Sept. 16, 2012
-- The ‘1st UAE FX Trading Championship,’
the country’s first ever investment and trading based competition, successfully ended its two-day run on a high note, with Omar Al Jamal besting out more than 1,000 participants to be crowned as ‘Best UAE FX Trader 2012.’ The event, which ran from September 11, 2012 to September 12, 2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Festival City, was opened by His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General, Dubai Department of Information and His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Dr. Saif Al Islam bin Saud bin Abdelaziz. The ‘1st UAE FX Trading Championship’
attracted participants from leading companies in the Gulf region, global financial institutions and economists from more than 10 European and American countries.
“We congratulate Omar Al Jamal for emerging as the first grand winner of the UAE FX Trading Championships. The success of the event greatly demonstrates the immense skill and knowledge of local investment traders—showing the rest of the world that the best investment traders can be found in the Middle East, the UAE in particular. We would like to thank HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for the support he has extended, HH Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum for opening the competition and HRH Prince Dr. Saif Al Islam bin Saud bin Abdelaziz for helping make this event a truly successful one. The overwhelming reception we have received has given us the inspiration to start planning next year’s competition—
with more exciting challenges, speakers and activities,”
concluded Walid Ead, Director, Stayconnected.
Aside from the competition, the event was also highlighted with special talks and presentations given by leading traders and economists like Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist, FX Solutions; Amgad Attia, VP Middle East, FXDD; Chris Tedder, Market Strategist, Forex.com and Mark Aspinall, Head of Sales, ADSS. The ‘1st UAE FX Trading Championship’
was organized by Stayconnected in partnership with Alawsat for Economic Consultants. The event was mounted in cooperation with Alpari UK, FX Solutions (Official Sponsor), FXDD (Main Sponsor), Forex.com (Diamond Sponsor) and ADSS (Gold Sponsor).