25th IAKS Congress

The 25th international IAKS Congress on Nov 7 to10, 2017 attracted over 400 visitors and delegations from 39 countries and provided outstanding opportunities for top-level international networking between experts and decision-makers. FSB and the IAKS Congress demonstrated emphatically that they are the world’s foremost business and communication hub of the international sports facility and leisure industry – and hence an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration.

Experts from Europe, Canada, the USA, Russia and Australia presented the global trends in future sports and leisure facilities. These include the growing importance of the multi- functionality of exercise spaces for life-style activities, a stronger focus on universal, accessible design for an ageing society, and the commitment to sustainable construction for the achievement of climate protection targets.

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12.August 2014 | Congress

24th Internationaler IAKS Congress 2015: IAKS will celebrate its 50th anniversary!

IAKS will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on the occasion of FSB 2015 from 27th to 30th October 2015. IAKS will take this opportunity to cast a look back in time at the history of the sports and leisure infrastructure.

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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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