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Global Strategies and Initiatives Featured at IAKS

Developing Active Cities – Global Strategies and Initiatives Featured at IAKS (world peak body for Aquatics and Recreation) in Germany 5-8 November

What is next?

The must-attend event for those involved in the sports and aquatic facility sector is the 26th IAKS Congress. Discuss the latest trends on 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 of activity! Be part of this outstanding community sport and recreation knowledge sharing event taking place in Cologne, Germany from 5 to 8 November 2019.

Why attend?

Debates, keynotes, success story case studies, exchanges, conversation hubs, workshops, focus sessions, presentations…. and talks. 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. More than 500 architects, engineers, clients, designers, and decision makers of the local authorities, technical and operative management, sports federations and clubs are expected. Meet the 33 speakers and experts from Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, the UK and the US sharing their experiences on how to succeed in creating modern and appealing, financially and socially sustainable facilities.

Physical activity for everyone

Charles Johnston (pictured) is Director of Property at Sport England, the national sports confederation in England. We are looking forward to hearing him speak at the 26th IAKS Congress about the development of sports and leisure facilities in England. The “Towards an active nation” strategy launched by Sport England seeks to increase the number of people who engage in sport and activity, not for its own sake but for the wider benefits it can bring, in terms of physical and mental wellbeing and individual, community and economic development. This means changing the balance of the investment to encourage inactive people to become active. So, 25 per cent of the resources over four years, over GBP 250 million, is focused on this group – the largest investment in tackling inactivity ever made in England.

Developing active cities: Global strategies and initiatives

Kicking off the 4-day-conference the first session is devoted to international, national and local initiatives from around the globe. Charles Johnston and three more experts will present global strategies and planning models to make cities better places for active living.
Discover the IOC strategy on sustainable development. Learn about the “Global Active City Label and the Active Well-Being Initiative” which will be presented by TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann. Don’t miss to discuss with the panellists the big future issues and opportunities facing sport and management. The session is hosted by Populous Senior Principal Tom Jones from the United Kingdom.

Full program for the 26th IAKS Congress

Registration is now open. Early bird tickets with 30% off until 30 September.


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