Orleans ITEX Convention Recap
Provided to BarterNews by Alan
Zimmelman, ITEX Executive VP.
The annual ITEX
convention, with the theme �Leading The Way,� was our 25th annual
event. Every office that attended received a two-ounce pure silver
commemorative coin, compliments of CEO Steven White. We held it at
the Doubletree Hotel in New Orleans, for five days of continuous
part was the daily assistance from four corporate employees, who
used their wireless computers to assist brokers and their staff in
becoming experts in our proprietary software for the Trade Exchange
Account Management system (TEAM).
were thus able to get one-on-one assistance and support on any phase
of the system. At the end of the event, the laptop computers were
given to the newest members of the President�s Club as their award.
of the Year was Graham
Norris, former CEO of ITEX and owner of the Salt Lake City office.
of the Year was awarded
to Ronnie Graham, franchisee of the Raleigh (NC) office. Hardly a
rookie, he was chosen from all the eligible brokers, including all
the former BXI offices. His gorgeous wife Rosann blushed a color of
red never seen before, as she now had to introduce her husband (a
new grandfather) as a �rookie!�
weather cooperated with the timing of our event; it was mild and
pleasant 90% of the time...the several short rain showers, however,
kept the temperatures down.
White presented an 80-minute review of the past three years, and
revealed some insight as to what plans were in the future. Our
stated goal is to increase 15% in size by next year�s convention,
which will be held in Las Vegas.