ITEX 28th Annual Convention A Blockbuster!
The ITEX Corporation (OTCBB:ITEX), a leading marketplace for
cashless business transactions in North America, reported that its
28th annual national convention, held at the Orleans Resort and
Hotel in Las Vegas (NV) during May 17-19, was a huge success.
�Each year ITEX hosts a premier international convention for its
franchisees, brokers and staff � the largest in its industry. This
year�s theme,� said CEO and Chairman Steven White, �was �Healthy
Attitude - Body - Business.� We dedicated a solid three days to
strategizing, sharing ideas and learning from each other. The
Orleans Resort and Hotel staff went above and beyond to ensure that
we enjoyed a memorable event.�
Monday � Owners Day
Opening comments by ITEX CEO Steve White with Q&A session, followed
by sessions for franchise owners that focused on how to grow and
manage their businesses.
Tuesday � New Member Registrations & Customer Service
Focused on how to hire effective sales people, prospecting tools,
sales presentation tips and strategies, plus closing techniques
along with a concurrent full-slate of sessions on customer service
best practices and techniques.
Wednesday � Corporate Overviews
Presented by the ITEX�s CEO and Vice Presidents, with an evening
Awards Ceremony and dinner celebrating the achievements of
franchisees this past year.
�ITEX is committed to raising the bar in every area to support
growth,� commented White. �We have more than doubled the number of
corporate employees attending this year�s event � a statement
indicating that we will not relax our efforts to continue to build a
strong network and dominate the cashless marketplace industry,� he
Bob Meyer, Publisher of Barter News, received a Lifetime Achievement
Award for his contributions to the cashless industry. Bob, a former
pitcher for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels, re-invented
himself after his 11 years as a professional athlete to found
BarterNews in 1979.
Jerry Howell, President of Midwest Barter and author of �The
Complete Idiot�s Guide to Barter and Trade Exchanges,� presented his
strategy for working with nonprofit organizations, helping them
realize the value of barter in fund-raising and offsetting cash