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IRTA�s Convention A Hit

IRTA�s 2011 International Convention at the Aventura Spa Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, surpassed everyone's expectations. The first-class all-inclusive resort, according to IRTA president Michael Mercier, was the finest property ever to host an International Reciprocal Trade Association convention.

Over 50 barter exchanges and 115 people attended the two-day convention, which included of engaging speakers and informative seminars. �We hit it out of the park with this convention,� enthused IRTA Executive Director Ron Whitney, �the challenge going forward will be to maintain the new standard set at the Aventura Resort. Some of the finest barter companies in the world came together with the unified goal of improving their trade exchanges, while also elevating the barter industry as a whole.�

At the convention, the IRTA membership adopted a modernized Ethics Code. This new Code contains important guidelines for barter exchange conduct on the relevant issues facing the barter industry today. It was the result of the hard work of the Ethics Code Revision Committee which consisted of IRTA President Mike Mercier (Metro Trading), IRTA Treasurer Mary Ellen Rosinski (Tradesource), IRTA Secretary Annette Riggs (Community Connect Trade), Harold Rice (American Exchange Network), and IRTA Executive Director Ron Whitney.

�The new IRTA Ethics Code is a huge step forward in setting meaningful standards in the barter industry. The Code is a clear indicator that membership in IRTA represents the highest level of professional conduct and ethical standards available in the industry,� said Mary Ellen Rosinski, IRTA Treasurer and Global Board Member.

For more info on IRTA and to view their Ethics Code click here.

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