In partnership with The Hospitality Network (NEWH), the organisers of Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe (CSI Europe) have released a full content schedule.
Taking place on 29th and 30th November at London’s ExCeL centre, design leaders from Europe’s major cruise lines and design firms will be sharing their knowledge, insights, and experience through a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified panel talks and discussions.
Curated around today’s ocean, river, and expedition cruise market, the programme will deliver a comprehensive range of topics and case studies, covering concepts and inspiration behind beautiful designs, the dark art of project management, story telling through design and
brand identity, marine interior design’s future, and designing for adventure.
The prestigious speaker line-up includes – Gianluca Gugliotta, Director, Vessel Refurbishment – Norwegian Cruise Line; Aida Lora, Senior Design Associate – Royal Caribbean Group; Bob McGowan, Head of Operations – Ambassador Cruise Line; Sandra Correia da Silva, Architect – Mystic Cruises; Alexander W. Höfling, Managing Director – MEYER RE and Kristian Englund, Senior Architect – YSA Design and CEO – Ship Planner.
As mentioned, this year, the conference & workshop programme is CPD-certified allowing professionals across the sector to further their learning activities and gain developmental hours from attending each accredited session.
A new content format will also be introduced at the boutique event with keynotes and workshop sessions taking place mainly on the second day and held on exhibitors’ stands around the show floor. This dynamic programme facilitates a seamless day of inspiration and development, the organisers said.
Stand-out sessions include the opening keynote and the only session to take place on the first day, ‘Inspiration for beautiful design: Case studies in materials & spaces’.
Delivered by leading interior designers, attendees will be guided through a showcase of unique and inspiring projects across their newbuilding and refurbishment portfolios.
Those looking to gain insight into the changing shape of expedition cruising should attend ‘Designing for adventure: Spotlight on expedition cruise interiors’.
In this session, industry experts will dive into the impact this sector’s growth has had on designing for functionality, whilst still giving participants an authentic and luxurious experience.
Alongside these curated panel discussions, CSI Europe will offer visitors additional learning opportunities at the ‘Meet the Brand’ Q&As and Project Management Lunch.
These focused sessions will give attendees the chance to get to know the design and procurement professionals within the industry and learn how to navigate a successful project from concept to delivery.
CSI Europe is the region’s only exhibition and conference exclusively dedicated to connecting the cruise design industry’s buyers and suppliers.
For more information on CSI Europe, please contact Senior Marketing Manager, Olivia Irving at Olivia.Irving@elite-exhibitions.com or call +44 1273 086 330.