Every year IRTA holds an Annual International Convention in the U.S. or abroad. The annual convention is a two-day educational forum that provides seminars on the most current and topical subjects in the barter and trade industry. World renown speakers attend the annual convention to weigh-in on important global economic matters as well. IRTA also periodically host Spring European/Asian Chapter Conferences in Europe or Asia. IRTA continues to offer additional training and educational meetings as needed in other regions around the world to educate and improve the professional competence of participants of all sectors of the barter and alternative mutual clearinghouse systems industry.