Online Trading Academy Welcomes Network Staff from Around the World to the 2012 Beyond Exceptional International Conference

Trading and Investing Academy ( Hosts 7th Annual Conference

Irvine, CA, October 15, 2012 - The Online Trading Academy global network of financial education centers and all of their employees gathered from around the world for their 7th Annual “Beyond Exceptional” International Conference from October 14th through October 16th 2012, to share company goals, insights and best practices for improving the quality of their students’ financial education experience.

Held at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, California, Online Trading Academy team members learned the essentials of “transforming lives” through trading and investing education. With an event goal to move from “Beyond Exceptional” as a concept to Beyond Exceptional as a possibility, conference attendees learned to support students in courses such as the recently introduced Futures Trader course, the Professional Trader course and many other courses on Forex, options and other asset classes. Attendees learned through training sessions and presentations on New Student Orientation processes; the importance of Customer Care and Financing; and they heard from tuition rebate partner TradeStation.

“The Online Trading Academy International Conference is a great annual event that allows instructors and other Online Trading Academy team members from around the world to come together and discuss ideas, initiatives and best practices,” said Eyal Shahar, President and Founder of Online Trading Academy. “Our annual conference is important to help Online Trading Academy team members engage with each other, so they are better prepared to help their students to make a positive change.” Over 350 attendees participated in the conference, with speakers that included President and Founder, Eyal Shahar; Chief Operating Officer, Gene Longobardi; Chief Financial Officer, Aaron Neilsen; Vice President of Marketing, Tony Harkey, Vice President of Education, Sam Seiden; and Vice President of Operations Steve Albin.

About Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy helps their students by revealing the truth about what it takes to become a successful trader or investor. Their core strategy enables traders to identify market turning points before they happen, with a high degree of accuracy. Students learn under the guidance of experienced professional traders in a hands-on, learn-by-doing classroom setting. In the Core Strategy 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 professional 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 classroom locations that include: Phoenix, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Jose, Denver, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, Secaucus, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Dubai, London, Singapore, Mumbai, Vancouver and Toronto. For more information, visit

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