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 100+ 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 111th global edition and the 3rd edition in Melbourne 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

111

Edition

30

Speakers and Panelist

4

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Guidelines

Currently, there are no mandatory covid restrictions in place during the time of the event as announced by the local authorities. However, we will be incorporating the below hygiene measures to ensure a safe environment

  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the venue housekeeping team
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
Our host venue has rolled out a safety and hygiene program which will be in action at the event. Click here to view the factsheet. Any additional governmental mandate that is in place during the event time will be strictly followed. Please check this section for latest information.

Wearing of masks is optional and there is no proof of vaccination required to attend the event. However, we encourage if people wear a mask wherever possible.

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.

Aiden Jung

Aiden Jung

Market Development Manager,
Kuraray

Aiden Jung

Market Development Manager, Kuraray

Topic: Designing Laminated Glass with Advanced Structural Interlayers

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Anthony Breach

Anthony Breach

National Sales Manager,
George Fethers & Co.

Anthony Breach

National Sales Manager, George Fethers & Co.

Topic: The Possibilities for Solar Façades

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Bobby Wei

Bobby Wei

Associate Director,
Bates Smart

Bobby Wei

Associate Director, Bates Smart

Topic: 435 Bourke Street: Future Proof

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Bruce Wymond

Bruce Wymond

Executive Director and Founding Partner,
Inhabit

Bruce Wymond

Executive Director and Founding Partner, Inhabit

Topic: Designing Low Carbon Façades For a More Sustainable Future

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Cindy Lam

Cindy Lam

Façade Engineer,
Aurecon

Cindy Lam

Façade Engineer, Aurecon

Topic: Learning from the Middle East - Catalysing Change in Australasia

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Douglas Sum

Douglas Sum

Associate - Buildings,
Aurecon

Douglas Sum

Associate - Buildings, Aurecon

Topic: Learning from the Middle East - Catalysing Change in Australasia

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Elissa Stirling

Elissa Stirling

Regional Manager | Victoria,
Inhabit Group

Elissa Stirling

Regional Manager | Victoria, Inhabit Group

Topic: Designing Low Carbon Façades For a More Sustainable Future

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Frank​ Goudman

Frank​ Goudman

Export Sales Director,
Renson

Frank​ Goudman

Export Sales Director, Renson

Topic: Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings

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Hani Adnan

Hani Adnan

Codes and Approvals Manager,
Hilti Australia

Hani Adnan

Codes and Approvals Manager, Hilti Australia

Topic: Perimeter Joints “Fire Containment System”

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Jarrad Morgan

Jarrad Morgan

Associate Principal,
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Jarrad Morgan

Associate Principal, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Topic: Engineering Identity: Three Approaches

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Jean Lorenzzi

Jean Lorenzzi

Digital Building Glass Studio Director,
Saint Gobain

Jean Lorenzzi

Digital Building Glass Studio Director, Saint Gobain

Topic: Decarbonization & Digitalization

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Dr. Kamil Sharaidin

Dr. Kamil Sharaidin

Senior Associate,
BG&E Façade Consultants

Dr. Kamil Sharaidin

Senior Associate, BG&E Façade Consultants

Topic: Form and Lights: Development of West Side Place over 10 Years in the Making

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Kieran Rice

Kieran Rice

Technical Director | Façade Practice Lead - ANZ,
AECOM

Kieran Rice

Technical Director | Façade Practice Lead - ANZ, AECOM

Topic: What is a High Performance Façade in 2023?

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Marcus Tan

Marcus Tan

Manager - Sales and Marketing,
AGC Asia Pacific

Marcus Tan

Manager - Sales and Marketing, AGC Asia Pacific

Topic: Sustainable Glass Solutions Towards Green and Carbon Neutral Buildings

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Michael Lette

Michael Lette

Market Development Manager – Façades,
BlueScope Building Products

Michael Lette

Market Development Manager – Façades, BlueScope Building Products

Topic: Steel Façade Solutions

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Nicky Drobis

Nicky Drobis

Partner,
Fender Katsalidis

Nicky Drobis

Partner, Fender Katsalidis

Topic: The Role of Façade Integration in Adaptive Reuse Buildings

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Nitin Govila

Nitin Govila

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer + Sr. VP - Asia Pacific + MEA, Serge Ferrari/p>

Nitin Govila

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer + Sr. VP - Asia Pacific + MEA, Serge Ferrari

Topic: Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

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Pelle Zetterström

Pelle Zetterström

Technical Director,
RED Fire Engineers

Pelle Zetterström

Technical Director, RED Fire Engineers

Topic: Fire Safety in Façades: Past, Present, and Future

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Rob Buck

Rob Buck

Associate | Melbourne Façade Lead,
Arup

Rob Buck

Associate | Melbourne Façade Lead, Arup

Event Host & Convener

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Samantha Peart

Samantha Peart

Global Head of Sustainability,
Hassell

Samantha Peart

Global Head of Sustainability, Hassell

Topic: Designing Low Carbon Façades For a More Sustainable Future

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Simeon Lloyd

Simeon Lloyd

Senior Design Manager,
Multiplex

Simeon Lloyd

Senior Design Manager, Multiplex

Topic: Designing Low Carbon Façades For a More Sustainable Future

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Sreenivas Narayanan

Sreenivas Narayanan

Technical and Compliance Director - MEIAP,
Siderise Insulation

Sreenivas Narayanan

Technical and Compliance Director - MEIAP, Siderise Insulation

Topic: Managing Fire Risk in External Walls of the Building Envelope

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Tom Dean

Tom Dean

National Carbon Planning Director,
Slattery

Tom Dean

National Carbon Planning Director, Slattery

Topic: Designing Low Carbon Façades For a More Sustainable Future

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Xavier Ortuzar

Xavier Ortuzar

R&D product manager,
Technoform Bautec Iberica

Xavier Ortuzar

R&D product manager, Technoform Bautec Iberica

Topic: Innovations in Powder Coating and Adhesion

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Schedule

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

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:35)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
Event Host & Convener

Rob Buck
Associate | Melbourne Façade Lead, Arup
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08.50 - 08.55
Welcome Address
08.55 - 09.25
The Role of Façade Integration in Adaptive Reuse Buildings

The ongoing sustainability of our cities and reimaging how we see and use existing buildings

Case study: Midtown Centre

Explore the roles of façades in upcoming projects: 90 Collins and 450 Queen Street


Nicky Drobis
Partner, Fender Katsalidis
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09.25 - 09.55
What is a High Performance Façade in 2023?

Total life-cycle carbon

The importance of air-tightness

Replacement and end-of-life strategies


Kieran Rice
Technical Director | Façade Practice Lead - ANZ, AECOM
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09.55 - 10.15
Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings

Principles of natural ventilation

Hybrid ventilation strategies

Oceania reference projects


Frank​ Goudman
Export Sales Director, Renson
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10.15 - 10.35
Sustainable Glass Solutions Towards Green and Carbon Neutral Buildings

Glass carbon emissions impact to a building

Advancing energy strategies for façades

Sustainable case studies and references


Marcus Tan
Manager - Sales and Marketing, AGC Asia Pacific
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10.35 - 11.05
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(11.05 - 12.45)

11.05 - 11.25
Form and Lights: Development of West Side Place over 10 Years in the Making

From ideas to life: Challenges of form, materiality and constructability

Rationalisation of complex façades with various design constraints in mega project

Advantages of various façade testing & analysis in decision making – Wind test, visual mock-up, performance testing and reflective study


Dr. Kamil Sharaidin
Senior Associate, BG&E Façade Consultants
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11.25 - 11.45
Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

Architectural signature

Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings

Dynamic façades with day/night effect

Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations


Nitin Govila
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer + Sr. VP - Asia Pacific + MEA, Serge Ferrari
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11.45 - 12.00
Decarbonization & Digitalization

Low carbon glass offer of Saint-Gobain for sustainable construction

Digital solutions for customers to enhance productivity


Jean Lorenzzi
Digital Building Glass Studio Director, Saint Gobain
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12.00 - 12.15
Designing Laminated Glass with Advanced Structural Interlayers

Structural Interlayers: It’s all about the view

Achieving more panoramic views

Security, privacy, natural UV and bird-friendly options


Aiden Jung
Market Development Manager, Kuraray
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12.15 - 12.45
Engineering Identity: Three Approaches

Terracotta and the spaces in between: 600 Lonsdale Street

Solar responsiveness and multi-objective optimization: Central Place Sydney

Structural optimization and material reduction: 189 Toorak Road


Jarrad Morgan
Associate Principal, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
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12.45 - 13.45
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3
(13.45 - 15.50)

13.45 - 14.10
435 Bourke Street: Future Proof

Insight on a high-performance, carbon neutral commercial building, showcasing leadership in sustainability with Australia’s first solar skin façade

How parametrically optimised with a sculptural approach to humanise a tall building is more contextually in tune with its unique setting

A people-friendly workplace evolution with versatile communal spaces enhanced by natural landscaping, delivering significant health and wellbeing benefits for building users, local community and visitors


Bobby Wei
Associate Director, Bates Smart
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14.10 - 14.30
The Possibilities for Solar Façades

Façade integrated PV produces carbon-free electricity on site, powering a new breed of sustainable buildings toward 6 star NABERS and 6 Star Green Star ratings

Working with Australia’s leading façade engineers, and leveraging extensive product design in Europe & the United States, to resolve the challenges of integrating PV into existing façade typologies, including curtain wall

Solar façade evolution domestically and internationally, and an introduction to the two products leading the charge in the race towards Australia’s first fully integrated solar façade – Vitro SolarVolt and Avancis SKALA


Anthony Breach
National Sales Manager, George Fethers & Co.
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14.30 - 14.45
Innovations in Powder Coating and Adhesion

PS Technology: New manufacturing capabilities

Coating Prime: New solution that improves the polyamide paintability

Adhesion Prime: New solution that improves the adhesion performance


Xavier Ortuzar
R&D product manager, Technoform Bautec Iberica
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14.45 - 15.10
Fire Safety in Façades: Past, Present, and Future

Past: brief overview of historical fires and legislation and societal drives that took us to today

Present: the state of Australian cladding audits, rectification works, and remedial measures; policy or fact-driven? What do we know and what don't we know? What's the role of cavity barriers?

Future: on some of the challenges of tomorrow, e.g. BIPVs and green façades


Pelle Zetterström
Technical Director, RED Fire Engineers
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15.10 - 15.30
Perimeter Joints “Fire Containment System”

Application overview

Codes and regulations

Best practices


Hani Adnan
Codes and Approvals Manager, Hilti Australia
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15.30 - 15.50
Managing Fire Risk in External Walls of the Building Envelope

Compartmentation in common façade types and how their function affects the performance requirements for slab edge perimeter and cavity barriers

Evolving regulatory landscape, latest guidance, and increased focus on third party verification

How passive fire product manufacturers can help to support a safer built environment


Sreenivas Narayanan
Technical and Compliance Director - MEIAP, Siderise Insulation
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15.50 - 16.15
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(16.15 - 17.45)

16.15 - 16.40
Learning from the Middle East - Catalysing Change in Australasia

Experience in the Middle East - sharing insight on innovative building ideas

How do we bring these innovations to Australasia?


Douglas Sum
Associate - Buildings, Aurecon
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Cindy Lam
Façade Engineer, Aurecon
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16.40 - 16.55
Steel Façade Solutions

Large format, custom made, ventilated rainscreen panels

Recent commercial façade projects in steel

Façade design and manufacturing considerations for faster installation


Michael Lette
Market Development Manager – Façades, BlueScope Building Products
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16.55 - 17.40
Designing Low Carbon Façades For a More Sustainable Future

Moving beyond operational carbon and looking at embodied carbon

How embodied carbon is now being counted and calculated

Balancing carbon spent in building versus savings in service

Designing buildings with low carbon strategies and materials to reduce embodied carbon

How can the existing code and standard aide low carbon design?

Current status quo of the Australian market on embodied carbon approach and the way forward


Moderator
Elissa Stirling
Regional Manager | Victoria, Inhabit Group
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Panelist
Samantha Peart
Global Head of Sustainability, Hassell
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Panelist
Simeon Lloyd
Senior Design Manager, Multiplex
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Panelist
Tom Dean
National Carbon Planning Director, Slattery
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Panelist
Bruce Wymond
Executive Director and Founding Partner, Inhabit
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17.40 - 17.45
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference
17.45 - 19.00
Post Event Networking Reception by Eastman (Saflex)



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.


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

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

  • Toronto 2022
  • London 2021
  • Dubai 2021
  • New York 2021
  • Sydney 2019
  • Manchester 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 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

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 venue 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

Grand Ballroom, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, 65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004, Australia

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