Top design firms to participate in panels at Marine Interiors Expo

Top design firms to participate in panels at Marine Interiors Expo
The trade fair will be held in Hamburg, Germany (Image:Hamburg Messe und Congress / H. G. Esch, Ingenhoven Architects)

Architects and designers from companies like Partner Ship Design, Tillberg Design of Sweden, De Jorio Design International, AD Associates and ArtLink will participate in three interior design-focused panel discussions at the inaugural Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo (powered by SMM) in Hamburg, Germany from 11-13 September.

First on the conference programme is a panel discussion about how safety requirements can be incorporated into the interior design, which will feature insights from Kai Bunge, managing director of Partner Ship Design.

The second conference will explore how design helps to “convey, define or create brand identity” and will feature panellists David McCarthy, marine projects and communications director at design company AD Associates; Tal Danai, CEO of ArtLink; Nahal Kadora, assistant project head at Tillberg Design of Sweden; Stefan Seidenfaden, junior partner from Partner Ship Design; and Trevor Young, vice president of newbuilding and refurbishment at MSC Cruises.

Meanwhile, the “How to comply” session will focus on the challenges of producing aesthetically pleasing designs that meet regulations with comments from Ioanna Kyriaku, chief architect for newbuilds at MSC Cruises; Andrea Brossa, architect at De Jorio Design International; Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch, CEO of Helsinki Shipyard; and Joeo Bollerman, operations manager at Lloyd's Register.

Another highlight of the conference programme will be the Chinese Dialogue Forum, which will involve experts speaking about the opportunities for cooperation between Europe and China in the cruise ship and ro-pax ferry building industries.

More than 100 companies from 21 countries will showcase everything from bathroom fixtures to high-powered audio systems and ergonomic kitchen equipment on the exhibition floor.

“Marine Interiors adds a new trade fair to our portfolio that caters specifically to the growing cruise ship interior design segment,” said Claus Ulrich Selbach, business unit director for maritime and technology fairs and exhibitions at Hamburg Messe und Congress. “I'm looking forward to a large number of visitors, fascinating presentations, and the feedback from the supply industry.”

The Marine Interiors trade fair will take place in parallel with the Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise Convention at the Hamburg Messe und Congress venue.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
05 September 2019

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