25th IAKS Congress 2017

The 25th IAKS Congress will take place from 7 to 10 November 2017 in Cologne. Concurrently, Koelnmesse and IAKS stage FSB - International trade show for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities - the world's biggest showcase for the industry's products and services.

At the 24th International IAKS Congress in October 2015, experts discussed trends and best practices for sports and leisure facilities. The focus was on the following aspects – how maximum sustainability can be achieved, how architecture contributes to the development of healthier generations, how sports facilities can act as a catalyst for a region and how sport centres contribute to creativity, communication, contribution and participation.


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.


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.


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.


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.


04.November 2015 | Congress

The IAKS Congress offered interdisciplinary exchange at the highest level

The 24th IAKS Congress focused worldwide trends in the construction of sports and leisure facilities and presented pioneering projects.