Online Trading Academy Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Middle East Franchise Signing

Global Financial Education Academy Commemorates Decade Long Relationship with Al Khaleej Training and Education and Growth in Middle East Region

Irvine, CA, August 20, 2015 - Online Trading Academy and Al Khaleej Training and Education have found success and continued growth in the Middle East region since signing a franchise agreement 10 years ago.

In the decade that Online Trading Academy has been present in the Knowledge Village of Dubai and providing a premier finance education for the region’s community members, they have earned several awards related to trading and investing education. The Dubai center is a four-time winner of the MENA Forex Expo Awards for Best Education Institute and Best Forex Education Provider. General Manager, Tareq Abu Hantash, was honored with the 2014 Above and Beyond award presented by Online Trading Academy.

“We are very excited about the future growth plans for Online Trading Academy in the Middle East,” said Gene Longobardi, Chief Operating Officer at Online Trading Academy. “We have enjoyed an exceptional partnership with the Dubai team and Al Khaleej for the past ten years and have seen the business grow tremendously as a result of the outstanding education and customer service, as well as the ever-increasing demand for education in the financial markets.”

“We are proud to represent the brand in the region and look forward to bringing Online Trading Academy to additional markets in the Middle East in the near future,” said Alwaleed Aldryaan, CEO of Al Khaleej Training and Education and the President of Online Trading Academy – Dubai. “We are committed to providing the most effective financial education in the Gulf region. Online Trading Academy has created an education system that teaches people to invest successfully in any market and all market conditions.”

Online Trading Academy will expand their financial education reach to Saudi Arabia in the near future. Longobardi and Aldryaan have enjoyed a business relationship with a number of education brands that spans over 20 years. To learn more or register for a Power Trading Workshop at one of Online Trading Academy’s Middle East education centers, please visit:

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Online Trading Academy helps their students take control of their financial future. Their patented Core Strategy empowers traders and investors to make smarter decisions. Students learn under the guidance of experienced traders in a hands-on, learn-by-doing classroom setting. In the Professional Trader course, students learn trading skills and then practice trading live, in the classroom, without paying commissions or risking their own capital by using Online Trading Academy’s money.

Online Trading Academy offers instruction from experienced industry professionals, as well as a wide array of beneficial home study materials to supplement classroom study. Over 200,000 investors have experienced Online Trading Academy’s Education with classrooms in 38 locations that include: Phoenix, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, Norwalk, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Ridgefield Park, New York City, Long Island, Charlotte, Raleigh, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee in the U.S. and international locations in Dubai, London, Singapore, Jakarta, Mumbai, Vancouver and Toronto. For more information, visit:

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