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.

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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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