CSI announces new cruise conversations, speakers and sessions

Cruise Conversations Live includes a keynote speech and sustainability-focused talks

CSI announces new cruise conversations, speakers and sessions


Holland America’s My Nguyen, Cradle Institute’s Ana Quintas, Dansk Wilton’s Soren Sonne and Volume Creative’s Callie Tedder-Hares at CSI Europe in London last December

By Alice Chambers |

Over 25 cruise lines, designers, outfitters and sustainable accreditation experts will be sharing their expertise at this year’s Cruise Conversations Live, which will take place at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America (CSI) on 7 and 8 June 2022.

Cruise Conversations Live will provide the interior conversations that everyone is talking about in the cruise interiors industry, including the keynote speech, Addressing Project Delivery Challenges, and the leading session of day two’s sustainability focus Design to Last. Other conference sessions include the opening keynote, Leaders Debate and What Makes Great Design Great.

This year, Cruise Conversations Live America will take place in the conference theatre and across the show floor, with intimate workshops hosted on exhibitor booths. Marine Design 101, taking place on the SMC Design booth, is a must-attend for any supplier planning on expanding their business into the cruise ship interiors industry.

Any manufacturer looking to address sustainability in their production process can upskill at the Materials Circularity in Cruise Interiors workshop at the Dansk Wilton booth. Other workshops include Is It Intrinsically Green? Utilising Certifications to Demonstrate Green Credentials and Efficient Drydocks; Making the Economics Work.

Cruise lines and design studios will also share case studies, top tips for suppliers and future trends at the event.

Participating cruise lines will include Holland America Group, Royal Caribbean Group, Hurtigruten, Virgin Voyages and Norwegian Cruise Line.

Design studios speaking will include SMC Design, Studio DADO, YSA Design, Tillberg Design of Sweden, Petra Viktoria Design and Steen Friis Design.

Attendees can expect to hear from, and speak with George Scammell, director of interior asset management and fleet operations at Holland America Group; Sascha Lang, vice president of architectural and design as well as newbuild and innovation at Royal Caribbean Group; Thomas Westergaard, vice president of hotel operations at Hurtigruten; Trond Sigurdsen, chairman of YSA Design; Helena Sawelin, partner and business director at Tillberg Design of Sweden; and Petra Ryberg, principal designer and owner of Petra Viktoria Design and Studio Berg+.

CSI, based in the Miami Beach Convention Centre, will host 300 cruise ship interiors brands, including AROS Marine, Grottini, Bolidt and Finantieri Marine Interiors. Over 50 new products will be launched across the two days of the show, many of which can be found on this year’s new Product Launches Route. The second day of the cruise trade show will be all about sustainability. Buyers looking to meet their environmental objectives can meet accredited sustainable suppliers on the Sustainability Route.

Read more about the Product Launches Route and Sustainability Route in our upcoming issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors.

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