Online Trading Academy Hosts 3rd Annual International Conference

Irvine, CA, October 23, 2008 – Online Trading Academy held its 3rd Annual International Conference this month in Newport Beach, CA. In attendance were more than 200 industry experts, instructors, franchise owners and associates from Online Trading Academy’s worldwide locations including: London, Singapore, Dubai, Toronto, Phoenix, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Jose, Denver, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Washington DC, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, Secaucus, Charlotte, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Seattle and new locations scheduled to open in Milwaukee, Kansas City and Stamford.

The 3-day event featured presentations of business plans, training sessions and a special panel discussion with leading financial and trading industry experts who shared their insights and outlook for the future. This panel included Richard Repetto, Principal of Sandler O’Neil & Partners, L.P.; Michael Hohman, Associate Director, Foreign Exchange Products of the CME Group; Kate Darcy, Director of Market Education of the CME Group and Randall Hopkins, Vice President, Market Data Distribution of NASDAQ. Eyal Shahar, President and Founder of Online Trading Academy stated, “It is exciting to see such high-profile industry experts, who believe in and support the Online Trading Academy vision, here at this conference. It reflects the success and tremendous growth that Online Trading Academy has accomplished in 3 short years – a 25 person event has quickly turned into 200. Our global network is headed in the right direction; you can just feel the love and support radiating from everyone.”

The Online Trading Academy International Conference concluded with a special awards dinner recognizing the best of the best in the financial education industry. Awards included Instructor of the Year, Start-Up of the Year, Franchise Center of the Year and much more.

About Online Trading Academy

Irvine, California-based Online Trading Academy is a financial education academy focused on educating students in the art of trading since June 1997. Online Trading Academy offers professional instruction from experienced Wall Street 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 classroom locations that include: New York, Los Angeles, Irvine, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, San Jose, Tampa, UK, Toronto, Singapore, Asia and Dubai. For more information about Online Trading Academy visit:

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