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International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA), www.irta.com,
is holding its 36th Annual International Convention September 17 to
19, for the purpose of providing education about alternative capital
systems currently used globally for increasing economic activity.
The IRTA convention will be held at the all-inclusive Solmar Resort
in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Leaders from local, national and
international commercial and non-commercial mutual credit clearing,
counter-trade systems and complementary currencies will attend
IRTA's Convention. Participants strive to further advance industry
collaboration for alternative marketplaces that benefit NGO's,
businesses, consumers and non-profits.
operates the largest global inter-exchange trading platform,
Universal Currency Clearinghouse Inc., (UC), and recently formed the
Complementary Economics Foundation (CEF), whose mission is to
provide meaningful education, public awareness and support services
for all alternative capital trade based systems.
mission is to provide an ethically based, global organization
dedicated to the advancement of alternative capital systems through
education, self-regulation, high standards and governmental
For more information and to register,
click here or
contact Executive Director Ron Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org and 757-393-2292.
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