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1. How do I register for an Institute Trading Seminar?
The quickest and easiest way to register for an Institute Trading Seminar is to go to the Seminar section of the Institute website https://www.itpm.com/seminars/ and scroll through the event pages to find your preferred location and date. You can then register for your preferred Seminar by clicking the “Register” button. You must then enter your correct and full details in order to be eligible to attend the seminar.
2. Where does the Institute hold Trading Seminars?
The Institute holds regular Trading Seminars in Financial Centres around the World in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Sydney and Melbourne. We also occasionally visit other cities globally on an ad hoc basis. Our Trading Seminars provide attendees with the opportunity to meet our Senior Trading Mentors face to face, to learn a new skillset in Trading and so delegates can better understand the Institute’s approach to teaching how to trade the Financial Markets. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced level trader, you can expect to receive a much more Professional level of Trading Education from the Institute than you have previously experienced.
3. Why does the Institute provide Trading Seminars globally?
We do this because we have integrity and because we want to meet our Students and Institute Traders face to face. We also book Seminars up front at our own expense. We could just as easily and more cost effectively organise webinars online or invest heavily in Online Marketing. However, we consciously choose NOT to do this because we think of our student’s requirements as a priority. Our approach actually works strongly in favour of the Student. (See answer to FAQ 23). In each location around the world, Institute Seminars are presented publicly by Institute Senior Trading Mentors. Each of our Mentors has years of real and genuine Trading and Portfolio Management experience at the highest levels of the Trading and Portfolio Management industry. By creating an environment in which our students can meet their Mentors face to face, we provide Seminar delegates with a unique opportunity that allows them to learn a new skillset face to face with their Mentor and assess our educational programmes and Mentors in person, by asking any questions they want to ask in an open face to face forum. This means there are no websites, chat rooms, webinars or telephones to hide behind. We put ourselves out there publicly so you can decide if the Institute and our education is credible. Additionally, our Mentors also get to know the majority of our students personally.
4. What will I learn at an Institute Trading Seminar?
The information at our seminars is very valuable for Retail Traders. Topics that we cover vary across geography and across the areas of expertise of our Mentors. In general, however our topics cover the approach that the vast majority of Professional Traders take when Trading / Investing in Financial Markets so our students can learn how to emulate the same approach in their own Retail Brokerage Trading Accounts. By teaching this way i.e. showing students “How To Do It” for real, we also show students “How Not To Do It.” By doing this we make it very obvious why the vast majority of Retail Traders struggle and lose money. Just by understanding this our students increase their chances of making money over the long term because they avoid all of the classic Retail Trader mistakes that every Retail Trader makes when they start out trading.
Just the information we provide in our publicly available Seminars saves our students countless of thousands of dollars in potential trading losses by making them aware of what NOT to do and saves them years of wasted time, energy and resource focussing on the things that don’t matter and that will never make them money. The information in our Seminars stops our students from failing. We also show our students how to avoid Brokers and Charlatan Trading Educators (internet marketing Imposters) that only teach their students how to lose money and how to spot and avoid so called “Trading Strategies” that are literally designed to make people lose their money. We also show how it is possible to make consistent money from the Financial Markets by taking the same approach as Professional Traders at Hedge Funds and Investment Bank Proprietary Trading desks. Finally, we show how the Institute operates internally and how students can leverage from our Online Educational Courses, Trader Mentoring and Infrastructure to raise their trading to a Professional standard and therefore stand the best chance of becoming consistently profitable over the long term.
5. Who Speaks at Institute Trading Seminars in each location?
The following Senior Trading Mentors speak regularly in the following locations; –
East Coast & Central USA & Canada (New York, Chicago, Dallas, Toronto)– Raj Malhotra (Quarterly)
West Coast USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco) – Ben Berggreen (Quarterly)
London – Gregoire Dupont & Jason Mcdonald (Monthly)
Dubai – Hichem Djouhri (Quarterly)
Asia (Singapore & Hong Kong) – Anton Kreil (Quarterly)
Australia (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne) – Tristan Edwards (Quarterly)
You can view a list of all upcoming seminars and can register for all seminars here; –
If your City is not listed it means, we are not coming to your City. If you are confused / don’t understand why this is, then you should read the answer to FAQ 22 When will the Institute be holding a Seminar in my location?
The Institute also holds Super Conferences in which all of our Trading Mentors are flown into a location for one day to teach topical and important subjects to help Retail Traders become more consistently profitable. Super Conferences are held each year in London during the Month of April and in New York during the Month of September. Seminars of past Super Conferences can be found here at www.itpm.myshopify.com
You will find answers to most of your questions relating to our seminars here in the FAQ section of the Institute website however if you have further questions you can also telephone our Seminar & Conference Hotline to discuss any of our upcoming Seminars or Conferences with our London based team between 10am and 5pm GMT / BST; –
+44 (0) 800 254 5090
… or you can ask further questions via the contact form on the Institute website selecting the topic “Seminars”
6. Will Anton Kreil the Managing Partner of the Institute be at the Seminar?
Anton is the founder of the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management and has a large online following due to his notoriety in the Trading and Portfolio Management industry. As such we get a lot of requests asking Anton to speak around the world and if Anton will be speaking in particular cities in the future. Unfortunately Anton cannot be everywhere at once. This is just impossible. The Institutes Senior Trading Mentors are selected on the basis that they are as good if not better at trading the financial markets than Anton himself and are more than capable of providing you with an equivalent educational seminar experience than if you attended a seminar held by Anton himself. You will not lose out and you will learn the same material.
Anton resides in Singapore and runs the Institute out of the Singapore office. He regularly speaks in Singapore, & Hong Kong. He also speaks only a few times a year outside of Asia at the ITPM Super Conferences in London and New York. If you decide not to attend a seminar in your location because “Anton is not speaking at the seminar” and you think that you might wait for him to come to your location to speak, then think again. He might not come to your location for a very long time to speak or he may never come to your location to speak at all. You will simply waste time and miss out on learning the material at the seminar from the Senior Trading Mentor(s) of your location.
Additionally, Anton is the creator of and teacher in the Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series and the Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass (PFTM) Video Series. If you want to learn how to trade from Anton, you can purchase these courses at anytime from anywhere in the World at https://www.itpm.com/education/. You do not need Anton to physically visit your city in order to learn from him or learn how to trade properly to a Professional standard.
If you are confused / don’t understand why this is, then you should read the answer to FAQ 22 When will the Institute be holding a Seminar in my location?
7. Why do I have to register my real name in order to attend a Seminar?
This is for two reasons. Firstly, it is for Security and Health and Safety purposes at the event. Secondly it is for Corporate purposes.
Security, Health and Safety – When registering for an Institute seminar anywhere in the world, you must register with your real name in order to gain entry into the seminar. When you arrive at your seminar you must bring with you your printed-out ticket / confirmation or an electronic version of your ticket / confirmation on your mobile device and a Government issued Photo ID (Passport, Driver’s License, Resident Card, Employment Card, or official ID card) displaying the name that matches the name on your ticket. If you do not bring this you will not be allowed into the seminar. For Security and Health and Safety purposes we need to verify that you are who you say you are. At each seminar we have a check in desk with an Institute representative checking every ticket and every ID as each seminar delegate enters the seminar room. To avoid disappointment make sure you follow our Security and Health and Safety instructions. If you do not and you register under a fake name or forget your ID then unfortunately you simply will not be allowed into the seminar room and you will be asked to leave the building / escorted off the premises.
Corporate – When registering for an Institute seminar anywhere in the world, you must not only register with your real name, but you must also register with your real email address and real telephone number. Prior to attending a seminar and once you have registered for a seminar, one of the Institutes Educational Support Managers will make contact with you by email and / or telephone to confirm your details. This is to ensure that there have been no mistakes made on your side with entering your details and to remind you of what you need to bring to the seminar, so when you arrive at the seminar your entry will be smooth and seamless. Prior to attending a seminar, you must confirm your details by responding to the Institutes Educational Support Managers email to confirm your email address and arrange a 5-minute call to confirm your telephone number and your personal details.
Additionally we require your real details to be kept on file at the Institute as part of our database. If you decide never to interact with the Institute again after attending one of our seminars, then we require your real details so we know never to contact you ever again. If you decide to continue your learning and development with the Institute and we do not have your real contact details, then we will not be able to contact you. Thus, providing your real details from a Corporate perspective is necessary so as not to waste our time and resources and to not waste your time. After each seminar, we also send you resources that will help you become consistently profitable over the long term. If we don’t have your correct details you will not receive them.
Providing your real details to us and taking 5 minutes of your time to confirm them with us, prior to attending a seminar which is put on at our expense, is the very least you can do as a seminar delegate. If you do not do this then as a company we see no point in giving our time and resources to you because by not doing this you have intentionally communicated to us that you are a disingenuous person and you are very likely to be someone who is intentionally wasting our Company time and resources.
8. I want to bring a friend / family member to an Institute Seminar. Can they register under my name?
No. Due to Security, Health and Safety and for Corporate reasons (as above) every person that enters an Institute seminar must have their name registered as their own name, email address and telephone number. If you arrive at a seminar with a friend / family member and tell us that you registered two tickets under your name, email and phone number, they will not be allowed to enter the seminar room under any circumstances. Tickets for Institute seminars are limited to one ticket per name, per email and per phone number.
9. Once I have registered for a Seminar do I need to do anything else?
Make sure you go through the following checklist before attending an Institute seminar; –
- Did I register my full and correct details? – Check your ticket and email confirmation and check your phone number is correct. If not then cancel your registration and re-register with your correct details.
- Did I respond to the Institutes Educational Support Managers email request to confirm my email address and to schedule a 5-minute telephone call?
- Have I completed my scheduled call with the Institute Educational Support Manager?
- Before travelling to the seminar have I got my Government Issued Photo ID with my name that matches the name on my Ticket / confirmation?
- Have I left enough time to travel to the seminar to get there on time?
Other than making sure you follow this checklist, you do not need to do anything else except to show up.
10. I have registered for a Seminar and I keep getting missed calls from the Institutes office. Why?
Prior to attending a seminar and once you have registered for a seminar, one of the Institutes Educational Support Managers will make contact with you by email and / or telephone to confirm your registration is genuine, to confirm your details are correct and to make sure you understand what needs to be done to attend the seminar. This is to ensure that when you arrive at the seminar your entry into the seminar will be smooth and seamless.
Additionally your Educational Support Manager will briefly outline what will happen at the Seminar so you have a thorough understanding of what to expect. You may also ask your Educational Support Manager any questions you may have related to the Seminar or your own personal circumstances in the field of Trading and Portfolio Management. Our seminar speakers are regularly briefed prior to the seminar if there are any questions that delegates would like answered at the seminar that are specific to their own situation. This is a great opportunity for you to get the most out of the seminar, so you should take advantage of the contact you make with your Educational Support Manager.
If for whatever reason you have registered for a seminar and you have not received a message from us to confirm your details, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a message via https://www.itpm.com/contact/ – Let us know which seminar you have registered for and we will check the records and get back to you to arrange a scheduled call.
11. Once I have registered is there anything I need to do to prepare for an Institute Trading Seminar?
No. You do not need to do anything to prepare for an Institute seminar except to ensure that you have registered with your full and correct details, confirm those details with us by email and on the phone and to turn up with your Government Issued Photo ID with your name that matches the name on your ticket. Other than that, you do not need to do anything to prepare for the seminar except show up on time.
12. What time do I need to arrive at the Seminar Venue?
You should arrive at the seminar 20-40 minutes prior to the scheduled time of the start of the seminar. This is because it will take you approximately 10 minutes to register your attendance through the check in desk and to go through the security line. The later you leave it the longer it will take you to get through. The doors of the seminar always close 10 minutes after the scheduled start of the seminar and you will not be let into the seminar room if you arrive later than this cut off time as this is the time we close the check in desk and close security.
13. Can you recommend any trading books for me to read prior to attending an Institute Seminar?
No, we do not have a recommended reading list and we do not recommend trading books to our students and to people who enquire asking for book recommendations through the company website. We receive multiple messages through the company website every week from individuals that are either too lazy to attend our seminars and / or cannot afford our educational programmes asking us to recommend trading books to them. If you want to educate yourself to a Professional Trading standard this is a very poor strategy. Unfortunately you will not find the answers you are looking for in a $20 book that you can buy on Amazon. You are looking for “shortcuts” that do not exist. Additionally, there are no books that can prepare you properly for our education because our education is very practical, utilising an extremely hands on approach, with lots of spreadsheets and current data, followed by real money implementation in real live trading accounts. The Professional Trader Approach is simply not available in $20 books. There are no shortcuts in trading and there are no “ifs” or “buts.”
14. Why does the Institute charge for some Tickets to their Seminars and offer Free Tickets as well?
Ticket types at various seminars can vary, however for the vast majority of Institute Seminars globally you will find there are 4 different tickets types; –
i) Free Tickets
These tickets are available for new students to the Institute i.e. people that have never attended an Institute seminar before or for students that have attended only once before as a Free Ticket holder. All delegates of Institute seminars are strictly only allowed to attend an Institute seminar as a Free Ticket holder a maximum of two times.
ii) Standard Tickets
These are by definition the same as Free Tickets. They are for students that are new to the Institute i.e. who have never attended an Institute Seminar before or that have attended once before as a Free Ticket Holder. Standard Tickets are made available when the Free Ticket allocation for a particular seminar has been fully registered. Standard Tickets are not available for ITPM Alumni.
iii) ITPM Alumni Tickets
These tickets cost a nominal / small amount of money and are available for Institute students who have either exhausted their 2 X Free Ticket / Standard Ticket allocation to Institute Seminars or have already completed at least one Online Institute Educational Program. This is to cover the cost of your attendance at the seminar. By taking up a seat at the seminar you are denying the opportunity of a new Institute student attending the seminar (See answer to FAQ 15 below). We allocate a certain amount of ITPM Alumni Tickets per seminar to provide those that understand the Institute and everything we do the opportunity to go over seminar material a few times and to attend a new seminar with new information / skillsets at a nominal cost.
iv) VIP Tickets
These tickets serve a very particular purpose. VIP Tickets allow seminar delegates to attend a VIP lunch with the Senior Trading Mentor speaking at the Seminar prior to the Seminar itself (See answer to FAQ 18 below). We often have a large amount of people at our Seminars and VIP Tickets allow delegates to spend time with Senior Trading Mentors prior to the seminar over lunch on a more personal one to one basis. The cost of the ticket covers lunch and the time of the Senior Trading Mentor to attend the lunch and to answer VIP Ticket Holders questions.
15. How Many Institute Seminars am I allowed to attend as a Free Ticket holder?
You are only allowed to attend an Institute seminar as a Free Ticket Holder strictly only twice. The Institute is not a “drop in centre for the homeless Retail Trader” and you cannot attend seminars for Free in perpetuity because you either want to ask our Senior Trading Mentors one or two questions every few months or because you want to “make contacts” in the industry. We are not a charity. If you have been to an Institute Seminar once or twice you will have more than enough knowledge to enable you to make a decision as to whether you would like to continue your education with the Institute or not. If you have decided NOT to join the Institute after attending once or twice then you have communicated to us that you do not want to be educated by us any further or be part of our community. Therefore, if you attended a seminar again as a Free Ticket holder it would be a waste of yours and our time and our resources.
Institute Trading seminars are extremely popular and you will simply be taking the seat of someone that is new to the Institute and who will benefit more from the Seminar. No exceptions will be made. If you have been to an Institute seminar twice as a Free Ticket holder and not joined the Institute, you will not be allowed to attend again for Free. If you want to attend because you want a “refresher” session on the information that we provide in a particular seminar or there is a new topic being presented in your geography, then you will have to purchase an ITPM Alumni Ticket. Or, you can continue learning with the Institute by purchasing our Online Courses i.e. The Professional Trading Bitesize London & New York Super Conference Seminars available at www.itpm.myshopify.com …, or our full Online Educational Courses i.e. the Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series and / or the Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass (PFTM) Video Series available at https://www.itpm.com/education/.
If you attempt to register a third time as a Free Ticket Holder or Standard Ticket Holder after attending our seminars twice for Free, your registration will be cancelled during our pre-seminar audit of delegates and you will be notified of the cancellation and asked to purchase an ITPM Alumni allocated ticket.
16. I am a current student at the Institute. Can I come to an Institute Seminar as a Free Ticket Holder?
Unfortunately not. Seminars cost money to put on and a lot of Company time and resource to organise. Institute seminars are primarily for delegates that are new to the Institute and our educational courses, not for current students or Institute Traders. The primary purpose of Institute seminars is to educate delegates that are new to the Institute and to show them what not to do and what to do in the Financial Markets to ensure a high probability of consistent long term profitability, not for current students to attend in order to ask Mentors questions related to ITPM Online Educational Courses. For this we have the infrastructure of Examination Support – Please see the FAQs document Examination Support, the Institute Trader Community – Please see the FAQs documents Institute Trader Benefits and Becoming an Institute Trader additionally we have Three Month Trader Mentoring Programmes available for further Educational Development – Please see the FAQs document Three Month Trader Mentoring Programme.
17. I am currently an Institute Trader at the Institute. Can I attend an Institute Seminar as a Free Ticket Holder?
No! (Please see the answer to the above FAQ 16) – Institute seminars are not social events for Institute Traders or events to meet up with regional Mentors and to ask them questions related to your trading. This is what Examination Support, the Institute Community and the Three Month Trader Mentoring Programme is for.
18. What is a VIP Ticket to a Seminar and what is included in the Ticket price?
These tickets serve a very particular purpose. VIP Tickets allow seminar delegates to attend a VIP lunch with the Senior Trading Mentor who is speaking at the Seminar prior to the Seminar itself. We often have a large amount of people at our Seminars and VIP Tickets allow delegates to spend time with Senior Trading Mentors prior to the seminar over lunch on a more personal one to one basis. The cost of the ticket covers lunch and the time of the Senior Trading Mentor to attend the lunch and to answer your questions.
VIP lunches therefore allow delegates to get to know their Mentor on a more personal basis and allows the Mentor to get to know their students on a more personal basis. At each VIP lunch, there is a small number of attendees in the group. VIP Ticket holders therefore also get to spend time networking in a small group of likeminded people who are interested, dedicated and serious about learning how to trade Financial Markets to a high standard. VIP Ticket holders are also guaranteed front row seating at the seminar itself which follows the VIP lunch.
19. Does the Institute provide food and drinks at their Seminars?
In most locations soft drinks, waters, coffees, teas and snacks are available via vending machines in the buildings. We do not provide food. However, dependent on which building we hold a seminar at, we do from time to time provide hot and cold drinks. You should however not depend on this if you feel you will need to eat or drink when arriving at the seminar or after the seminar. We do not provide food and drink at every seminar in the world as a strict policy. Only if it is available from the vendors of the building and we do not provide meals.
20. Does the Institute provide parking at its Seminars?
No, the Institute does not provide parking at our seminars. You must contact the building venue directly to ask them where the best car parking spots are if you plan to drive to our seminars.
21. Can the Institute recommend any Hotels to me at the Seminar location?
No, but we have found that in our experience, delegates travelling to our seminars and who require an overnight that www.booking.com is the most efficient resource you can use in booking cost effective Hotel rooms and also on late deals.
22. When will the Institute be holding a Seminar in my location?
The answer to this question is very straight forward and simple. If you browse through the published seminars on the Institute website https://www.itpm.com/seminars/ …, at any given moment in time you will find Institute seminars in most major financial capitals around the world being advertised. Whatever is published at the time you are looking at the website is what is planned for upcoming seminars. If your city / town is not mentioned then we are not planning to come to your city / town. If you live outside of one of these seminar locations and want to attend one of our seminars, then all you have to do is book yourself a low-cost flight to the nearest location, book yourself a hotel room and fly in for the day. Our seminars are held on every continent except Africa and they are Free to new students of the Institute.
If you can’t manage to bring yourself to do this, then you should probably ask yourself some very simple questions; –
- Why do I really want to attend an Institute Seminar?
- Do I want to attend an Institute Seminar because I genuinely want to learn how to trade Financial Markets properly? Yes / No
- Do I expect / feel entitled that the Institute should to come to my City / Town to hold a seminar? Yes / No
- Why do I expect the Institute to come to my City / Town?
- Do I expect the Institute to come to my City / Town to hold a seminar because I can’t be bothered to go to the nearest location they are holding a seminar? Yes / No
- If so, do I expect the Institute to come to me because I don’t have any money? Yes / No
- Do I need money to trade Financial Markets? Yes / No
- Am I for some reason under the impression that I can trade Financial Markets with no money? Yes / No
- If I’ve never made any money doing anything else in my life, why do I expect that I can make money trading Financial Markets? (especially if I have no money to start).
- Am I highly motivated or am I lazy? Am I committed to learning? Yes / No
- If Lazy, do lazy people succeed in Trading Financial Markets? Yes / No
- What is the real reason for me refusing to go to the nearest Seminar location, but expect the Institute to come to me?
- Do I want to attend an Institute Seminar and expect them to come to me because I just want to meet and take a “Selfie” with the Senior Trading Mentor? Yes / No
- Do I think it is “unfair” that the Institute only holds seminars in global Financial Centres but not in my Country / City / Town? Yes / No
- If so why do I think is it is “unfair” that the Institute holds seminars in global Financial Centres but not in my Country or / City / Town?
- Is it the Institutes fault that I chose to live where I live? Yes / No
- Am I just looking for a reason not to attend the nearest seminar? Yes / No
- Do people who make excuses succeed in Trading Financial Markets? Yes / No
- Is the reason that the Institute does not hold seminars in my City / Town a reason for me NOT to purchase the Institutes Online Educational Programmes? Yes / No
- Am I just looking for an excuse / reason not to jump straight to purchasing the Institutes Online Educational Programmes? Yes / No
Institute seminars are put on at our expense and an unfocussed approach will never allow you to succeed in the Financial Markets. It’s not the Institutes problem that the population of your City / Town that is interested in Trading and Portfolio Management is too small for us to physically come to you. It is also not the Institutes purpose simply to hold seminars globally at our expense to provide you with the opportunity to take “Selfies” with our Senior Trading Mentors. If you are serious about learning how to trade the real Professional way and have the financial resources and time to attend one of our seminars you will make it happen.
If you have the financial resources and time to attend our seminars but for whatever reason it is not cost or time efficient for you to do so, this is of course understandable. You always have the option wherever you are in the world to purchase our bitesize seminars (London and New York Super Conferences) Online at https://www.itpm.com/videos/ or go straight to purchasing our full online educational courses the Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series or the Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass (PFTM) Video Series available online at https://www.itpm.com/education/.
If you can’t make it to an Institute seminar due to cost and time restrictions, then this doesn’t mean you cannot become part of the Institute and start your journey by simply purchasing our education online at https://www.itpm.com/education/ – We have thousands of students globally that have not attended an Institute Seminar and who have simply jumped straight to purchasing our educational programmes online. Just because you haven’t been to a seminar physically doesn’t mean you cannot purchase the Institutes online education and learn how to trade properly. It is simply not an excuse! The Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series and the Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass (PFTM) Video Series are available online for anyone in the world to purchase. All you need is an internet connection. Then you can go on to successfully becoming an Institute Trader regardless of your location. See our FAQs documents Institute Online Educational Courses and Institute Trader Benefits and Becoming an Institute Trader for more information.