About The Event

Zak World of Façades is a globally recognized conference series focusing on façade design and engineering. To date, it has successfully hosted over 150 editions, attracting more than 45,000 delegates worldwide. This one-day conference is held across 40 countries, including the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Europe, Australasia and North America.

The forthcoming event, marking its 157th global and 4th edition in Melbourne, will focus on sustainable innovations and tackle construction industry challenges related to the building envelope. Attendees can expect to see the latest products & trends from renowned industry leaders.

For more information and a look at past events, visit www.zakwof.com.


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 in the façade industry.


Key Numbers

157

Edition

30

Speakers and Panelists

4

Sessions

1

Day

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. Below is the initial list of speakers, more to be added as we progress.

Aitor Llorente

Aitor Llorente

Area Manager,
Lanik

Aitor Llorente

Area Manager, Lanik

Topic: Engineering, Supply and Assembly of Bespoke Building Envelopes

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Bernat Miñana

Bernat Miñana

Managing Director,
Frontek Australia

Bernat Miñana

Managing Director, Frontek Australia

Topic: Porcelain Cladding in Unitized Systems and Complex Geometries

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Bill Segaert

Bill Segaert

Managing Director,
SGS Glass

Bill Segaert

Managing Director, SGS Glass

Topic: Moving Towards Carbon Neutrality with the First Low-Carbon Glass

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Dinesh Kumar

Dinesh Kumar

Area Sales Director - Middle East & Oceania,
Saint-Gobain Glass

Dinesh Kumar

Area Sales Director - Middle East & Oceania, Saint-Gobain Glass

Topic: Moving Towards Carbon Neutrality with the First Low-Carbon Glass

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Ed Daines

Ed Daines

Director,
WilkinsonEyre

Ed Daines

Director, WilkinsonEyre

Topic: Adapting Façades - From Heritage to High Performance

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Elissa Stirling

Elissa Stirling

Regional Manager – Victoria,
Inhabit

Elissa Stirling

Regional Manager – Victoria, Inhabit

Topic: The Future of Façade Engineering…An Opinion

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Falk Peuser

Falk Peuser

Principal,
Fender Katsalidis

Falk Peuser

Principal, Fender Katsalidis

Topic: Panel Discussion: Seafarers: Conceptualising, Designing, Fabricating and Installing the Façade

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Gabriel Kok

Gabriel Kok

Design Director,
Riverlee

Gabriel Kok

Design Director, Riverlee

Topic: Panel Discussion: Seafarers: Conceptualising, Designing, Fabricating and Installing the Façade

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Imogen Lyons

Imogen Lyons

Associate Director | Carbon Management Lead,
WT Partnership

Imogen Lyons

Associate Director | Carbon Management Lead, WT Partnership

Topic: Counting and Cutting the Cost of Embodied Carbon

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Kieran Rice

Kieran Rice

Façade Practice Lead - Australia,
Mott MacDonald

Kieran Rice

Façade Practice Lead - Australia, Mott MacDonald

Topic: A Multi-disciplinary Focus on Façade Air-tightness

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Mathew van Kooy

Mathew van Kooy

Partner,
Wardle

Mathew van Kooy

Partner, Wardle

Topic: Inventing Systems: Lightweight, Composite and Masonry Façades

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Michael Lette

Michael Lette

Market Development Manager – Façades,
Lysaght

Michael Lette

Market Development Manager – Façades, Lysaght

Topic: AZURE® - The Steel Façade Panel

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Nancy Wang

Nancy Wang

Director of International Sales,
Tianjin North Glass

Nancy Wang

Director of International Sales, Tianjin North Glass

Topic: Global Trends of Architectural Glass

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Nick Roach

Nick Roach

Associate Principal,
Arup

Nick Roach

Associate Principal, Arup

Topic: Panel Discussion: Present Issues Facing the Façade Industry

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Oliver Ng

Oliver Ng

Managing Director,
BG&E Façades

Oliver Ng

Managing Director, BG&E Façades

Topic: The Future of Façades

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Oliver Turner

Oliver Turner

Operations Manager,
Climate Ready Engineering

Oliver Turner

Operations Manager, Climate Ready Engineering

Topic: The Sustainable Benefits of Façade Automation for Shading Systems

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Rob Buck

Rob Buck

Associate | Melbourne Façade Lead,
Arup

Rob Buck

Associate | Melbourne Façade Lead, Arup

Topic: Panel Discussion: Present Issues Facing the Façade Industry

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Simon Metcalf

Simon Metcalf

ANZ Marketing Manager,
AkzoNobel

Simon Metcalf

ANZ Marketing Manager, AkzoNobel

Topic: Sustainable Architectural Solutions with Powder Coatings

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Teodosio Del Caño

Teodosio Del Caño

CTO & COO,
Onyx Solar Energy

Teodosio Del Caño

CTO & COO, Onyx Solar Energy

Topic: Energy-generating Photovoltaic Glass for Building Applications

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Zac Hankin

Zac Hankin

Associate Director,
AECOM

Zac Hankin

Associate Director, AECOM

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Zamaneh Khoshdel

Zamaneh Khoshdel

Associate Director,
AECOM

Zamaneh Khoshdel

Associate Director, AECOM

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Schedule

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

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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Event Registration

Register for in-person attendance 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

Watch the full video recording from the Zak World of Façades Melbourne 2023 edition

Full Event Recording

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 based on the nature of your organization and 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 AUD 750 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 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. If you use your personal email id, we will not be able to verify the same always.

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 event, the organisers will share a link to the HD video recording of the conference.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and HD video recording of the conference.

If your firm is on our guest list or pre-qualified, 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 and is on the discretion of the organiser.

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

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

Venue


Registrations start at 8:00 am

Address

Grand Ballroom, Level-1, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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