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Special Report On IRTA�s 33rd International Convention

IRTA Jamaican Convention Well Attended

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.�

IRTA successfully provided Registered Trade Broker (RTB) training and certifications to the following nine individuals:

  • David Bonilla, Florida Barter
  • Rachel Battaglia, Alamo Barter
  • Kayley Pitzele, BizXchange
  • Caroline Vallance, Nu Barter Sarasota
  • Bob La Rocca, Nu Barter Boca Raton
  • Jacquie Stein, Nu Barter Savannah
  • Robin Sinor, E Barter Nation
  • Nicole Colter, Barter Matchmakers
  • Chong Kee Tan, Bay Bucks

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