About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 25,000 delegates across its 76 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 78th global edition and the 8th edition in Mumbai 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

78

Edition

28

Speakers and Panelist

4

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Precautions

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

  • Wearing of masks at all times
  • Maintaining the 2m social distancing guideline
  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the Marriott housekeeping team
  • Buffet to be served by the Marriott staff behind protective partitions (no self-service of food allowed)
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
  • Conference hall capacity to apply the minimum 2m social distancing corresponding into 1 person per 4 sqm as mandated by the Local Authorities
  • Observing the maximum capacity guideline
  • Sanitising conference furniture after every session
  • Interactive Q&A done via your mobile phone
  • Individual seats are set apart at a distance equal to 2 chairs between each seat
  • Replacing the microphones filters 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. Initial list of speakers, more to be added as we progress.

TS Aditya

TS Aditya

Associate Vice President - Sales, FunderMax India

TS Aditya

Associate Vice President - Sales, FunderMax India

Topic: Fire Behavior & Unique Façade Applications

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Arjun Malik

Arjun Malik

Partner, Malik Architecture

Arjun Malik

Partner, Malik Architecture

Topic: TBC

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Gautam Bhasin

Gautam Bhasin

Regional Director, Inhabit Group

Gautam Bhasin

Regional Director, Inhabit Group

Topic: TBC

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KR Suresh

KR Suresh

Regional Director - South Asia, Axis Façades

KR Suresh

Regional Director - South Asia, Axis Façades

Topic: TBC

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Kamlesh Choudhari

Kamlesh Choudhari

Director, Glass Wall Systems

Kamlesh Choudhari

Director, Glass Wall Systems

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Kapil Gupta

Kapil Gupta

Founding Principal, Serie Architects

Kapil Gupta

Founding Principal, Serie Architects

Topic: TBC

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Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Technical Consultant - APAC, Kuraray

Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Technical Consultant - APAC, Kuraray

Topic: TBC

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Manjunath Shetty

Manjunath Shetty

Managing Director, Envelope Technik

Manjunath Shetty

Managing Director, Envelope Technik

Topic: TBC

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Nithin Hosabettu

Nithin Hosabettu

Design Director, IMK Architects

Nithin Hosabettu

Design Director, IMK Architects

Topic: TBC

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Rajan Govind

Rajan Govind

Director, BES Consultants

Rajan Govind

Director, BES Consultants

Topic: TBC

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Schedule

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

Session 1
(09:30 - 11:00)

08.45 - 09.30
Delegate Registration
09.30 - 09.35
Welcome Address
09.35 - 09.55
TBC


Kapil Gupta
Founding Principal, Serie Architects
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09.55 - 10.20
TBC


Gautam Bhasin
Regional Director, Inhabit Group
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10.20 - 10.40
TBC

10.40 - 11.00
Fire Behavior & Unique Façade Applications

Fire classification & flash over potential

Material classification based on fire behavior for façades

Kinematic façades & passive architectural elements


TS Aditya
Associate Vice President - Sales, FunderMax India
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11.00 - 11.20
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(11.20 - 13.15)

11.20 - 11.40
How to Measure "Façade Consultants" Value and their Designs of the Project

Are façade consultants bringing value or just for "namesake"

How are they contributing or learning from the project?

Measuring their contributions

Are they worth of designs and inputs?


Rajan Govind
Director, BES Consultants
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11.40 - 12.00
TBC

12.00 - 12.30
TBC

12.30 - 13.15
Influence of Design in the Performance of Façades

The amalgamation of design aesthetics and impact on energy consumption in conventional buildings compared to modern façades

Benefits and barriers to the implementation of passive design strategies

Design with respect to high performance glazing, ventilation, shading and local materials

Initiatives for sustainable community design


KR Suresh
Regional Director - South Asia, Axis Façades
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13.15 - 14.00
Networking Lunch Break


Session 3
(14.00 - 16.00)

14.00 - 14.20
TBC


Arjun Malik
Partner, Malik Architecture
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14.20 - 14.40
TBC


Manjunath Shetty
Managing Director, Envelope Technik
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14.40 - 15.00
TBC

15.00 - 15.20
TBC

15.20 - 15.40
Are Lightweight Security Glazings Possible?

Burglar, bullet & blast resistant glazing

Comparison with conventional security glazings

Standards & testing methods


Malvinder Singh Rooprai
Technical Consultant - APAC, Kuraray
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15.40 - 16.00
TBC

16.00 - 16.20
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(16.20 - 17.50)

16.20 - 16.40
TBC


Nithin Hosabettu
Design Director, IMK Architects
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16.40 - 17.00
TBC

17.00 - 17.45
Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades

Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?

Continuing the process improvisations for best practices

Value engineering for bespoke façades procurements to suit local requirements


Moderator
Kamlesh Choudhari
Director, Glass Wall Systems
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17.45 - 17.50
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference



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

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Event Registration

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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

  • New York 2019
  • London 2019
  • Sydney 2019
  • Shanghai 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 INR 15,000 + GST 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, 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.

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 Marriott 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.

Yes. A few of the event elements will be hybrid. One such element will be the lectures and discussions which we will stream online for those who are unable to make it in-person. More details will be provided closer to the event.

Venue


Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor, JW Marriott Sahar, Kindly reach the venue on 22nd April, 2021 at 8:00 am

Address

JW Marriott Sahar, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, IA Project Rd, Mumbai, India

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