WIR

The WIR Bank, or WIR (short for Wirtschaftsring, German for ‘Economic Circle’, and ‘wir’ = German for ‘we’), is a complementary currency system in Switzerland that serves SME businesses mainly in hospitality, construction, manufacturing, retail and professional services. The WIR offers a clearance mechanism in which business can buy from one another without using Swiss Francs and now has over 60,000 users and 45,000 SMEs with 15,000 employers or owners who participate as individuals.

Presented by Jens Martignoni, chaired by Panayotis Antoniadis (http://nethood.org/)

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Presentation slides are available for download here (PDF 986k)

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