The Atlanta CEO Council will launch its ION Venture Forum Oct. 17-18 at the Buckhead Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta. The fifth annual investor showcase is rebranded to reflect a new format for venture capitalist nationally.

With a rich history, this conference is the South’s premier event for venture capitalists and emerging-growth technology companies. The exclusive CEO Council consulted investors from around the country before deciding to reshape the event.

To date over $250 million has been raised by presenting companies with over 150 top-tier investors from around the nation in attendance. A highlight of the Forums success stories include companies like: Allconnect, CardioMEMS, CipherTrust, EG Technology, EZ Prints, JBoss, Jacket Micro Devices, Oversight Systems, PurDigitalT Media, Qcept Technologies and Vistascape.

Companies interested in applying to present at the event should submit an application online at www.ionventureforum.com.

The ION Venture Forum will feature keynote speakers, an invitation-only dinner, presentations from university researchers and, of course, presentations from the hottest companies across Georgia.

“The ION Venture Forum builds upon our previous success of the Georgia Venture ShowcaseT to create a true destination event for the country’s top investors,” said Ashish Mistry, president of the Atlanta CEO Council. “By expanding the event across two days, the Atlanta CEO Council is committed to delivering the South’s best venture forum and highlighting the most promising emerging-growth technology companies.”

“The Atlanta CEO Council venture forum was a great platform for CipherTrust to communicate its message to a concentrated pool of top-tier investors,” said Jay Chaudhry, CipherTrust founder & CEO.

An open call for presenting companies from Georgia is now in effect and interested parties can submit their applications online at: : www.ionventureforum.com

The Atlanta CEO Council is an exclusive organization for C-Level and senior executives that has been serving the community since 1999. The Council membership is comprised of more than 1000 CEOs and senior executives (CIOs, CFOs, COOs, CTOs,) from technology and related companies from across the Southeast.

Atlanta CEO Council: www.atlantaceo.org