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28th International IAKS Congress in Cologne at FSB 2023 - Review

Exciting panel discussions, lectures and expert circle meetings. The world's leading international forum on the planning, construction and operation of sports and leisure facilities once again becomes a hub for inspiration and innovation with its 28th edition.

IAKS Kongress at FSB

The IAKS Congress is the meeting place not to be missed for professionals from the sports, leisure and recreation facilities industry. The conference allows for key insights in the latest findings in design, construction, modernization and management of sports and leisure facilities.

With over 500+ attendees representing architects, engineers, clients, designers, local authorities, technical and operative management, sports federations, and clubs, the IAKS Congress features meaningful connections and networking through its presentations and panels, networking sessions, roundtable discussions, and drink receptions.

The IAKS Congress will kick off with keynote speeches reflecting the overall motto of „Building resilient communities through sports and leisure facilities“. Throughout the four-day event, eight sessions in total will provide participants with in-depth learning opportunities around the following topics:

  • Building resilient communities through sports and leisure facilities.
  • The activity path to 2032 and beyond: Looking at the Australian market and future developments.
  • Socially relevant design: A commitment to the whole community.
  • Equal participation for diverse user groups: Gender aspects, universal design, and participation process.
  • How does today’s design influence future opportunities and impact? Creating awareness for the long-term impact of today’s decisions.
  • Reducing the environmental footprint: How can we achieve sustainability and carbon footprint reduction?
  • Active living in the public domain: Sports park design to activate the neighbourhood and create new relationships.
  • Synthetic turf developments: Update on legal restrictions and R&D findings.

Information on the programme and speakers

Impressions IAKS Congress 2023

IAKS Congress Contacts

  • IAKS International Association for Sports and Leasure Facilities

    Eupener Str. 70
    50933 Köln
    Tel. +49 221 1680 230
    Fax +49 221 1680 2323

    Write an e-mail
    To the IAKS website