25th IAKS Congress

The 25th international IAKS Congress on Nov 7 to10, 2017 attracted over 400 visitors and delegations from 39 countries and provided outstanding opportunities for top-level international networking between experts and decision-makers. FSB and the IAKS Congress demonstrated emphatically that they are the world’s foremost business and communication hub of the international sports facility and leisure industry – and hence an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration.

Experts from Europe, Canada, the USA, Russia and Australia presented the global trends in future sports and leisure facilities. These include the growing importance of the multi- functionality of exercise spaces for life-style activities, a stronger focus on universal, accessible design for an ageing society, and the commitment to sustainable construction for the achievement of climate protection targets.


25.October 2017 | Congress

Who can you meet in Cologne?

The attendee list is already filling up with facility operators, architects, designers, engineers, suppliers, organisations and academia for the 25th IAKS congress.

You can reserve your place online. Take a look at who you can meet on site in Cologne:


19.October 2017 | Congress

From community fields to the Olympic Stadium – how FIFA, World Rugby and FIH are encouraging innovation in the synthetic turf world

Synthetic turf sports pitches have changed the sporting landscape; no longer is a harsh climate or the need to sustain high levels of use a barrier to providing high quality sports fields.


19.October 2017 | Congress

High-calibre speakers

Look forward to insider knowledge from our high-calibre speakers.


18.October 2017 | Congress

National Indoor Arena Dublin equipped

Opened in January 2017, the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena is the new flagship facility at the National Sports Campus of Dublin. In addition to two dividing curtains, Elan Inventa supplied the Dublin arena with 6 blocks of telescopic stands. IAKS member Elan Inventa is also supporting the 25th IAKS congress as gold sponsor.


04.October 2017 | Congress

Expert advice in big demand

The 25th IAKS congress has recorded a good level of registrations from home and abroad. In big demand are the 4-day tickets that entitle holders to attend all ten sessions and four workshops.