FIFA is once again holding a forum on the topic of artificial turf at this year’s IAKS (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities) congress in Cologne.

Representatives from the Dutch Football Association (KNVB), the English Football Association (The FA) and FIFA will take part in a podium discussion to examine the future of artificial turf in football. The latest findings in relation to maintenance of artificial turf and heat accumulation on artificial surfaces will then be presented.

FIFA Forum – Quality for YOUR game

14.00 - Artificial turf: should it be used in football?
Panel discussion with representatives from The FA, the KNVB and FIFA

15.00 - Tackling the problem of heat – a pathway to solving the issue
Nicolas Evans, FIFA Quality Programme Manager

15.30 - Protecting your investment through maintenance – empirical data on the effects of maintaining artificial turf fields
Prof. Eric Harrison, FIFA consultant

All speakers and discussion participants will of course also be on hand after the forum to answer questions in more depth.

The FIFA Forum – Quality for YOUR game will take place at the Koelnmesse Congress Centre East (level 4, north meeting room) on Tuesday 22 October, from 14.00 to 16.00. Entrance to the forum is free of charge.