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Line-up of major cruise operators to speak at world-first interiors expo

Fri 01 Feb 2019 by Rebecca Moore

Line-up of major cruise operators to speak at world-first interiors expo
Toby Walters (Cruise Ship Interiors Expo): Topics include topics including sustainability at sea, colour predictions, future design trends, and passenger flow

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo – the world’s first event dedicated to interior design, architecture, and outfitting in the cruise industry – has announced its first key top sessions and conference speakers, with a line-up including Holland America Line, Virgin Voyages and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.  

The inaugural event will take place 18-20 June 2019, bringing together senior delegates to debate and discuss the latest issues, opportunities, and challenges in the cruise interiors industry. The two-day conference is free to attend and CPD-accredited.

“The significant passenger demand in the cruise line industry has fuelled a rapid transformation in marine interior and outfitting, creating a plethora of experiences for everyone on board,” says Cruise Ship Interiors Expo chief executive Toby Walters. “With this in mind, we have curated a conference programme that kicks off with a leaders’ debate and follows on with topics including sustainability at sea, colour predictions, future design trends and passenger flow.”

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Francesca Bucci, president, BG Studio.
  • Javier Calle, founding partner, Studio DADO.
  • Dee Cooper, senior vice president of design, Virgin Voyages.
  • Colin Gant, vice president of vessel refurbishment, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
  • My Nguyen, deputy director of interior design and operations, Holland America Line and Seabourn.
  • Vittoria Garroni, founder and president, Garroni Design.

Holland America Line and Seabourn deputy director of interior design and operations, My Nguyen adds “The cruise industry is the fastest-growing segment of the leisure travel market and there is so much opportunity to collaborate and get inspired at this event. I am so excited to be speaking at the world’s first truly dedicated event focusing on cruise interiors.”

The event is co-located with Marine Catering Expo, where galley and restaurant stakeholders can meet with qualified buyers from the passenger ship sector. There are more than 200 exhibiting suppliers.

For more information see www.cruiseshipinteriors-expo.com

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