IAKS: Facilitating an active world. IAKS is the leading global non-profit organisation for professionals from the sports, leisure and recreation facilities industry. IAKS advocates excellence in the visioning, design and operation of fully inclusive and universally accessible indoor and outdoor facilities. IAKS identifies and promotes new trends for transforming communities and urban areas into places of active living. IAKS collaborates with international organisations to promote development that encourages and supports active and meaningful lifestyles. IAKS hosts international networking forums for the exchange of planning, design and operational expertise. IAKS recognises exceptional accomplishment in facility operation and design through an internationally recognised exemplary design awards programme.