That’s what industry leaders like Benjamin Beer, Head of Facades at Ramboll are anticipating for the 4th edition of Windows, Doors & Facades Event!

This industry dedicated exhibition, taking place from 24 – 26 September 2019 will gather over 120 brands and companies from around the globe, and feature the high-level Future of Facades Summit along with educational workshops.

As a visitor, you can network with, source products, learn and receive hands-on demos from a range of leading suppliers within the Windows, Doors & Facades industry. Thousands of innovative products and technologies will be on display at the event! Be the first to see them and find out how they can help you grow your business.

The Future of Facades Summit will cover groundbreaking and relevant themes such as the latest innovations in facades, top technologies, unconventional solutions and discuss a variety of subjects from futuristic facade designs to BIM, from facades in high rise buildings to a special emphasis on fire safety and regulations in facades amongst other topics. The speakers at this leading conference are thought leaders and A-level experts from the international facades industry, who will share their invaluable knowledge through the format of keynotes and panel discussions. The key speakers include:

Agnes Koltay
Andrew Watts
Andrew Watts
Micha Pawelka
Steve Daniels
Steve Daniels
Abdulmajid Karanouh
Abdulmajid Karanouh
Belarmino Cordero
Rajaikepin Rajamoni
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
Arvind WATA1
Arvind Kumar
David G. Daniels
Nikolay Kolomiychenko
Robert Stephens
Benjamin Beer
Benjamin Beer
Andy Dean
Andy Dean
Benjamin Piper

Agnes Koltay

Director, Koltay Facades

Agnes Koltay holds a Masters in Architecture (Hungary, USA) and Façade Engineering (UK). She has worked with award winning architects and international engineering offices, before starting her own façade engineering consultancy, Koltay Facades, in 2011 in Dubai. The consultancy firm is one of the largest specialist practices in the ME, well known for the capability to work on the largescale developments, high-rise and complex geometry buildings, opened the second office in Singapore in 2016.

Andrew Watts

CEO, Newtecnic

Andrew Watts leads Newtecnic, an international world leader in the engineering design and architectural design of complex, highly ambitious construction projects and advanced building envelope systems. The company undertakes the engineering and architectural design of building structures, facades and MEP installations in partnership with leading international developers and large contractors. Newtecnic are holders of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise and is ranked in the top three of New Civil Engineer 100 Companies of the Year 2019.

Micha Pawelka

Managing Director , Priedemann Group

Micha Pawelka is a Managing Director of the Priedemann group and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Handling the role of business development for the Middle East projects, Micha is in charge of all sales and marketing activities, implementation of the business development plan and client relationship of Priedemann Middle East and India, which includes: presentation of all services in facade planning, consulting and engineering as well as in other project-related assignments like product research, functional development and training.

Steve Daniels

Global Facades Leader, Aurecon

Steve Daniels is Aurecon’s Global Facades Leader and has more than 30 years of international experience in project management and consultancy on some of the world’s most iconic buildings - including the Dubai Creek Tower, Burj Khalifa (Dubai), The Constellation at Founder’s Memorial (Abu Dhabi), MOTIONGATE Theme Park (Dubai), Petronas Towers (Malaysia), Swiss Re Headquarters (United Kingdom), and International Finance Tower (Hong Kong)

Abdulmajid Karanouh

International Director, Head of Advanced Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation (AiDi), Drees & Sommer

Abdulmajid heads the Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation at Drees & Sommer. With background in Mathematics (Bacc-II), Architecture (BSc), Computation (MSc), Engineering (MSc) and Design Communication (ongoing PhD), Abdulmajid has developed over the years from a passionate specialist in complex architectural geometry into an inter-disciplinary high-tech design lead in the AEC industry.

Belarmino Cordero

Head of Façade Engineering, AESG

Belarmino is the Head of Facade Engineering and leads the Technical Excellence and Research Group at AESG. He brings a unique approach to the construction industry based on care for architectural detail, innovation and providing integrated solutions to complex multidisciplinary issues. He has worked with world-leading architectural practices, contractors, developers and statutory bodies across Europe, America and the Middle East, assisting them to resolve their challenges through technical expertise, problem solving skills and delivery focus.

Rajaikepin Rajamoni

Business Head, Sobha Facades LLC

Rajaikepin is one of the most highly sought after technical, commercial & business professional where Facades & Curtain Wall operations is concerned. With over 15 years experience in the Asia, Africa & Middle East Markets he has deeply involved in modernization, improving processes, cutting costs & increasing revenues related to Facades & Curtain Wall operations. Presently he is managing multi-million dirham projects for Sobha Facades Ind. LLC a Sobha Group Company.

Chris Jones

Partner, 10 Design

Chris Jones is Partner of 10 DESIGN. He has over 20 years of international experience on major projects throughout the Middle East, Asia, the UK, and the US. He has lived and worked in New York, London, Istanbul, Edinburgh, and is currently based in Dubai.

Arvind Kumar

Manager – Architectural Advisory, Technal Middle East

An engineer, MBA, LEED GA and an ardent aluminium lover! My current role involves in working with the finest minds in the field of architectural aluminium in the Greater Middle East Markets. One of my key tasks involves extending partnerships with building designers, architects, consultants, developers and contractors.

David G. Daniels

Director of Architecture, SSH Design

Approaching 20 years of experience with leading international practices in the UK and the Middle East, David G. Daniels RIBA has a proven record of creating, presenting and developing an international level of design work.

Nikolay Kolomiychenko

Business Development Manager, AGC Middle East & Africa FZCO

Graduated from Russian State Aviation Technological University in 2001, All-Russia Academy for Foreign Trade in 2002, Russian Higher Commercial Management School in 2007, IMD Loisanne in 2012.

Robert Stephens

Executive Director and Founding Partner, Inhabit group

Robert Stephens is an Executive Director for Inhabit, responsible for group operations in the Middle East and Europe. He has over 20 years of façade construction experience in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. For the last 15 years he has been heading up specialist façade teams servicing projects in the Middle East and U.K.

Benjamin Beer

Head of Façades, Ramboll

Benjamin has been working as a façade professional for more than 17 years with projects around the world and long-term positions in London, New York, Dubai and Stuttgart. After building up and heading the Dubai office of Werner Sobek in the position of Executive Vice President, Benjamin joined the Werner Sobek Head Office in Stuttgart, Germany and acted as Team Leader for Façade Engineering. In 2012, he joined Meinhardt Façade Technology in the role of Technical Director. Since October 2018, he is Head of Façades at Ramboll Dubai.

Andy Dean

Head of Facades, WSP

Andy has over 30 years of experience in the field of Building and Construction, ranging from structural testing within the nuclear industry to fire testing. Having established the Dubai Facade Technology Centre and Laboratory in 1997, and operated it for 10 years, he has particular knowledge of heavy structures testing and weathertightness testing of facades, curtain walling and building envelope systems; and business life in the Middle East.

Benjamin Piper

Partner and Design Principal, Killa Design

Benjamin Piper is a Principal and Partner with Killa Design with 18 years of professional experience in architecture (11 years in UAE). He is an experienced leader with an excellent ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in the delivery of building projects. He has held senior roles in a variety of global practices including Gensler, Halcrow, Atkins, Perkins+Will and Killa Design in designing hotel, residential and mixed-use developments in the Middle East, India, China, US and the UK.

CPD - Certified Education Agenda


We have the development of robotically assisted facade productions. In contrast to the traditional way of procuring facades, it is now possible to share a three-dimensional digital model directly with the fabricator.

Benjamin Piper
Partner and Design Principal, Killa Design

A massive trend is the big data: how facades will collect and provide information about certain data of the building in the future.

Micha Pawelka
Managing Director, Priedeman