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 163rd global and 6th New York edition, 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

163

Edition

60

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.

Alberto Alarcon

Alberto Alarcon

Marketing Manager,
Kuraray America

Alberto Alarcon

Marketing Manager, Kuraray America

Topic: Security Glazing with Laminated Glass

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Annissa Flickinger

Annissa Flickinger

Regional Architectural Team Manager,
Vitro Architectural Glass

Annissa Flickinger

Regional Architectural Team Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

Topic: Getting Low with U-Values

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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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Bersu Serin

Bersu Serin

Assistant Project Manager,
Bisam Facades

Bersu Serin

Assistant Project Manager, Bisam Facades

Topic: Quality Control and Assurance in the Field Installation of Façade Envelope Systems

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Bob Zhang

Bob Zhang

Sales Director - North America,
North Glass

Bob Zhang

Sales Director - North America, North Glass

Topic: Global Trends of the Architectural Glass Façade

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Carla Swickerath

Carla Swickerath

Partner,
Studio Libeskind

Carla Swickerath

Partner, Studio Libeskind

Topic: Affordable Housing: Creative Design Solutions

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David Hewitt

David Hewitt

Director of Business Development,
ES Windows

David Hewitt

Director of Business Development, ES Windows

Topic: Making Glass Flatness a Standard

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Dean White

Dean White

Regional Façade Sales Manager,
Cosentino

Dean White

Regional Façade Sales Manager, Cosentino

Topic: Sustainable Façade Design with Ultracompact Stone

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Gary P. Mancini

Gary P. Mancini

Managing Principal & Renewal Practice Leader,
Thornton Tomasetti

Gary P. Mancini

Managing Principal & Renewal Practice Leader, Thornton Tomasetti

Topic: Get Sheds Down: Maintaining Public Safety While Adhering to FISP Protocols

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Gus Sirakis

Gus Sirakis

Deputy Commissioner,
NYC Dept. of Buildings

Gus Sirakis

Deputy Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Buildings

Topic: Get Sheds Down: Maintaining Public Safety While Adhering to FISP Protocols

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Hisham Mujib

Hisham Mujib

International Spécifications Manager,
Saint-Gobain

Hisham Mujib

International Spécifications Manager, Saint-Gobain

Topic: Advancing Sustainability in Building Glass: World’s First Low-carbon Glass

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James O’Callaghan

James O’Callaghan

Founding Director,
Eckersley O'Callaghan

James O’Callaghan

Founding Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan

Topic: Engineering Transparency in a Changing World

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Jean-Paul Hautekeer

Jean-Paul Hautekeer

Global Strategic Market Director - Building Science,
Dow

Jean-Paul Hautekeer

Global Strategic Market Director - Building Science, Dow

Topic: Carbon-Neutral Silicones for Building Façades

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John Krouse

John Krouse

Chairman of the Board,
Boston Valley Terra Cotta

John Krouse

Chairman of the Board, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Topic: Architectural Terra Cotta for Socially Conscious Corporate Brands

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Ken Wright

Ken Wright

Corporate Sustainability Program Manager,
Reynaers Aluminium

Ken Wright

Corporate Sustainability Program Manager, Reynaers Aluminium

Topic: Pathway of Sustainability in the Building Envelope – Joinery

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Matt Capone

Matt Capone

Principal,
FacadesX

Matt Capone

Principal, FacadesX

Topic: Pecha Kucha: My World of Façades

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Nadine Berger

Nadine Berger

Sustainability Senior Manager, NY Metro,
AECOM

Nadine Berger

Sustainability Senior Manager, NY Metro, AECOM

Topic: Session Chair

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Sara Tsiropinas

Sara Tsiropinas

Senior Director of Building Envelopes,
L+M Development Partners

Sara Tsiropinas

Senior Director of Building Envelopes, L+M Development Partners

Topic: Affordable Housing: Creative Design Solutions

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Tobias Wild-Blatt

Tobias Wild-Blatt

Business Manager EU Ultraperformance Solutions,
Kingspan

Tobias Wild-Blatt

Business Manager EU Ultraperformance Solutions, Kingspan

Topic: AlphaCore: A New Dimension in Insulation

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Yegal Shamash

Yegal Shamash

Chief Structural Engineer,
NYC Dept. of Buildings

Yegal Shamash

Chief Structural Engineer, NYC Dept. of Buildings

Topic: Get Sheds Down: Maintaining Public Safety While Adhering to FISP Protocols

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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.
Presenting Partner

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 and snippet from the Zak World of Façades New York 2023 edition

Full Event Recording

Event Snippet

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 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 0730 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 7:30 am

Address

Pier 60, 60 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, United States

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