Congress archive

In 1969, the IAKS held an international Congress on the Planning, Modernization and Management of Sports and Leisure Facilities in cooperation with Koelnmesse. This Congress was held concurrently with the sports facility fair in Cologne, known at the time as the International Exhibition for Sports Facility Construction and Pool Facilities.

Today the trade fair is called the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities (FSB) and the IAKS Congress has developed into a permanent fixture.
Over the last 46 years, a total of 909 experts from 47 countries have given talks and supplied technical information at the total of 24 congresses.

 

IAKS Congress 2015

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

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IAKS Congress 2013

The world of sports and leisure facility development has been converging on Cologne every two years since 1969: At the international IAKS Congress, global infrastructural trends, technical topics and best practices are presented and discussed.

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IAKS Congress 2011

The 22nd IAKS Congress, which focused on global trends in the construction of sports and leisure facilities and presented pioneering projects, was again very well attended. Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner, President of the IAKS, came to this conclusion: “The perfect symbiosis between FSB and the IAKS Congress makes Cologne the centre of the international sports and leisure sector every two years.

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IAKS Congress 2009

To mark its 40th anniversary the IAKS Congress from 28th to 30th October 2009 once again lived up to its reputation as the worldwide think tank for the sport and leisure industry. Around 550 guests and delegations from more than 40 countries seized the opportunity to inform themselves about the latest trends.

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IAKS Congress 2007

The IAKS Congress for the Design, Construction, Modernization and Management of Sports and Leisure Facilities is celebrating its anniversary. At the end of October 2007, the world of sports facility development converged on Cologne for the 20th time.

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IAKS Congress 2005

19th International IAKS Congress with international trade fair FSB Design, Construction, Modernization and Management of Sports and Leisure Facilities Cologne, 26th to 28th October 2005.

 

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