In this tech-centred era, it’s perfectly possible to make a living from trading while working remotely – provided your laptop is constantly charged and your Wi-Fi is reliable, let the good times roll.

However, one disadvantage of working solo is that you often miss human interaction with likeminded professionals.

And this is exactly why it can be beneficial to attend a trade show or conference at least once a year, where you can hear pearls of wisdom from headline thought leaders and enjoy kicking back with fellow professionals.

If this sounds worthwhile, there are plenty of expos around the world which you can attend – the following four terrific trade conferences for 2020 should get you started.

  1. The MoneyShow Las Vegas

Fancy a trip to Sin City between May 11-13, where you’ll mix and mingle with expert investors in volatile markets?

Then book your tickets for The MoneyShow Las Vegas today – headline experts include Steve Forbes, Jeffrey Saut, Hillary Kramer and Louis Navellier. And is there anywhere better for letting your hair down at the end of a day’s networking than Vegas?

  • Traders EXPO Chicago

Head to The Windy City’s McCormick Place South Building on 17-18 July for Traders EXPO Chicago 2020, where you’ll learn all about trading strategies and tools and chat about indicators, trends and patterns with some of the best brains in the building.

Speakers in recent years have included the likes of Tom Sosnoff, Linda Raschke, Todd Gordon and Harry Boxer – head to conferences.moneyshow.com for the lowdown.

  • TradeTech FX, Amsterdam

Turns out you won’t jut find tulips and exotic nightlife in Amsterdam – on 8-10 September it’s also hosting TradeTech FX, one of the world’s buzziest buy side FX gatherings.

You’ll hear from and talk with leading global FX trading luminaries, as this dynamic event features over 600 leading industry experts representing regulators, trading platforms, technology partners and much more. Last year’s headliners included Cyril Batkin, Stefanie Holtze-Jen and Andrew Hauser, so this year’s cohort should be first-class.

  • The Trading Show Europe, London

2020’s edition of The Trading Show Europe is held on October 22 at the Business Design Centre, London.

If you’re focused on European markets, this is the place to be for quant investors, technology providers and traders – there are over 150 speakers, 60 sessions and 1500 attendees. Whether you’re involved with blockchain and cryptocurrency, HPC, automated training or advanced analytics, this is a hot ticket event you can’t miss.

Any one of these fab four trader conferences can plug you into lucrative new networks and catalyse career progression – so they’re definitely worth consideration.

Getting there

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So ends our list, but please share your own trader conference tips in the comments section.

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