25th 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 7 to 10 November 2017. Both events are devoted to link global trends with developments of the industry.

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

The 2017 IAKS Congress program will feature a number of sessions allowing for presentation, round-table discussions and workshops. Participation by experts in planning, design, construction and operations will help foster an international exchange about new ideas and strategies, and facilitate a meaningful and insightful transfer of knowledge.

 

Welcome address of the IAKS President

 

 

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26.September 2013 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress: IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach Patron

Prestigious patronage for the 23rd IAKS Congress by Dr. Thomas Bach, the new President of the International Olympic Committee who is thus continuing a hallowed tradition.

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26.September 2013 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress. The second day of the IAKS Congress will focus on excellence in sports and leisure facilities.

“To be asked to be the Chairman of this session  is an honour and a privileged challenge. I am sure that the subject of London 2012 with its speakers will be of interest to the audience of specialists, who come to the Congress from all over the World”, says Prof. Geraint John.

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25.September 2013 | Congress

FIFA forum Quality for YOUR game during FSB on Oct 22, 2013 in Cologne

FIFA is once again holding a forum on the topic of artificial turf at this year’s IAKS (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities) congress in Cologne.

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20.September 2013 | Congress

Award-winning projects and designs from the 2013 IOC/IPC/IAKS award competition on Oct 23, 2013

"This year I am very excited to have the opportunity to co-chair the IAKS session on the Exemplary Awards and Students/Young Professionals Awards. Not only does this session highlight the very best in sports and leisure design, but it also points to a new generation of very exciting designers. As a jury member I was particularly impressed at the exciting ideas being developed across the globe. The IAKS is honoured to be a platform for encouraging and recognizing such talent." says Conrad Boychuk, Canada.  Together with Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer from Austria he will

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15.September 2013 | Congress

Opening of the 23rd IAKS Congress on Oct 22, 2013 at 10 h

Only 5 weeks to go and the International IAKS Congress will present already for the 23rd time high-rate seminars, workshops and interviews with experts and thus provide a large range of information in the field of sports facility construction.

The 23rd IAKS Congress starts with the official opening together with the FSB and aquanale trade fairs on October 22, 2013 at 10 h, where the who's who will meet. International guests are welcomed by

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