Traders' Working Lunch

A new way to learn; meet the experts for informal discussions at small table of 10, asking the questions you need answers to!

  • Ever been to one of these events and been afraid to ask a question in front of a big audience?
  • Or didn’t have time to meet all the speakers you wanted to at the event?

Our new Traders’ Working Lunch solves these issues and has been created to put your needs first.

Taking place over 90 minutes, you now have the freedom to take a seat (first come first served) at table hosted by our expert trading mentors and engage in a more intimate discussion about trading.

Each of our 15 mentors will each be hosting a table and leading discussions based on their area of expertise.

With only 10 seats at each table this is your chance to ask questions and listen to the discuss in a small group.

The Traders’ Working Lunch takes place in the Trader’s Theatre at the IX Investor Trader Show 2023 from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm.  We ask that you spend a maximum of 30 minutes with each mentor and choose with tables you will visit in advance using the information below.

Engage with your fellow attendees and a professional trading mentor at the Traders' Working Lunch sessions at IX Investor Trader Show 2023.
Table Discussion Topics 
  • Why trading should be as simple as possible
  • Why its important to find the right asset class to trade
  • Mistakes new traders make
  • Trading short-term v long-term
  • Volume versus Volatility
  • Risk management – using stop losses, trailing stops and how do you when to take your profit
  • Trading techniques to use to build and/or exit a position.
About Chris Tubby

Chris is a veteran trader with 48 years of trading experience and has been trading prop for the past 37 years, mainly with his own capital. 

Chris began his career in commodities becoming senior trader at the age of 22 for a global commodity trade house. 

His trading expertise is extremely varied and includes prop trading, arbitrage, and market-making for many exchanges on a variety of financial and commodity products.

Table Discussion Topics 
Steve Ward, Trading Coach

Steve will share some key insights and a number of practical strategies that are drawn from behavioral science and his work with institutional traders as a performance coach for the last 18 years, that can help you to manage your own trading fears more effectively, to be able to make better trading decisions and improve your market returns.

About Steve Ward 

Steve Ward specialises in working with traders, portfolio managers and markets professionals, helping help them to achieve and to sustain high performance by utilising the latest science, research and practice from elite performance, psychology, physiology, neuroscience, and behavioural science.

His clients include some of the world’s top hedge funds, asset managers, commodities trading houses, energy trading firms, utility companies, and proprietary trading groups across the globe.

Prior to starting his work with within the financial sector Steve provided sports psychology coaching to elite athletes and teams in over thirty different sports across the globe, and he has also provided psychological coaching for professional poker players.

Steve is the author of ‘Bulletproof Trader’, ‘Tradermind’, ‘High Performance Trading’ and ‘Sports Betting To Win’, and he has written, and featured in, many articles for leading financial publications.

Table Discussion Topics

I have a rules based system trading both directions which draws heavily on technical analysis and some use of Level 2. Being net short in February and March 2020 delivered positive returns as global equities slid across the board due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. This method was described in detail in my free short selling guide.

Risk management is the most important factor for me as capital drawdowns work against traders exponentially. I run technical filters that allow me to focus find strong names without listening to the noise, and I share these concepts in my email subscription and in my writing.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, you can email me directly at

About Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is a full-time UK trader of his own private capital since December 2016. He is willing to take a contrarian view and go against prevailing sentiment, relying on price action analysis to generate alpha.

See full bio

Table Discussion Topics


In 2002 Gavin Holmes had the good fortune to meet Tom Williams, a former syndicate trader who traded with one of the largest stock trading funds in America during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Tom wrote two books that he self published, “The Undeclared Secrets that Drive the Stock Market” and “Master the Markets.” Both books have now sold or been distributed to over 100,000 traders and investors worldwide. Tom connected with Gavin, and at their first meeting Tom explained that the markets were being manipulated on a daily basis by the “Smart Money”. Tom was himself a “Smart Money” insider, and he had developed a trading system that could see the activity of the “Smart Money” as they were manipulating the markets by observing the interrelationship between volume, price action and the closing price on a price chart. Tom developed a methodology called Volume Spread Analysis and computerized his system with amazing results. Gavin became Tom’s protégé and over the last 9 years Gavin has become recognized as a worldwide expert in the Volume Spread Analysis methodology and market manipulation.

About Gavin Holmes

Gavin has become recognized as a worldwide expert in the Volume Spread Analysis methodology and market manipulation. Gavin has featured as a headline speaker at numerous seminars and webinars around the world, has provided educational courses for the CME Group in Chicago and has featured as the trader at the New York and Las Vegas traders expo’s Traders Challenge where Gavin traded his live account, showing the principles of VSA appearing live and taking trades.

Read Gavin’s full bio

Table Discussion Topics

Global economic events and the outlook for currencies and stock indices. 

Yohay Elam, FX Street

About Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam is a Senior Financial Analyst at Yohay joined FXStreet in 2018, contributing from his experience to a larger outfit. His insightful outlooks, event previews, and quick analyses have made the site more agile and created more value for traders. He has interviewed dozens of forex experts and has been quoted by other outlets. In 2021, Yohay moved to lead the content in FXStreet’s Premium offering, which includes writing and live webinars, interacting directly with subscribers, participating in the evolution of the product, and more.

Yohay’s full bio

Table Discussion Topics

Lifestyle trading guidance and tips from Alex Ong.

About Alex Ong

Alex Ong has been trading the financial markets for nearly two decades, and in this time has encountered and prospered in every type of event, economic cycle, central bank intervention or natural disaster you can think of. Alex trades and invests in a multitude of different markets including Equities, Currencies and Commodities. Alex is a seasoned professional with a wealth of trading and investment experience. As the Managing Director of a private investor fund, he successfully steered the fund and its investors through the Great Recession of 2007 – 2009 and today spends his time trading his own book and teaching others to make money trading and investing.

Full bio here

Table Discussion Topics

Trading the Forex markets successfully with the proper use of the Fibonacci ratios and the 1-2-3 pattern.

About Sunil Mangwani

Sunil has been trading the forex market & conducting trainings for the last 20 years. He has devised proprietary trading strategies based on his vast knowledge and in-depth study of the forex markets. He specializes in trading with price action and Fibonacci ratios. He uses the Fibonacci ratios to effectively trade patterns such as ‘The 1-2-3 pattern’, ‘Divergence’, ‘Wolfe waves’ and ‘Harmonic patterns.

Table Discussion Topics

Short-term trading. We’re not going to lie: Short term trading is hard work! And mastering Short term trading takes time, experience, and, for most people, a lot of mistakes.

We designed Magnetic Blueprint to support you in a way no other trading education program does: you get to watch us make winning trades, step-by-step, so you can follow along and earn while learning.

About Cameron and Mark

One got out of the banks; the other got out of business so they could trade from anywhere in the world. They both ended up in Thailand, and the idea of Magnetic Trading was born.

Learn more about how Mark and Cameron became consistently profitable day traders and why they now teach others to do the same.

Tom Hougaard is a professional high-stake trader. He specialises in trading stock indices using price action, trading with absolutely no indicators – just the naked price chart.

He is the author of the best-selling book Best Loser Wins, which argues that normal behavioural thinking is the reason why 90% of traders lose. He trades live every trading day, where his tens of thousands of followers observe him put his knowledge into action in real-time.

Tom studied economics and finance at universities in the UK before joining JP Morgan Chase. Over the next 10 years in the City of London, he worked at the trading floor of a major CFD broker as their Chief Market Strategist.

Experienced investment banking trading professional and educator with a demonstrated history of working in a trading environment and professional training & coaching industry. Qualified technical analyst favouring trend following, momentum & pattern trading. Strong finance professional skilled in Asset Management, Securities, Trading Systems, Trading, and Structured Finance. Multi Asset class experience including cryptocurrencies.



Andrew is a full-time professional trader with over 35 years of experience in the financial markets. Andrew began his trading career on the London Stock Exchange and eventually migrated into the trading pits on the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE). His focus was the UK, US and German bond pits as well as FTSE and the sterling markets. He has worked for some of the top investment banks such as Warburgs, Swiss bank and Lehman brothers.

At the turn of the century, Andrew moved to Singapore and worked closely with the Singapore Stock Exchange assisting in their migration from open outcry to automated trading. He moved back to the UK in 2005 and began his online trading career. He now actively trades Forex, Cryptos, Stocks, and commodities and manages his fund retirement portfolio. He continues to be a full-time trader however, over the last 6 years he has split his time between trading and educating aspiring traders.  He has taught over 100,000 students and has built up a YouTube and social media following of over 350,000 and is a known face in the industry.

A trusted innovator in financial trading, Guy Cohen is the creator and originator of the unique OVI (Options Volatility Indicator).

During his finance MBA at Cass Business School, Guy specialized in stocks and options analysis. It was here that he found the trading tools for private investors were simply not good enough.

So he started to build his own, and focusing on extracting game-changing insight from data, he went on to become a successful trader. Over the years Guy’s research deepened in a largely unknown area of the market: options data, which he had been collecting and using for many years. This research resulted in the OVI and ultimately the WiseTraders platform.

Guy is passionate about unlocking the power of scarce information, and his mission is to help others achieve similar success trading the US stock market.

Specializing in stocks and options, Guy is also the author of best-selling trading books.

Today, Guy is a trusted guide, providing an array of services to private and professional traders alike.


Sunil has been trading the forex market & conducting trainings for the last 20 years. He has devised proprietary trading strategies based on his vast knowledge and in-depth study of the forex markets. He specializes in trading with price action and Fibonacci ratios. He uses the Fibonacci ratios to effectively trade patterns such as ‘The 1-2-3 pattern’, ‘Divergence’, ‘Wolfe waves’ and ‘Harmonic patterns.

Over his 20 year career, Sunil has been conducting live workshops, seminars and conferences on advanced trading techniques in a number of countries; including USA, Canada, London, Singapore, Jakarta, Barcelona and Moscow. He has incorporated the concepts of ‘Money Management’ & the ‘Mind’ factor (see his 3Ms model) into each of his trading programs

Adam Tibbetts has been involved in all aspects of CFD Trading for over twelve years with particular focus on Uk & US Equities. He has not only helped clients over the years to better understand technical analysis and market dynamics, but also been instrumental in the fundamental and technical analysis of stocks. He heads up the execution department at Award Winning Brokers Atlantic Capital markets and not only is a font of knowledge with trading but also helps guide other traders on what not to do.


Atlantic Capital


Atlantic Capital Markets, are an award winning market leader in advisory services. Catering both for the short term trader with our exclusive clients only research APP and equity trading alerts, and also for those looking for advice and guidance on their long-term portfolio. We use real time alerts and the latest trading technology to provide clients with an all-round service. Big or small at Atlantic all clients matter and all clients have their own dedicated point of contact, your eyes and ears in the markets. Why go it alone when you can have the professionals by your side.

I have been trend following since 2007 and average 30%+ per annum.

I am the co-founder of, a global community busy helping CEOs and HNWIs get consistent returns in the stock market using a proven strategy in 60 minutes a week. 

Sublime Trading has combined the timeless approach of trend following and technical analysis with cutting-edge technology to seamlessly cherry-pick and invest in the best stocks, commodities, and currencies. 

 And we show you how to do it tax-free here in The UK. 

 We have refined and optimised our investing Blueprint for today’s financial markets, empowering our community members with the knowledge for consistent returns in minutes a week.

 I am blessed to be an international speaker and a regular at these excellent Investor Shows Simon puts together for budding retail investors and traders.

 I contribute to Beninga and MoneyShow and have a following on social media of 30k and growing.

 I’m a bit of a workaholic but love working out, a good book, exotic animals, travelling and spending time with my dearest and nearest.  

 My favourite character is The Joker. He makes a lot of sense the older we get. 


Ian started his financial career at the age of 18 working as a Junior Swiss Broker at Godsell Astley and Pearce (London). He quickly moved through the ranks and was Desk Manager at RP Martins at the age of 29. His passion is Foreign Exchange. The highlight of his career was winning The Best Research House for FX in 2015 while being a director and part-owner of Signal Centre, a company that supplies trade ideas and education to the retail marketplace. His specialist fields are single currency analysis and cypher patterns combined with a unique system that he has developed to highlight areas of support and resistance. He first contributed to the FXStreet site nearly 20 years ago and has been in constant contact with Francesc and the team over this lifetime of trading. Ian commented on his move ‘It has been a long time coming! I have always been impressed by the content and the quality of work produced by the FXStreet Team. It is great to now be a member of that family. I am looking forward to contributing to the premium service and helping the FXStreet Team to further develop tools that traders need.’ Ian continues to study and gains great enjoyment in teaching others what he has learnt during his 30+ years in the financial markets. Ian holds the Society of Technical Analyst diploma.

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