ABOUT THE EVENT


THE WORLD'S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades, an international conference series on façade design & engineering, has attracted over 25,000+ delegates across its 76 completed editions. This one day conference is currently being organised in over 30 countries around the globe such as the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (South Korea, Greater China & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

 

This is the 77th global edition and the 6th edition in UAE which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

 

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

Who Should Attend this Conference

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

Speakers


  • Yahya Jan

    Yahya Jan

    President and Design Director, Norr

    Yahya Jan

    President and Design Director, Norr

    Topic: Beauty Should Be More Than Skin Deep: Ciel, the Tallest Hotel Tower in the World

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  • Frans van Vuure

    Frans van Vuure

    Director, UNStudio

    Frans van Vuure

    Director, UNStudio

    Topic: Sustainable and Adaptable Façade Design for Healthy Environments

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  • Michelle Bacellar

    Michelle Bacellar

    Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

    Michelle Bacellar

    Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

    Topic: Future Proofing Façades

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  • Joe Tabet

    Joe Tabet

    Managing Director, JT + Partners

    Joe Tabet

    Managing Director, JT + Partners

    Topic: Why Do They Wear That?

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  • Belarmino Cordero

    Belarmino Cordero

    Technical Director - Head of Façade Engineering, AESG

    Belarmino Cordero

    Technical Director - Head of Façade Engineering, AESG

    Topic: Life after Expo

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  • Benjamin Beer

    Benjamin Beer

    Head of Façades, Ramboll Middle East

    Benjamin Beer

    Head of Façades, Ramboll Middle East

    Moderator: Human-Centric Façade Engineering – Focus on Building Occupants

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Merging Sustainability Goals with Cost Efficiency for the Architectural Future

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  • Mark Powell Kyffin

    Mark Powell Kyffin

    Architecture Head, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi

    Mark Powell Kyffin

    Architecture Head, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi

    Topic: Cultural Expressions

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  • Agnes Koltay

    Agnes Koltay

    CEO, Koltay Façades

    Agnes Koltay

    CEO, Koltay Façades

    Topic: The Real Issues in Construction - A Façade Engineer's View

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  • Yoshiyuki Uchiyama

    Yoshiyuki Uchiyama

    Design Director, Nikken Sekkei

    Yoshiyuki Uchiyama

    Design Director, Nikken Sekkei

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Merging Sustainability Goals with Cost Efficiency for the Architectural Future

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  • Mercedes Gargallo

    Mercedes Gargallo

    Associate - Façade Engineering, Arup

    Mercedes Gargallo

    Associate - Façade Engineering, Arup

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Merging Sustainability Goals with Cost Efficiency for the Architectural Future

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  • Kourosh Salehi

    Kourosh Salehi

    Design Director, LWK + PARTNERS

    Kourosh Salehi

    Design Director, LWK + PARTNERS

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Merging Sustainability Goals with Cost Efficiency for the Architectural Future

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  • Gonzalo A. Seminario

    Gonzalo A. Seminario

    Design Manager, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar City)

    Gonzalo A. Seminario

    Design Manager, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar City)

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Merging Sustainability Goals with Cost Efficiency for the Architectural Future

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  • Farah Naz

    Farah Naz

    Sustainability Team Leader, BuroHappold Engineering

    Farah Naz

    Sustainability Team Leader, BuroHappold Engineering

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Merging Sustainability Goals with Cost Efficiency for the Architectural Future

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  • Micha Pawelka

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Topic: Sustainability in the Façade Life Cycle - Let’s Dig into this Trend!

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  • Kim Sung-Jin

    Kim Sung-Jin

    CEO, Withworks

    Kim Sung-Jin

    CEO, Withworks

    Topic: Digital Manufacturing and Assembly in Architecture for Parametric Design & Complex Geometry Buildings

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  • Markus Plettau

    Markus Plettau

    Marketing Manager - EMEA, Dow Performance Silicones

    Markus Plettau

    Marketing Manager - EMEA, Dow Performance Silicones

    Topic: Bringing Design and Durability to Incredible Heights

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  • Alastair Common

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Topic: System-Based Custom Solutions and Innovations

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  • Ammar Alul

    Ammar Alul

    Managing Director, Schüco Middle East

    Ammar Alul

    Managing Director, Schüco Middle East

    Topic: Influence of Urbanization on the Construction Industry in the Future

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  • Paul Haslam

    Paul Haslam

    Partner, Bauporte Group

    Paul Haslam

    Partner, Bauporte Group

    Topic: Size Matters

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  • Alain Garnier

    Alain Garnier

    Manager Sales & Business Development - Middle East, Saint-Gobain SageGlass

    Alain Garnier

    Manager Sales & Business Development - Middle East, Saint-Gobain SageGlass

    Topic: Dynamic Glass as an IoT Building Element

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  • Nikolay Kolomiychenko

    Nikolay Kolomiychenko

    Business Development Manager, AGC Middle East & Africa

    Nikolay Kolomiychenko

    Business Development Manager, AGC Middle East & Africa

    Topic: Remarkable Building Identity: How Ready Are We?

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  • Ben Runhaar

    Ben Runhaar

    Product & Marketing Manager, AGC Chemicals Europe

    Ben Runhaar

    Product & Marketing Manager, AGC Chemicals Europe

    Topic: Key Materials for High Performance Architectural Coatings

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  • Paulo Carvalho

    Paulo Carvalho

    Commercial & Corporate Relations Director, Effisus

    Paulo Carvalho

    Commercial & Corporate Relations Director, Effisus

    Topic: Fire Safety in Façades with A2 Class Fire Rated Weatherproofing Membranes

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Schedule


Session 1

(08:50 - 10:55)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome Address

08:55 - 09:00

Influence of Urbanization on the Construction Industry in the Future


Ammar Alul

Managing Director, Schüco Middle East

09:00 - 09:25

Life after Expo

  • Innovations that made an impact
  • Trends in sustainability, reusability, building performance
  • Future disruptors in the industry

Belarmino Cordero

Technical Director - Head of Façade Engineering, AESG

09:25 - 09:50

Beauty Should Be More Than Skin Deep: Ciel, the Tallest Hotel Tower in the World

  • How the concept for this tower is a result of design Integration and the symbiotic relationship between form, structure and façade
  • Parametrically modeled for optimization, the façade of this tower responds to changes in geometry
  • Sculpted in glass, the shaping of this tower is based on wind tunnel and computational fluid dynamic modeling

Yahya Jan

President and Design Director, Norr

09:50 - 10:10

Dynamic Glass as an IoT Building Element

  • Contributing to the connectivity of a building with dynamic glass
  • Increasing the occupant’s comfort and well-being
  • Case studies: Dynamic façades in the UAE

Alain Garnier

Manager Sales & Business Development - Middle East, Saint-Gobain SageGlass

10:10 - 10:30

Digital Manufacturing and Assembly in Architecture for Parametric Design & Complex Geometry Buildings

  • Digital manufacturing with high-end technology
  • Construction method that uses digital manufacturing
  • Effort for clean and safe future construction environment

Kim Sung-Jin

CEO, Withworks

10:30 - 10:55

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(10:55 - 13:40)

10:55 - 11:15

Cultural Expressions

  • The impression of the envelope
  • The substance of the façade
  • A narrative of context culture and content

Mark Powell Kyffin

Architecture Head, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi

11:15 - 11:35

Remarkable Building Identity: How Ready Are We?

  • Challenges of the changing world
  • Back to the future: Reviewing existing & new technologies
  • Major design considerations for sustainable building envelopes

Nikolay Kolomiychenko

Business Development Manager, AGC Middle East & Africa

11:35 - 11:55

The Real Issues in Construction - A Façade Engineer's View

  • New local, regional and worldwide trends in construction consulting methodology
  • Changing demands for facade consultancy businesses locally, regionally and worldwide
  • Predicting the future of construction, the utter importance of sustainable approach

Agnes Koltay

CEO, Koltay Façades

11:55 - 12:15

System-Based Custom Solutions and Innovations

  • “Cherry picking” the right façade system for the right application
  • The secret to designing a sword façade
  • Digitalisation: your daily fix

Alastair Common

Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

12:15 - 12:45

Sustainable and Adaptable Façade Design for Healthy Environments

  • How can we answer the need for comfort and well-being in the skin of buildings 
  • How do we control the rationality of providing that well-being
  • Are we able to transform the city’s existing envelopes and make them more sustainable?

Frans van Vuure

Director, UNStudio

12:45 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:40 - 16:00)

13:40 - 14:00

Why Do They Wear That?

  • Façade through history
  • The relationship between the building Façade, the urban fabric & the society
  • The future of façade & beyond

Joe Tabet

Managing Director, JT + Partners

14:00 - 14:20

Future Proofing Façades

  • Learning from the past
  • Climate changes
  • Designing for the future

Michelle Bacellar

Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

14:20 - 14:40

Bringing Design and Durability to Incredible Heights

  • Enabling design freedom and building functionality with advanced technologies
  • Optimizing safety and security of high rise construction
  • The proven contribution of silicone materials to façade quality and longevity

Markus Plettau

Marketing Manager - EMEA, Dow Performance Silicones

14:40 - 15:00

Sustainability in the Façade Life Cycle - Let’s Dig into this Trend!

  • Is it really something new?
  • The disconnection between a sustainable design and the execution
  • The façade design of the new DEWA Headquarter Dubai

Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

15:00 - 15:20

Fire Safety in Façades with A2 Class Fire Rated Weatherproofing Membranes

  • What are A2 class fire rated weatherproofing membranes?
  • Bespoke solutions for façade weatherproofing

Paulo Carvalho

Commercial & Corporate Relations Director, Effisus

15:20 - 15:40

Key Materials for High Performance Architectural Coatings

  • Not only ultra weatherable but also eco-friendly and sustainable coatings
  • Not only sustainable but also broad design options for beautiful architecture
  • Increasing examples of global projects

Ben Runhaar

Product & Marketing Manager, AGC Chemicals Europe

15:40 - 16:00

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(16:00 - 17:30)

16:00 - 16:20

Human-Centric Façade Engineering – Focus on Building Occupants

  • Sick building syndrome and the influence of modern façades
  • Human centric optimized façades seen from a historical perspective
  • Design options for thermal comfort and occupants wellbeing
  • Optimized spectral transmittance and colour temperature of low-emissivity coated glass façades

Moderator

Benjamin Beer

Head of Façades, Ramboll Middle East

16:20 - 16:40

Size Matters

  • Creating that first impression
  • Building a 7m tall revolving door
  • Case study on the Museum of the Future in Dubai, the region's largest all glass revolving doors

Paul Haslam

Partner, Bauporte Group

16:40 - 17:25

Panel Discussion: Merging Sustainability Goals with Cost Efficiency for the Architectural Future

  • Making sustainable façade design and construction viable 
  • Circular economy: Smart façades through responsible consumption, production and recycling
  • How stringent are the ways paved for creating environmentally friendly infrastructure
  • Greener buildings for enhanced well-being and healthier environments inside and outside

Moderator

Benjamin Beer

Head of Façades, Ramboll Middle East


Panelist

Gonzalo A. Seminario

Design Manager, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar City)


Panelist

Yoshiyuki Uchiyama

Design Director, Nikken Sekkei


Panelist

Mercedes Gargallo

Associate - Façade Engineering, Arup


Panelist

Kourosh Salehi

Design Director, LWK + PARTNERS


Panelist

Farah Naz

Sustainability Team Leader, BuroHappold Engineering

17:25 - 17:30

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. 
The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.
The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. 
This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.

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Venue


Grand Ballroom, Level-2, Conrad Dubai, Kindly reach the venue on 17th March, 2020 at 8:00 am

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