17th Mena Financial Expo

FREE Attendance & Registration

Thursday 3 November 10am to 7pm

Friday 4 November 3pm to 8pm

Forex – Stocks – Shares – Options – CFDs – Indices – Investments – Managed Portfolios – Managed Accounts –Cryptocurrencies – Analytics – Automated Trading –Social Trading – Robots – Platforms – Future Options –Binary Options – Fintech – Gold - Oil – Commodities

Longest-Running B2B & B2C Financial Show in MENA since 2007

The 17th MENA Financial Forum & Expo is open to the public, with a particular interest in Investing, Trading or Launching a New Business in Finance and Investments Sectors. The event brings together under one roof international exhibitors & sponsors who will showcase their latest products and services, financial gurus who will share their knowledge with the audience, and over 1,500 visitors who will explore unrivaled opportunities.
Mark your Calendar on 3-4 November 2016 in Dubai

Please select the company and Award category suitable for the Broker based on your experience.
Companies and nominations are listed per alphabetical order. One Email can vote ONLY once for every company.


Vote here for your broker the best of each categories so they win the Mena FFXPO Award


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Xtrade is a renowned digital trading platform for retail clients. Established in 2009, the Cyprus-based brokerage operates 21 regional offices and enables traders to trade CFDs on Forex, stocks, shares, indices, and commodities. Xtrade’s main services include five cutting-edge digital platforms, trading analysis tools, and a menu of 1,000 tradable assets. Xtrade’s mobile trading apps offer the latest in financial technology, for example single-swipe trading, real-time alerts, and live order fill notifications.

Xtrade puts a premium on trading security. The company is regulated by the European Union’s Cyprus and Exchange Commission, the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Xtrade’s Global Ambassador is football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

For more information, visit www.xtrade.com


AvaTrade is a pioneer of online Forex and CFD trading, and a leading broker within this arena. The company’s main focus is to empowering people to trade with confidence in an innovative and reliable environment with 24-hour, 5 days a week multilingual help desks in 14 language. AvaTrade is regulated across Europe, Australia, Japan, South Africa and the British Virgin Islands.

Established in 2006 with an extra focus on the customer’s need and desires, the company holds trading volume of over 2 million trades per month in over 200 financial instruments offered to traders. All this comes with uncompromising integrity, which is one of the company’s trademarks. With headquartered in Dublin and a truly global presence, AvaTrade has offices across the world including Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Sydney and more.

AvaTrade displays a large variety of financial instruments of both Forex and CFDs, covering commodities, indices, ETFs and stocks, all of them traded on the best platforms with some of the most competitive spreads in the market

For more details, visit: www.avatrade.com


Fort Financial Services is a licensed international financial broker which operates since 2010 and is trusted by clients from over 50 countries worldwide.

The unique feature of Fort Financial Services is the widest range of tradable contracts available among top 50 brokers of the world. More than 500 contracts to choose from, direct access to world exchanges, diverse trading platforms, variety of bonuses, copytrading services, investment and partnership programs.

In addition, we are proud to offer a wide range of payment systems to make your deposits and withdrawals as convenient as possible.

Trading has never been as secure and profitable as it is with Fort Financial Services – Citadel of Trading.

For more details, visit: www.fortfs.com


ayondo is a broker based in London, Frankfurt and Singapore and Zug, offering both Spread Betting/CFD Trading and Social Trading, and we are the only company to offer both these trading options.

Our trading platform, TradeHub, gives clients advantages such as the latest charting tools as well as one-click trading and variable margin.

Regulated by the FCA in the UK, we offer clients a secure, transparent and reliable method of trading, complimented by unique benefits such as Negative Balance Protection which means you can never lose more than what is on your account and we also provide insurance cover of up to £500,000 per client.

For more details, visit: www.ayondo.com

× AxiTrader

AxiTrader ME DMCC is registered as a broker and clearing member of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), licensed by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) under license number 31573 and Regulated by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) of the United Arab Emirates under license number 607136.

Because we’re founded by traders, we understand what traders want. Whether you are an experienced futures trader, learning to trade for the first time, have institutional needs or need to hedge your physical positions, we have an account that suits you. The revolutionary MetaTrader 5 and mobile trading come as standard on all our accounts, and for peace of mind, we operate within a secure and highly regulated environment.

At AxiTrader, our focus is always on integrity, service and execution. We strive harder to be the best – it’s what separates us from our competition and makes us one of region's largest and safest brokers. Our vision is to keep delivering remarkable trading support and become the world’s leading provider of online trading services.

For more details, visit: www.axifutures.com


FxPro is an award-winning online broker, offering CFDs on forex, futures, indices, shares, spot metals and energies, serving clients in more than 150 countries worldwide.
FxPro offers execution with no-dealing- desk intervention and maintains a client-centric business model that puts customer needs at the forefront of our operations. Our acquisition of leading spot FX aggregator, Quotix, enables us to offer access to a deep pool of liquidity, as well as top-class order-matching and some of the most competitive spreads in the market.
FxPro is one of only few brokers offering Negative Balance Protection, ensuring that clients cannot lose more than their overall investment.
FxPro UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number: 509956). FxPro Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (licence number: 078/07) and by the South Africa Financial Services Board (authorisation number 45052).
Risk Warning: Trading CFDs involves significant risk of loss. Risk Disclosure: www.fxpro.co.uk/documents/risk-disclosure Specialties
Contracts for Difference (CFDs) on forex, futures, indices, shares, spot metals and energies.

Industry: Financial Services
Type: Privately Held
13-14 Basinghall street London, City of London EC2V 5BQ United Kingdom
Company Size
51-200 employees
Founded: 2006


FXPRIMUS is globally acclaimed for offering one of the most secure online trading environments available anywhere in the forex industry. Client funds are protected via an award-winning risk management model, built to withstand any unexpected market volatility. We are fully regulated by CySEC, and in full compliance with the regulations of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID.) We also have an official partnership with Manchester City FC.

Clients of FXPRIMUS are welcomed with a $33 no deposit bonus to KickStart their trading journey to success.

Find out more: www.FXPRIMUS.com

× Hot Forex

HotForex is an award-winning forex and commodities broker, offering trading services and facilities to both retail and institutional clients. Through its policy of providing the best possible trading conditions to its clients and allowing both scalpers and traders using expert advisors unrestricted access to its liquidity, HotForex has positioned itself as the forex broker of choice for traders worldwide. Its vision is to maintain its market leader status known for superior customer services.

Find out more: www.hotforex.com

× Swissquote Bank Ltd

Swissquote Bank Ltd is the leading provider of online financial services in Switzerland. It is a recognized public bank supervised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, which means that creditors and investors of the company are protected by the Swiss banking security standards.

Swissquote also ranks among the top 10 online Forex brokers in the world, empowering over 200,000 private investors and institutional clients to trade a wide range of currencies, commodities and indices. Always at the forefront of technological innovation, it develops cutting-edge solutions and analysis tools to meet the needs of its clients, whether they are beginners or experts.

In addition to Advanced Trader, Swissquote’s proprietary platform, the popular MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms are also fully integrated into its superior liquidity combined with low trading costs and precise execution.

For introducing brokers, money managers and institutions looking for a reliable partner or white labelled technology and liquidity solutions, Swissquote has the tools, experience and knowledge to exceed your expectations.

Swissquote Group has offices in multiple locations in Switzerland, as well as in Dubai, London, Malta and Hong Kong, to serve customers in over 120 countries. Swissquote Group Holding Ltd (SQN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Swissquote is proud to be the Lanyards Sponsor of the 17th MENA Forex Show and will be pleased to share its expertise with all visitors.

Find out more: www.en.swissquote.com/fx

× Tradesocio

TradeSocio provides cloud-based marketing technology to companies in the financial services sector. TradeSocio’s solutions include a white-label social trading platform, big data, and a marketing platform that enables financial institutions to improve their marketing and sales effectiveness.

For more information about TradeSocio : www.tradesocio.com


Tradesto is founded by a group of institutional traders and technology evangelist with a combined trading, investment, technology and financial experience of 60 years. Its shareholders and directors have combined net worth of 500 million USD and above.

As an independent brokerage, Tradesto has gained the trust of institutional and private customers. With the best technology, we ensure safe, secure, speedy and simple trading experience. Tradestohas its headquarters in New Zealand, offices in Saint Vincent and UK.

Why Choose Us?

  • Fund Security
  • Easy Payment
  • Tight Spreads/ECN
  • Excellent Service
  • Find out more:www.tradesto.com

    × ADS Securities

    Prime by ADS Securities is an exclusive service that changes the way private clients trade forex, bullion and CFDs. Prime extends institutional standards of execution with tailored support for individual investors across FX, precious metals and CFDs. Access ADS Securities’ deep liquidity, market-leading prices and spreads for an exceptional trading experience. Prime: award-winning technology and personalized customer service.

    Trading on the go? Experience the ultimate in mobile trading with OREX, the region’s first fully functional English & Arabic trading app. Built using the latest technology, OREX Mobile allows you to trade more than 1000 instruments with a single swipe, whenever and wherever you are. OREX Mobile puts the power of a desktop in your pocket to make the markets work for you anytime, anywhere.

    Find out more: www.ads-securities.com


    "B pro trader " is a financial trading academy. It focuses on creating professional traders via advanced coaching courses accompanied with Forex& Sticks live trading which are based on supply, demand and price actions

    Find out more: www.bprotrader.com

    × ICM Capital

    ICM Capital Limited, headquartered in London (UK), has quickly grown in recent years; enlarging its reach in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia; with offices spread around the globe. ICM Capital grants cutting-edge technologies and online trading services for retail, private and corporate clients; offering a range of products and services, including Forex, Commodities and CFDs. Among other categories the company has been awarded for its excellence in providing the best execution, customer service, and rebates for its traders.

    Find out more:www.icmcapital.co.uk

    × Activtrades

    Activtrades Established in 2001, ActivTrades is a leading independent broker providing services in Forex, Contracts for Difference (CFDs). We aim to maximise your trading experience through a unique mix of diverse products with competitive spreads, exceptional customer support and continuously implementing and monitoring industry regulations to make your trading more secure

    Find out more:www.activtrades.com

    × Professional Traders

    Awarded as the Best Capital Market Trading Services Company GCC 2015 & Best Financial Services Provider- 16th MENA, Professional Traders Group is actively pursuing its vision of establishing the world’s largest trader’s community by providing the best solutions to all your Professional Trading needs through our International State-of-the-Art Infrastructure and Education facilities. Our Training Programs are structured to help you become a professional trader, with or without any prior trading experience, where the potential of making consistent profits is infinite.
    Learn Online Trading and be a part of our Successful Traders Community.

    Find out more:www.professionaltraders.com

    × AFX Group

    AFX Group is an ambitious and diverse global financial investment services provider, committed to delivering products and services of exceptional standards. Catering to the needs of both institutional and individual investors, AFX Group provides advanced asset management and prime brokerage solutions, as well as online trading services and partnership programmes, through two brands - STO and Quantic. Our vast experience, devotion to our clients’ needs and innovative approach to investing are the driving forces behind our success.

    STO is an FCA and CySEC regulated global online trading provider, offering individual traders access to the forex, stock index, equity, commodity and bond markets, as well as partnership programmes for affiliates and introducing brokers.

    Quantic delivers sophisticated asset management, incubation and prime brokerage services to a range of institutional and individual investors across the globe.

    Find out more:www.afxgroup.com

    Learn from Industry Leaders


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    Federico Bentley Messerschmidt Worked previously as a Derivatives Stock Broker focusing on US&UK equities – Promote social trading for Ayondo through webinars and TV shows such as TIP-TV in London, Studied International Business with Italian at University, Speak both Spanish and English with moderate Italian speaking and currently focusing on International clients targeting growth in the Middle- East and Asia area.

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    Steven Reiter has over twenty years of experience in options trading gained from his career at Salomon Brothers and Citibank. After graduating from the Wharton School in 1986, he joined Salomon Brothers and began a global career, with senior positions in Tokyo, London, and New York in research, sales, and trading. In 1995 he was appointed head of options trading on US Treasuries, and in 2002, he returned to London as Global Head of Options on Foreign Exchange for Citibank, responsible for the options product and teams of traders around the world. He left after 20 years to pursue his new dream of giving any trader access to the FX Options market, joining forces with Ava Trade to create Sentry Derivatives Limited and adding AvaOptions to the choice of platforms available to any trader.

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    Mr. Aaron heads AvaTrade's sales team as well as managing the company's global offices. Mr. Aaron brings more than 10 years of experience within the financial industry. Prior to joining Ava, he was a commodities trader specializing in metals trading with the London Metal Exchange. He holds a BA in Computer Science and Business

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    With over 25 years experience working for a host of globally recognized organisations in the City of London, Stuart Cowell is a passionate advocate of keeping things simple, doing what is probable and understanding how the news, charts and sentiment work together to provide trading opportunities across all asset classes and all time frames. Stuart has been trading the global markets since 1997 and has also run his own consultancy. He believes that knowing yourself and employing effective risk management are the keys to successful trading.

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    Ed Anderson Senior executive with deep knowledge of all facets of Foreign Exchange as a result of over 30 years market experience. Early career trading FX for a British Merchant Bank in London. Moved into FX voice broking and spent 20 years in various senior positions in London, Toronto, Sydney and New York. In the last 15 years he has been working in the electronic trading space with market leading Buy & Sell Side institutions in both the wholesale and retail space. Joined FxPro in 2014 where he has assisted in developing solutions to drive FxPro’s global business.

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    Mark Leigh is a globally recognized forex market educator and expert forex trader. Since founding Canada’s first educational company to offer training classes for online trading in 1997, Mark has trained and advised leading brokers, global companies with forex exposure and traders of all levels worldwide, to trade the forex market. Currently, Mr. Leigh is the C.O.O. and Director of Education for Xtrade.

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    Osama Al Saifi has 20 years of experience in the Financial Markets. He is a leading expert in Trading, Market Analysis and Sales; Retail and Institutional levels. He has extensive experience in financial markets, including coverage of commodities, Equities and FX. He provides a comprehensive in-depth analysis of currency markets in his distinct style bridging the fundamental and technical aspects of the markets. He is a regular commentator on global markets and writes reports providing valuable insight on the currency and commodity markets, appearing regularly in a variety of financial publications.

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    In 1993, Katia Tayar has founded the Arabcom Group, which is a pioneer in promoting sustainable socio-economic development in the Middle East and North Africa, through organizing more than 100 summits, events, specialized conferences, and exhibitions covering the Telecom, ICT, financial, and investment sectors.

    She launched the first series of investments and online trading-related shows in the MENA region in 2007, and was the one who introduced top tier global financial institutions to the MENA and GCC markets. As much as she believes in the crucial role of technology in shaping all trends in the financial and telecom industries, she stresses on the importance of these main fundamentals and pillars “Right Knowledge & Education, Trust, and Risk Awareness".

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    Janne Muta has over 17 years' experience in the Futures, Equity and Forex markets. He has worked as a trader, institutional fund manager and market analyst in Finland, the United Kingdom and Cyprus; Janne has also developed indicators and Price Action based trading models that have, after rigorous testing, proven to be invaluable in identifying high probability trades..

    In recent years, Janne has been a frequent keynote speaker, in demand at trading events across Europe and Asia.

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    Rohan Hall is a serial entrepreneur and software industry veteran with over 30 years experience building web, mobile, and social networking technology. Rohan has developed technology for many Fortune 500 companies, including Oracle, Honda, Lockheed, Boeing, and HP. As an entrepreneur, Rohan has built a portfolio of technology companies, and has been featured in publications such as Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur. Rohan founded TradeSocio in 2014 to bring the most powerful social trading and marketing technology to the financial markets.

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    Robert Kaars Sijpesteijn is a Sales Trader who Joined the Ayondo team following experiences at a couple of financial houses, a market data provider and experience within the oil market.

    In Robert’s client facing role he converses daily with his traders to ensure they are kept up to date with any upcoming market news as well as generating trading ideas based on current market conditions.

    Robert is also a regular speaker at various trade shows and events around the world as well as having regular appearances on live Television.

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    With a career spanning over a decade in Sales, Michael entered the financial services space at Saxo Bank, UK, moving from Corporate and HNW to the Institutional arena. Having lead sales teams in financial technologies and other MT4 brokers, Michael now heads the strong and dynamic team from Squared Financial, offering financial services to institutional, HNW and Broker Partners. With a strong offering of ECN-style trading for it's clients, with a broad mix of bank and non-bank liquidity, across a number of platforms, including the new proprietary Merlin Platform.

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    Ricardo Evangelista With several years of experience in sales, business development and team leadership, gained in the IT and Financial services industries. Work carried out across several countries. Regular participation in TV programs and public speaking events linked to the financial trading world. Currently involved in the opening of the ActivTrades Dubai office.

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    Noureldeen Al Hammoury has more than ten years of experience of foreign exchange and global economic developments analysis, and is known for his reviews of central bank policies and inter-market relationships. He previously was Chief Market Strategist at Markets.com and Amana Capital, and set up and runs his own analysis website.

    He is a regular guest contributor on a range of TV business programmes such as: BBC Radio, BBC World News, Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra TV CNBC Europe, CNBC Asia, CNBC Arabia, Alarabiya, Bloomberg, Russia Today, Dubai TV, Sama Dubai, Skynews Arabia, Qatar TV and Future TV News.

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    Marshall Gittler is a celebrated expert in the field of fundamental analysis, with over 30 years’ experience undertaking top level research of the financial markets. His career spans a range of elite investment banks and international securities firms including UBS, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. Marshall has most recently established himself as global thought leader for clients of FXPRIMUS – a global provider of online forex trading – educating and delivering insightful FX research, helping traders to make the best trading decisions.


    Financial Companies
    Investment Institutions
    Brokerage Firms
    Technology Providers
    C-level Executives
    Fund Management
    Equity Management
    Liquidity Providers
    Financial Advisors
    Capital Markets
    Exchange houses
    Venture Capitalists
    Oil & Gas
    Real Estate
    Import & Export


    Westin Mina Seyahi Hotel, Dubai−UAE

    3-4 November 2016

    President Message

    The 17th MENA Financial Forum and Expo Dubai has expanded from being an online trading, investments and forex-related show in the MENA region since 2007 to become the Leading B2B & B2C Financial Forum & Expo covering a wide array of business and investment opportunities in different sectors.

    It is a quality show, focusing on all aspects of the relevant industry

    Arabcom Group came to a certain conclusion about the high importance of fulfilling the current challenges prevailing in the finance industry and covering a wider scope of sectors without limitations, thus the new spectrum of the show.

    The two-day event will bring together financial and money experts from various corners of the world, with Investors, businessmen and decision makers, Institutional and Retail investors, Financial Education experts, Speakers, while always highlighting the importance the right knowledge and awareness in the lucrative business environment.

    I wish all visitors and participants to benefit from the event , enjoy their stay in Dubai and would like to thank in advance all sponsors, participating companies and Media members

    Katia Tayar
    Founder & President
    Arabcom Group

    Arabcom Group has launched the first series of Forex, Online Trading, Managed Funds and Investments shows in the MENA region in 2007.

    Since 1993, Arabcom Group is a pioneer in promoting sustainable socio-economic development in the Middle East. It has in its portfolio over 100 specialized conferences and exhibitions in Telecom, ICT, financial, real estate and other sectors.

    vp@arabcomgroup.com ǁ +961.3.214215 ǁ P.O Box 502040 Dubai
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