The 2nd IAKS National Congress of Sports Infrastructure was held from the 27th to 28th September in the course of the infraSPORT Trade Show of Sports, Recreation, and Tourism Infrastructure at the Polish Olympic Committee Center in Warsaw, Poland.
The event gathered more than 200 people, ranging from local governments’ representatives and national authorities, members of institutions and organizations of the sports community, to athletes of the highest Olympic ranks and more special guests.
The event was under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the Polish Olympic Committee, as well as the Polish Paralympic Committee. Przegląd Sportowy Editor-in-chief Michał Pol officially opened the event in front of Minister of Sport and Tourism Jarosław Stawiarski, Polish Olympic Committee President Andrzej Kraśnicki, Polish Paralympic Committee President Łukasz Szeliga, and IAKS International President Dr Stefan Kannewischer. IAKS Poland President Zbigniew Klonowski held the welcome address and opened the two-day event filled with panels and presentations.
43 national and international panelists deliberated a variety of topics, amongst others the development of sports infrastructure, winter sport infrastructure, infrastructure for small sport facilities and social consultations during the investment process.
The congress was a meeting of both national and foreign experts, who discussed issues concerning the sports and recreation infrastructure, most important for the municipalities and local governments.
The infraSPORT trade show offered the opportunity to meet with Olympic athletes Monika Pyrek, Marek Plawgo, Adam Kszczot and Piotr Lisek. The infraSPORT trade show area was constituted by over 25 stands of the largest institutions and companies of the sports infrastructure market.