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 140 editions, attracting more than 40,000 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 149th global and 1st edition in Miami, 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

149

Edition

24

Speakers and Panelists

3

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.

Allan Shulman

Allan Shulman

Founding Principal,
Shulman + Associates

Allan Shulman

Founding Principal, Shulman + Associates

Topic: Passive Shading, Active Ventilation: Screen Façades that Provide Air, Shade, Texture and Beauty

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Anshuman Dogra

Anshuman Dogra

Structural Engineer,
Stantec

Anshuman Dogra

Structural Engineer, Stantec

Topic: From the Ground Up: Nontraditional Ways of Protecting the Façade at the Podium Level

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Antonia Devine

Antonia Devine

Senior Director - Design & Development,
JDS Development

Antonia Devine

Senior Director - Design & Development, JDS Development

Topic: Developers as Agents of Change on Miami's Skyline

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Attila Arian

Attila Arian

Managing Director,
NR Group

Attila Arian

Managing Director, NR Group

Event Host & Convener

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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell

Specification Leader US,
Axalta

Ben Mitchell

Specification Leader US, Axalta

Topic: Embarking on an Architectural ColourDesign Journey

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Bob Ford

Bob Ford

North American Regional Account Manager,
Eastman

Bob Ford

North American Regional Account Manager, Eastman

Topic: Enhancing Building Resilience with High-Performance PVB Interlayer Technology

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Federico Balestrazzi​​​​

Federico Balestrazzi​​​​

Principal,
DeSimone

Federico Balestrazzi​​​​

Principal, DeSimone

Topic: Developers as Agents of Change on Miami's Skyline

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Grace Liao

Grace Liao

Director,
KPF

Grace Liao

Director, KPF

Topic: Tower 36: Redefining the Office Tower in Miami's Design District

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Jack Redden

Jack Redden

Director of Architectural Sales,
ES Windows

Jack Redden

Director of Architectural Sales, ES Windows

Topic: The Art, Science and Psychology of Daylighting and Designing with Glass

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Jalal Farooq

Jalal Farooq

CFO,
Al-Farooq Corporation

Jalal Farooq

CFO, Al-Farooq Corporation

Topic: What you need to know about the hurricane-glazing certification process

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Jason Poma

Jason Poma

Vice President,
Poma Construction Corp.

Jason Poma

Vice President, Poma Construction Corp.

Topic: Passive Shading, Active Ventilation: Screen Façades that Provide Air, Shade, Texture and Beauty

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Javad Ahmad

Javad Ahmad

Founder & CEO,
Javad Ahmad PE Inc.

Javad Ahmad

Founder & CEO, Javad Ahmad PE Inc.

Topic: From the Ground Up: Nontraditional Ways of Protecting the Façade at the Podium Level

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Jessica Goldman Srebnick

Jessica Goldman Srebnick

Co-Chair,
Goldman Properties

Jessica Goldman Srebnick

Co-Chair, Goldman Properties

Topic: Passive Shading, Active Ventilation: Screen Façades that Provide Air, Shade, Texture and Beauty

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John R. Medina

John R. Medina

Partner,
Miami Curtain Wall Consutants

John R. Medina

Partner, Miami Curtain Wall Consutants

Topic: The Architectural Skin: Before and After Champlain Tower

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Juan Betancur

Juan Betancur

Director of Design,
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Juan Betancur

Director of Design, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Topic: Outside the Box: Una Residences’ Sculptural Façade

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Kobi Karp

Kobi Karp

Principal-in-Charge,
Kobi Karp Architecture

Kobi Karp

Principal-in-Charge, Kobi Karp Architecture

Topic: Passive Shading, Active Ventilation: Screen Façades that Provide Air, Shade, Texture and Beauty

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Kevin S. Venger​​​​

Kevin S. Venger

Developer,
One Thousand Group

Kevin S. Venger

Developer, One Thousand Group

Topic: Developers as Agents of Change on Miami's Skyline

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Kurt Dannwolf

Kurt Dannwolf

President and Design Principal,
ODP Architecture and Design

Kurt Dannwolf

President and Design Principal, ODP Architecture and Design

Topic: Design Implementation: Transforming Vision into Reality - Partnering with World-Renowned Architects

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Maria Moral

Maria Moral

Partner,
Miami Curtain Wall Consultants

Maria Moral

Partner, Miami Curtain Wall Consultants

Topic: The Architectural Skin: Before and After Champlain Tower

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Michael Piazza​​​​

Michael Piazza​​​​

Sr. VP - Design & Construction,
Terra

Michael Piazza

Sr. VP - Design & Construction, Terra

Topic: Developers as Agents of Change on Miami's Skyline

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Raymond Fort

Raymond Fort

Vice President,
Arquitectonica

Raymond Fort

Vice President, Arquitectonica

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Tansu Kumru

Tansu Kumru

Vice Chairman,
Turkish Glass

Tansu Kumru

Vice Chairman, Turkish Glass

Topic: Solutions for the Most Demanding Projects

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Vick Crespin

Vick Crespin

VP, Co-Founder,
KVC Constructors, Inc.

Vick Crespin

VP, Co-Founder, KVC Constructors, Inc.

Topic: Passive Shading, Active Ventilation: Screen Façades that Provide Air, Shade, Texture and Beauty

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Winn Darden

Winn Darden

Business Manager - LUMIFLON® Resins,
AGC Chemical

Winn Darden

Business Manager - LUMIFLON® Resins, AGC Chemical

Topic: Environmentally Friendly FEVE Fluoropolymer Resins for Powder Coatings

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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.

Associate Partners

Delegate Kit Partner
8 AIA LU/HSW credits

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, Glaziers, 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

  • London 2023
  • Montreal 2023
  • New York 2023
  • Mumbai 2023
  • Shanghai 2023
  • Milan 2023
  • Cairo 2023

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 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 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.

Yes, 8 AIA HSW CEUs will be credited to the attendees. The delegate must attend in-person for the entire program and sign up at the conclusion with their current AIA membership number to receive the credits.

Venue


Registrations start at 8:00 am

Address

Four Seasons Brickell, 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, United States

Contact Us

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