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Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE) caters exclusively to the European cruise interior design industry.

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, the highly focused exhibition and conference provides a gateway for the cruise interiors supply chain to meet with Europe’s most esteemed cruise lines, designers, and shipyards. Discover the innovation and creativity from over 200 exhibiting design studios, outfitters, and interior suppliers.

Cruise Conversation Live will feature an esteemed speaker panel as they discuss the industry key topics. With a unique focus on Europe’s luxury ocean, river, and expedition cruising, the two-day conference programme will leave attendees feeling inspired and ready to conquer their next project.

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Shaping Sustainable Interiors for Land, Sea and Air

First ever Sustainable Design Summit (SDS) launches for cruise, hotel and aircraft interiors. The Summit will bring together designers and customer experience experts from across the sectors with the common goal of making travel more sustainable. Offering a fresh take on the standard conference format, attendees at the Summit can exchange ideas about making sustainable interior design choices in a collaborative environment, with talks and round-table discussions that will encourage cross-sector insights and learning. The event will also feature a product showcase featuring innovative sustainable materials, textiles and other interior products bring the ideas discussed to life.

The expert-led sessions will dive into topics including the principles of sustainability, designing with net zero targets in mind and how do sustainable interiors impact customer journey. Breakout sessions throughout the day will give delegates the opportunity to hold deep cross-industry conversations addressing circular design; colour, material and finish and sustainability infrastructure. With a focus on how to hold a conversation about sustainability and finishing with a drinks reception, the event will provide key learnings, networking and a gallery-style product showcase.

Partner Exclusive: 50% discount is available for SBID Members. Email [email protected] to redeem!

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Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE) has released the itinerary for the cruise ship interiors industry’s best opportunity for in-person learning, Cruise Conversations Live. Cruise lines, interior designers and outfitters can learn from their peers at topical conference sessions, while intimate workshops explore the challenges specific to cruise ship interior design with pinpoint precision. From blue sky thinking for leaders and buyers to practical takeaways for suppliers, every participant in the cruise ship interiors supply chain can learn from this free conference programme.

Cruise brands leading the conference and workshop programme include Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean Group, Damen Shipyard, Meyer Turku, Disney Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and MSC Cruises.

The Modern Shipyard

Shipyards are the heart of the European cruise ship interiors industry and CSIE will be welcoming Vesa Uuttu, Director, Head of Architectural Design & Outfitting Turku site, Newbuild and Innovation, Royal Caribbean Group to moderate the keynote conference, The Modern Shipyard. Project managers and owners alike know that a strong relationship with their shipyard is one of their biggest assets. In this session, essential for project managers and owners alike, Bas Loohuis, Commercial Director Maintenance & Upgrade Services Cruise, Damen Shipyard and Petteri Heimo, Head of Hotel Outfitting, Meyer Turku will share their perspective, exploring: how shipyards can add value to newbuild and refurbishment projects, top tips for ensuring both quality and efficiency and how to combine reference ship requirements with innovation.

Marine Design 101: How to Break into the Marine Market

Anyone hoping to launch their business into the cruise ship interiors industry must attend the workshop Marine Design 101: How to Break into the Marine Market. Led by Beatrice Siri, AVP Architectural Outfitting Europe, Royal Caribbean Cruises, this intimate session decodes the language of marine design and will guide attendees through the seemingly labyrinthine specification process. Practical takeaways will include the top ten questions to ask cruise lines when pitching your product, the different routes to market and, crucially, how to become an authorised supplier.

The Futurist: Cruise Design in 2030 and Young Designers: Designing for Gen Z and Beyond

Designers with an eye for the future will be found at the day one keynote The Futurist: Cruise Design in 2030 and the day two conference session Young Designers: Designing for Gen Z and Beyond. From those who track trends to those who are currently shaping the trends, the CSIE conference presents two insights into trapping lightning in a bottle and getting it right before its even happened.

Cruise Conversations Live takes place over the two days of Cruise Ship Interiors, 30 November – 1 December. It’s completely free to visit and one of only two opportunities in the year to attend a live conference and workshop programme dedicated to exploring the cruise ship interiors industry.

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The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce (EBCC) are organising a two-day conference in partnership with British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) and Department of International Trade (DIT) in Sharm El Sheikh on 9-10 of November alongside COP27.

The conference will consist of two main panel discussions, many networking opportunities, a chance to attend events in the Green Zone, reception networking dinners and lunches, and innovation hub & exhibition, showcasing sustainable start-ups.

Joining from the UK as part of our business mission (including accommodation with Bed & Breakfast- excluding flights) – £2500 (Non-members) or £2300 (EBCC Members).

The EBCC also have a special offer from EgyptAir offering 20% off tickets to Sharm El Sheik. To access the offer follow the link.

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Meet and engage with the professional interior design industry 

The SBID Meet the Buyer is an interior design networking event curated to bring together world class Interior Designers, Architects and Specifiers with the most creative, advanced and design-led products from around the world. Inivting SBID’s extensive network of industry professionals, the esclusive one day annual event provides a dynamic and lucrative business environment carefully tailored to create, encourage and facilitate synergies that build key relationships within the interior design profession. Alongside dedicated, face-to-face meetings with interior designers and decision-makers, the event also features a series of topical industry-specific seminars to attend throughout the day.

SBID Members earn 10 x CPD Points for attending.

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Design Shanghai is one of the world’s most prestigious international design events and Asia’s premier design event. Constantly breaking new ground, it has set a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community. Showcasing the best design brands and galleries from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.

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Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America (CSI) opens registration for 2022. The award-nominated exhibition reopens 7 – 8 June in the Miami Beach Convention Center, equipped with exciting new initiatives and ready to serve specific needs of the 2022 cruise ship interiors market.

The new-look CSI has tightly tailored its profile to the needs of the modern buyer and supplier, directly connecting the buyers with products and services they are looking for. There are six new vessel classes launching in the next two years, from cruise lines including Disney Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean, with sister ships scheduled into 2026. As cruise brands evolve their designs with next-generation cruise markets in mind, CSI offers a route to the future.

Cruise line buyers can sign up to all-new concierge tours, offering them a bespoke route around the designers, outfitters and suppliers they need to meet. CSI is also launching speed networking, matching buyers and suppliers and helping them cut to the heart of essential conversations. Other initiatives include sustainable and new product routes, sustainability workshops and breakout conference sessions.

CSI is bigger and even more focused in 2022; recognising the symbiotic nature of service and hospitality design, CSH has merged with CSI. Now, everything needed to deliver a successful cruise interior design project from start to finish can be found with CSI’s 300+ exhibitors (double the 2021 number).

Register for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America before 1 April and receive the Newbuild Market report, plus save $100 registration fee. 


ICFF is North America’s leading platform for contemporary furniture design

With its emphasis on original and sustainable design, ICFF presents a broad range furnishing product for residential, contract and hospitality environments to an audience of 10,000 architects, interior designers, retailers, distributors, developers, and press. ICFF and the co-located WantedDesign Manhattan bring together over 300 established and emerging design brands from more than 25 countries.

On the show floor, attendees will also have opportunities to find inspiration through ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan Talks, a focused lineup of panel sessions, keynote presentations, and intimate conversations led by the most iconic names in the industry. Furthermore, opportunities to widen professional networks are boundless. From organic meetings on the show floor to evening events, attendees and exhibitors join together to exchange business strategies while strengthening relationships in the design community.

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Exclusive trade event for architects and interior designers

[email protected] reaches higher than ever before with lofty ambitions to explore air and architecture when it returns to its physical format at London’s Truman Brewery for its 2022 edition.

Visitors are invited to attend and meet industry experts showing their innovations to the architecture and specifier markets, as well as partaking in the stellar line-up of talks for which the show is known. This unique two-day trade event focuses on architectural innovation. It includes free admission for trade visitors and complimentary catering throughout.

The event presents over 200 product innovations, selected by a judging panel of architects and interior designers, showcased in a unique lay-out. Some of the interesting features include a top-notch seminar programme, inspiring materials curation and a RIBA pop-up bookshop. 

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Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and member of Dubai Council, registrations are now open for Downtown Design, the region’s leading fair for high-end and quality design. The fair returns this November and will take place in its purpose-built venue on the waterfront terrace in Dubai Design District (d3).

David Ross, Director, Downtown Design, comments: “With the return to a live, in-person edition of the fair this November, coinciding with demand for interior design and architecture services at levels not seen across the region for many years, Downtown Design will provide a perfectly timed, exciting and purposeful platform to reconnect the industry and celebrate original and high-quality design.”

Downtown Design Dubai

When: 8-12 November 2021

Where: Dubai Design District (d3) waterfront, United Arab Emirates

SBID Members can access exclsuive brand activations & tours with the Trade Connect Programme. Email [email protected] to find out more.

2021 event highlights

Over the past decade, Dubai has established itself as the design capital of the region, with Downtown Design as a key meeting point bringing together the region’s interior designers and architects who this year are enjoying a post-pandemic boom, fuelled by some of Dubai’s highest property sales in 12 years.

The fair will showcase more than 150 international and regional exhibiting brands and designers, complemented by extensive collateral activities that include an interactive talks programme featuring global industry experts, conceptual exhibitions by leading designers and interactive installations.

A key feature of Dubai Design Week, the fair will host brands from over 20 countries as well as major national representations from European countries including Austria, France, Hungary, Italy and Spain. Downtown Editions, the fair’s boutique section dedicated to limited-edition and bespoke design, will once again uncover the latest in design by individual designers, studios and creative collaborations, with a spotlight on the region.

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Brands and designers

Downtown Design will showcase the latest global interior design trends, ideas and inspirations featuring over 150 leading international and regional brands, with highlights including furniture from LEMA, Minotti, Giorgetti and Vitra; textiles from Illulian, Kvadrat and Verdi; major kitchen and bathrooms brands including Grohe, Villeroy & Boch, Laboratorio Mattoni and RAK Ceramics as well as lighting brands including Lasvit from the Czech Republic, Baranska Design from Poland and Shakúff from the USA.

The Italian national presentation, ‘Luxury Interiors – The Art of Italian Design’ from ICE, will be the largest in the fair’s history, featuring over 40 Italian companies showcasing their latest work whilst the French presentation by Business France will bring fine examples of the ‘Art de Vivre’ – with over 15 companies that combine traditional savoir-faire with avant-garde innovation. Spain’s design sector will present a united installation from ICEX with eight leading brands curated by Dubai-based Spanish architect Juan Roldán; WKO, Austria Economic Chamber will showcase seven leading homegrown furniture, lighting and accessories manufacturers and the Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency will present the work of emerging national designers under their ‘Budapest Select’ umbrella brand.

Downtown Editions will present a boutique showcase of limited-edition and bespoke pieces from designers and brands including Aline Hazarian, The Line Concept, Nakkash Gallery and Zieta Studio alongside emerging regional creative talents. These individual exhibits will be complemented by a range of showcases uncovering the latest in design from the region, including The Beirut Concept Store, which will feature works by 50 established designers and emerging creatives based in Lebanon, while the UAE Designer Exhibition 2.0 is set to unveil works by 25 emerging and undiscovered creative talents based and producing locally. The works of four designers selected by Tashkeel for the 2021 Tanween Programme will also be unveiled at the showcase.

Designkraft - Hallucination Collection

The Forum

The Forum at Downtown Design will host a series of compelling live interviews and discussions between leading regional and international architects, interior and product designers on each afternoon of the fair.

Staged in a dynamic amphitheatre specially designed by ema to promote interaction and engagement, The Forum is a space where professionals can engage in energising and candid design dialogue, with topics ranging from changing industry dynamics, behaviours and opportunities to how architecture and design can truly embody authenticity and place, and from implementing sustainability in the real world with real clients to placemaking and the future development of Middle Eastern cities.

International speakers contributing to the Forum include design studio founders Sebastian Herkner, Elliott Barnes, Gregory Gatserelia, Massimo Iosa Ghini and Adrien Gardère. In addition, Micael Calatrava, CEO of Calatrava International LLC, will discuss the current flow of their global projects with particular emphasis on their creation of the UAE Pavilion and the Qatar Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

More than a dozen areas of key importance to the broad spectrum of visitors to Downtown Design will be addressed in panel discussions, with contributions from leading lights of the regional architecture and interior design community including Jonathan Ashmore, Founder & Principal Architect, ANARCHITECT; Laura Bielecki, Group Design Director, Ellington; Pallavi Dean, Founder & Creative Director, Roar; Andy Shaw, Managing Partner, AMA and Chair, RIBA Gulf Chapter; Diane Thorsen, Design Director, Gensler and Isabel Pintado, SVP Design & Innovation, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

llulian Skyla - Design Collection

Installations and special features

Visitors will be immersed in an interactive installation at the entrance to the upcoming fair, which will bring together contemporary design and technology in a unique multisensory experience. Designed by award-winning Dubai-based studio NIU, the highlight of this year’s entrance will be an oversized mosaic clad caricature by artist Antonello Blandi, which will be decorated by Fantini Mosaici, one of Italy’s leading brands of hand-cut mosaics found in luxury boutiques, homes, hotels, and palaces. The installation will also be strategically illuminated with sustainable, innovative lighting from Artemide.

Dubai-based Broadway Interiors has designed The Lounge Bar for Downtown Design 2021, creating an eclectic, stimulating environment inspired by the Dubai landscape and vista. Situated in the main exhibition area, The Lounge Bar will provide another important yet informal meeting space for brands and buyers to connect, and comprises two distinct sections including an outdoor water-facing terrace.

Downtown Design will also give visitors the opportunity to comfortably network and foster contacts in The Lighthouse Café created by prominent Dubai-based practice Lulie Fisher Design Studio and inspired by Virginia Woolf and her Bloomsbury Set contemporaries. Featuring a large, boldly patterned and richly coloured mosaic feature wall by Trend Middle East, the café will include a custom-built bar counter clad in matching mosaics and topped by a timber canopy that will sit beneath the tented exhibition roof.

About Downtown Design

Downtown Design is the leading platform in the Middle East for the region’s trade professionals to discover original, high-quality design and the commercial centrepiece of Dubai Design Week. Alongside brand debuts, product launches and the latest collections from contemporary international and regional design brands, Downtown Editions, the fair’s boutique showcase for limited-edition design presents established and emerging designers, collectives and individual studios from around the world, with a spotlight on the Middle East.
Offering visitors a dynamic design experience, Downtown Design’s curatorial approach encompasses large-scale installations and specially commissioned projects by leading designers. The fair’s programme of talks, The Forum, annually brings global design leaders, strategists and editors together to discuss the industry’s most pressing matters.

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