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THE REGION’S PREMIER CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference now takes place in Asia (Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Africa (Kenya, Morocco and South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom and France), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United States of America.

Now in it's 43rd edition globally and 2nd edition in the Greater China region, the conference has become a specialised forum to discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and showcases the latest technological solutions.


Visit www.zakworldoffacades.com for details of the previous events.

Who Should Attend this Conference

Architects, Facade consultants, Developers, Government officials, PMC's, Main contractors, Sustainability consultants, Fire consultants, Facade contractors, Cost consultants, Glass processors & Structural consultants.

Speakers

Stefan Goeddertz

Associate, Herzog & de Meuron

Stefan Goeddertz

Associate, Herzog & de Meuron


Topic: Case study on the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany

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Jeff Tsai

Associate Director, Arup

Jeff Tsai

Associate Director, Arup


Topic: Application of digital tools in BIM

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Dr Benny Chow

Director of Sustainability, Aedas

Dr Benny Chow

Director of Sustainability, Aedas


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Viviana Muscettola

Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

Viviana Muscettola

Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects


Topic: Designing vertical hubs

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Peter Cooper

Group Tender Manager, Craft Holdings

Peter Cooper

Group Tender Manager, Craft Holdings


Topic: Rethinking the competitive bid framework

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Andreas Hiersemenzel

Managing Director, HS+A

Andreas Hiersemenzel

Managing Director, HS+A


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade contract matrix of large scale projects: Understanding whys and hows of the legal framework better

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Anthony Cheung

Director, Ronald Lu & Partners

Anthony Cheung

Director, Ronald Lu & Partners


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade contract matrix of large scale projects: Understanding whys and hows of the legal framework better

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Carolin Fong

Director, DLN Architects

Carolin Fong

Director, DLN Architects


Topic: Façade design in high density environment

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Simon Yu

Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

Simon Yu

Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Charis Cosmas

Senior Façade Engineer, BuroHappold Engineering

Charis Cosmas

Senior Façade Engineer, BuroHappold Engineering


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Ben Lüder

Principal Lighting Design, Inhabit Group

Ben Lüder

Principal Lighting Design, Inhabit Group


Topic: Case study on the Ocean terminal and Façade lighting

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Robert-Jan van Santen

Partner, VS-A

Robert-Jan van Santen

Partner, VS-A


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade contract matrix of large scale projects: Understanding whys and hows of the legal framework better

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Axel Funke

Project Director, Lead 8

Axel Funke

Project Director, Lead 8


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Garett Hwang

Associate Director, UNStudio

Garett Hwang

Associate Director, UNStudio


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Simon Chan

Technical Director, Far East Aluminium

Simon Chan

Technical Director, Far East Aluminium


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade contract matrix of large scale projects: Understanding whys and hows of the legal framework better

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Steffen Kleinert

Senior Associate Principal, KPF

Steffen Kleinert

Senior Associate Principal, KPF


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Dom Lew

Associate Director, LWK

Dom Lew

Associate Director, LWK


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

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Diemo Schillack

COO, Seele Hong Kong

Diemo Schillack

COO, Seele Hong Kong


Topic: Material to its limits

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Kevin Law

Associate, Inhabit Group

Kevin Law

Associate, Inhabit Group


Topic: Case study on the Ocean terminal and Façade lighting

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Ian Langham

Associate Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan

Ian Langham

Associate Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan


Topic: The future of glass – A retrospective

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Matthew Penrose

Vice President, Vector Foiltec

Matthew Penrose

Vice President, Vector Foiltec


Topic: High performance, lightweight, long span building envelopes with ETFE

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Abdulla Jawhari

Associate Director – Buildings (Façade), Arcadis

Abdulla Jawhari

Associate Director – Buildings (Façade), Arcadis


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade contract matrix of large scale projects: Understanding whys and hows of the legal framework better

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Sammy Hui

Vice President, Hong Kong Façade Association

Sammy Hui

Vice President, Hong Kong Façade Association


Topic: Welcome address

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Chrissa Bales

Group Project Leader - Extrusion Coatings, Valspar

Chrissa Bales

Group Project Leader - Extrusion Coatings, Valspar


Topic: Innovation in architectural metal coating systems

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Jerry Ma

Senior Technical Manager, Dow Performance Silicones - High Performance Building Solutions

Jerry Ma

Senior Technical Manager, Dow Performance Silicones - High Performance Building Solutions


Topic: Trends in use of high performance architectural glass

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Annie Gao

Regional Marketing Manager - Greater China, AkzoNobel

Annie Gao

Regional Marketing Manager - Greater China, AkzoNobel


Topic: Coating technologies supporting façade design

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Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Technical Consultant - Asia Pacific Region, Kuraray

Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Technical Consultant - Asia Pacific Region, Kuraray


Topic: Structural analysis of laminated glass

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Sungmin Hong

Managing Director, G-Smatt Global

Sungmin Hong

Managing Director, G-Smatt Global


Topic: Bringing IT media into real estate

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Eddy Huang

General Manager - Greater China, Serge Ferrari

Eddy Huang

General Manager - Greater China, Serge Ferrari


Topic: Textile Façade - A New Style of Architecture

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Frank Goudman

Export Manager - Asia Pacific, Renson

Frank Goudman

Export Manager - Asia Pacific, Renson


Topic: Natural ventilation & solar shading for high-rise buildings

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Speaker Presentations


Viviana Muscettola Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

Designing vertical hubs

Carolin Fong Director, DLN Architects

Façade design in high density environment

Ben Lüder Principal Lighting Design, Inhabit Group

Case study on the Ocean terminal and Façade lighting

Diemo Schillack COO, Seele Hong Kong

Material to its limits

Sammy Hui Vice President, Hong Kong Façade Association

Welcome address

Chrissa Bales Group Project Leader - Extrusion Coatings, Valspar

Innovation in architectural metal coating systems

Jerry Ma Senior Technical Manager, Dow Performance Silicones - High Performance Building Solutions

Trends in use of high performance architectural glass

Annie Gao Regional Marketing Manager - Greater China, AkzoNobel

Coating technologies supporting façade design

Malvinder Singh Rooprai Technical Consultant - Asia Pacific Region, Kuraray

Structural analysis of laminated glass

Sungmin Hong Managing Director, G-Smatt Global

Bringing IT media into real estate

Eddy Huang General Manager - Greater China, Serge Ferrari

Textile Façade - A New Style of Architecture

Frank Goudman Export Manager - Asia Pacific, Renson

Natural ventilation & solar shading for high-rise buildings

Schedule

  • Session - 1

    (08.50 - 10.25)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome address

08:55 - 09:20

Façade design in high density environment

09:20 - 09:40

Textile Façade - A New Style of Architecture

09:40 - 10:00

High performance, lightweight, long span building envelopes with ETFE

10:00 - 10:25

Application of digital tools in BIM

10:25 - 10:50

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 2

    (10.50 - 12.50)

10:50 - 11:15

The future of glass – A retrospective

11:15 - 11:35

Material to its limits

11:35 - 12:05

Case study on the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany

12:05 - 12:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital impact on modern façade design and construction

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

  • Session - 3

    (13.40 - 15.40)

13:40 - 14:00

Rethinking the competitive bid framework

14:00 - 14:20

Natural ventilation & solar shading for high-rise buildings

14:20 - 14:40

Case study on the Ocean terminal and Façade lighting

14:40 - 15:00

Bringing IT media into real estate

15:00 - 15:20

Trends in use of high performance architectural glass

15:20 - 15:40

Structural analysis of laminated glass

15:40 - 16:00

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 4

    (16.00 - 17.45)

16:00 - 16:20

Designing vertical hubs

16:20 - 16:40

Coating technologies supporting façade design

16:40 - 17:00

Innovation in architectural metal coating systems

17:00 - 17:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade contract matrix of large scale projects: Understanding whys and hows of the legal framework better

17:45 - 17:50

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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FAQs

What is the registration fee to attend the conference?
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 HKD 4000 applicable per delegate.
Is the online registration the final step?
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.
How long does to it take to receive the confirmation/entry pass post the online registration?
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.
Can I use my personal id to register?
It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay
Can I register at the venue directly?
No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.
I received an invitation from one of the sponsors. Does it qualify as entry pass?
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.
Can the registration be transferred to another colleague from the same organisation?
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.
What do we need to bring/show at the registration desk to collect the delegate badge & kit?
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.
How do I get a copy of the presentations delivered at the event?
Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.
What are the inclusions in a full day conference session?
The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.
What is the maximum limit of complimentary passes per firm?
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.
When is the final deadline for registration?
As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.
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Venue

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong. Kindly reach the venue on 12th June, 2018 at 8:00 am

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