Cruise operators will join thousands of companies in the cruise ship design and outfitting sector (Image: Miami Beach Conference Center)
The first-ever Cruise Ship Interiors Expo is to take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida from 18-20 June 2019, connecting cruise operators with thousands of companies in the ship interior design and outfitting sector.
Free to attend, the event will kick off with an official launch party at the New World Center on 18 June, which will celebrate the achievements of the cruise ship interiors industry. Other events will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, which is located close to the headquarters of major cruise companies like Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., Carnival Corporation and Norwegian Cruise Line.
The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 professionals that are involved in designing, refurbishing, overhauling and outfitting the interiors of cruise ships. More than 100 suppliers will showcase their entertainment apparatus, flooring and decking, turnkey outfitting solutions, fabrics and much more.
Delegates will also be able to attend conference sessions to hear insights about upcoming cruise ship design trends from industry experts and cruise executives. Several key industry players have already joined the advisory board, including Petu Kummala, director of Interior and Architectural Design at Carnival Cruise Line; Jeff Parns, director of Architectural Design and Newbuild at Norwegian Cruise Line.
“Cruise Ship Interiors Expo is exciting and will provide a source for designers and suppliers to connect, exchange ideas and see the latest products that can be used on future projects,” said Kummala.
Jon Ingleton, executive editor of Cruise & Ferry Interiors, which is part of the Cruise and Ferry suite of publications, will also be part of the advisory board. He will take the opportunity to showcase the 2019 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors, which will include exclusive interviews, features and reports led by cruise executives and prominent interior designers, architects and suppliers. All delegates will receive a copy of the magazine at the event.
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