Bartercard Stages World’s
Largest Trade Show $4
Million Traded In 7 Hours
company’s 15th anniversary, Bartercard Australia staged the world’s
largest trade show on June 18 in Queensland.
twenty-six (326) exhibitors from Australia, Thailand, and the UK
sold holidays (vacation packages), wine, golf equipment, cosmetics,
and a variety of other goods and services in the 7-hour event.
Managing Director Andrew Federowsky said over 3,000 people attended.
“For the first time ever we opened the door to non-members, and
provided them the opportunity to see exactly what exciting business
opportunities Bartercard had to offer.”
celebrated the 15-year milestone by giving away 15 exciting prizes
over a 15 week period. Door prizes at the trade show included a
plasma TV, LCD, Quad bike and an in-car entertainment system.
largest barter company also supported the local community by
donating $1 trade dollar for every transaction which occurred at the
trade show (over 6,000). The trade dollars were donated to the
Queensland Spina Bifida Association.
Bartercard operates in 16 countries around the world, has 75,000
members and does $3 billion in cashless transactions (sales &
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Announces Keynote Speaker
International Reciprocal Trade Association announced that Tom Greco
Jr., author of MONEY: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to
Legal Tender will be the keynote speaker at their international
barter conference, September 14th to the 17th at the TradeWinds
Island Grand resort in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.
Greco is an
economist, educator, writer, researcher, and consultant, who, for
more than 20 years, has been working at the leading edge of
transformational restructuring. Besides his frequent presentations
and interviews, he has served as an advisor on the creation of
includes community economic development, monetary theory, community
currencies and cashless exchange systems, computer applications,
information and educational technologies, statistics, and survey
presentation will highlight and follow-up on the concept of an
international trade credit currency that was initially proposed by
IRTA’s former executive director, Paul Suplizio, and revisited in a
video address to attendees at the 2004 conference.
thrilled about gaining Tom Greco’s commitment to speak and
participate in our conference this year,” Krista Vardabash, IRTA
Executive Director, emphasized. “I met with Tom back in 2001 and we
discussed the importance of barter exchanges understanding the
critical and important role they play in providing alternatives to
legal tender. We are excited to have the opportunity to present
these thoughts and principles to IRTA conference attendees.”
“This is a
great add-on to the speaker IRTA presented last year, Bernard
Lietaer, who spoke about the importance of collaborative efforts of
international networks such as the one that IRTA promotes,” noted
Richard Logie, IRTA Global Board Member.
information, please contact Krista Vardabash at
email@example.com, or call (585)
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TeleTrade International Transactions Up 19%
Lasater reports that TTi’s international service center for
independent trade exchanges increased 19% for the first half of
2006, compared to the same period in 2005. Combined transactional
volume for the exchanges within the
system was $54,120,439. (The volume increase totaled $4.7 million.)
its eValues internet technology in 1999, aggregate trading activity
for all sites totals $399,207,522.
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Economists Are Bearish, For Different Reasons
Shiller, a Yale University economist, says the U.S. housing
market is in more danger than most people think. Known for his
book Irrational Exuberance, which predicted the bursting
of the stock bubble in the 1990s and the coming of a similarly
speculative bubble in housing, Shiller believes pundits today
are still “more upbeat than they ought to be” about housing. He
asserts the housing market’s fundamentals are not that strong.
Shiller, who made a name for himself by studying the behavioral
quirks of investors, attributes the rapid rise in home prices
the past few yeas to psychology. Individuals have been enviously
trying to emulate the financial successes of their neighbors. He
says buying based on such psychological factors could end
suddenly, and then the tide turns “like a disease epidemic.”
bear on the global economy is Morgan Stanley’s economist Stephen
Roach. His chief concern is the exhausted American consumer.
Roach suggests that it is increasingly likely that the world’s
buyer of last resort (American consumers) will slow their
consumption. He points to numerous factors, such as mounting
debt and the cooling property market.
While emerging markets are on sounder economic footing
than they were in the 1990s, they have not succeeded in boosting
internal consumption. As a result, they remain heavily dependent
on exports as the sustenance of growth. And when American
consumers stop buying, emerging markets stop selling, Roach
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50,000 Internet TV Channels Just Around The Corner!
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If 500 TV
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the opportunities will truly be endless...as a huge variety of
small-audience programming, from personalized business news to very
low-budget independent films, will soon be broadcast over the
Internet. All viewable on demand via TVs, PCs, iPods, and cell
medium, called Internet protocol television (IPTV), is expected to
soon become a major competitor to broadcast and cable TV, since an
estimated 49 million Americans presently have the gear and broadband
connections needed to receive IPTV. (The Online Publishers
Association says 5% of U.S. Internet users already watch videos
is successfully using IPTV, offering live web broadcasts of all its
games for $69.95 a season. The package includes a “mosaic” feature
enabling viewers to watch six games of their choice simultaneously.
The U.S. House
of Representatives passed a measure June 8, allowing telecom giants
(like AT&T) to offer television service over their Internet networks
in all local markets. The U.S. Senate is considering a similar bill.
that companies, government agencies, and individuals all could buy
channels or IPTV broadcast time to air their messages. A programming
entrepreneur could set up and air an IPTV channel for $25,000,
versus today where a single hour of conventional commercial-reality
television costs $1 million or more.
Microsoft and Intel are working on software to ease the Web-to-TV
For a look at
the future check out one model for the new technology, a travel and
fashion show that American expatriates produce in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. It’s available free online in high definition from their
three half-hour episodes, produced on gear available at home
electronics stores, have been downloaded more than 25,000 times. The
creators of the show believe they can make money by running ads at
the beginning and again in the middle of the free show.
too early to foresee how many viewers would pay for unconventional,
user-generated channels. A hint of the future, however, could be the
viewership of the five top user-generated videos on
www.YouTube.com, which have
been seen 55 million times!
Editor’s note: If diversifying and personalizing media
choices is the next big thing for consumers, there’s going to be a
lot of media available for bartering. It’s simply a matter of
running ads and charging advertisers in proportion to the show’s
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