The 14th edition of Zak Glass Technology Expo, 13th edition of Zak Doors Windows Expo, and 8th edition of Zak Aluminium Extrusions Expo took place from 09 – 11 December 2016, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, bringing together thousands of trade visitors including professionals from glass, doors & windows, and aluminium industries to network, from all over the world. Over 180 exhibiting brands from over 23 countries entered into dialogue with thousands of visitors at the trade fair and underlined their satisfaction with the quality of the visitors. The impressive exhibition halls of Pragati Maidan buzzed for three days with the latest innovation, technology and novelty. India’s largest international exhibition on glass, doors & windows, and aluminium extrusions concluded with many exciting new prospects amidst great zeal and loud accolades.
Zak Glass Technology Expo is one of t
he most predominant platforms for the who is who of glass façade and fenestration industries to showcase their across the country. The 14th edition of Zak Glass Technology Expo, 13th edition of Zak Doors & Windows Expo, and 8th edition of Zak Aluminium Extrusions Expo was held from 09 – 11 December 2016, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Visitors gathered information and exchanged views on the latest products and innovations from different sectors of façade and fenestration market. This imposing event in Asian glass industry was organized by the Zak Trade Fair and Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading trades how and exhibition organizers in Asia.
The major exhibiting nations after India were Germany, Italy, Turkey and China at Glass Technology Expo, and Italy, Germany, Turkey and UAE at Doors & Windows Expo. Aluminium Extrusions Expo also presented latest merchandise from all over the world. Despite the difficult market environment, the trade fair has established itself as a platform for the exchange of themes, contact-making and business deals in the Indian market. With the remarkable results and many exciting new business proposals, Zak Doors & Windows Expo 2016 again confirmed its standing as the leading global trade fair for the glass, Windows, doors, façade, architectural hardware, sealant, adhesives and other related sectors.
The industry experts from the fields of glass production, processing and finishing, architecture/construction as well as window/ façade and extrusion industry were very pleased with their platform provided to present their products and ideas. Exhibitors unanimously reported good business deals, promising contacts, an upbeat mood in their respective segments and are expecting profitable post-show business.
The visitor quality at Zak Expos this year was again excellent; the event attracted a high percentage of top-management executives. More than half the visitors had decision-making authority and a large percentage of the attendees had concrete intentions to invest.
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Eminent architects, developers and leaders of various exhibitor companies from across the industry attended the impressive inauguration ceremony held for 13th Zak Doors and Windows Expo at the amphitheater, Pragati Maidan. The inaugural panel constituted the following distinguished dignitaries: Mr. Manmeet Batra, M3M; Mr. Amit Modi, Director, ABA Corp, Mr. Rajesh Nagpal, Director, Gulshan Homez; Dr. Peter Mrosik, Owner & CEO, Profine; and Mr. Matthijs Brunijse, Senior Vice President, Schueco International.
The chief dignitaries took an elaborative round of the exhibition, after receiving a warm welcome.
The grand inauguration ceremony for the 14th Zak Glass Technology Expo was also organized in the amphitheater. Mr. Syed Zakir Ahmed, Chairman & Managing Director of the Zak Group welcomed the dignitaries on the stage, and reminisced the years gone by and the tremendous support that the industry has always garnered to the show.
In an effort to augment the experience of trade visitors and to impart knowledge to students and members of glass, façade and fenestration Industry, Zak Expo planned the fun-and-learn event called Kaanch ki Paathshala on all three days of the Expo with 2 separate curriculums for the Students and Dealers/Installers respectively.
The Glass Experience Zone was also a major attraction and a unique experience to the visitors and showcased a variety of glass types from single glazed to multiple glazed units, laminated, etched, ceramic and UV printed and the likes, along with their applications.
uPVC Window & Door Manufacturers Association,known as UWDMA, organized a session and get together for members in this trade. A lecture on ‘Impact of GST on uPVC window industry’,which was attended by over 50 delegates, received a huge round of applause and was appreciated by all.
Over the years, the practical training classes of glass and windows – Kaanch Ki Paathshala has evolved and is seen as a dedicated platform for showcasing quality installations, offering educational programs and taking the knowledge and awareness of glass to the grass root level through training workshops. It has become most sought-after workshop for those involved in the glass trade. The audience comprised glass dealers, installers, contractors, architects, craftsmen, traders, fabricators, business owners, consultants, marketing and technical personnel, and other curious people who had travelled from various cities of India to attend the Zak Expo. Besides, there were two special sessions for the architectural students who came with their faculty members and showed keen interest in learning the practical applications and finer nuances of this indispensable architectural commodity. With an increased participation from students this year, the sessions once again garnered an excellent response.
The main aim of the workshop was to enhance the skills of the attendees, teach them new methodologies and improve their earning potential. Experienced faculties in respective sectors guided the audience through various processes and new technologies.
The Glass Experience Zone was one of the main highlights at 14th Zak Glass Technology Expo 2016. The Special exhibition of different types of glass and technologies served as a product information hub to the industry. As an innovation forum for future glass applications, the Special exposition turned out to be an interesting walk into the world of Glass – a major component of contemporary architecture. The display gave a wide outlook on materials for future facades, including high performance glass, free-form, ultra-thin, solid and toughened glass. Highlights of the display included a variety of smart glass solutions that can adapt to varying light conditions such as electro-chromic glass.
In another of its firsts, the show saw a unique conference organized by uPVC Window Manufacturers Association (UWDMA), a body which is striving to add value to the uPVC windows and doors industry. The conference started with the welcome address by Mr. Amit Malhotra, Marketing Head, UWDMA. This was followed by an interesting key note address by Mr. Sharad Singh, Assistant GM, Fenesta Windows on ‘Impact of GST on uPVC Window Industry’ and a presentation on Window Technician Course by Mr. Agarwal (Principal, ITI Bhiwadi). Mr. Mario Schmidt (President, UWDMA) presented the annual report of the body. Mr. Schmidt thanked the team of ZAK for organizing such a special get together of the entire industry. The event with 50+ participants was well attended. In 2017, UWDMA is expected to make a significant jump, visibility within the industry to support their members and to promote their products across the country.
Zak Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. embarked on their 25th year since formation amidst great aplomb. A gala dinner was hosted at India Islamic Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on 9th December, 2016.
The professionally managed company, formed in 1991, has made steady progress since their first exhibition in 1994 and has accelerated in the past few years crossing over 400 exhibitions and conferences to their credit. With trained manpower and offices in Chennai, New Delhi and Mumbai in India and in Singapore, UAE and USA, no event is impossible for this dynamic organization with the “Can-Do” spirit.
The next edition of Zak Glass Technology Expo will take place in Mumbai from 7th to 10th December 2017. For more information visit: http://www. zakgroup.com.
Managing Director, AluK Building Systems Private Limited
“Zak Doors and Windows Expo 2016 at Delhi was indeed a successful event. Variety of products and new technologies were featured in this edition of the expo. AluK is pleased to participate in this event as exclusive associate partner with overwhelming response from our stake holders and guests. Indian fenestration and façade industry has come a long way since the entry of international products and technologies. An exposition of this nature is highly encouraging for the rapidly evolving building industry. I thank Zak group for their effort in constantly improving their shows and events and making a platform available for companies like us to showcase our products.”
National Manager – Marketing & Sales,Profine India Window Technology Pvt. Ltd.
“ZAK Doors and Windows Expo 2016 has been an exhilarating experience for us. The entire team of ZAK supported us throughout the three days. They gave us ample branding space to display our products and help customers understand our technology in realtime. The services and the entire organization was spectacular. It provided us with an excellent medium to network with industry giants and meet customers from all over India. ZAK’16 will definitely help us in extending our business outreach. We were really happy to see our existing and prospective customers at the Expo in good numbers. We received good footfall throughout the three days. The idea was to interact with the visitors and explain to them about our brand Koemmerling, the leading brand in German uPVC windows and doors. Zak provided us the platform to interact with them personally and bring them a step closer to our brand. The expo was a brilliant opportunity for us and we are looking forward to being a part of it in 2017 as well.“
S&T leader for India, Dow Corning
“As always, the ZAK Glass Technology Expo was a great platform for Dow Corning to showcase its latest silicone innovations for building and construction. The Expo was an excellent opportunity to interact with customers – current and potential – and bring them up to date on the technologies that Dow Corning is introducing to the Indian market. We were especially glad to have the opportunity to promote our newer silicone-based innovations, which will enable a wider range of design and installation options for architects and designers. The ZAK Expo also gave us the opportunity to promote our India-specific initiatives – the Center for Construction Expertise, and the Sahayog Building Solutions Center – both of which are aimed at ensuring that participants in the construction value chain are able to benefit from Dow Corning’s industry-leading expertise, thus ensuring the best performance, safety and durability of building projects. I would like to commend the organizers of the Expo for ensuring a smooth and seamless experience, right from booking the space, to enabling stall fabrication, to participation.”
National Sales Head – Commercial, Kinlong Hardware (India) Pvt Ltd.
“It was a real pleasure to work with team ZAK at the exhibition. Your contribution and unbounded enthusiasm were much appreciated, A great expo from all aspects; information, interaction, location and organization. The conference, from a vendor’s point of view, was organized to insure a good flow of traffic. Without doubt, participating at ZAK Delhi, to our stand paid off handsomely in more ways than one! New customers, and definitely more business. Can’t wait until the next one, again…a consummate professional as always! Keep getting strong ZAK team!”
Regional Manger, APT
“ZAK Glass expo is very essential platform for the Glass and Glass Processing Industry, wherein clients are from ARCHITECTURAL, AUTOMOTIVE, SOLAR & INTERIORS sector. Glass processing segment visit to explore value addition as well as to further add capabilities to their existing Glass processing investment based on the over demand and supply ration which is evidently growing by more than 12 per cent average and in the coming years this growth will reach approximately 20 per cent. Participants from across the Globe are representing their products and technology in this show and this platform gives all of us the opportunity to meet all prospective, existing as well as new investors from all province of India. APT stand committed to add better technology and capabilities based on our representation with all our partners from Europe and other part of world. I am sure together with ZAK, we have long way to go and APT stand committed.”
Head – Cladding North India, SamratCladage
“I witnessed a leap ahead this year in Zak Expo. The footprint was impressive and so was the footfall. Considering the in-depth view of the chosen segment, there was everything available to see under one roof. It was really good to see national and international players growing by the year under Zak Expo banner. It is a very knowledgeable and informative platform. SamratCladage is proud to be associated with Zak and we look forward to participating in your next event.”
Managing Director, Lingel
“Congratulations to the entire Zak team! For LINGEL it was a very special event considering our first participation during December 2006. Now during the last 10 years reaching December 2016 we all could witness a significant positive change happening in the fenestration Industry. The show is well known as the largest event for the industry in India with visitors from across the country. The positive movement this year was that many direct buyers and architect visited the exhibition. This could give Lingel the opportunity to showcase all our new products directly to our proposed customer. Usually we participate to find potential dealers for our products from across the country but with this positive movement this year, we presume this will deliver us a lot of returns.”
Area Sales Manager, Renson
“We consider ZAK Expo as a very professional organization that provides great support and gives us the right platform to show Renson’s latest innovations to the Indian market. As we are growing internationally as a specialist in natural ventilation, sun protection and pergolas, this is really important to us. Besides that, Renson also uses ZAK as a platform to train the next generation of local architects. All of that turns this exhibition into a success for this internationally ambitious Belgian Company.”
Responsabile Divisione Progetti, Head of Global Project Division, EMIL Group
“Participating to ZAK exhibition 2016 has been a great experience and has helped our company to boost the awareness of our new brand in the Indian market. Perfect organization, high expertise of all the exhibitors and excellent quality and quantity of visitors has allowed us to show at the best our products and systems that has been used for years in Europe and right now we are launching in this new and huge Indian market. We also got in touch with many architects and engineers interested in facades with our new ceramic slabs. Definitely we reached all our goals and so we found in Zak team the perfect partner to promote our innovative and “Italian design” products.”
Business Manager, Vibrant Technik
“Zak Windows & Facade show is simply a ‘wow!’ event for companies like Vibrant Technik !! Having taken a 3mX3m booth in the 2014 show where the response was stupendous, we took a much bigger booth of size 7mX3m this time around to showcase our full range of offerings. Response was indeed very good this time as well. Many contractors and quality prospects visited the booth and we had some very meaningful discussions. We hope to have a much better conversion of leads this time. Overall a good facade event to be a part of!! Wish team Zak Good Luck with their next round of exhibitions and events.”
Country Manager India, Salamander Window and Door Systems Pvt Ltd.
“ZAK Doors and Windows Expo 2016 in Delhi was a very successful event for us. Salamander participated in this show for the first time and introduced their complete new range of uPVC profile systems especially designed for Indian market, had received wonderful response from the visitors. This was a great event to meet and discuss directly with prospective customer, architects and developers. The Exhibition was well organised and informative. We were really impressed with the quality of the visitors who came from all over the India. We are looking forward to be a part of next show in Mumbai too.”
Product Head, Nexion International Pvt. Ltd.
“Zak Doors and Windows Expo 2016, as always, has been superb platform to showcase new products. We at Nexion Ventilated Facade, were looking for a right platform to launch our Ventilated Facades and to get attention of focused groups of the industry which the expo very much provided. We wish Zak to come up with many more such successful editions in future also.”
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