A photo of exhibitors at the CSI Europe in Barcelona, Spain in December 2019 (Image: Elite Exhibitions)
Elite Exhibitions has postponed its Cruise Ship Interiors Expo (CSI) America and Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo (CSH) America from June to September 2020, following travel bans and other restrictions that have been implemented worldwide in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Originally scheduled for 16-17 June, the events will now take place on 2-3 September at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, USA.
“The Elite Exhibitions team is dedicated to providing the premier meeting place for the entire interiors and hospitality community,” said Toby Walters, CEO of Elite Exhibitions. “I speak on behalf of my colleagues and the entire advisory board when I say that by postponing the event from June to September we are confident that this global crisis will behind us and that we can come together as a community to discuss the methods and actions required which will protect our supply chains and the cruise industry as a whole.”
CSI America will bring together some of the biggest names in the cruise ship interior design business, while CSH America will be one of the first events to gather all the key stakeholders across the entire cruise industry hospitality supply chain under one roof. The show has an advisory board comprising various senior figures within the cruise industry, including Jon Ingleton, executive editor of Cruise & Ferry Review, which is a strategic partner of both events.
“The world has changed immeasurably over the last three months, but the strength of the human spirit endures,” said Ingleton. “The cruise industry is suffering today but it will bounce back, stronger and coming together at key industry events will speed the industry’s recovery. I am looking forward to seeing you at CSI America in September.”
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