Cruise Ship Interiors Expo, the world’s first event dedicated to interior design, architecture, and outfitting in the cruise industry, has announced its first conference speakers and key topic sessions.
The inaugural event will take place between 18th and 20th June, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The two-day conference is free to attend and CPD-accredited for professionals who collect points in this field.
“The significant passenger demand in the cruise line industry has fuelled a rapid transformation in marine interior and outfitting, creating a plethora of experiences for everyone on board,” said Toby Walters, CEO, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo. “With this in mind, we have curated a conference programme that kicks off with a leaders’ debate and follows on with topics including sustainability at sea, colour predictions, future design trends, and passenger flow.”
Confirmed speakers include:
Francesca Bucci, President, BG Studio.
Javier Calle, Founding Partner, Studio DADO.
Dee Cooper, Senior Vice President of Design, Virgin Voyages.
Colin Gant, Vice President of Vessel Refurbishment, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
My Nguyen, Deputy Director of Interior Design & Operations, Holland America Line & Seabourn.
Vittoria Garroni, Founder & President, Garroni Design.
“It is a privilege to join Cruise Ship Interiors Expo as a panellist. This influential group of thought leaders represents the best and most insightful thinking in the industry,” said Francesca Bucci, President, BG Studio International.
My Nguyen, Deputy Director of Interior Design & Operations, Holland America Line & Seabourn, added: “The Cruise Industry is the fastest growing segment of the leisure travel market and there is so much opportunity to collaborate and get inspired at this event. I am so excited to be speaking at the world’s first truly dedicated event focusing on cruise interiors.”
The event is co-located with Marine Catering Expo, where galley and restaurant suppliers can meet with qualified buyers from the passenger ship sector. More than 200 exhibiting suppliers are expected and live demonstrations of the latest products will be held, together with networking opportunities.