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 159th global and 1st edition in Brussels, 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

159

Edition

24

Speakers and Panelists

3

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.

Aaron Capon

Aaron Capon

National Façades Manager,
Cosentino UK

Aaron Capon

National Façades Manager, Cosentino UK

Topic: Sustainable Façade Design with Ultracompact Stone

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Edwin Remmerie

Edwin Remmerie

Design and Operational Lead,
Binst Architects

Edwin Remmerie

Design and Operational Lead, Binst Architects

Topic: From Centre Monnaie to Oxy: Reviving a Modernist Icon

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Erwin ten Brincke

Erwin ten Brincke

Associate Partner,
ABT

Erwin ten Brincke

Associate Partner, ABT

Topic: Reuse in Design and Design for Reuse

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Eva Jacobs

Eva Jacobs

Operations Manager - Curtain Walls and Joinery,
Seco Group

Eva Jacobs

Operations Manager - Curtain Walls and Joinery, Seco Group

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Joep Roemgens

Joep Roemgens

Head of Service, Marketing and Product Management,
Schüco

Joep Roemgens

Head of Service, Marketing and Product Management, Schüco

Topic: Factors for Change - Trends in the Façade Industry

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John Eyers

John Eyers

CEO,
Jaspers-Eyers Architects

John Eyers

CEO, Jaspers-Eyers Architects

Topic: Panel Discussion: ZIN Project: The First Hybrid Architecture Adding a New Dimension to the Business District

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Kenny Martens

Kenny Martens

Director,
Vitroplena

Kenny Martens

Director, Vitroplena

Topic: Unique Glass Projects and Innovative Glass Solutions for the Future

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Maaike Berckmoes

Maaike Berckmoes

Principal Façade Engineering,
VK Architects+Engineers

Maaike Berckmoes

Principal Façade Engineering, VK Architects+Engineers

Topic: Harvesting Belgium’s Façade Innovations

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Mark Vorsselmans

Mark Vorsselmans

Managing Director,
Vorsselmans NV

Mark Vorsselmans

Managing Director, Vorsselmans NV

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Merce Berengueras

Merce Berengueras

Specifications Manager - EMEA,
Axalta Coating Systems

Merce Berengueras

Specifications Manager - EMEA, Axalta Coating Systems

Topic: Embarking on an Architectural ColourDesign Journey

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Niels Balcaen

Niels Balcaen

Project Manager,
VK Architects & Engineers

Niels Balcaen

Project Manager, VK Architects & Engineers

Topic: Panel Discussion: ZIN Project: The First Hybrid Architecture Adding a New Dimension to the Business District

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Raf De Preter

Raf De Preter

Building Detail Expert, Façade Advisor,
Bureau Bouwtechniek

Raf De Preter

Building Detail Expert, Façade Advisor, Bureau Bouwtechniek

Topic: Assessment Framework to Support Decisions in Façade Renovation Projects

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Raimond J.F Starmans

Raimond J.F Starmans

Country Director - Germany & Netherlands,
SageGlass

Raimond J.F Starmans

Country Director - Germany & Netherlands, SageGlass

Topic: Dynamic Glazing in Smart Buidlings

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Ruben Van Vooren

Ruben Van Vooren

PhD Researcher,
VUB Architectural Engineering

Ruben Van Vooren

PhD Researcher, VUB Architectural Engineering

Topic: Assessment Framework to Support Decisions in Façade Renovation Projects

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Stefaan Van Acker

Stefaan Van Acker

Lead Architect,
Jaspers-Eyers Architects

Stefaan Van Acker

Lead Architect, Jaspers-Eyers Architects

Topic: Panel Discussion: ZIN Project: The First Hybrid Architecture Adding a New Dimension to the Business District

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Stéphanie Mangé

Stéphanie Mangé

Co-Founder,
Gevelinzicht Ingenieur-Architecten

Stéphanie Mangé

Co-Founder, Gevelinzicht Ingenieur-Architecten

Topic: A Case Study on Kanal - Centre Pompidou

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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

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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 presentation copies.

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

Bel Brussels (Auditorium), BEL Conference Centre, Av. du Port 86C, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

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