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.

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07.August 2014 | Congress

New Hall Concept for 2015: FSB and aquanale are moving to Cologne's North Halls

New momentum in a dynamic new environment: From 2015, FSB, the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, will take place at Koelnmesse's modern North Halls. With the new "themed hall concept", FSB and aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, taking place simultaneously, are setting the right course for a successful future in Cologne.

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26.May 2014 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress: A retrospective - Activating urban environment

On its fourth and final day, the IAKS Congress directed its discussions towards providing activating spaces in urban environments. Stefan Siebert moderated the five presentations. Prof. Dr. Robin Kähler spoke about local sports structures in large cities and their contribution to urban development.
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12.May 2014 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress: A retrospective - Planning and designing for social benefits

Sports and leisure-oriented infrastructure projects from four continents were presented under the chairing of Prof. Dr. Carlos Vera Guardia and Johannes ­Bühlbecker.

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28.April 2014 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress: A retrospective - New approaches to design and management

Sven-Ake Wikers, Managing Director of ArenaProjekt in Sweden, moderated the session dealing with fresh design and management approaches.

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14.April 2014 | Congress

23rd IAKS Congress: A retrospective - Design innovations reducing energy and consumption of natural resources

The ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainability were the focus on day three of the IAKS Congress.

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