Trends in Europe and Public Value: International IAKS Pools Conference, 12./13.9.2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)

What are the guarantees of success among current trends in the design and operation of swimming pools and spas? Experts from Ireland, France and Germany will be discussing the latest trends in the panel discussion on 12 September.

Look forward to Gar Holohan, founder and CEO of the Aura Holohan Group in Ireland. The Aura Holohan Group specialises among other things in sports and leisure architecture and in Ireland provides not only extensive consultancy but also management services in the sports and leisure segment. The Aura Holohan Group ranks as the biggest operator of swimming pools on the Emerald Isle.


François Mouilleron will also be affording insights into his extensive expertise. He is the Director of Marketing and Development at the French Recréa Group that operates over 60 pools.




The panel is completed by Andreas Schauer, Managing Director of Schauer & Co based in Germany. The company has been covering everything from the concept stage, design and construction through to operation for over 20 years.




Another highlight of the IAKS Pools Conference is scheduled immediately after the networking lunch: public value and social policy return on investment. Insider knowledge will be shared by Rainer Pethran, Managing Director of GMF GmbH & Co. KG which specialises in consultancy for and the management of leisure facilities, pools, thermal pools, hotels, spas and wellness facilities. The problems with financing and operating losses are becoming more acute and calling the very justification for swimming pools into question. How can the public value of pools be measured and communicated?

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