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.

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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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

Inclusive sport-for-all is top topic of the first congress day – interview with Sir Philip Craven

“Inclusive design and accessibility: achievements and future tasks” -  the opening seminar of the 23rd IAKS Congress is dedicated to this topic and will be followed by the exclusive interview with Sir Philip Craven., President of the International Paralympic Committee.  The seminar will be presented by

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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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22.August 2013 | Congress

Spanish and Russian version of the conference program are online

The detailed congress programme of the 23 IAKS Congress is now available in Russian and Spanish.

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