Brand new programme for the international IAKS Congress taking place during FSB goes live

The brand new programme for the international IAKS Congress, taking place from 7 to 10 November, during the FSB event in Cologne, Germany, is now available online.

The event offers an exciting and varied 4-day conference program, with no less than ten sessions and four workshops.


More than 40 speakers and experts from 15 countries promise a high-grade international exchange of experiences and exciting networking opportunities during this unmissable event.


Take a first look at all topics and speakers in the latest Congress Programme by clicking here!


Save money and book congress tickets until 7 September 2017 to benefit from the early bird prices with more than 25% discount!



25th IAKS Congress

IAKS will be holding its 25th international congress for the design, construction, modernization and management of sports and leisure facilities on the occasion of the FSB Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany, from November 7 to 10, 2017. Both events are devoted to link global trends with developments of the industry.


In 2017, the IAKS congress is focusing on the difficulties municipal governments in particular face as they try to maintain a healthy environment. New approaches to funding, project delivery and sustainable operations are critical to address this challenging shift.


The 2017 IAKS Congress program will feature a number of sessions allowing for presentation, round-table discussions and workshops. Participation by experts in planning, design, construction and operations will help foster an international exchange about new ideas and strategies, and facilitate a meaningful and insightful transfer of knowledge.


FSB – International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities

Preparations for the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities have already begun in earnest: with the FSB 2017 event to open its doors this November, 7-10, in the North halls of the Koelnmesse.


The bar has been set high for the FSB fair. After all, when the leading international trade fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities last drew to a close, international participation in the event had increased and the atmosphere was very positive. Around 26,836 visitors from 117 countries were won over by the offerings of the 662 exhibitors from 43 countries.


FSB, which was once again co-located with aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool & Ambience, thereby registered clear growth in the number of visitors, with an increase of more than 7 percent. According to a representative survey, exhibitors were correspondingly satisfied with the international character, as well as the high-quality visitor profile, of the event. These evaluations correlate with the results of the visitor survey, according to which almost 90% of visitors to FSB said they were directly involved in purchasing decisions or were advising on a purchase.




Sports Venue Business (SVB) is delighted to be an Official Media Partner for IAKS/FSB, with SVB CEO, Katie McIntyre, to be in attendance 9-10 November.



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