The first six speakers have been confirmed for the inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe conference, which takes place at Fira Barcelona between 4th-5th December, 2019.
Toby Walters, CEO of event organiser Elite Exhibitions, said: “This will be a world-class conference that nobody in the industry will want to miss. Revealing the first six speakers offers a taste of what is still to come.”
Confirmed people include Adam D Tihany, Principle and Founder of Tihany Design, who has worked on some of the most striking concepts for both large and small cruise brands, including Costa, Cunard, Holland America and Seabourn.
He will be joined by Greg Walton, CEO and Founding Partner of Studio DADO, who has over 30 years of experience working in the cruise industry and Anne Mari Gullikstad, CEO of YSA Design, whose projects have included some of the industry’s most spectacular cruise ships for P&O, Disney and Seven Seas.
Also on the platform will be Mike Oliver, Co-owner and chairman of interior refurbishment specialists Trimline, which has been a leading cruise industry contractor for almost five decades. Another highly experienced UK-based professional, Andy Yuill, Managing Director of ferry and cruise ship design consultancy, SMC Design, will be sharing some of the secrets of his success at the Conference, as will Peter Joehnk, Managing Partner of JOI Designs, one of the largest interior design practices in Europe.
Walters added; “Each and every conference session is being curated to ensure that the event is comprehensive and highly topical for the ocean, river and expedition cruise markets. More speakers are set to be announced over the next few weeks, so watch this space!”