Slider responsive

28th IAKS congress
Building resilient communities through sports and leisure facilities

24. - 27.10.2023
go to registration portal

Why attend?

40+ speakers
IOC, IPC, LOA Fonden, Tverga, IBA, TFI, VIVO...

500 participants
40 nations

International information exchange

4 days 9 sessions
Presentations and discussions
(conference language: english with simultaneous translation into German)

Industry meeting
The IAKS Congress will take place together with FSB 2023 - the leading international trade fair for public space, sports and leisure facilities!

Expert knowledge from renowned architectural firms such as Cox, DIALOG, HCMA, HDR, FaulknerBrowns, Populous,…

Since 1969 the center for the exchange of new approaches and strategies.
More than 50 years of knowledge and insights for design, construction and management of sports and leisure facilities.

27 Congress Session Rheinsaal_credit IAKS (66).jpg

Innovative thinking in its 28th edition.

Internationality. Tradition. Future Trends.

This is what people say

„While it is certainly a long way from New Zealand the quality of the speakers, the content of their presentations, the organisation by yourselves and the sheer scale of the FSB made the trip extremely worthwhile and has given us much to ponder and consider going forward.“

Julian Todd
Sport New Zealand


„High level conference with good practical inspiration from the FSB.“

Theis Bavnhøj Hansen
Faaborg-Midtfyn Kommune


„Wonderfully organised and managed conference. I gained a great deal from it and enjoyed my time with the rest of those who attended.“

Mike Lawless


„From what I observed, the quality of the presentations and attendees was of the highest nature. I really appreciated the international forum that IAKS offers with the exchange of work, ideas and your beautiful publication. It allows us to learn from each other and realize how much we all share in common.“

Jim Kalvelage
Opsis Architecture


„I learned a huge amount which will stand our business in good stead as we evolve our plans“

Heath Harvey


„Overwhelmed by the quality of every aspect of this event.“

Conrad Boychuk

Hotel accomodation and public transport

Hotel accomodation for congress delegates


IAKS Congress delegates may book their hotel room (key word: IAKS Congress) by emailing or phoning directly at the hotel.

  1. Courtyard by Marriott Köln
    room rate: EUR 145 p.p. (including breakfast)
  2. B&B Hotel Köln Messe (reservation number: 557458
    room rate: EUR 126-160 p.p. (including breakfast)

Alternatively, you may use the hotel booking service on the FSB website.

Your FSB ticket as a public transport ticket (VRS)


In addition to your FSB ticket, you will receive your public transport ticket which is available in your FSB trade fair app once you have registered.

The public transport ticket only entitles you to travel to and from Koelnmesse over the period of the trade fair (2nd class) using the extended network of the Rhine-Sieg transport system (VRS).


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

50.94750985, 6.9847281923487