25th 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.

In 2017, the IAKS congress is focusing on the difficulties municipal governments in particular face as they try to maintain a healthy environment. New approaches to funding, project delivery and sustainable operations are critical to address this challenging shift.

The 2017 IAKS Congress program will feature a number of sessions allowing for presentation, round-table discussions and workshops. Participation by experts in planning, design, construction and operations will help foster an international exchange about new ideas and strategies, and facilitate a meaningful and insightful transfer of knowledge.


Welcome address of the IAKS President




16.November 2017 | Congress

IAKS fair stand at FSB serves as popular focal point

Members, business partners and friends of the IAKS appreciate the IAKS as its network for the industry. Once again, the IAKS fair stand at FSB served as a point of convergence for


16.November 2017 | Congress

25th IAKS congress: interdisciplinary exchange at the highest level

The 25th edition of the international IAKS congress attracted over 400 guests and delegations from 39 countries and offered excellent opportunities for the international exchange of information between experts and decision-makers.


02.November 2017 | Congress

350 attendees from 37 countries

The Who’s who of the sports facility industry will converge from the 7th to 10th November. About 350 attendees from 37 countries have already registered.


25.October 2017 | Congress

Who can you meet in Cologne?

The attendee list is already filling up with facility operators, architects, designers, engineers, suppliers, organisations and academia for the 25th IAKS congress.

You can reserve your place online. Take a look at who you can meet on site in Cologne:


19.October 2017 | Congress

From community fields to the Olympic Stadium – how FIFA, World Rugby and FIH are encouraging innovation in the synthetic turf world

Synthetic turf sports pitches have changed the sporting landscape; no longer is a harsh climate or the need to sustain high levels of use a barrier to providing high quality sports fields.