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 150th global and 2nd edition in Toronto, 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

150

Edition

30

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.

Alex Josephson

Alex Josephson

President,
Partisans

Alex Josephson

President, Partisans

Topic: Improbable Façades Made Possible

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Amaury Greig

Amaury Greig

Director of Operations,
Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Amaury Greig

Director of Operations, Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Topic: Ontario Court of Justice

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Amy Montgomery

Amy Montgomery

Associate | Building Science Engineer,
RDH

Amy Montgomery

Associate | Building Science Engineer, RDH

Topic: A Deep Dive into a Recent Deep Energy Retrofit

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Chengde Huang

Chengde Huang

Technical Director - Architectural Glass Division,
CSG

Chengde Huang

Technical Director - Architectural Glass Division, CSG

Topic: Application of High-Performance Glass Products

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Craig Applegath

Craig Applegath

Partner,
DIALOG

Craig Applegath

Partner, DIALOG

Topic: Climate Adaptation: Current Studies in Building Science as Applied to the Building Envelope

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David Altenhofen

David Altenhofen

Senior Technical Director,
RWDI

David Altenhofen

Senior Technical Director, RWDI

Topic: Climate Adaptation: Current Studies in Building Science as Applied to the Building Envelope

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David Clusiau

David Clusiau

VP Design North America,
NORR Architects

David Clusiau

VP Design North America, NORR Architects

Topic: Ontario Court of Justice

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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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Dustin Tran

Dustin Tran

Managing Director,
BM Windows

Dustin Tran

Managing Director, BM Windows

Topic: Best Practices for Overseas Procurement

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Frans de Witte

Frans de Witte

Partner | Director Studio Americas,
MVRDV

Frans de Witte

Partner | Director Studio Americas, MVRDV

Topic: SAMIH - Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health: Clad in BIPV

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Gerry Lang

Gerry Lang

Senior Associate | Façades Leader,
architectsAlliance

Gerry Lang

Senior Associate | Façades Leader, architectsAlliance

Topic: Best Practices for Overseas Procurement

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Giles Robinson

Giles Robinson

Senior Partner | Deputy Studio Head,
Foster + Partners

Giles Robinson

Senior Partner | Deputy Studio Head, Foster + Partners

Topic: The One: Canada’s Tallest Building

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Jeff Ker

Jeff Ker

Sr. Technical Advisor,
Engineered Assemblies

Jeff Ker

Sr. Technical Advisor, Engineered Assemblies

Topic: Building Façades and Sustainability

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Joe Baz

Joe Baz

Product Manager,
Flynn Group of Companies

Joe Baz

Product Manager, Flynn Group of Companies

Topic: Factory-Controlled Modular Wall Systems

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Ken Maschke

Ken Maschke

Vice President,
Thornton Tomasetti

Ken Maschke

Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

Topic: Methodology and Best Practices for Overcladding Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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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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Lisa Rammig

Lisa Rammig

Director,
Eckersley O’Callaghan

Lisa Rammig

Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan

Topic: Engineering Transparency

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Michael Lacasse

Michael Lacasse

Senior Research Officer, Façades Systems and Products, NRC Canada,
Construction Research Centre

Michael Lacasse

Senior Research Officer, Façades Systems and Products, NRC Canada, Construction Research Centre

Topic: Climate Adaptation: Current Studies in Building Science as Applied to the Building Envelope

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Peter Dushenski

Peter Dushenski

Managing Director,
GlasCurtain

Peter Dushenski

Managing Director, GlasCurtain

Topic: The Cold, Hard Facts: Achieving Beauty, Durability, and Daylight North of 60

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Ravneet Saini

Ravneet Saini

Regional Manager,
Saint-Gobain Glass Canada

Ravneet Saini

Regional Manager, Saint-Gobain Glass Canada

Topic: Advancing Sustainability in Building Glass: World’s First Low-Carbon Glass ORAÉ®

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Sathya Ramachandran

Sathya Ramachandran

Director of Building Science,
EXP

Sathya Ramachandran

Director of Building Science, EXP

Topic: Climate Adaptation: Current Studies in Building Science as Applied to the Building Envelope

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Todd Hallam

Todd Hallam

Project Manager,
SKYGRiD Construction

Todd Hallam

Project Manager, SKYGRiD Construction

Topic: Best Practices for Overseas Procurement

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Vincent Davenport

Vincent Davenport

Director Building Materials & Sciences,
EllisDon

Vincent Davenport

Director Building Materials & Sciences, EllisDon

Topic: Contractors’ Perspective on Delivering Complex Façade Projects

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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
Associate Partners

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 CAD 675 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.

Qualified attendees will earn 8 OAA hours which can be claimed at the end of the event.

Venue


Registrations start at 8:00 am

Address

Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

Contact Us

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