Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

49 facilitate the same hotel and cruise industry cross-fertilisation via a new colocated event, Hotel and Resort Design Show South (HRDS). Set to take place on 6-7 June at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida, USA, HRDS will offer a full day of content via a dedicated hotel interior conference programme, a product showcase featuring the most innovative products and services on the market, and a host of exclusive networking opportunities. The latter will include speed networking, which enables attendees to benefit from a one-to-one meeting experience. This year, event organiser Elite Exhibitions has shaken up the format to give cruise line and design studio buyers the space and flexibility to achieve everything they need across the two days. The first day will be focused on networking, with attendees able to take advantage of a dedicated HRDS speed networking session and three CSI speed networking events, each tailored to connect buyers with the suitable suppliers. Meanwhile, cruise lines that are keen to source products will also be able to sign up to guided tours of the show floor to meet the suppliers most relevant to them. Trend hunters and knowledge seekers will want to attend the expanded CSI workshop programme, taking place primarily on 7 June. The updated format builds on the popularity of the new stand-based interactive workshops, which give visitors the opportunity to ask plenty of questions and shape the workshops to satisfy their needs and curiosity. In addition, attendees can seek expertise from those participating in the Cruise Conversations Live programme and those on the show floor, as CSI provides the largest and most focused forum for stakeholders across the cruise ship interiors supply chain. From multitalented and highly qualified turnkey service providers such as Somec Group and De Wave Group, to top-tier suppliers Akula Living and Bolidt – these exhibitors and hundreds more will share their expertise about the most innovative cruise interiors products, technology and services. Register for CSI for free at: Abi McMahon is content manager at Elite Exhibitions