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THE REGION’S PREMIER CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference now takes place in Asia (Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Africa (Kenya, Morocco and South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom and France) and Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United States of America.

Now in it's 37th edition globally and 8th edition in the GCC and the 4th edition in UAE, the conference will discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will showcase the latest technological solutions.

Visit www.zakworldoffacades.com for details of the previous events.

Who Should Attend this Conference

Architects, Facade consultants, Developers, Government officials, PMC's, Main contractors, Sustainability consultants, Fire consultants, Facade contractors, Cost consultants, Glass processors & Structural consultants.

Speakers

John Kim

Design Director, AE7

John Kim

Design Director, AE7


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Stacy Eisenberg

Project Manager, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Stacy Eisenberg

Project Manager, Ateliers Jean Nouvel


Topic: Linking operational, functional and creative performance - AJN design philosophy and inspiration

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Filippo Lodi

Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management, UNStudio

Filippo Lodi

Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management, UNStudio


Topic: Future proofing façades: A journey on innovation, materials and systemic thinking

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Mathieu Meur

Director - Technical, DP Architects

Mathieu Meur

Director - Technical, DP Architects


Topic: Disruptive technologies in façades

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Benjamin Beer

Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

Benjamin Beer

Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Richard Fenne

Principal, Woods Bagot

Richard Fenne

Principal, Woods Bagot


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Lindsay Mellum

Associate Façades, WSP

Lindsay Mellum

Associate Façades, WSP


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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David Daniels

Director of Architecture, SSH

David Daniels

Director of Architecture, SSH


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Douglas Sum

Façade Services Group Leader, Aurecon

Douglas Sum

Façade Services Group Leader, Aurecon


Topic: Advanced façade design technology – How to deliver a smart façade design

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Christopher Owen

Associate Principal, AECOM

Christopher Owen

Associate Principal, AECOM


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Armin Buchbinder

Head of Design, BSBG

Armin Buchbinder

Head of Design, BSBG


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Sarah Coogan

Associate, Inhabit Group

Sarah Coogan

Associate, Inhabit Group


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte

Vice President Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency

Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte

Vice President Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency


Topic: PechaKucha 20x20 : Innovative insulation solutions for the building envelope - Evonik & Meinhardt present the latest developments

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Naoki Woodward

Associate, Koltay Façades

Naoki Woodward

Associate, Koltay Façades


Topic: Key principles for design/manufacturing of curved glass

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Nigel Eckersall

Director Design & Development, VX Studio

Nigel Eckersall

Director Design & Development, VX Studio


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Avinash Kumar

Associate Partner, Godwin Austen Johnson

Avinash Kumar

Associate Partner, Godwin Austen Johnson


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Dr. Belarmino Cordero

Division Manager - Façades, AESG

Dr. Belarmino Cordero

Division Manager - Façades, AESG


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Jason Pomeroy

Founding Principal, Pomeroy Studio

Jason Pomeroy

Founding Principal, Pomeroy Studio


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Alexander Wagner

Engineering Manager - Façade, Meinhardt Façade Technology

Alexander Wagner

Engineering Manager - Façade, Meinhardt Façade Technology


Topic: PechaKucha 20x20 : Innovative insulation solutions for the building envelope - Evonik & Meinhardt present the latest developments

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Uygar Arica

Sales & Business Development Manager - MENA, Calvi Network Extrusion Business Unit

Uygar Arica

Sales & Business Development Manager - MENA, Calvi Network Extrusion Business Unit


Topic: Architecture with steel - Façade profiles for ambitious architecture projects

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Jason Pardesi

General Manager, Wintech Middle East

Jason Pardesi

General Manager, Wintech Middle East


Topic: Normal performance façades

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Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts


Topic: PechaKucha 20x20 : Exhaust 2.0 – 400 seconds on an active skin façade

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Meinolf Wortmann

Head of Research & Development, Hoesch Schwerter Extruded Profiles

Meinolf Wortmann

Head of Research & Development, Hoesch Schwerter Extruded Profiles


Topic: Architecture with steel - Façade profiles for ambitious architecture projects

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Dr Werner Jager

Director Technology & Marketing - DACH Markets, Hydro Building Systems (Presentation sponsored by TECHNAL®)

Dr Werner Jager

Director Technology & Marketing - DACH Markets, Hydro Building Systems (Presentation sponsored by TECHNAL®)


Topic: City of the future - Impact of the building envelope

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Monesh Aidasani

Regional Specifications Manager - Middle East, India & Africa, Jotun Powder Coatings

Monesh Aidasani

Regional Specifications Manager - Middle East, India & Africa, Jotun Powder Coatings


Topic: Architectural trends in powder coating finishes

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Jan Scheers

Sales and Market Development Manager, Kuraray Europe

Jan Scheers

Sales and Market Development Manager, Kuraray Europe


Topic: Structural and acoustic performance interlayers for façade and window safety glass

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Enrico Cutri

Senior Building Project Specification Manager - EMEAI, Dow Chemical Company

Enrico Cutri

Senior Building Project Specification Manager - EMEAI, Dow Chemical Company


Topic: Bringing design and durability to incredible heights

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Eugene Korch

Technical Director, FAT Façades

Eugene Korch

Technical Director, FAT Façades


Topic: PechaKucha 20x20 : Hybrid pre-fabricated façades

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Efthimios Zizos

Projects Manager, Elval Colour

Efthimios Zizos

Projects Manager, Elval Colour


Topic: Challenges and developments in façades

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Sanjoe Rodrigues

Regional Manager - Middle East, Serge Ferrari

Sanjoe Rodrigues

Regional Manager - Middle East, Serge Ferrari


Topic: Tensile fabric Façades - Architectural functions and benefits

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Speaker Presentations


Stacy Eisenberg Project Manager, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Linking operational, functional and creative performance - AJN design philosophy and inspiration

Filippo Lodi Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management, UNStudio

Future proofing façades: A journey on innovation, materials and systemic thinking

Mathieu Meur Director - Technical, DP Architects

Disruptive technologies in façades

Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte Vice President Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency

PechaKucha 20x20 : Innovative insulation solutions for the building envelope - Evonik & Meinhardt present the latest developments

Naoki Woodward Associate, Koltay Façades

Key principles for design/manufacturing of curved glass

Uygar Arica Sales & Business Development Manager - MENA, Calvi Network Extrusion Business Unit

Architecture with steel - Façade profiles for ambitious architecture projects

Jason Pardesi General Manager, Wintech Middle East

Normal performance façades

Dr Werner Jager Director Technology & Marketing - DACH Markets, Hydro Building Systems (Presentation sponsored by TECHNAL®)

City of the future - Impact of the building envelope

Monesh Aidasani Regional Specifications Manager - Middle East, India & Africa, Jotun Powder Coatings

Architectural trends in powder coating finishes

Jan Scheers Sales and Market Development Manager, Kuraray Europe

Structural and acoustic performance interlayers for façade and window safety glass

Enrico Cutri Senior Building Project Specification Manager - EMEAI, Dow Chemical Company

Bringing design and durability to incredible heights

Eugene Korch Technical Director, FAT Façades

PechaKucha 20x20 : Hybrid pre-fabricated façades

Efthimios Zizos Projects Manager, Elval Colour

Challenges and developments in façades

Sanjoe Rodrigues Regional Manager - Middle East, Serge Ferrari

Tensile fabric Façades - Architectural functions and benefits

Schedule

  • Session - 1

    (08.50 - 10.27)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration

08:50 - 09:00

Welcome address

09:00 - 09:30

Disruptive technologies in façades

09:30 - 09:50

Architectural trends in powder coating finishes

09:50 - 10:20

Future proofing façades: A journey on innovation, materials and systemic thinking

10:20 - 10:27

PechaKucha 20x20 : Innovative insulation solutions for the building envelope - Evonik & Meinhardt present the latest developments

10:27 - 10:47

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 2

    (10.50 - 12.50)

10:47 - 11:07

Normal performance façades

11:07 - 11:27

City of the future - Impact of the building envelope

11:27 - 11:34

PechaKucha 20x20 : Exhaust 2.0 – 400 seconds on an active skin façade

11:34 - 12:04

Linking operational, functional and creative performance - AJN design philosophy and inspiration

12:04 - 12:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

  • Session - 3

    (13.40 - 15.40)

13:40 - 14:00

Advanced façade design technology – How to deliver a smart façade design

14:00 - 14:20

Challenges and developments in façades

14:20 - 14:40

Architecture with steel - Façade profiles for ambitious architecture projects

14:40 - 15:00

Key principles for design/manufacturing of curved glass

15:00 - 15:20

Structural and acoustic performance interlayers for façade and window safety glass

15:20 - 15:40

Bringing design and durability to incredible heights

15:40 - 16:03

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 4

    (16.03 - 17.20)

16:03 - 16:10

PechaKucha 20x20 : Hybrid pre-fabricated façades

16:10 - 16:30

Tensile fabric Façades - Architectural functions and benefits

16:30 - 17:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

17:15 - 17:20

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

Sponsors

Presenting Partner

Associate Partners

Networking Partner

Strategic Partner

Register Now

Registrations for this event has been closed
For any query, kindly write to us at info@zakgroup.com

Venue

The Conrad, Dubai. Kindly reach the venue on 20th March, 2018 at 8:00 am

address

The Conrad, Dubai - Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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FAQs

What is the registration fee to attend the conference?
A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Architects, Façade Consultants, Developers, Government Officials, Project Management Consultants, Main Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Fire Consultants, Façade Contractors, Cost Consultants, etc. The online registration process needs to be followed to attain your entry pass for the event. Please note that the complimentary seats allocation are under the jurisdiction of the organizers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of AED 2000 applicable per delegate.
Is the online registration the final step?
The online registration acts as an “Interest” for attending the conference. An internal system evaluates the registrations received and issues the confirmation/entry pass accordingly. The online registration alone DOES NOT stand confirmed without a confirmation/entry pass email from the organizers.
How long does to it take to receive the confirmation/entry pass post the online registration?
If successfully approved, it takes a maximum of 4-5 working days for the system to generate the confirmation number/pass. It is advisable to check your spam/junk folders as there maybe chances of the email landing in those folders. If you have not received your confirmation within the stipulated timeframe, please write to the organisers/reply on the acknowledgment email to check on the status.
Can I register at the venue directly?
No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.
I received an invitation from one of the sponsors. Does it qualify as entry pass?
The invitation copy from the sponsors DOES NOT qualify as the entry pass. The invite mentions the registration process at the last page. All the recipients of these invitation copies are advised to follow the online registration process to attain their passes to be able to attend the event.
Can the registration be transferred to another colleague from the same organisation?
No. If you are not able to attend the conference after receiving your confirmation number/pass you will not be able to transfer the registration to your colleague.
Is this conference CPD approved? How many points will be credited to the CPD members attending the conference?
Yes, the conference is CPD approved and one point each for the hour of the conference proceedings attended will be credited to the CPD members. This, however, does not include the registration or networking hours
Will we get the certificates for attending?
CPD will directly issue certificates to the delegates post the conference.
What do we need to bring/show at the registration desk to collect the delegate badge & kit?
The registrations start at 0800 hrs. The team at the registration desk will be fully equipped with the details of those confirmed to attend. If your registration is confirmed, you will only be asked to quote your registration number and drop your visiting cards at the registration desk to collect your badge and kit.
How do I get a copy of the presentations delivered at the event?
Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.
What are the inclusions in a full day conference session?
The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.
What is the maximum limit of complimentary passes per firm?
If your firm is on our guest list, then a maximum of 1-4 delegates passes per firm are allocated depending on the firm size. However, the seat allocation is on first come first serve basis.
When is the final deadline for registration?
As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.
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