Welcome to Miami! CSIE kicked off last night with a lively Reunion Party and some enthusiastic networking, which continued long into the night in various bars along the beach.
This niche community needed its event back and the mood in Miami Beach Convention centre this morning is upbeat and optimistic, despite a few sore heads. Today kicked off with the Newcomer’s Breakfast sponsored by JOI-Design.
The conference starts at 10.00am with a keynote session titled ‘Design Leadership: We are One Cruise Industry,’ featuring comments from Greg Walton, founding partner of design firm Studio DADO, and Petu Kummula, senior director of interior design and architecture at Carnival Cruise Line. They will explore how challenging times for the cruise industry can create opportunities for collaboration and innovation.