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.

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17.March 2014 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress: A retrospective - Trends in British recreation facilities

First off, James Johnston presented the Clickimin Leisure Complex on the Shetland Islands, which has been an important community and sports centre for islanders for the last 28 years.

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25.February 2014 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress: A retrospective - A post-games look at the venues for the London 2012 Games

On day two of the Congress, the focus lay on excellence in sports and leisure facilities. Prof. Geraint John, Honorary President of the Sports and Leisure Working Group at the International Union of Architects, first moderated a discussion on the post-games use of the venues from London 2012.

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29.January 2014 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress: A retrospective - Inclusive design and accessibility

The first congress session was devoted to the topic of inclusion in grassroots sports and leisure facilities. Chaired by Apostolos Rigas, Head of Paralympic Games Strategic Projects at the IPC, it looked at advances in inclusive planning at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, challenges with accessibility to temporary event structures and “invisible barriers” in sport.

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13.December 2013 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress: A retrospectice - Congress Opening

The 23rd IAKS Congress, along with the FSB and aquanale trade fairs, was opened on 22/10/2013 by Ute Schäfer, the North Rhine-Westphalian Minister for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport.

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28.October 2013 | Congress

FSB shines in 2013

FSB, the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, came to a close on 25 October 2013 with an all-round positive result and an extremely good atmosphere. A total of 622 companies from 44 countries

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