Full programme unveiled for London’s Sustainable Design Summit

The November event aims to offer practical solutions for making sustainable choices easier 

Full programme unveiled for London’s Sustainable Design Summit

Sustainable Design Summit 

The Sustainable Design Summit was created to make sustainable choices easier for those working within cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors

By Laura Hyde |

The full agenda has been unveiled for the second Sustainable Design Summit, which will take place on 28 November at the Museum of London Docklands in the UK.  

The one-day event unites the cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors sectors and this year will focus on collaboration and innovation. Industry interior designers, specifiers, sustainability specialists, and suppliers will be on hand to share their insights and practical solutions to making sustainable choices easier. 

The opening keynote, ‘Progress, leadership, and transparency through the supply chain,’ will include decision makers across each sector, including Joshua Wilkie, manager, waste management and circularity programs at Air Canada; Mathieu Petiteau, newbuilding and research and development director at Ponant; and Sam Hall, director, interior design Europe at IHG Hotels and Resorts.  

Standout sessions include ‘Understanding your emissions: What are your numbers really telling you?, Materials innovation and collaboration in the supply chain’, and ‘From collaboration to impact: Developing approaches and next steps’, all of which will be hosted by Darian Stibbe, global leader, partnerships for sustainable development and executive director at The Partnering Initiative. 

The line-up of speakers features interior designers from brands including Royal Caribbean Group, Holland America Group, Bombardier, Hurtigruten Norway and PriestmanGoode. The event will also host a zero-waste product showcase featuring green materials and solutions, as well as offering numerous opportunities to network. 

“Product development partnering and collaboration in sustainability issues are essential in addressing the unique challenges of the maritime industry; bringing together diverse expertise, ensuring regulatory compliance, maximising resource efficiency, adopting innovative technologies, and promoting a positive passenger experience while minimising environmental impact,” said Mirja Rasi-Mäki from Meyer Turku, who will be speaking at the event. “Through collaboration, the different stakeholders can contribute to making the cruise industry more sustainable and environmentally responsible.” 

Visit the event website to see the full programme. 

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