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



11.September 2017 | Congress

Why attend the 25th IAKS Congress 2017?

23.August 2017 | Congress

Where can I find out about product innovations in 2017?

Innovative solutions for the construction and operation of sports and leisure facilities: the sponsors of the 25th IAKS Congress are supporting this year’s congress with


26.July 2017 | Congress

Programme for the 25th IAKS Congress is now online

The brand new programme for the international IAKS Congress taking place from 7 to 10 November at FSB in Cologne has gone online!


26.July 2017 | Congress

First-rate support from IOC, IPC, Sportaccord and Federal Ministry of the Interior for IAKS Congress

Dr Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, Patrick Baumann, President of SportAccord, and Dr Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s Minister of the Interior


22.June 2017 | Congress

IOC President congratulates the IAKS on its silver jubilee

For what is now the 25th time, the IAKS Congress will be the international meeting place for everything to do with sports facilities, swimming pools, amenity areas and urban design. IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach conveys