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THE WORLD'S LEADING 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), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United States of America.

Now in it's 51st edition globally and 9th edition in the GCC and the 2nd edition in Kuwait, 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

Maged (Max) Ahmed

Lead Façade Engineer - Middle East, BG&E Façades

Maged (Max) Ahmed

Lead Façade Engineer - Middle East, BG&E Façades


Topic: When façades go wrong

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Sami Alabdulghafour

Director Projects, Mabanee

Sami Alabdulghafour

Director Projects, Mabanee


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Garry Phillips

Lead Architect, Pace

Garry Phillips

Lead Architect, Pace


Topic: Straight edges and where to find them

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Naser Madouh

Director, Studio Madouh

Naser Madouh

Director, Studio Madouh


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Naji Moujaes

Founder, Pad 10

Naji Moujaes

Founder, Pad 10


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Colm Dunphy

Principal Architect, SSH Design

Colm Dunphy

Principal Architect, SSH Design


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Ejla Salihamidzic

Head of Project Management, Kayan

Ejla Salihamidzic

Head of Project Management, Kayan


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Sandra Draskovic

General Manager, Kuwait GBC

Sandra Draskovic

General Manager, Kuwait GBC


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Aisha Alsager

Managing Director, AGI Architects

Aisha Alsager

Managing Director, AGI Architects


Topic: Façades And Roofs

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Arun Puri

Senior Associate & Head of Architectural Technical Services, Gulf Consult

Arun Puri

Senior Associate & Head of Architectural Technical Services, Gulf Consult


Topic: Fifth façade

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Jassim AlSaddah

Founder, Studio Babnimnim

Jassim AlSaddah

Founder, Studio Babnimnim


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts


Topic: ACT 2.0 – An active cavity façade for the Middle East

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Charles Constantin

Managing Director, GEZE Middle East

Charles Constantin

Managing Director, GEZE Middle East


Topic: Smart Façades made by GEZE

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Anthony Makhlouf

Head of Pre-sales Department, GEZE Middle East

Anthony Makhlouf

Head of Pre-sales Department, GEZE Middle East


Topic: Smart Façades made by GEZE

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Imran Manasawala

Director, Future Architectural Glass

Imran Manasawala

Director, Future Architectural Glass


Topic: Specifying fire rated glass & systems correctly

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Alex Dantziguian

Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform

Alex Dantziguian

Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform


Topic: Thermal break systems - The solution for saving energy, the environment and money

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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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Alvaro Palencia

Architectural Project Manager, Neolith

Alvaro Palencia

Architectural Project Manager, Neolith


Topic: Presenting Neolith® for ventilated façades

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Nasser N. Al Saleh

Representative from Neolith*

Nasser N. Al Saleh

Representative from Neolith*


Topic: Presenting Neolith® for ventilated façades

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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: Urban evolution in curtain wall design

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Arvind Kumar

Manager - Architectural Advisory, Technal Middle East

Arvind Kumar

Manager - Architectural Advisory, Technal Middle East


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Sanjoe Rodrigues

Regional Manager - Middle East, Serge Ferrari

Sanjoe Rodrigues

Regional Manager - Middle East, Serge Ferrari


Topic: Tensile fabric façade - architectural functions and benefits

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Schedule

  • Session - 1

    (08.50 - 10.20)

08:00 - 08:55

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome address

09:00 - 09:20

ACT 2.0 – An active cavity façade for the Middle East

09:20 - 09:40

Straight edges and where to find them

09:40 - 10:00

Smart Façades made by GEZE

10:00 - 10:20

Tensile fabric façade - architectural functions and benefits

10:20 - 10:40

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 2

    (10.40 - 12.25)

10:40 - 11:00

When façades go wrong

11:00 - 11:20

Fifth façade

11:20 - 11:40

Urban evolution in curtain wall design

11:40 - 12:25

PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

12:25 - 13:30

Networking Lunch Break

  • Session - 3

    (13.30 - 15.05)

13:30 - 13:50

Façades And Roofs

13:50 - 14:10

Thermal break systems - The solution for saving energy, the environment and money

14:10 - 14:30

Presenting Neolith® for ventilated façades

14:30 - 14:50

Specifying fire rated glass & systems correctly

14:50 - 15:10

Structural and acoustic performance interlayers for façade and window safety glass

15:10 - 15:25

Q&A Session

15:25 - 16:00

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

Sponsors

Presenting Partner

Associate Partners

Strategic Partner

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

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 USD 500 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 use my personal id to register?
It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay
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.
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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Venue

Radisson Blu, Kuwait, Kindly reach the venue on 30th October, 2018 at 8:00 am

ADDRESS

Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait

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