Office
Headquarter in Cologne, Germany

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Klaus Meinel

Secretary General
Klaus Meinel
Secretary General

In 1997, Klaus joined the IAKS headquarters in Cologne as a scientific staff member and was appointed IAKS Managing Director in 2003. In 2015, Klaus became IAKS Secretary General.

Klaus holds a diploma in landscape architecture after having visited universities in Hanover (Germany) and Tours (France) from 1988 to 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a technical officer at the German Association of Landscape Architects in Bonn and Berlin.

Besides his general tasks for IAKS, Klaus is responsible for the programming of the biannual IAKS Congresses as well as for the IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes.

IAKS International

IAKS

Headquarter in Cologne, Germany
IAKS
Headquarter in Cologne, Germany

International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS)

Eupener Str. 70
50933 Köln
Germany

Phone +49-(0)221 – 16 80 23 – 0
Fax +49-(0)221 – 16 80 23 – 23

E-mail: info@iaks.sport

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Silke Bardenheuer

Public relations and event management
Silke Bardenheuer
Public relations and event management

Silke joined IAKS in 2007 as executive assistant, after having started her professional career as management assistant in sales and HR departments.

Thanks to her multiple language skills, she has been responsible for IAKS membership services and for supporting the national or regional IAKS structures throughout the world. In 2015, Silke became responsible for the office’s operations and for the IAKS’s public relation activities. This includes online PR as well as editorial works for the “sb” magazine.

Silke’s tasks also include organizing international IAKS events like the IAKS Congress, international conferences and study trips.

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Valentina Bernhardt

Accounting and membership management
Valentina Bernhardt
Accounting and membership management

Valentina gained first work experiences in the hotel and restaurant business before continuing her career as executive assistant in different companies. In 2018, she joined IAKS where she is now responsible for accountings and membership relations.

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Johannes Diekhans

Technical infrastructure and event management
Johannes Diekhans
Technical infrastructure and event management

Johannes joined IAKS during his studies at the German Sport University Cologne in 2008. Since 2011, he is responsible for the office’s IT and database administration. His tasks also include editorial and administrative work for the IAKS website and online communication, as well as editorial and graphical work for the “sb” magazine.

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Thomas Kick

Editor "sb" and graphics; Marketing
Thomas Kick
Editor "sb" and graphics; Marketing

Thomas started his career at IAKS in 2005 during his studies at the German Sport University Cologne. He has been responsible for organizing many educational events like seminars and conferences, especially in the field of ice rinks.

Since 2010, Thomas has been in charge of marketing and layout for the “sb” magazine. In 2016, he took over editorial work and general layout to his responsibilities.

Thomas has comprehensive market knowledge in the field of sports and leisure facilities and supports IAKS member companies in their marketing activities.

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