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 Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operations Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, as well as by Elfi Scho-Antwerpes, Deputy Mayor of the City of Cologne, and by IAKS President Dr. Stephan J. Holthoff-Pförtner.  A welcome address is given by Walter Schneeloch, Vice President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and Prof. Dr. Klaus Neumann from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin will speak the keynote. Ute Schäfer, Minister for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the federal state of the Land of North-Rhine/Westphalia will hold the opening speech. Ilka Essmüller, TV journalist, will present the opening ceremony.

Subsequent to the opening high-rate representatives from sport, policy and economy will start their tour at the trade fairs to get informed about the latest trends, products, design and business partners.