Newcastle upon Tyne, 12-13 Sept 2018

International IAKS pool conference

Where do experts discuss international trends in the design and operation of swimming pools? The pool sector has a lively community in many countires, but there is (almost) no international exchange of expertise. Intelligent solutions rarely find their way across national borders, or only after a long delay. The IAKS is therefore organising the first-ever swimming pool conference specifically devoted to the exchange of international expertise among operators, owners, designers, consultants and manufacturers.

The event starts on 12 September with a tour of Hebburn Central designed by IAKS member FaulknerBrowns Architects. This is a municipal, multifunctional pool plus a gym combined on the English principle with non-sports usage. The tour will be followed by a networking dinner in Newcastle.

On 13 September, the conference run by IAKS President and pool expert Dr Stefan Kannewischer will be held. Speakers and panelists from Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom will be airing international trends in the fields of management, architecture and technology. The agenda will include such highly topical subjects as digitisation and inclusion. What are the latest trends in technology applications? How to measure the public value of swimming pools and how to communicate the social return on investment? What is the impact of new media behaviour and virtual reality on swimming pools?


EUR 130 (IAKS members)
EUR 175 (non-members)
EUR  60 (tour package on 12 September: guided tour, bus transfer, networking dinner including beverages)

Conference hotel:

Motel One Newcastle
Single occupancy rooms are GBP 59.00 room only (or GBP 68.50 for bed and breakfast) for the night of the 12th September.
Delegates can book these rates by calling +44 191 211 1090 or emailing and quoting UKFBROWN.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK