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 77 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 2nd edition in Egypt 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

30

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 Intercontinental Semiramis housekeeping team
  • Buffet to be served by the Intercontinental Semiramis 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.

Ahmed Abuhashem

Ahmed Abuhashem

Regional Mega Projects Manager - Africa & Middle East, Guardian Glass

Ahmed Abuhashem

Regional Mega Projects Manager - Africa & Middle East, Guardian Glass

Topic: Glass for Innovation and Sustainability

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Amira Selim

Amira Selim

Founder & Design Chief, Design Dialogue

Amira Selim

Founder & Design Chief, Design Dialogue

Topic: Building Sustainable Infrastructure Through Smart Façade Design and Engineering

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Ayman Ibrahim

Ayman Ibrahim

Group Projects Manager, Alico

Ayman Ibrahim

Group Projects Manager, Alico

Topic: Changing Egyptian Façade Landscape: Pushing the Boundaries

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Hani Mohamed El Rashidy

Hani Mohamed El Rashidy

Head of Façade Design Unit, Dar Al-Handasah

Hani Mohamed El Rashidy

Head of Façade Design Unit, Dar Al-Handasah

Topic: Building Envelopes Performance Strategies: Mock-up Testing and System Validation

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Hesham Sobhy Khedr

Hesham Sobhy Khedr

Chairman, Cosmos-E

Hesham Sobhy Khedr

Chairman, Cosmos-E

Topic: From Innovation to Reality, Introducing Reviving Humanity Memorial Kinetic Façade and the Iconic Grand Egyptian Museum Façade

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Ismail Shaker

Ismail Shaker

CEO, Shaker Consultancy

Ismail Shaker

CEO, Shaker Consultancy

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Khalid Shamlawi

Khalid Shamlawi

Specifications Manager - GCC & Egypt, Jotun Powder Coatings

Khalid Shamlawi

Specifications Manager - GCC & Egypt, Jotun Powder Coatings

Topic: Sustainable High Performance Powder Coatings

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Medhat Magdy

Medhat Magdy

Managing Director, Arks Design

Medhat Magdy

Managing Director, Arks Design

Topic: Building Sustainable Infrastructure Through Smart Façade Design and Engineering

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Moamen ElSoudani

Moamen ElSoudani

CEO, Think Big Architects

Moamen ElSoudani

CEO, Think Big Architects

Topic: Environmental Design Development of Office Buildings Façade Design

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Mohammed Talaat

Mohammed Talaat

Director, MT Architects

Mohammed Talaat

Director, MT Architects

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Moheb Marcos

Moheb Marcos

Vice President - Architecture Business Unit Director, ECG

Moheb Marcos

Vice President - Architecture Business Unit Director, ECG

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Mona Hussein

Mona Hussein

Owner, Mona Hussein Design House

Mona Hussein

Owner, Mona Hussein Design House

Topic: Building Sustainable Infrastructure Through Smart Façade Design and Engineering

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Natalie Henain

Natalie Henain

Associate Partner, Oekoplan

Natalie Henain

Associate Partner, Oekoplan

Topic: Envisioning Contemporary Building Façades: The European University in Egypt

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Rowaida Rashed

Rowaida Rashed

Associate Partner, Oekoplan

Rowaida Rashed

Associate Partner, Oekoplan

Topic: Envisioning Contemporary Building Façades: The European University in Egypt

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Seif Eissa

Seif Eissa

Managing Director, Hassan Allam Holdings

Seif Eissa

Managing Director, Hassan Allam Holdings

Topic: Changing Egyptian Façade Landscape: Pushing the Boundaries

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Wesam Gamal

Wesam Gamal

Country Manager, Schueco Egypt

Wesam Gamal

Country Manager, Schueco Egypt

Topic: Changing Egyptian Façade Landscape: Pushing the Boundaries

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Yahya Jan

Yahya Jan

President & Design Director, NORR

Yahya Jan

President & Design Director, NORR

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Schedule

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

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:30)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration
08.50 - 09.00
Welcome Address
09.00 - 09.25
Topic to be Announced


Ismail Shaker
CEO, Shaker Consultancy
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09.25 - 09.45
Topic to be Announced


Mohammed Talaat
Director, MT Architects
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09.45 - 10.05
Glass for Innovation and Sustainability

About Guardian Glass

Glass innovation and sustainability

Examples of projects and products to support sustainable projects


Ahmed Abuhashem
Regional Mega Projects Manager - Africa & Middle East, Guardian Glass
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10.05 - 10.30
Topic to be Announced


Moheb Marcos
Vice President - Architecture Business Unit Director, ECG
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10.30 - 10.50
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(10.50 - 12.45)

10.50 - 11.10
Building Envelopes Performance Strategies: Mock-up Testing and System Validation

Importance of PMU test

Relevant terminologies and adopted standards

Experimental process and case studies


Hani Mohamed El Rashidy
Head of Façade Design Unit, Dar Al-Handasah
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11.10 - 11.30
Topic to be Announced


11.30 - 12.00
Topic to be Announced


Yahya Jan
President & Design Director, NORR
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12.00 - 12.45
Panel Discussion: Building Sustainable Infrastructure Through Smart Façade Design and Engineering

Making passive façade: Merging aesthetics and performance

Single versus double skin façade: Managing the thermal and daylight challenges

Design optimisation of solar shading in façades especially in dry tropical climate

Initiatives for sustainable façade design and its role in energy consumption


Moderator
Medhat Magdy
Managing Director, Arks Design
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Panelist
Mona Hussein
Owner, Mona Hussein Design House
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Panelist
Amira Selim
Founder & Design Chief, Design Dialogue
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12.45 - 13.40
Networking Lunch Break


Session 3
(13.40 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00
From Innovation to Reality, Introducing Reviving Humanity Memorial Kinetic Façade and the Iconic Grand Egyptian Museum Façade

The design procedure for a complicated façade with case studies

Introducing one of the most sophisticated kinetic façade design all over the world

Presenting the challenges of the Grand Egyptian Museum façade


Hesham Sobhy Khedr
Chairman, Cosmos-E
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14.00 - 14.20
Sustainable High Performance Powder Coatings

LEED v4

Recyclability

Market trends


Khalid Shamlawi
Specifications Manager - GCC & Egypt, Jotun Powder Coatings
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14.20 - 14.40
Envisioning Contemporary Building Façades: The European University in Egypt



Natalie Henain
Associate Partner, Oekoplan

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Rowaida Rashed
Associate Partner, Oekoplan

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14.40 - 15.00
Topic to be Announced


15.00 - 15.20
Environmental Design Development of Office Buildings Façade Design

Climate adaptive design of building envelope

Low-tech design of natural ventilation and night-cooling techniques

Low-cost/high performance external shading design


Moamen ElSoudani
CEO, Think Big Architects
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15.20 - 15.40
Topic to be Announced


15.40 - 16.00
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(16.00 - 17.30)

16.00 - 16.20
Topic to be Announced

16.20 - 16.40
Topic to be Announced

16.40 - 17.25
Panel Discussion: Changing Egyptian Façade Landscape: Pushing the Boundaries

Early façade contractor involvement: Defining dots to join between conceptualization and execution

Façade procurement and delivery challenges

Unitized curtain wall construction: Challenges and solutions

Risk assessment and mitigation through specification especially in high value projects


Moderator
Wesam Gamal
Country Manager, Schueco Egypt
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Panelist
Seif Eissa
Managing Director, Hassan Allam Holdings
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Panelist
Ayman Ibrahim
Group Projects Manager, Alico
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17.25 - 17.30
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.




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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

  • Dubai 2021
  • New York 2019
  • London 2019
  • Sydney 2019
  • Shanghai 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 6275 EGP 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 of 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

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


Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo, Kindly reach the venue on 21st Sept, 2021 at 8:00 am

Address

Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo, Cleopatra Ballroom, Level-2, Corniche El Nil, Qasr Ad Dobarah, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate 11511, Egypt

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