About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 29,000+ delegates across its 90+ completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (Hong Kong, South Korea, China & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This edition is the 97th global edition and the 2nd edition in Jeddah which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions from leading solution providers.

Visit www.zakwof.com for details of the previously executed events.

Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers, General/Main Contractors, Façade Consultants, Façade Contractors, Sustainability/ESD Consultants, Fire Consultants, Glass Processors, Structural Consultants, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, PMC’s and related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of façade design, engineering, procuring and execution on their views on constructing high-performance, safe, sustainable and long lasting façades with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the façade industry.


Key Numbers

97

Edition

24

Speakers and Panelist

3

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Precautions

As mandated by local authorities, entry is restricted only to vaccinated delegates. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the hotel. Tawakkalna app is required to show your vaccination and health status. If you are vaccinated outside KSA, then you must sync your Tawakkalna app to the Muqeem online portal which you must have used to enter into the country. Your app must display “Immune” or “Green” status. This will be checked by the hotel security team upon your arrival. Please be advised that should you not be able to provide valid proof of vaccination, you will not be permitted to participate in the event. No exceptions can be made. Should the requirements change prior to the event, we will endeavour to notify you promptly. We solicit your cooperation on the same.

We are also incorporating measures in place to ensure a safe environment which include

  • Wearing of masks at all times
  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the The Ritz-Carlton housekeeping team
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events.

Speakers

Our speakers and panelists are domain experts and will ensure that the content presented at the event is meaningful with key takeaways to ponder upon.

Alex Dantziguian

Alex Dantziguian

Managing Director,
Technoform Middle East

Alex Dantziguian

Managing Director, Technoform Middle East

Topic: Event Host & Convener

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Andy Dean

Andy Dean

Head of Specialist Services,
WSP Middle East

Andy Dean

Head of Specialist Services, WSP Middle East

Topic: Risk Reviews for Façades of Existing Buildings with Aluminium Composite Material

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Bart Leclercq

Bart Leclercq

Head of Studio - KSA, BSBG

Bart Leclercq

Head of Studio - KSA, BSBG

Topic: Lessons Learned from Three Exemplar Façade Projects

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Chengde Huang

Chengde Huang

Technical Director,
CSG Architectural Glass

Chengde Huang

Technical Director, CSG Architectural Glass

Topic: Energy Efficiency of Low-E Glass Products for Buildings

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Giovanni Zizioli

Giovanni Zizioli

Middle East Regional Director, Maffeis Engineering

Giovanni Zizioli

Middle East Regional Director, Maffeis Engineering

Topic: Digital Façade Design using Parametric Tools

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Hazem Sabbagh

Hazem Sabbagh

Founder & Creative Director,
Craft Architecture

Hazem Sabbagh

Founder & Creative Director, Craft Architecture

Topic: An Epistemology of Envelopes: Poetics and Rhetorics of Building’s Fabric

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Jamil Adra

Jamil Adra

Managing Director, OBMI

Jamil Adra

Managing Director, OBMI

Topic: Innovation as continuation of the past

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Jochen Regenauer

Jochen Regenauer

Head of High Performance Products EMEA, Kuraray

Jochen Regenauer

Head of High Performance Products EMEA, Kuraray

Topic: Designing with Laminated Safety Glass Interlayers for Security & Sound Control Applications

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Khamis Majdubah

Khamis Majdubah

Solutions Manager,
Saint-Gobain

Khamis Majdubah

Solutions Manager, Saint-Gobain

Topic: Meeting the Demand for Sustainable Green Buildings with Façade Solutions

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Marina Kindelan

Marina Kindelan

Associate Director - Façades,
AESG

Marina Kindelan

Associate Director - Façades, AESG

Topic: Design Optimisation for Net Zero

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Morné Fourie

Morné Fourie

Executive Director - Design & Masterplanning, Roshn

Morné Fourie

Executive Director - Design & Masterplanning, Roshn

Topic: The Impact of Hijazi Principles on Building Designs

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Dr. Noura Ghabra

Dr. Noura Ghabra

Professor of Architecture, King Abdelaziz University

Dr. Noura Ghabra

Professor of Architecture, King Abdelaziz University

Topic: On Façades: Ecology of Character & Identity

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Oliver Rohde

Oliver Rohde

Managing Director,
Seele Middle East

Oliver Rohde

Managing Director, Seele Middle East

Topic: Complex Façade Solutions in Challenging Climatic Conditions

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Paulo Carvalho

Paulo Carvalho

Commercial & Corporate Relations Director, Effisus MENA

Paulo Carvalho

Commercial & Corporate Relations Director, Effisus MENA

Topic: Future Proofing Your Projects – A1 Fire Rated Weatherproofing Solutions

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Thomas Fruhmann

Thomas Fruhmann

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco Middle East

Thomas Fruhmann

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco Middle East

Topic: Pre-Construction Services for Building Envelopes (PCS)

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Thomas Toepfer

Thomas Toepfer

Sales Director,
Seele Cover

Thomas Toepfer

Sales Director, Seele Cover

Topic: Complex Façade Solutions in Challenging Climatic Conditions

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Turki Gazzaz

Turki Gazzaz

Founder,
Bricklab Architects

Turki Gazzaz

Founder, Bricklab Architects

Topic: On Façades: Ecology of Character & Identity

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Waseem Hamweyah

Waseem Hamweyah

Sustainability Consultant,
Jacbos

Waseem Hamweyah

Sustainability Consultant, Jacbos

Topic: On Façades: Ecology of Character & Identity

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Ziad Aazam

Ziad Aazam

Executive Advisor-Strategy, Development & Design, Jeddah Historic District (JHD), Ministry of Culture

Ziad Aazam

Executive Advisor-Strategy, Development & Design, Jeddah Historic District (JHD), Ministry of Culture

Topic: On Façades: Ecology of Character & Identity

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Schedule

The event agenda is split into multiple sessions separated by networking break-out sessions.

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:30)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
08.50 - 09.00
Welcome Address
09.00 - 09.25
An Epistemology of Envelopes: Poetics and Rhetorics of Building’s Fabric

Architecture & ecosystems: Shelter & transitions

Façades: Performative characteristics & expression

Tectonics: Meaning & imagination


Hazem Sabbagh
Founder & Creative Director, Craft Architecture
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09.25 - 09.50
Design Optimisation for Net Zero

Advancing net-zero in new developments

Integrative design approach and net-zero buildings

Design generative and optimization tools

Impact of an optimised design with case studies


Marina Kindelan
Associate Director - Façades, AESG
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09.50 - 10.10
Presentation by Vector Foiltec

10.10 - 10.25
Future Proofing Your Projects – A1 Fire Rated Weatherproofing Solutions

Fire rated AVCL membranes & systems: experience since 2011 / tests & approvals

Façade applications

The importance of weatherproofing design

Case studies (GCC & UK)


Paulo Carvalho
Commercial & Corporate Relations Director, Effisus MENA
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10.25 - 10.50
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(10.50 - 12.40)

10.50 - 11.10
Risk Reviews for Façades of Existing Buildings with Aluminium Composite Material

Dealing with the sleeping killer


Andy Dean
Head of Specialist Services, WSP Middle East
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11.10 - 11.30
Complex Façade Solutions in Challenging Climatic Conditions

Glass as structural element

Meeting building performance

ETFE as alternative to glass


Oliver Rohde
Managing Director, Seele Middle East
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Thomas Toepfer
Sales Director, Seele Cover
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11.30 - 11.50
Innovation as continuation of the past

Façades material/description

Innovation at work

Challenges and solutions


Jamil Adra
Managing Director, OBMI
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11.50 - 12.10
Pre-Construction Services for Building Envelopes (PCS)

What does PCS bring to the table and why to invite others to the party?

PCS from a building envelope system manufacturer. Biased?

PCS case studies: Residence - Tower - Skylight


Thomas Fruhmann
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco Middle East
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12.10 - 12.40
The Impact of Hijazi Principles on Building Designs

What are the Hijazi guidelines

The distinction between traditional and modern projects

How does it impact projects in KSA?

How does this differ from Salmani, Asiri and Hisawi projects in KSA


Morné Fourie
Executive Director - Design & Masterplanning, Roshn
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12.40 - 13.40
Networking Lunch Break & Prayers


Session 3
(13.40 - 15.45)

13.40 - 14.00
Lessons Learned from Three Exemplar Façade Projects

The Opus Dubai

ICD Brookfield Place DIFC

Visa CEMEA Headquarters Building


Bart Leclercq
Head of Studio - KSA, BSBG
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14.00 - 14.20
Digital Façade Design using Parametric Tools

One single model

Parametric design workflow

Case studies


Giovanni Zizioli
Middle East Regional Director, Maffeis Engineering
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14.20 - 14.35
Meeting the Demand for Sustainable Green Buildings with Façade Solutions

Lightweight façade system

Curtain walls and glass

ETICS: External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems


Khamis Majdubah
Solutions Manager, Saint-Gobain
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14.35 - 14.50
Designing with Laminated Safety Glass Interlayers for Security & Sound Control Applications

Overview on safety and security glazing

Acoustic guidelines for effective noise reduction with laminated safety glass


Jochen Regenauer
Head of High Performance Products EMEA, Kuraray
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14.50 - 15.05
Energy Efficiency of Low-E Glass Products for Buildings

Limitation of g-value or SC

Total solar IR transmittance

Application considerations


Chengde Huang
Technical Director, CSG Architectural Glass
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15.05 - 15.50
Panel Discussion: On Façades: Ecology of Character & Identity

Exploring the role of façades covering conceptual, tectonic and ecological parameters

The potential of building material, fabrication, ecology and character in Jeddah’s evolving architectural developments

Getting creative with the façades by exploring the soul, past and future of the city


Moderator
Hazem Sabbagh
Founder & Creative Director, Craft Architecture
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Panelist
Turki Gazzaz
Founder, Bricklab Architects
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Panelist
Waseem Hamweyah
Sustainability Consultant, Jacbos
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Panelist
Ziad Aazam
Executive Advisor-Strategy, Development & Design, Jeddah Historic District (JHD), Ministry of Culture
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Panelist
Dr. Noura Ghabra
Professor of Architecture, King Abdelaziz University
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15.50 - 15.55
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference
15.55 - 16.30
Networking & End of the Event



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.




Partners

Meet our industry leading suppliers who play a key role in this event. Visit their booths to know more about their products & solutions and how they can help play a role in defining your projects.
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Associate Partners
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Event Registration

Register for the event below. All our registrations are subject to validation from our team. More details in the FAQ section.


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.

Image Gallery

Images from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades


Video Gallery

Snippets from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades

  • Dubai 2021
  • New York 2021
  • London 2021
  • Sydney 2019
  • Shanghai 2019
  • Singapore 2019

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

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 USD 500 applicable per delegate.

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.

If successfully approved, the confirmation number/pass is sent within of 3-4 working days of registration or earlier. 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.

It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay

No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.

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.

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.

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.

Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.

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.

As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.

Apart from the high standard hygiene protocols and checks from the venues housekeeping team, we will be implementing the standard operating procedures and guidelines mandated by the local authorities to ensure a safe event. Please refer to the detailed safety precautions at the top of this page.

No. The event will be 100% in-person only.

Venue


Registrations start at 8:00 am

Address

The Ritz-Carlton, Al Ezz Junior Ballroom (Ground floor), Al Kurnaysh Rd, Al Hamra District Southern, Jeddah 21493, Saudi Arabia

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