IAKS Congress

IAKS will be holding its 25th international congress for the design, construction, modernization and management of sports and leisure facilities on the occasion of the FSB Trade Fair in Cologne from 7th to 10th November 2017. Both events are devoted to link global trends with developments of the industry.

The planning, development and operations of both new and expanded sports and leisure facilities has never been more challenging or faced as many contradictions. Various levels of government search for ways to provide the level of funding appropriate for maintaining and developing healthy communities. Municipal governments in particular are facing greater complexities and obstacles in providing appropriate facilities and programs.

In 2017, the IAKS congress is focusing on the difficulties municipal governments in particular face as they try to maintain a healthy population. Read more about new approaches to funding, project delivery and sustainable operations which are critical to address this challenging shift.

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08.September 2016 | Congress

FSB 2017 – Looking towards the future

As of now, exhibitors can register for FSB, the leading trade fair for amenity areas, sports, playground, leisure facility and the public swimming pool building industry - securing their stand area and the early bird discount until 31 January 2017.

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15.December 2015 | Congress

Future trends in sports for all and outdoor spaces on the third day of the congress

The third day of the 24th IAKS Congress on 29 October 2015 was devoted to a very broad spectrum of topics. Experts presented their proposed solutions particularly for mass sports facilities, sports facilities at schools and universities, and adventure zones that are created by converting existing structures or in open spaces.

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15.December 2015 | Congress

Stadiums and Tourism development as catalysts: on the fourth day of the congress

Stadiums are regarded as catalysts for healthy urban development. A homogeneous overall picture is created if they are integrated effectively.

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30.November 2015 | Congress

Sector-specific workshops and exemplary sports facilities on the 2nd day of the event

After two keynote speeches, some 100 participants seized the opportunity to discuss the current situation and future tasks of their particular sector on the morning of 28 October 2015 at the 24th IAKS Congress.

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19.November 2015 | Congress

Focus on major sports events and legacy on the first day of the 24th IAKS Congress

To kick-off this year’s IAKS Congress on Oct 27, 2015 experts gave an insight on the impact of major sports events for local development.

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