October 2, 2012
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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Special Report On IRTA�s 33rd International Convention
IRTA Jamaican Convention
More than 45 barter and
trade organizations attended IRTA�s 33rd International Convention in
Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The convention was highlighted in Jamaica�s
largest newspaper, The Jamaica Observer, in its September 14
edition. The publication had extensive coverage of the convention
and its local host, Anbell Trade Exchange.
The well-attended event
provided an important learning opportunity for seasoned barter
industry veterans as well as new exchange owners. An Outstanding
Achievement Award recipient, Scott Whitmer of Florida Barter,
commented, �It was one of the best barter industry conventions I
have ever attended in over thirty years � there was a lot of energy
and new faces. IRTA certainly delivered the goods, both in terms of
quality programming and a fun all-inclusive property.�
provided Registered Trade Broker (RTB) training and certifications
to the following nine individuals:
Nu Barter Sarasota
Bob La Rocca, Nu
Barter Boca Raton
Jacquie Stein, Nu
Robin Sinor, E
Chong Kee Tan, Bay
Awards Unveiled At
Annual IRTA Convention
Long time industry
veterans Sally Selbman (American Trade Group) and John Strabley (IMS)
received the top honors in September at IRTA�s annual convention.
Sally Selbman became the
second woman to obtain admission to the barter industry�s Hall of
Fame award for her more than 30 years of contributions to the
industry. �Sally is a true treasure of our industry,� offered IRTA
president, Annette Riggs. �David Wallach, along with Selbman, built
one of the strongest exchanges on the west coast and Sally has
devoted endless hours to improving the barter industry over the last
three decades. She is a much deserving recipient of the prestigious
Hall of Fame Award.�
John Strabley, CEO of
IMS was recognized for his exemplary achievements by receiving the
Paul St. Martin Distinguished Service Award. �Strabley worked
incredibly hard for IRTA and the industry this last year. He has
served on numerous committees and materially contributed to
virtually every important initiative IRTA put forth since he joined
the Global Board last year,� revealed IRTA executive director, Ron
Other award recipients
were as follows �
Outstanding Achievement Award:
Ron Whitney, IRTA
Community Connect Trade
American Exchange Network
Kim Strabley, IMS
Trade Management Consultants
Legend of Barter Award:
Brian Hall (CEO),
Bartercard International Group
Trevor Dietz (COO),
Bartercard International Group
Lee Brandfass, Trade
Dale Mardak (COO),
Sales Ambassador Award:
Catherine and Barry
Patty Weston, UC
UC Broker of the Year
Paula and Andrew
Pairman, Anbell Trade Exchange, Ltd.
Paul Bolte (CEO),
Bartercard New Zealand
Bruce Kamm, Virtual
Kurt Bradley, Trade
Gary Field, NuBarter
Kent Johnson, Saturn
Mary Ellen Rosinski,
Chip Davis, The
IRTA Elects Three
International Members To Global Board
At the International
Reciprocal Trade Association�s convention, recently held in Jamaica,
three international members were elected to IRTA�s Global Board.
The three new board
Paul Bolte (CEO), of
Bartercard New Zealand
(CEO), of Anbell Trade Exchange in Kingston, Jamaica
Rob van Hilten, of
Qoin in the Netherlands
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