Over 25 cruise lines, designers, outfitters and sustainable accreditation experts will be sharing their expertise at this year’s Cruise Conversations Live, taking place at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America on 7th and 8th June.
The conference will include the keynote ‘Addressing Project Delivery Challenges’, which will explore the global supply chain challenges and the leading session of day two’s sustainability focus ‘Designing to Last’.
Other conference sessions will include the opening keynote, ‘Leaders Debate’, and ‘What Makes Great Design Great’.
This year, Cruise Conversations Live America will be taking place in the conference theatre and across the show floor, with workshops planned for exhibitor booths. For example, Marine Design 101, due to take place on the SMC Design booth, is for suppliers and others planning on expanding their business into the cruise ship interiors industry.
Any manufacturer looking to seriously address sustainability in their production process can learn at Materials Circularity in Cruise Interiors at the Dansk Wilton Booth, the organisers said.
Other workshops include Efficient Drydocks; Making the Economics Work and Is It Intrinsically Green? Utilising Certifications to Demonstrate Green Credentials.
This conference’s topics are specifically tailored to the niche cruise ship interiors design sector, with cruise lines and design studios sharing case studies, top tips for suppliers and future trends.
Participating cruise lines include, Holland America Group, Royal Caribbean Group, Hurtigruten, Virgin Voyages and Norwegian Cruise Line. Design studios due to speak include SMC Design, Studio DADO, YSA Design, Tillberg Design of Sweden, Petra Viktoria Design and Steen Friis Design.
Speakers will include – George Scammell (Holland America Group), Sascha Lang (Royal Caribbean Cruises), Thomas Westergaard (Hurtigruten), Trond Sigurdsen (YSA Design), Helena Sawelin (Tillberg Design of Sweden) and Petra Ryberg (Petra Viktoria Design).
Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America, to be located at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, will host 300 cruise ship interiors brands, including AROS Marine, Grottini, Bolidt and Marine Interiors (a Fincantieri company).
Over 50 new products will be unveiled across the two days of the show, many of which can be found on this year’s new Product Launches Route. The second day of the cruise trade show will cover sustainability. Buyers looking to meet these objectives can meet accredited sustainable suppliers on the Sustainability Route.
Meanwhile, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE) returns to the London ExCeL on 30th November and 1st December, 2022.
Now in its fourth year, CSIE has evolved into Europe’s first interior design exhibition and conference dedicated exclusively to the cruise industry, shining a spotlight on the industry’s ever-expanding river and expedition markets.
In London, Cruise Conversations Live will provide a platform for the discussion of the industry’s most pressing topics, with a specific focus on Europe’s ocean, river, and expedition cruise markets.
Experts will lead a series of discussions and talks surrounding topics, such as industry trends, sustainability, drydocks, newbuildings & refits, and leadership with speakers from Europe’s leading cruise lines, interior design studios, shipyards, and outfitting firms.
The full conference programme will be announced nearer the show.