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.

The planning, development and operations of both new and expanded sports and leisure facilities has never been more challenging or faced as many contradictions. Various levels of government search for ways to provide the level of funding appropriate for maintaining and developing healthy communities. Municipal governments in particular are facing greater complexities and obstacles in providing appropriate facilities and programs.

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


04.November 2015 | Congress

The IAKS Congress offered interdisciplinary exchange at the highest level

The 24th IAKS Congress focused worldwide trends in the construction of sports and leisure facilities and presented pioneering projects.


23.October 2015 | Congress

470 attendees from 49 countries

With only a couple of days to go until the 24th IAKS Congress kicks off in Cologne, Germany (27-30 October), we have our latest attendance update.


20.October 2015 | Congress

50 year anniversary of the IAKS

For the 50th anniversary, the IAKS will take a look into the history of sporting and recreational infrastructure. Personal memories of meetings in Cologne, groundbreaking architectural ideas and significant innovations in the sports facility sector will play a role.


16.October 2015 | Congress

From Argentina to Turkey: attendees to converge for 24th IAKS Congress

Attendees from home and abroad seize the opportunity to register prior to the event.


17.September 2015 | Congress

New findings from FIFA’s Quality Programme for Football Turf

The outdoor sports facilities forum will take place for the first time at FSB 2015. The event will open on 27 October 2015 with FIFA's seminar...