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
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Micha Pawelka
Steve Daniels
Abdulmajid Karanouh
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Belarmino Cordero
Rajaikepin Rajamoni
Chris Jones
Benjamin Piper
Benjamin Beer

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.

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.

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.

2018 Exhibitor Success Stories

We got approximately 200 visitors to our booth and we believe many of them can lead to business development opportunities. WDF has been a successful event for us, and we are glad to announce our commitment, that we will come back again next year, because we see that the Middle East market is big and we have huge potential here to develop our product. It’s a new opportunity for us and we are ready to take it on. We’d like to thank dmg events to support business in the Middle East for us.

Hermansjah Joswidjaja
MBA - Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Permata Door

We have been participating in WDF since 2016, and this one is the best edition of the show. in the first two days only, we've signed new contracts for three residential projects on the Palm Jumeirah. It's a great show, and the feedback we received was extremely positive!

Norma Milesi
Export Manager, Carminati Serramenti

We signed deals at WDF 2018 with a Dubai based aluminium fabrication company, GIJI BLDG Metalic Const. We sold two CNC axis and double hit cutting machines for over EUR 120,000 (approx. AED 520,000). So it’s been a great show!

Ahmad Al Joulani
Area Manager , Pertici Indutries

After last year’s show, over USD 1 million contracts were signed as a direct result of our participation at WDF. This year, we are very proud to be back again at the event, as founding partners and Titanium sponsors. In this edition we display multiple product lines, including slim sliding systems for windows and doors, but also digital solutions for the facades, constantly pushing the edge of the industry. I hope to meet those who could not attend this year’s edition at Windows Doors & Facades Event in 2019!

Ammar Alul
Managing Director, Schüco Middle East