President Dr Stefan Kannewischer welcomed around 70 members to the IAKS General Assembly on 6 November 2019. He reported on the activities of the Executive Board and the IAKS Office over the last two years. By October 2019, the IAKS had 750 members. Compared to January 2016, the number of members has increased by 25 percent. IAKS Nordic was founded in 2017 and has currently 36 members; its President is CEO of LOA Fonden (Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities) Esben Danielsen. Recently founded IAKS Austria has 33 members and is presided by Raumkunst architecture firm Founder and Partner Harald Fux. Preparations for possible new national entities in Canada, the United Kingdom and Belgium/ Netherlands/ Luxemburg are ongoing.
The central activities such as the IAKS Congress, FSB trade fair, sb magazine and IOC IPC IAKS architecture prizes have a strengthened position. New activities have started, e.g. international expert circles for swimming pools, sport halls, and ice rinks, as well as international study trips. A new IAKS website went live in April 2019 under www.iaks.sport, offering better information and PR services for members. Kannewischer summed up that the whole organization has become more active and productive.