Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE) is to continue with its aim to reunite the cruise interiors industry in response to the global pandemic crisis, the organisers said.
Recognising that many shows, including CSIE’s Americas edition, were unable to take place this year, the organisers are to host a select number of VIPs from across US-based cruise lines.
US cruise lines are vital players in the industry and CSIE felt it would not be right to host the first interiors expo since lockdown without them. As a result, CSIE’s VIP Relations Manager, Bethany Davies will be selecting cruise executives to offer an exclusive ‘Hosted Buyer Program’.
Hosted buyers will be offered economy class transatlantic flights, up to a three-night stay at a number of selected hotels, a VIP Pass to the event, and more. The buyers’ obligations will include attending both days of the show and at least four meetings per day with matched exhibitors.
CSIE has drawn up a list of hosted cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Royal Caribbean Group, Holland America Group and Disney Cruise Line.
The company will also offer US cruise executives the opportunity to nominate themselves for the programme through a simple https://cruiseshipinteriors-europe.com/hosted-buyer-programme
Commenting on the newly announced ‘Hosted Buyer Program’, CSIE’s Toby Walters, said, “It is more important than ever that the industry comes together to discuss the challenges that lay ahead on a global scale, which is why we are investing in our ‘Hosted Buyer Program’.
“This will enable us to bring the world’s cruise lines, designers, outfitters and shipyards together for a very special global edition of CSIE,” he said.
Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe will take place between 2nd and 3rd December at London’s ExCeL Centre.