Attending a seminar in person can be one of the most rewarding ways to learn; with access to inspirational speakers, who impart invaluable information that they have amassed during their years in the business.
Seminars are useful for live demonstrations of new and existing forex trading software and tools, as well as for discovering trading strategies, learning new techniques, and discussing the latest industry trends.
Trading expos and events enable traders to attend a variety of seminars and workshops delivered by some of the most capable trading professionals. Events are hosted around the world and are also a good forum for meeting other traders and exchanging knowledge.
Here are just a few of the best seminars and events for traders.
MENA Financial Forum & Expo (MENA FFXPO)
This Middle East and North Africa Financial Expo is held in Dubai, usually twice a year around April and November time. The popular, two-day event is free of charge and attended by over 1500 individual traders, brokers, and investment firms. It is an ideal opportunity to gain insight from industry experts, benefit from exclusive trading opportunities, and discover the latest products and tools available on the market.
The London / Leeds Investor Show
Investor Conferences Ltd run a series of conferences in London and the north of England; including the London Forex Show, which specialises in currency market trading. There are numerous free seminars, workshops, and interactive exhibitions available to take part in at these premier trading events. Register in advance to benefit from a free place at the conference, as tickets on the door incur a fee. This was priced at £25 in previous years, but may be subject to change.
The show offers the opportunity to mix with other traders and experts, build knowledge, learn new strategies, and sharpen trading skills. The event program has previously included bar patterns, personal experiences related by successful traders, and introductions to new trading platforms.
iFX EXPO International
This premier networking event is primarily for businesses and industry professionals, but can also be of significant benefit to individual traders.
The well-attended conference welcomes more than 2500 visitors and has featured topics such as security within the forex world, China / Asia market strategies, and breakthrough trading products. If the seminars are too business orientated, traders can take advantage of the many exhibitions on offer.
China Forex Expo
This enormous conference is visited by thousands of attendees over the course of two days and features more than 60 exhibitors. It is an opportunity for traders to meet with brokers from around the world, learn about their trading platforms and gain an introduction to the exciting Chinese forex market.
Talks have been provided by famous forex analysts, globally renowned brokers, and talented currency market players, offering a wealth of tips for traders.
World Forex Expo
These international conferences are held in Bangkok (Thailand), Makati (Philippines), Moscow and Kiev (Ukraine). The events are open to all traders, and feature exhibitions and seminars from FX brokers, technology suppliers, investment companies and other financial institutions and organisations.
The Financial Expo in Moscow is the largest of its kind in Russia, covers a range of financial services, and has more than 3000 attendees over the course of two days.
Workshops, seminars, live demonstrations and other interactive training sessions are provided by key industry experts from brokers such as Global FX; and special offers are exclusively available to attendees of the conference.
ShowFx World Financial Conference
The ShowFX World Financial Conferences take place in cities around the world throughout the year, including Bratislava, Moscow, Almaty (Kazakhstan), Singapore and Kiev (Ukraine). Registration is free for the one or two-day conferences, and provide visitors with access to free seminars, workshops, and exhibitions for traders to engage with.
Industry experts providing seminars at the events and exhibitions have been featured from Windsor Brokers, Finotec, and XTB, amongst others.
Valuable prizes are also given away at the conferences, such as the latest model mobile phones and tablets.
Part of the ShowFx World conference group, ShowFx Asia is an annual event held in Singapore that enables traders to meet with and learn from brokers, financial experts, successful traders, and instructors.
The event hosts a range of seminars and business meetings, inspirational talks and training sessions, as well as offering high-value prizes to attendees.
Just some of the topics covered in the seminars include learning practical and timesaving strategies, and how to recognise trading mind traps.
London Forex Expo
Another major forex event taking place in the UK is the London Forex Expo. This is tailored towards industry professionals rather than individuals, but still may be of interest for more experienced traders. The show features exhibitors, live trading sessions, debates, and many more learning and networking opportunities.
Brokers that have been involved in and associated with the show include FxPro, among others.
XM International Forex Seminars
XM are a member of the Trading Point group and registered in the UK as Trading Point of Financial Instruments UK Limited. They host forex seminars around the world on a regular basis, with events previously being held in Venice, Dubai, London, Bangkok, Budapest, and Athens, among other locations.
The seminars cover topics such as technical analysis techniques, risk management, and trend identification.
IG Markets Ltd.
IG offer live, in-person seminars in London, covering topics such as advanced technical analysis and spread betting using charts. The seminars are hosted by market experts from the firm and are based in the IG headquarters in London.