BOSTON – December 4, 2006– The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and CheckFree (Nasdaq: CKFR) have announced Frank Abagnale, one of the world's most famous confidence men turned FBI instructor and consultant, will deliver a feature presentation at IHRSA's 3rd Annual Technology Summit. The summit is part of IHRSA's 26th Annual International Convention & Trade Show, to be held March 28-31, 2007 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
“We are delighted to have Frank Abagnale address our attendees at IHRSA's 3rd Annual Technology Summit,” said Joe Moore, President & CEO of IHRSA. “His insight into the secure management of consumer information and his extensive fieldwork serve as an excellent introduction to our Summit.”
Frank Abagnale has served as an authority on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents for more than 25 years. In 2002, he was profiled in the major motion picture “Catch Me If You Can,” which was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Abagnale has delivered presentations to hundreds of financial institutions, corporations, and government agencies around the world.
IHRSA's 3rd Annual Technology Summit, sponsored by CheckFree, is an event which aims to educate health club owners, managers and IT professionals on tactical ways to utilize technology. Top industry experts will share real-world examples and strategies for profitable, competitive technology programs. Topics will range from ensuring compliance with mandates such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, to enhancing profitability through technology. The summit is open to all show attendees and no pre-registration is required.
Additional information about IHRSA's 26th Annual International Convention & Trade Show, including a downloadable image of Frank Abagnale can be found at www.ihrsa.org or by contacting IHRSA public relations by phone at (617) 951-0055 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide, representing over 7,000 clubs in 74 countries, along with over 600 industry suppliers.
About CheckFree Health & Fitness (www.checkfreeclubmanager.com)
CheckFree Health & Fitness, a business unit of CheckFree Corporation, has delivered software and services designed to meet the operational, financial and membership management needs of the health and fitness industry since 1981. Today, CheckFree provides thousands of facilities worldwide with club management software, transaction processing and outsourced member billing and data management. The complete suite of solutions offered by CheckFree enables clubs of all sizes to grow and retain membership while maximizing revenue and minimizing day-to-day costs.