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MEI’s flagship Major Events Summit re-imagined as a virtual event

MEI’s flagship “Major Events Summit” has been re-imagined as a virtual event and will take place during the week of July 6th-12th 2020, with input from top level industry executives.


Ungerboeck Stadia & Arenas Industry Summit Virtual Panel Discussion

The objective of the Ungerboeck Stadia and Arenas Industry Summit virtual panel discussion will be to go through how the arena and stadia market is handling the Coronavirus pandemic and what steps are being taken to transition back to some sense of normalcy.


LIVERPOOL BEAT: A preview of what’s in store at ALSD International

Liverpool is a city best known for music and sport, being home to the Beatles, two Premier League sides in the form of the newly crowned champions, Liverpool Football Club, and local derby rivals Everton Football Club, as well as M&S Bank Arena (part of an event campus that includes ACC Liverpool and Exhibition Centre Liverpool), and Aintree Racecourse.


Moscow all set to host the sports industry’s largest exhibition in Russian history

Moscow is set to become the world capital of the sports business sector this May 14–16, when Crocus Expo IEC opens its doors, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Sports and the Russian Olympic Committee, to host the first international exhibition; SPORTS WORLD 2020.


CASE STUDY: Connacht Rugby data monetisation

PTI Consulting are helping Connacht Rugby evolve to fully realise their opportunity to create commercial growth through Data Monetisation strategies.


Enhance your visit at the FSB with the 26th IAKS Congress

The must-attend event for those involved in the sports facility sector is the 26th IAKS Congress. Discuss the latest trends on planning, building and operation of sports and leisure facilities. 


ALSD International, Europe’s leading Premium Seat event, is heading to Croke Park

ALSD International – Europe’s leading conference and exhibition for the Premium Seat sector – is coming to Croke Park, Europe’s third largest stadium, in the beautiful city of Dublin, Ireland, this October 28th and 29th. 


Soccerex unveil event line up for 2019

Soccerex, the global leader for the business of football, has today unveiled their event line up for 2019, which will see the organisation returning to China and the United States, as well as adding a new event – Soccerex Europe – that will take place in Oeiras, part of Greater Lisbon, Portugal, home to the UEFA European Champions.


Speaker lineup revealed for EVANZ 2018

The Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) has announced the speakers for its 2018 Annual Conference, which will take place at Eden Park in Auckland from 26-28 November 2018.


Europe’s first Premium Seat event gets set to touch down in London

Europe’s first premium seat show, ALSD International, is getting set to touch down in London this October, just a matter of hours before the first NFL game kicks off at the New Spurs Stadium.


Coliseum Summit EUROPE brings 30 top international speakers to London conference

Coliseum – a top name in international stadium conferences – is coming to London with 30 top international names in the sports venues business as speakers at the Coliseum Summit EUROPE 2018 on March 21-22, 2018.


LONDON CALLING: ALSD to host Europe’s first-ever Premium Seating conference

The Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) today announced its global expansion with the introduction of the ALSD International Conference & Exhibition, coming to London this October 11-12.


2018 Venue Operations Summit registration is now open

Venue Solutions Group – an industry leader in operational consulting to the public assembly facility industry – has announced that registration is now open for the 2018 Venue Operations Summit.



DESTINATION DUBLIN: ESSMA Summit 2018 set to be biggest yet

The ESSMA Summit is the go-to stadium industry event organised by ESSMA (European Stadium & Safety Management Association) in partnership with the ECA (European Club Association) and the EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues).


Sports Venue Business (SVB) to be in attendance at this week’s IAKS/FSB event in Cologne

Architects, planners, operators and investors from all over the world, will be coming together with important decision-makers from municipalities, sport clubs and associations – whoever is looking for solutions for the amenity areas, playgrounds, sports or public pool facilities at the FSB event in Cologne, Germany, this week.


IAKS (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities)





The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) was founded in Cologne, Germany, in 1965. It is the only non-profit organisation concerned globally with the subject of sports and leisure facility development and has been awarded the status of a Recognized Organisation by the IOC.


The IAKS makes up a global network of first-hand expertise for design, construction and management of sports and leisure facilities. The IAKS regularly holds specialised conferences and educational seminars.


Since 1967, IAKS has been publishing “sb”, the world’s foremost specialist magazine for sports architecture and the construction, modernization and management of sports and leisure facilities.



Full company name:

International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS)

Contact person:

Klaus Meinel, Secretary General


Eupener Str 70

50933 Cologne/Köln






+49 221 168023-0




IAKS: Servicing your requests in sports facilities




We believe that active living is a fundamental human right and need that enriches the lives of people of different cultures, nations, languages and genders. Activity requires motivating and functional sports and leisure facilities.


We are committed to championing for sustainable and high-quality indoor and outdoor sports and leisure facilities that are fully inclusive, universally accessible and socially relevant.


We are the leading global non-profit organization for sports and leisure facilities and enable the exchange of planning, design, and operational expertise for professionals from our industry.


We collaborate with international organizations to promote active and meaningful lifestyles and transform communities and urban areas into places of active living.



Sports Venue Business (SVB) is proud to be an official media partner for IAKS.