The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) today announced the 4th Annual IHRSA Technology Summit. The Summit will be held March 7 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM during the 27th Annual International Convention & Trade Show at the San Diego Convention Center. A keynote from recognized industry leader and Titan Fitness CEO, Jeff Skeen, will highlight the Summit, which is sponsored by CheckFree Health & Fitness, now part of Fiserv Inc.
 
During his keynote, Skeen will present his unique perspective on how clubs can leverage technology to gain competitive advantage, enhance profitability and improve member loyalty. Skeen will share insights gained from more than 15 years of first-hand experience in club management and consulting, such as:
 


·         The value of properly used technology


·         The impact of technology on the three key components of club health


·         Maximizing club efficiency through operational organization


 


In 2007, Skeen and his partners founded Titan Fitness, an investment company with the goal of becoming one of the largest Golds Gym franchisees in the world. He and his partners also founded Titan Management Solutions, a consulting company that helps Golds Gym franchisees open new stores and improve operations. Skeen is a former principal and CIO of Golds Gym International.
 
Jeffs success is a testament to his understanding of the ins and outs of running a health club, said Joe Moore, IHRSA President and CEO. Attendees of the IHRSA Technology Summit will learn practical strategies they can apply at their own clubs, particularly how technology can help them operate more effectively.
 
The IHRSA Technology Summit is open to all IHRSA Convention attendees and club owners, and club managers and club IT decision-makers are encouraged to attend. There is no pre-registration requirement.
 
For more information about the Technology Summit, visit www.IHRSA2008.org or www.checkfreecompete.com.



The 27th Annual International Convention & Trade Show will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, March 5-8, 2008. In addition to attending the Technology Summit, attendees and media can:


 



  • Experience exciting new product launches and exercise classes from over 400 expected exhibiting companies
  • Witness the latest in trends, equipment, products and fashions
  • Be motivated by keynote and featured speakers, including Bob Woodruff, ABC News Anchor and Reporter; Kjell Nordstrom, Global Business Visionary and Author of Funky Business; Dick Vitale, ABC Sports and ESPN College Basketball Analyst; Dr. Ronald Davis, President, American Medical Association and more
  • Break a sweat and be the first to try the latest workout classes
  • Interact with professionals from every area of this dynamic industry
  • Show support for the industry initiatives to help Americans fight obesity and build healthy habits Get Active America! and I Lost It at the Club!

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