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26th IAKS congress
Trends in design and management of sports and leisure facilities

05. - 08.11.2019
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The world’s leading international forum on the planning, building and operation of sports and leisure facilities.

Together with the FSB - the leading international trade fair for public space, sports and leisure facilities - it is a hive activity! Be part of this outstanding community sport and recreation knowledge sharing event. Innovative thinking in its 26th edition.

Internationality. Tradition. Future Trends.

Cologne is your destination to share experiences and ideas with your peers. There’s debates, keynotes, success story case studies, exchanges, conversation hubs, workshops, focus sessions, presentations…. and talks.

What’s up in 2019?

The goal of „Facilitating an active world“ will be explored as a focal point for communities of all sizes, and as a motivator for public policy at all levels of government. The conference programme will feature an international group of speakers providing innovative responses to the demanding challenges of funding and developing new sports and leisure facilities that offer relevant, meaningful, and lifestyle-enhancing experiences to all members of the community. Presentations will look at global trends and constraints with the objective of addressing them at the community level.

Facilitating an active world

Why attend?

The IAKS congress is all about learning, collaborating, and networking.

Have a look at the 25th edition of the IAKS congress to explore

a) the interdisciplinary exchange at highest level

b) what municipalities have to know

c) how to activate and innovate urban areas

d) innovations in sports halls and indoor recreational centres


Congress language: English (simultaneous translations to German)

Tickets for the IAKS Congress

Save money and book congress tickets until 30 September 2019 to benefit from the very early bird prices with more than 30% discount!


4-day Congress ticket
IAKS Members  270 €
Non-Members   395 €
Students            65 €

1-day Congress ticket
IAKS Members    48 € - 144 €
Non-Members     96 € - 216 €
Students             12 € - 36 €

Awards Gala ticket
IAKS Members  100 €
Non-Members   125 €

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Highlights of the 25th IAKS congress

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2019 IAKS Congress Platinum Partners

2019 IAKS Congress Gold Partners

2019 IAKS Congress Silver Partners

Congress Centre North of the Koelnmesse
Messeplatz 1
Entrance Nord
50679 Cologne

50.94750985, 6.9847281923487