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NSC | IAKS 2024: Sustainable design for next generation of community facilities

27–28 June 2024 in Melbourne, Australia

Explore the future of sport and leisure facilities to impact the physical, mental and social health of communities at the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention (NSC) | IAKS 2024 on 27 – 28 June 2024 in Melbourne. 

Join IAKS for a visionary Big Issues Keynote Session: "Sustainable Design for the Next Generation of Community Facilities," where we explore innovative approaches to designing for the future. Delve into intergenerational design concepts focusing on energy efficiency, technology integration, and customer-centred success, prioritising health impact and wellness outcomes alongside sports participation.

  • Marc Riemann from Cologne City Council (IAKS member) shares insights on future-proofing pools using the German approach. 
  • Mike Hall, Partner at FaulknerBrowns Architects (IAKS member), discusses sustainability in buildings designed to last 60 years and adapt to changing trends. 
  • Jo Wiggins, Spaces and Places Consultant at Sport New Zealand, presents Sport New Zealand's Sustainability Guidelines for Sport & Leisure Facilities.

Following these keynotes, a panel session provides diverse perspectives. 

  • Philip Saikaly from Sport & Recreation Victoria (IAKS member) offers insights from a state government funding lens, while 
  • Melissa Gmeiner, Social Impact and Sustainability Manager at Hockey Australia, provides a sports lens. 
  • RJ Houston, General Manager at Royal Life Saving Society Australia (IAKS member), shares insights from the peak body lens, and 
  • Nick Palousis, Managing Director of 2XE, offers expertise as a sustainability specialist.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and shape the future of sustainable community facilities. Join us to be part of the conversation driving positive change in sports and recreation.


Join us at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 27 – 28 June 2024 for APAC's only event that brings the entire sports ecosystem under one roof, from recreation and play to facilities, finance, technology, and government. Collaborate, share knowledge, and establish valuable business connections at NSC | IAKS 2024.

Interesting rates for IAKS members: register now.

Speaker IAKS at NSC Riemann Hall Wiggins