ArenaProjekt taking the helm at the IAKS congress in Cologne

Sven-Åke Wikers, CEO at ArenaProjekt, has been appointed Chairman and moderator for a day of discussion regarding the theme: New approaches to design and management.

Each year, IAKS, or The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities, arranges an international congress that attracts just over 500 participants from more than 40 countries.

”I consider this appointment a great honour. It is one of the most important events of the year for specialists and experts within the field of arena development and sports architecture. I hope to be able to meet with many colleagues from across the world and discuss the situation in our industry,” says Sven-Åke Wikers.

The IAKS congress will take place on 22-25 October at the Congress Centre East Koelnmesse in Cologne.

Facts about IAKS: The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) is a global trade organisation. IAKS is a member of Sport Accord and is supported by the IOC and IPC. Each year, the IOC and IPC jointly present an award for the best sports and leisure facilities and for facilities with particularly good accessibility for the disabled. Read more at