26th IAKS Congress

The IAKS congress is the most important international forum dedicated to the planning, designing, funding, and operations of sports, recreation and leisure facilities.

The 26th edition of the IAKS Congress is staged together with the FSB - the leading trade fair for amenity areas, sports and pool facilities - in Cologne, Germany from 5 to 8 November 2019.

IAKS members, organizations, companies and individual experts are invited to submit their ideas or specific proposal abstracts for either a presentation or round table discussion as part of the programme for the 2019 IAKS Congress.


25.October 2017 | Congress

Who can you meet in Cologne?

The attendee list is already filling up with facility operators, architects, designers, engineers, suppliers, organisations and academia for the 25th IAKS congress.

You can reserve your place online. Take a look at who you can meet on site in Cologne:


19.October 2017 | Congress

From community fields to the Olympic Stadium – how FIFA, World Rugby and FIH are encouraging innovation in the synthetic turf world

Synthetic turf sports pitches have changed the sporting landscape; no longer is a harsh climate or the need to sustain high levels of use a barrier to providing high quality sports fields.


19.October 2017 | Congress

High-calibre speakers

Look forward to insider knowledge from our high-calibre speakers.


18.October 2017 | Congress

National Indoor Arena Dublin equipped

Opened in January 2017, the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena is the new flagship facility at the National Sports Campus of Dublin. In addition to two dividing curtains, Elan Inventa supplied the Dublin arena with 6 blocks of telescopic stands. IAKS member Elan Inventa is also supporting the 25th IAKS congress as gold sponsor.


04.October 2017 | Congress

Expert advice in big demand

The 25th IAKS congress has recorded a good level of registrations from home and abroad. In big demand are the 4-day tickets that entitle holders to attend all ten sessions and four workshops.