IRTA Europe Meeting Deemed Great
IRTA Europe is pleased to report the meeting in Gliwice, Poland, was
a great success. The conference was organized and hosted by BCI
Barter Systems� Dariusz Brzozowiec; his team did a tremendous job
for all who attended.
The meeting was represented by nine countries with 25 attendees from
BCI Barter Systems, Poland
EBB-Euro Barter Business Belgium, Belgium
EBB-Euro Barter Business BarterServ, Germany
EBBS-International Business School, Netherlands
Metro Trading Association, USA
TBEX The Business Exchange, Scotland
Turk Barter, Turkey
IRTA President David Wallach and Executive Director Ron Whitney,
During Elections, the members voted on a new European Chapter
Executive Committee as follows...
President: Richard Logie, The Business Exchange in Scotland
Vice President: Rob van Hilten, Qoin in Netherlands
Treasurer: Dariusz Brzozowiec, BCI Barter Systems in Poland
Secretary: Reiner Husemann, EBB-Euro Barter Business BarterServ, in
Discussion about both the upcoming Directive of the European
Parliament and of the Council on Payment Services in the Internal
The group has discussed the working document of the EU. In fact the
EU will regulate all payment systems, which also effects the barter
industry. After short deliberation in the group we have come to the
conclusion that we need assistance to understand the circulation and
its possible impact. IRTA will order an assignment to summarize and
determine the impact of the working document, and will receive a
guideline for how the industry should react.
IRTA Trust: A topic of discussion presented by Reiner Husemann was
to form the IRTA Trust.
This program would have other IRTA Trust members take over existing
trade exchange clients should one file for bankruptcy or go
insolvent. In theory, this would avoid the overwhelming negative
impact on the industry seen in the past and minimize it in the
future. While not yet approved, further discussions are planned on
how to implement such a complex program and will continue at the
next IRTA meeting in September at IRTA�s 29th annual conference at
the Westgate River Ranch in Florida.
IRTA Consulting Service: IRTA has secured a talented group of
professional consultants that will support the members of IRTA.
This type of service will be extremely valuable to any start-up or
existing company. Specialists, for example, include: accounting,
marketing, sales, taxes and lobbying. All members will have access
to these types of support channels. (For more information please
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details
forthcoming on the IRTA web site
IRTA 2008 Annual Convention: September 22 - 25 at the Westgate River
Ranch in Florida.
Scheduled are several days of networking events, team-building,
learning and fun!