Now Is The Time To Register For IRTA’s 2022 Convention!

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Now Is The Time To Register For IRTA’s Planet Hollywood Convention! — Only Seven Days Left To Receive Free Blue Man Group Show Tickets! Time is running out to register for IRTA’s 2022 convention at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas from September 8th, (check-in), to 11th, (check-out), 2022. This will be the largest gathering of barter industry owners, brokers …

Register for IRTA’s Planet Hollywood Convention and Receive a Free Ticket to the Blue Man Group’s Vegas Show at the Luxor!!

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Register for IRTA’s Planet Hollywood Convention and Receive a Free Ticket to the Blue Man Group’s Vegas Show at the Luxor (for September 7th & 8th)!! IRTA’s Planet Hollywood Convention in Las Vegas from September 8th to 11th just got even better! IRTA is offering free tickets to the Luxor’s Blue Man Group Show for all individuals who register for …

Caroline Macdonald, CEO of BBX International, Selected as Keynote Speaker for 2022 IRTA Convention

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IRTA is proud to announce that second generation barter executive Caroline Macdonald, CEO of BBX International, (BBXI), has been selected as the keynote speaker at this year’s Planet Hollywood Convention in Las Vegas from September 8th to 11th. After coming-off two plus years of a pandemic, combined with the advancement of crypto and blockchain, the barter industry is poised to …

IRTA’s 2022 Annual International Convention to be Held at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino

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After enduring two plus years of the pandemic, IRTA is thrilled to announce that we finally will be getting back together again IN-PERSON at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from Thursday, September 8th, (check-in) to Sunday, 11th, 2022, (checkout). Plant Hollywood is conveniently located right on the strip and is ranked as a Top 25 Vegas Resort …

Attendees Praise IRTA’s Virtual Convention!

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Attendees Praise IRTA’s Virtual Convention! All Sessions Were Recorded for Post-Convention Viewing!IRTA made a courageous decision to hold a virtual convention during a global pandemic. The convention ran from September 23rd to 25th, 2020 and set an all-time IRTA convention attendance record with 209 attendees! Judging by the overwhelming acclamations pouring-in from the attendees, the virtual convention was a smashing …

Community Economist and Author Tom Greco Endorses IRTA Virtual Convention

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Thomas H. Greco, community economist and author of “The End of Money and the Future of Civilization” has enthusiastically endorsed IRTA’s upcoming virtual convention by calling it a “Landmark Event.” Tom’s email recommendation posted below also includes all the critical links to access IRTA’s virtual convention website and purchase tickets on Eventbrite. There is valuable programming for every member of …

Virginia’s Governor – Ralph Northam to Welcome Attendees to IRTA’s Virtual Convention!

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IRTA is proud to announce that the Governor of Virginia – Ralph Northam will be providing welcome remarks for the opening of IRTA’s Virtual Convention at noon on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020. IRTA’s virtual convention website is now accessible on your mobile phones, desktops or laptops, and tickets can be purchased on the website by clicking HERE. The virtual convention …

IRTA Launches Interactive Virtual Convention Platform & Announces The “Godfather of Crypto & Blockchain” Michael Terpin As Keynote Speaker!

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IRTA is delighted to announce the launch of the desktop/laptop and mobile versions of its easy-to-use interactive virtual convention website! The link to IRTA’s virtual convention website is: https://irta.pathable.co/ The virtual convention is being three days in a row, September 23rd to 25th, 2020, from noon to 4:00pm EST and includes eleven sessions led by the finest speakers that IRTA …

IRTA Selects Top-10 Virtual Convention Software Platform to Host September Virtual Convention!

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IRTA has signed an agreement with a top-10 ranked virtual event software company – pathable.com – to host our September 23rd to 25th, 2020 virtual convention. The virtual convention will take place four hours a day, three days in a row, and include a welcome reception, trade fair and awards ceremony. The #1 virtual event software review company, capterra.com, says …

IRTA Announces 2020 Virtual Convention for September 23rd to 25th!

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With Covid-19 still spiking in over twenty states in the U.S., the IRTA global board of directors has wisely decided to hold a virtual convention from September 23rd through 25th this year. The three-day programming will be for three to four hours a day and include internationally renowned speakers and interactive sessions for the organized barter, complementary currency, corporate trade …

Convention Cancelled Due to Hurricane Dorian

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IRTA Punta Cana Convention Cancelled Due To Hurricane Dorian Sadly, the Executive Committee met this afternoon and decided that due to the projected path of Hurricane Dorian – the prudent move is to cancel this year’s convention. The category 4 hurricane is projected to hit Florida and the southeast U.S. on Monday night, Tuesday & Wednesday – most likely closing …

IRTA Releases its Program Schedule for the Hard Rock Punta Cana Convention

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IRTA is pleased to release its program schedule for the upcoming 40th Anniversary Convention in Punta Cana – click HERE to review the program. The 3-night all-inclusive rooms are 100% on trade @ 700 UC per person! With check-in on Thursday, Sept. 5th, and check-out on Sunday, Sept. 8th, 2019. IRTA is also offering a fantastic discounted registration fee for …

IRTA Selects Legendary NFL Placekicker Nick Lowery as Keynote Speaker for 2019 IRTA Convention

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IRTA is thrilled to announce that legendary NFL placekicker Nick Lowery will be the keynote speaker to open IRTA’s 40th Anniversary Convention at the Hard Rock Punta Cana Hotel & Casino on Friday morning, September 6th, 2019! Nick’s unwavering determination and persistence are the driving forces behind his NFL and life successes. Despite being cut by 8 out of 11 …

Five-Star All-Inclusive Hard Rock Punta Cana Hotel and Casino Selected For IRTA’s 40th Anniversary Convention!

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IRTA is proud to announce the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana has been selected for our historic 40th Anniversary International Convention. The dates are Thursday, September 5th to Saturday, September 7th, 2019. Conde’ Nast gives the hotel its highest rating, “The Hard Rock Punta Cana’s all-inclusive hotel and casino exudes lavish five-star all-inclusive amenities and personal services …

IRTA’s 2018 Convention Award Recipients Honored

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IRTA is pleased to announce this year’s 2018 Convention award recipients and thanks each of them for their valuable contributions to the barter industry. This year’s major award recipients are: David Wallach Outstanding Achievement Award Mary Ellen Rosinski, Tradesource Paul St. Martin Outstanding Achievement Award: Karen Welch, We Trade Network Legends of Barter Award: Ric Zampatti, The Barter Company Gary …

IRTA’s 2018 Convention a Huge Success!

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IRTA’s 2018 Bally’s Las Vegas Convention was full of energy from start to finish. One-third of the 100+ attendees were from new companies to the barter industry. Many have said it “was the best IRTA Convention ever!” Tanya Galdamez, from Crescent City says, “General Honore’s speech was invigorating and humorous. The seminars were super informative – and with no yawning! …

IRTA Releases Program Schedule for 39th Annual Convention at Bally’s!

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IRTA is excited to release our program schedule for this year’s 39th Annual International Convention at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. To review the program schedule, click HERE. IRTA conventions are first-class! Don’t miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear and meet keynote speaker General Honore’. Network with top industry leaders and have a blast in Vegas at …

Lieutenant General Russell L. Honoré (“The Ragin’ Cajun”) Named Keynote Speaker for IRTA’s 2018 Convention at Bally’s (Las Vegas)

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IRTA is proud and excited to announce that the keynote speaker for this year’s 39th Annual International Convention will be a true American superstar, retired Lt. General Russell Honoré. Lt. General Honoré, (aka “The Ragin’ Cajun”), had a distinguished 37 year Army career. He is best known as the Commander of the Joint Task Force Katrina, the 33rd Commanding General …

IRTA’s 39th Annual International Convention to be Held at Bally’s Las Vegas!

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IRTA is thrilled to announce that this year’s 39th Annual International Convention will be held at the 4.5 star Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 6th to 8th, 2018. The incredibly affordable IRTA member convention rates include a per-person registration fee of $559 USD and a 3-night hotel stay (500 UC), with check-in on Thursday, Sept. 6th, …

IRTA Convention Sponsors and Program Schedule Released!

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IRTA is proud to announce the following sponsors for this year’s 38th Annual International Convention being held at the 4.5 star all-inclusive Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun, Mexico from September 14th to 16th, 2017. IRTA greatly appreciates the support of all our 2017 convention sponsors: WorldTradeX – Convention Host Sponsor IMS – Platinum Sponsor Saturn Barter – Gold Sponsor Skyauction …

Annette Riggs Elected to Barter Hall of Fame

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Will Be Inducted at 2017 Cancun Convention The Barter Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce that Community Connect Trade Association’s, (CCTA), founder and Managing Director, Annette Riggs has been elected to receive the 2017 Barter Hall of Fame Award at IRTA’s 38th Annual International Convention at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun. Annette has over 30 years of …

IRTA Announces 2017 Convention Keynote Speaker – Jonathan Weaver

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IRTA is delighted to announce that this year’s keynote convention speaker will be 20-year champion of barter and renown business authority, Jonathan Weaver. Jonathan’s keynote speech is titled, “Your Barter Business Is Good – Are You Good Enough To Make It Better?” Patti Falus, President of Barter Network, Ltd. in Toronto, Canada, has seen Jonathan Weaver in action, she says, …

Save the Date: 2017 IRTA Convention

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IRTA is thrilled to announce that this year’s 38th Annual International Convention will be held at the 4.5 star all-inclusive Grand Oasis in Cancun, Mexico from September 14th to 16th, 2017. The incredibly affordable IRTA member convention rates include a per-person registration fee of $559 USD and 3-nights of all-inclusive rooms at 100% trade, (500 UC), with check-in on Sept. …

2016 IRTA David Wallach Award Scott Whitmer

Scott Whitmer Receives IRTA’s Prestigious 2016 David Wallach Outstanding Achievement Award

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David Wallach was one of the barter industry’s finest leaders and visionaries. David’s remarkable contributions to the barter industry spanned 30+ years. He served as IRTA’s President from September 2007 until March of 2011, at which time the IRTA Global Board of Directors unanimously named him President Emeritus of IRTA. David served as IRTA’s President Emeritus until his passing on …

IRTA Announces Award Recipients, Top UC Traders, New Board Members and Officers!

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IRTA recognized the outstanding contributions made by numerous industry professionals in 2016 at last month’s Hard Rock Riviera Maya convention. IRTA congratulates all of the following award recipients for their meritorious efforts to improve, preserve and protect the barter industry: Barter Hall of Fame Award: Jack Schacht David Wallach Outstanding Achievement Award: Scott Whitmer IRTA Outstanding Achievement Award: Scott Whitmer …

Hard Rock Room Block for 2016 IRTA Convention is Sold Out, BUT… Other Hotel Options Available

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The response to IRTA’s Hard Rock Riviera Maya convention has been fantastic. So much so that IRTA has sold-out its entire convention hotel room block. But don’t worry, you still can attend IRTA’s 37th Annual Convention by staying at a nearby Oasis Hotel, 100% on UC trade, or by booking the Hard Rock Hotel directly online for cash by going …

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IRTA Releases Convention Schedule

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IRTA is pleased to release this year’s program schedule for the 37th Annual International Convention at the 5-star all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya. The program schedule is packed with incredible speakers and important seminars covering the most current topics and issues in our industry. To review IRTA’s 2016 convention program schedule, click HERE FOR ONLINE VERSION or HERE …

IRTA Convention 2016 Barter Hall of Fame Inductee Jack Schacht

Jack Schacht Selected as 2016 Barter Hall of Fame Inductee

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The Barter Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce that former Illinois Trade Association, (ITA), founder and CEO, Jack Schacht has been elected to receive the 2016 Barter Hall of Fame Award at IRTA’s 37th Annual International Convention at the Riviera Maya Hard Rock Hotel. Jack has over 40 years of barter, marketing, management and business leadership experience. He …

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IRTA Offers 8 Regional Oasis Hotels on Trade for Before or After This Year’s IRTA Convention!

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IRTA has negotiated an unprecedented arrangement whereby “shoulder rooms” before or after the 3-day IRTA Convention at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya will be offered on trade at any of eight select Oasis properties in the Cancun/Riviera Maya region! IRTA’s 37th International Convention is being held at the Hard Rock Hotel from September 22nd, 2016 to September 25th, 2016. Attendees …

Announcement: IRTA’s 37th Annual International Convention to be held at The Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya!

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IRTA is thrilled to announce that this year’s 37th Annual International Convention will be held at the 5-star all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico from September 22nd to 24th, 2016. The incredibly affordable IRTA member convention rates include a per-person registration fee of $559 USD and 3-nights of all-inclusive rooms at 100% trade (500 UC), with check-in on …