Hotel & Resort Design South, the premier event for hotel and resort design professionals working within the Southern States and LATAM, is excited to announce its Conference Program, supported by NEWH.
This year’s program features a dynamic line-up of speakers and panel discussions covering topics ranging from travel horizons and design trends to shaping hospitality through regional influences. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to gain insights from, and network with some of the industry’s most innovative leaders, while also earning continuing education credits.
– 11:00-11:34 Keynote: HRDS Leaders Debate – Travel horizons and design trends for southern states and CALA
– 1:45-2:15 A tale of design – creating an emotional connection
– 2:30-3:15 Shaping hospitality design through regional influences
– 3:30-4:15 What’s new in fast design, guest loyalty and micro experiences?
Find out more about the talks here.
The conference will kick off with a keynote featuring; Francisco Jove, Principal Owner – Modus Operandi, Kavitha Iyer, Head of Design, Americas – IHG Hotels & Resorts; Emilio Perez, Senior Continent Leader Global Design – CALA, Marriott International.
Following this, marine and land-based design collide in the joint session ‘A tale of design – creating an emotional connection’, panelists include Christopher Stubbs, AVP Sailor (Customer) and Crew (Employee) Experience – Virgin Voyages, Trisha Poole, President – Design Poole Inc. and Kristin Cullen, Interior Design Director – Dash Design.
Other highlights of the program include ‘Shaping hospitality design through regional influences’ and ‘What’s new in fast design, guest loyalty and micro experiences?’.
“The Hotel & Resort Design South Conference is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the design and development of hotels and resorts in the Southern States and LATAM,” said show organizer, Toby Walters. “The program reflects current topics and trends emerging from this vibrant region, and we are excited to bring together such a talented group of speakers and attendees for the very first time.”
Visitors will also have access to the schedule of content at the co-located CSI Design Expo Americas providing even more opportunities to leave the show inspired.
Secure your complimentary conference and networking pass here to join the hotel & resort design community in Miami on 6 – 7 June.
About Hotel & Resort Design South
Hotel & Resort Design South is exclusively dedicated to connecting the suppliers of the global hospitality design community with the South and LATAM purchasers and decision-makers.
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Over 18 cruise ship interiors design experts representing cruise lines and design firms will be sharing their expertise at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas (CSI), taking place 6 – 7 June at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Running on the second day of the cruise interiors trade show, the IDCEC certified CSI Conference & Workshop Program, partnered with NEWH, offers extensive insight into the current and future talking points of the industry.
The program offers an expansive range of topics covering storytelling in design, visual brand identity, and understanding the next generation of cruisegoers whilst providing a unique opportunity to hear insights from industry leaders within this niche market.
Among the esteemed speakers are Sascha Lang, Vice President, Architectural & Design – Newbuild & Innovation – Royal Caribbean Cruises; Jennie Drummond, Head of Art – SMC Design; Willie Trager, Design Manager – Interior Asset Management at Holland America Group; Christopher Stubbs, AVP Sailor (Customer) and Crew (Employee) Experience – Virgin Voyages.
This year, the CSI conference will be debuting a new format. The overhauled program will feature a combination of keynotes and workshop sessions taking place on the second day of the event – which will be themed on learning and development – instead of being spread across two days as in previous iterations. This offers a more interactive program which allows for a full day of uninterrupted knowledge sharing.
The CSI Conference & Workshop Program is now accredited by the International Design Continuing Education Council Inc (IDCEC). Each CEU-accredited session is tailored to suit all players across the cruise interiors supply chain.
This year’s sessions include Marine Design 101 where industry newcomers can submit their questions to a panel of CSI Advisory Board members. This provides a unique opportunity to break into a lucrative industry, guided by experts, while returning keynote, Leaders Debate – State of the Industry, provides an exploration into the biggest trends and opportunities facing the industry from sustainable sourcing to taking corporate responsibility, led by design experts from leading cruise lines and design firms.
Design focused sessions that will inspire and help designers to upskill and take their projects to the next level include Spaces: Supporting guest Experience Using Visuals, Branding & Artwork and A Tale of Design. Here, the panel will share how to create emotional connections with guests through design storytelling, featuring Trisha Poole, President at Design Poole Inc, past International President at NEWH, an award-winning design visionary who crafts projects that tell stories through thoughtful, interpretive design.
Register today for your free two-day pass.
About Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas
Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas is the world’s only exhibition and conference exclusively dedicated to connecting the buyers and suppliers of the cruise design industry!
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.
Register for your complimentary pass HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Register to receive your free pass here.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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