CSIE organiser, Elite Exhibitions, has put together the first Sustainable Design Summit (SDS).
This summit will include companies involved in the land, air and cruise interiors industries.
For a day, delegates will gain insights from the panels of experienced practitioners, discover intrinsically green products, and come away with a framework for tangible steps to take into their next interior design project, the organisers said.
SDS will tackle the biggest challenges of designing sustainably head on; their crucial plenary Pitching to Stakeholders: How to Hold a Conversation About Sustainability will involve all three sectors.
The speakers will include Bryan Liska, Director of Design Caribbean & Latin America Hilton Hotels, Thomas Westergaard, Vice President Hurtigruten Expeditions and Tasha Jackson, Sustainability Boeing (pictured middle).
Chatham House Rules will be in place for sector specific breakout sessions, where each speaker can openly discuss the unique challenges of designing sustainably for that sector, the niche governance informing sustainability progress in that sector and what the delegates as brand owners require from certification societies and the supply chain.
Session leaders will include designers, both highly specialised and those who work cross-industry, brand owners and sustainability experts.
Brands to be involved in the discussion include, IHG Hotels & Resorts, British Airways, Virgin Voyages, Cundall, SeymourPowel, TUI Cruises and certification and sustainability advisory companies, Cradle to Cradle and AIRA.
Speaker Luke Pearson, Co-founder and Director, Pearson Lloyd, said of seeking cross-disciplinary solutions to sustainable design questions, “Working in a multi-disciplinary studio, across lots of different fields, we regularly find that we’re able to take good ideas from one area and apply them to another.
“Ultimately, that approach is the one we’re going to have to take if we’re really going to solve this problem, because we have very little time to solve it.”
SDS is to be held on 29th November at The Brewery in London, UK.