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Thursday, 15th of November

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Mrs. Katia Tayar
Founder & President
Arabcom group

Welcoming & opening speech

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  11:00 am - 11:30 am

Gaurav Kashyap

Head of DGCX desk Alpari
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Subject:Evolution of forex in the Middle East


Gaurav Kashyap is the Head of DGCX trading at Alpari ME DMCC, the leading provider of online trading services for foreign exchange, precious metals and contracts for differences. He is responsible for overseeing all the operations and trading activities of Alpari’s futures trading desk.
In addition to his role as Head of the DGCX desk, Gaurav also heads the macroeconomic research and analysis at Alpari ME DMCC. He is a regular commentator on global and regional markets and writes reports providing valuable insight on the currency and commodity markets, appearing regularly on a variety of print and broadcast outlets.
Prior to joining Alpari, Gaurav worked at Advanced Currency Markets (ACM) from 2007 to 2010 and was instrumental in launching the company’s futures products offering. Gaurav began his career with MF Global where he was part of the founding team which set up the firm’s operations in Dubai. During his time at MF Global, Gaurav worked across numerous business lines at the brokerage business, including compliance and risk management, and played an integral part in developing the company’s business in the region.
Gaurav has a BA Degree in Macro Economics from New York University, New York and aside from the USA, he has spent time in the UAE and Italy.


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Dieter Merz
CIO and Head of Wealth Management
MIG Bank
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Subject: Markets between the economic environment and the Central Banks Policies


Dieter Merz, CIO and Head of Wealth Management at MIG BANK
- Born Stuttgart, Germany 1961
- 26 yearsí experience in managing securities and running wealth management businesses
- CIO and head of asset management at Merck Finck & Co, private bankers in Munich
- Head of asset management at Feri Wealth Management in Bad Homburg
- CIO and head of asset management at Hauck & Aufh‰user, private bankers in Frankfurt - Head of asset management and research at quirin bank AG in Berlin
- Dieter has also a long experience in sustainable asset management


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Hatem Rafii
Asset Management
Royal Forex Trading S.A.L.
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Subject: Short term managed accounts strategies


Hatem Rafii has over 20 years of experience under his belt with major investment banks and funds in New York and Chicago and was also a floor trader on the futures exchanges of Chicago. These jobs have rewarded him with valuable first hand insight into the mechanics and technicalities of futures trading.

Since 2006, Mr. Rafii has been trading on behalf of his clientele and has seen impressive returns, especially during the economic downturn. Mr. Rafii joined RFXT in 2012 and is now heading its Asset Management department where he manages the trading team.

Mr. Rafii is registered with the National Futures Association (NFA) as a Commodity Trading Advisor. He is also regulated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cam Cronkright
Lead Strategic Account Manager
Think Liquidity
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Subject:The Value of Liquidity


Cam Cronkright is the lead Strategic Account Manager for ThinkLiquidity and has been in the forex industry for over a decade. He is responsible for developing relationships with brokers, fund managers and white label partners. Cam got his start in forex with GFT Markets. While at GFT Markets, Cam was a leader for U.S. sales and piloted new product offerings including educational webinars, trading platforms and trading tools. Most recently Cam worked with Currensee in both institutional sales as well as developing their book of high net worth investors.

  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Andrea Unger    
Trading & Strategy Guest Lecturer
Axiory LTD
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Subject:"Risk vs Reward", Insightful strategies from a World Cup Trading Champion


(2005) Winner of the Top Trader Cup
(2008 ñ 2010) Winner of The World Cup Trading Championships (2008,09 Futures / 2010 Futures & Forex)
Author of ìMoney Managementî

Andrea Unger is the only trader who has won the prestigious title of World Cup Trading Champion three years in a row. He is an expert on trading systems, Position & Risk Management and also the author of the book titled ìMoney Managementî in which he describes concepts such as ìMartingale an AntiMartingaleî, ìThe Monte Carlo simulationî and "Portfolio Managementî. In his presentation Andrea will discuss his experiences as a trader, strategies, money & risk management and the importance of building a plan.

  4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Milica Nikolic    
Dealing Room Project Manager
Easy Forex
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Subject:Five most common trading mistakes – and how to avoid them


Many traders suffer trading losses, but some do make money. Most importantly, profitable traders make money consistently. What is their secret? This session will look at the 5 most common mistakes traders make, which prevent them from achieving trading success. Join me, and you will learn how to identify and avoid making these mistakes in the future. You will learn the rules of professional traders. Sometimes a single idea can change a trader's life – who knows, maybe you will find such an idea here.


5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Peter Rosenstreich
Chief Analyst
Swissquote Bank SA
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Subject: Opportunities in Emerging Market Currencies


Trading in emerging market currencies has increased rapidly in recent years. And with global dynamics shifting, emerging markets will increasingly play a critical role in FX trading. Yet most participants use the same approached to trading emerging market currencies as they do the majors. The goal of this seminar is to address some of the core fundamental and structural aspects that define this unique group. Once the foundation has been set, this presentation will analyze the historical trading patterns, and review the correlation across asset classes and risk sentiment. The lecture will end with identifying current FX opportunities, presenting themselves in the current environment.

Friday, 16th of November
  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

David Kasper
Co-founder, Partner & Lecturer
Axiory LTD

Profiting from Knowledge" How MultiTrader Works


David Kasper is co-founder of Axiory and focuses his vision on MultiTrader – An environment where traders and investors can connect and profit on the FX market. He visualizes a new form of Forex trading that connects both new technologies and the human aspect. .

  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Saad Sidat
Head of Product Development
ACM Gold
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Subject:Buying the RIGHT Gold & Hedging Using The RIGHT Tools


Saad Sidat is a fresh, young and a brilliant individual with an entirely different approach to business. As being the Head of Product of Development, he is the sole authority to introduce new products in the bullion market keeping in view the different strata of the market segments. His innovative ideas and to do attitude has greatly benefited his company in the bullion market.
Saad started his career as a research analyst at KASB securities a member firm of Bank of America Merrill lynch (BoAML), tracking international price trends of commodities and advising the clientele about various market conditions. His past experience with the aforementioned company has greatly helped ACM Gold in devising trading and hedging strategies for the Company.
Saad has done his Bachelors of Science in Economics & Finance and MBA in Finance from Institute of Business Management and is currently a CFA level 2 candidate. He is attended number of seminars and training workshops before embarking upon his career.
With a wide degree of creativity and latitude, Saad is equipped with the expertise of a successful leader. Relying on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, he leads research for new products, product enhancements, and product redesign and oversees the implementation of new product development strategy and projects which ensures ongoing enhancements in the company value and increasing revenue opportunities.

As a leader, Saad proactively provides input into product strategies and create new product concepts and direct own work streams on all projects. His forte lies in conceptualizing and research on new ideas, and evaluates them objectively from a market and financial standpoint.

As novel technologies are being constantly entering the market, Saad has introduced new liquidity providers, trading platforms and explored new markets with detailed feasibility reports continuously. Through the interplay of creative and analytical talents, Saad’s radiant mind has helped an organization like ACM to become an eminent part of the forex world.

His vigorous/dynamic personality and the urge to stay over the edge in the forex market, has  enabled him to take on complex projects and explore new ways to provide solutions to existing products and services and stay updated with the latest technology and keep on striving to implement new systems, new technologies and new products and services.

Saad has played a major role in the development of new products and strategies for ACM Gold and his continuous loyalty and creative knack has made him head out to become a renowned personality in the forex business.

  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Walid Jaradat
Senior Market Strategist
Henyep Group
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Subject:Euro zone Debt Crisis and its Impact on the Global Economy


Walid Jaradat is a Financial Market Analyst in Henyep Capital Markets and his Expertise in the analysis of the Global Financial Markets is extended to more than 10 years.
He is considered to be one of the best Financial Analysts in the Middle East and this is through his precise analysis to the Market Movements. He is also specialized in the use of the Intermarket Analysis where the Technical and Fundamental study get integrated.

Besides, his analysis extends to the Study of Major Stock Indexes, Gold, Oil and highlighting the signals emerging from these markets and their impact on currencies, commodities and Risk Appetite.

Walid Jaradat is also hosted on a regular basis by leading Television Stations such as CNBC Arabia and Al Arabia TV in their Economical Bulletin. Also, he is a regular guest in some Foreign Radio Stations like Uzbekistan Radio where he discusses, analyzes and introduces lots of ideas about the Capital Markets and its future directions and this will be in different languages such as Arabic, English and Russian.

  4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Irfan Patel

Online Trading Academy 
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Subject:Market Timing for Short Term Income and Long Term Wealth


Irfan has been involved in the trading community for many years now, but it wasnít until he found Online Trading Academy in 2007 that he started trading for himself.

Irfan has studied all asset class, allowing him to accelerate his learning process and gain an understanding of how markets operate, but his preferred markets are Forex and Futures, particularly the EURUSD on an intraday and swing basis.

Trading has changed his life and he credits Online Trading Academy with getting him where he wants to be. As an Online Trading Academy instructor he likes to keep it as simple as possible, teaching students to use supply and demand and price action, along with strong risk management rules to generate consistent winning trades. His knowledge of the markets and his passion and enthusiasm are second to none. Most importantly, he has the ability to share this with his students and help guide them to become the traders they want to be.

  5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Yalcin Karapinar

Head of FX and Derivatives
ATIG Securities
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Subject:Istanbul: a global center of commerce and finance


ATIG Securities, Head of FX and Derivatives
2012- Istanbul, Turkey
Ronesans Holding A.S. Treasury Manager
2011 Istanbul, Turkey
Asset management and hedging operations of Holding companies, trading at London Metal Exchange (LME), publishing all research bulletins about currencies, Iron ore, Metal Bullets and Turkish stocks.
Eti Yatirim Securities, Coordinator
2011 Istanbul, Turkey
Asset Management and Marketing in Istanbul Stock Exchange and (ISE) Turkish Derivatives Exchange (TURKDEX)
Seker Yatirim Securities, Head of Equities and Derivatives
2007-2011 Istanbul, Turkey
All equity operations placed on Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) and Turkish Derivatives Exchange (TURKDEX),
Deniz Yatirim Securities, Vice President
1998 – 2007 Istanbul, Turkey
Managing all operational, financial and capital markets activities of VIP clients.
ISE remote terminals as broker.
Graduated from Mimar Sinan University Department of Statistics, Istanbul

  5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Abdulazeem Idrees Alzain

Technical Analysis and Economic Expert
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Subject:Crowd Psychology


MR.  ABDULAZEEM IDREES ALZAIN is currently the CEO of the Experts Investments and Business Center – Oman with ADTA/MBA /MFTA (Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Cairo, Egypt).

He is the Founder and Vice President of ETAA (Emirates Technical Analysts Association - Dubai, UAE. A member of the Egyptian Society of Technical Analysts (ESTA), Cairo, Egypt and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA), USA.

Through the years, Mr. Azlain’s specializes in Stock Market Technical Analysis and Forex Markets trading and has developed himself to become master of his craft, participating and mentoring in EXPOs and FOREX training courses in GCC. He also appears to many TV channels analyzing all Arab Stocks, commodity and Forex International Markets , some of the TV channels are BBC Arabic TV, London, BBC Radio, London, CNBC Arabia, ABC Al-Eqtisadeya Al-Arabia TV, Stock TV and many others.



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