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 143rd global and 2nd Dublin 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

143

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.

Allan Gibson

Allan Gibson

High Performance Product Manager - Northern Europe,
Kuraray

Allan Gibson

High Performance Product Manager - Northern Europe, Kuraray

Topic: Transparent Armour for Man-Made Threats

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Anthony McCauley

Anthony McCauley

Associate Director and Head - Envelope Team,
Arup

Anthony McCauley

Associate Director and Head - Envelope Team, Arup

Topic: Decarbonisation and the Building Envelope

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Colman Billings

Colman Billings

Managing Director,
Billings Design Associates

Colman Billings

Managing Director, Billings Design Associates

Topic: Façades and the Circular Economy

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David Entwistle

David Entwistle

Head of Major Projects,
Saint-Gobain Glass

David Entwistle

Head of Major Projects, Saint-Gobain Glass

Topic: Façades and the Circular Economy

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David McMurtry

David McMurtry

Head of Sales,
Etex EQUITONE

David McMurtry

Head of Sales, Etex EQUITONE

Topic: Rainscreen Façades - Principles + Design

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Eóin Flanagan

Eóin Flanagan

Associate Director,
Henry J Lyons

Eóin Flanagan

Associate Director, Henry J Lyons

Topic: TFW - Breathing New Life

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Gareth Black

Gareth Black

Façades Sales Manager - Ireland & Scotland,
Cosentino

Gareth Black

Façades Sales Manager - Ireland & Scotland, Cosentino

Topic: Technology & Sustainability

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Graham Coult

Graham Coult

Technical Director,
Eckersley O’Callaghan

Graham Coult

Technical Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan

Topic: The Importance of Adaptation - Discussing the Importance of Change in a Dynamic Environment

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Hugh Whiriskey

Hugh Whiriskey

Founder and Technical Director,
Partel

Hugh Whiriskey

Founder and Technical Director, Partel

Topic: Designing a Fire-Resistant Wall with Izoperm and Exoperm FR Systems

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James Brackenreed-Johnston

James Brackenreed-Johnston

Head of Façades,
A. Proctor Group

James Brackenreed-Johnston

Head of Façades, A. Proctor Group

Topic: Condensation and Airtight Solutions for Façades

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John Dobbin

John Dobbin

Director,
Shay Cleary Architects

John Dobbin

Director, Shay Cleary Architects

Topic: Lighweight/ Heavyweight - Approach to Unitisation on Two Recent Projects

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John Downes

John Downes

Global Head - Façade Supply Chain,
Lendlease

John Downes

Global Head - Façade Supply Chain, Lendlease

Topic: Façades and the Circular Economy

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John Macken

John Macken

Associate Director,
O'Mahony Pike Architects

John Macken

Associate Director, O'Mahony Pike Architects

Topic: Castle Forbes – Collaborative Team Effort for Outstanding Results

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Kevin Delaney

Kevin Delaney

Senior Development Manager,
Glenveagh

Kevin Delaney

Senior Development Manager, Glenveagh

Topic: Castle Forbes – Collaborative Team Effort for Outstanding Results

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Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn

Associate Director,
Michael Slattery Associates

Michael Quinn

Associate Director, Michael Slattery Associates

Topic: Fire Safety Considerations in Façade Design – Current Guidance and Challenges

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Neil Murphy

Neil Murphy

Founding Partner,
MFS

Neil Murphy

Founding Partner, MFS

Topic: Castle Forbes – Collaborative Team Effort for Outstanding Results

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Patrick Field

Patrick Field

Managing Director,
O'Connor Sutton Cronin

Patrick Field

Managing Director, O'Connor Sutton Cronin

Topic: Mechanical, Electrical and Sustainability Engineering and the Impacts Façade Design can have on System Selection

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Rory Murphy

Rory Murphy

Director,
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism

Rory Murphy

Director, Reddy Architecture + Urbanism

Topic: Façade and Envelope-Connections and Relationships

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Séamus Guidera

Séamus Guidera

Director & Sector Lead - Commercial,
RKD Architects

Séamus Guidera

Director & Sector Lead - Commercial, RKD Architects

Topic: Façades and the Circular Economy

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Shay Cleary

Shay Cleary

Director,
Shay Cleary Architects

Shay Cleary

Director, Shay Cleary Architects

Topic: Lighweight/ Heavyweight - Approach to Unitisation on Two Recent Projects

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Stefan Trifonov

Stefan Trifonov

Head of Engineering,
Schüco UK & IE

Stefan Trifonov

Head of Engineering, Schüco UK & IE

Topic: Driving Safe and Sustainable Façades

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Stephen Tanno

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services,
Schüco International

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

Topic: Castle Forbes – Collaborative Team Effort for Outstanding Results

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Stuart Hosier

Stuart Hosier

National Specification Manager,
Schüco UK & IE

Stuart Hosier

National Specification Manager, Schüco UK & IE

Topic: Driving Safe and Sustainable Façades

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Thomas Gardner

Thomas Gardner

Director,
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Thomas Gardner

Director, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Topic: Form Follows Function, Character Conserves Carbon

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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


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

Snippets from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades

  • Montreal 2023
  • New York 2023
  • Mumbai 2023
  • Shanghai 2023
  • Milan 2023
  • Cairo 2023
  • Vancouver 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 EURO 500 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.

Venue


Registrations start at 8:00 am

Address

Croke Park, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, Ireland

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