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.


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


22.June 2017 | Congress

aquanale and FSB Press conference on registration level and themed halls concept

Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH Katharina C. Hamma informed the trade press on May 31 in Cologne, Germany in the course of the aquanale and FSB trade press conference. The current registration level of


08.September 2016 | Congress

FSB 2017 – Looking towards the future

As of now, exhibitors can register for FSB, the leading trade fair for amenity areas, sports, playground, leisure facility and the public swimming pool building industry - securing their stand area and the early bird discount until 31 January 2017.


15.December 2015 | Congress

Future trends in sports for all and outdoor spaces on the third day of the congress

The third day of the 24th IAKS Congress on 29 October 2015 was devoted to a very broad spectrum of topics. Experts presented their proposed solutions particularly for mass sports facilities, sports facilities at schools and universities, and adventure zones that are created by converting existing structures or in open spaces.