Piper Jaffray & Co., member NYSE and SIPC, and in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Asset management products and services are offered through three separate investment advisory affiliates registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Advisory Research Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC and PJC Capital Partners LLC.

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