2021 Speakers - Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe
ANA QUINTAS

ANA QUINTAS
Lead Built Environment EMEA | Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Ana is experienced sustainability and circular economy professional passionate about advancing circular economy, climate action and sustainable development in the built environment.
As Lead Built Environment for the EMEA region, at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Ana is responsible for outreach, education, policy development and adoption of C2C Certified with product manufacturers and the wider built environment stakeholder community. Her prior work experience also includes project management, consulting advice and research in areas ranging from the circular economy, resources efficiency, waste management, strategic environmental planning and environmental impact assessment.

Ana also serves as a Program leader for the executive education online course at Cambridge Judge Business school ‘Circular economy and Sustainable Strategies’.

Ana holds a postgraduate diploma in Circular Economy from the University of Exeter Business School, a Master of Engineering in Resources Efficiency and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. She is also a chartered environmentalist of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment in the UK and a recognized European Professional Engineer.

ANDREW BROWN

ANDREW BROWN
Director | SMC Design

With extensive international experience from Europe to the Gulf Region and Asia, Andrew possesses a strong commercial awareness whilst maintaining an understanding of design deliverables and project schedules to create dynamic and exciting interiors.

ANDY YUILL

ANDY YUILL
Managing Director | SMC Design

Andy has over 25 years' experience in design and has worked internationally on many large-scale leisure developments. His continued drive and enthusiasm for innovative relevant design keeps SMC fresh, dynamic, and relevant. Passionate about good design, he is adept at combining years of experience with innovative and new thinking to produce unique and challenging creative solutions for clients. Andy believes that SMC’s success is down to its people and their approach to design, both of which continue to strengthen the company and benefit clients around the world.

ANNE MARI GULLIKSTAD

ANNE MARI GULLIKSTAD
CEO and Senior Architect | YSA Design

Anne Mari Gullikstad is the Chief Executive Office of YSA Design, where she is also Partner and a Senior Interior Architect. YSA Design is based in Oslo, Norway and has specialised in designing cruise ships, small ships and river cruise vessels since 1985. She draws on over 26 years of experience with to head the company's management team, also fulfilling the role of project leader in key YSA Design assignments. 

With an Honours Degree and Diploma in Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts & Crafts, Anne Mari brings a fresh and original approach to her architectural work, in which she has been certified to practice since 1993. As an interior architect and designer, her landmark projects have included some of the best-known cruise ships in the world, including Oriana (P&O Cruises), Disney Magic, Wonder, Dream & Fantasy, Silver Cloud and Wind, and the Seven Cruises ships Mariner and Voyager Radisson. She has also worked on a series of ships for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. 

As project leader (and interior designer), Anne Mari also oversees and manages some of YSA Design's most prestigious work, including assignments for Disney Cruise Line and SeaDream. She is currently leading YSA Design's extensive conversion project for the Costa Cruise ships Costa Venezia and Toscana. 

ANU SHAW

ANU SHAW
Partner, Senior Interior Designer & Project Manager | Kudos Dsign Oy

Having studied Leisure and Tourism management in UK and later qualifying as an interior designer has lead her working with hospitality sector. 

Anu started to work with larger hospitality and marine projects after she was hired by Pia Litokorpi, owner and CEO of Kudos Dsign. 

With the position as a senior interior designer and project manager at Kudos Dsign she has worked internationally with variety of brands for marine, hospitality and residential projects. 

'At Kudos our mission is to create tailor-made designs that stand out from the crowd, leaving both, our customers and the end-users surprised not only by the beauty but also practicality and functionality of the design. 

We have the passion and interest in finding the best solutions for the concept and interior design to fulfil the technical challenges, budget limitations and schedule requirements.'

Kudos Dsign is an international interior design agency based in Finland with long experience and its roots deep in the hospitality design for global cruise liners through a well known full turn-key suppliers. Kudos portfolio includes interior design projects such as Burj Al Arab Terrace in Dubai, Hilton at Resorts World Bimini in Bahamas and number of completed and ongoing international marine projects for Crystal Cruises, Dream Cruises and Star Cruises. 

CALLIE TEDDER-HARES

CALLIE TEDDER-HARES
Founding Partner and Creative Director | Volume Creative

Callie is the Founding Partner and Creative director of Volume Creative, a female-owned and led, multidisciplinary design studio in the UK. She is an agent of change and a powerful ally for sustainable design innovation within the industry. Callie and her partners have recently launched a new service, called Spared. Spared supports brands by providing bespoke solutions for their waste/by-product in the form of new surface materials, art, furniture and objects.

CHRISTINA BUDD

CHRISTINA BUDD
Senior Interior Architect | Carnival UK

After many years delivering fast-paced fashion retail projects globally for brands such as Arcadia, Kurt Geiger, and Harrods. Christina joined Carnival UK as part of the P&O Iona hotel design team in 2017. She is currently working on Cunard’s fourth ship.

Christina also spent a short stint of her career designing luxury care homes and retirement communities.

Christina is a passionate designer and proud to be part of the Carnival brand.

DAMIEN MORGAN

DAMIEN MORGAN
Contracts Director | MJM Group

Damien started out as a drawing office technician in equipment engineering before progressing to drawing office manager overseeing change from draughting boards to CAD. He then became involved in final project delivery for both land and marine-based projects.

He joined MJM Marine to project manage the specialist joinery projects in the commercial and hospitality sector in Ireland using his strong interpersonal skills to develop long-standing client relationships. Damien assisted with the growth into the UK marketplace with the successful delivery of many one off-key projects and also brand rollouts.

With his practical design-based knowledge, Damien brought in systematic processes to help streamline project delivery, led out game-changing projects and was subsequently promoted to Contracts Director responsible for planning, procurement, logistics, stores and labour sourcing for MJM’s Marine projects.

DANIELA HERGET

DANIELA HERGET
Principal Consultant | Cruise Quality Consult

Daniela Herget has more than 28 Years of experience in the Cruise & Hotel industry worldwide. Originally coming from the Interior Design and outfitting field, Daniela has started early to work abroad & on ships to develop her unique Career in the Cruise & Hotel Industry.

She has worked in various Senior Management Positions on Cruise & Expedition Vessels, Ocean-going and River cruise ships (Hotel-Director, Financial Controller, Chief Purser, Cruise Director…) and has a strong Hotel-/Ship Operational as well as Financial Background.

After many years in Hotel operations at Sea and supporting various Cruise Startup Teams in different countries, she decided to combine her two passions for Cruise ships and Interior Design & Outfitting. She started her Business as a “Consultant for the Cruise industry” in 2010 specialising in process optimizing and Architectural Design Project Management, Daniela has extensive knowledge of international regulatory requirements for Ships operations and interior design and supports the Owners and Designers with the compliance part.

As a very result-driven and motivated Person with great attention to detail, Daniela has developed the LEAN INTERIOR OUTFITTING "Train" for Large Cruise Ship Refurbishments in collaboration with Porsche Consulting, RCCL. On more than 12 Refurbs this proved an efficiency Increase of more than 150% on highly repetitive areas like Staterooms, Suites, Crew Cabins etc..
The Industry has seen huge value in Daniela's extensive and unique set of professionals. She is hired by Oceangoing-, River Cruise lines and ship owners worldwide to help them during start-up or leading difficult projects on the Interior Design & Outfitting side. Many years for Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Newbuild & Fleetdesign, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Expedition Newbuild Ultramarine and many more. Daniela has just started a new Refurbishment Project and supports some (well known CSI Members) Suppliers & Outfitters with their product launch or as their European-/ Cruise representative.

She is well known and respected for her extensive Industry knowledge and management experience in international Teams and in particular for European – US relationships and company cooperations or Joint-ventures.

DAVID MCCARTHY

DAVID MCCARTHY
Sr. Director, Newbuilding Owner Supply & Logistics | Independent Maritime Advisors

With over 25 years’ experience in the cruise and hospitality industry, David has held roles at Executive level, both operationally, as well as in vessel design and delivery for newbuild & revitalisation projects. He has become a respected voice within the marine sector, who actively promotes engagement and collaboration at every opportunity. Following a 14-year sea-going career with P&O Cruises, he took up various land-based roles, serving the Carnival UK brands. A notable project being P&O Cruises current flagship, Britannia where he is proud to have been presented to Her Majesty the Queen, for his part in being responsible for the entire hotel operational design and delivery.

Now at AD Associates for close to 4 years’ David has been instrumental in the growth of the award-winning business and is responsible for CRM, Marine Business Development, as well as supporting their talented studio with marine operational and regulatory compliance.

DAVID SAGRISTA

DAVID SAGRISTA
Director of Business Operations, Expeditions & Hotel Management | Mystic Cruises

DOMENICO DRECHNOWICZ

DOMENICO DRECHNOWICZ
Project Engineer Sales and Design | Meyer Werft

DR CHRISTINA RAAB

DR CHRISTINA RAAB
Vice President, Strategy & Development | Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

FREDRIK JOHANSSON

FREDRIK JOHANSSON
Partner and Executive Director | Tillberg Design of Sweden

Partner & Executive Director of Tillberg Design of Sweden. During Fredrik's 25 years in the business, he has managed some of the world’s most creative and prestigious marine projects, including on private yachts, explorer ships and ocean liners, like Cunard's Queen Mary 2.

GEORGE SCAMMELL, ASID, IIDA

GEORGE SCAMMELL, ASID, IIDA
Director, Interior Asset Management | Fleet Operations Holland America Group | serving Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, and P&O Australia

George Scammell is Director, Interior Asset Management, Fleet Operations - Holland America Group, serving Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia.  He is responsible for leading the in-house design team in managing all interior design initiatives, supporting interior revitalization, refurbishment, and maintenance for Princess’ fleet of 17 International ships.  A global hospitality design leader, George has extensive experience in the hospitality, cruise, and leisure entertainment industry.  Leadership positions include VP of Global Design for Wyndham Worldwide, Principal for CORE architects, VP of Design for ForrestPerkins, and Design Management for Walt Disney World Resorts.  George earned his bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Florida State University, is a licensed Interior Designer, and a Professional Member of both the American Society of Interior Designers, and the International Interior Design Association.

GIJS STREPPEL

GIJS STREPPEL
Programme Manager Sustainability | Meyer Werft Gmbh & Co. KG.

Gijs Streppel started his career at MEYER WERFT in 2004 as a naval architect in the Sales and Design Department. As a project engineer, he has played an active role in the development of, for example, the Disney Dream and the Quantum Class project for RCL.

Between 2014 and 2018, he acted as Head of Design within the Sales and Design Department, overseeing e.g. the contract phase of the latest projects for Aida and Saga.

Since early 2018, he has been awarded the position of Head of Ship Theory within the Sales and Design Department. As such he was involved in the development of the Silversea Evolution Class of vessels.

In 2021 his focus shifted mainly to the strategic development of sustainability topics as the senior sustainability engineer of the Meyer Group.

Gijs Streppel (40) grew up in the Netherlands and studied naval architecture at the Technical University of Delft.

IINA FORSBLOM

IINA FORSBLOM
Partner and Cruise Design Director | Tillberg Design of Sweden

Iina Forsblom has an extensive background in shipbuilding. She has participated in more than 30 ship projects over three decades, as an interior designer and project manager. Iina is currently a partner & cruise design director at TDoS, leading their cruise newbuilding and refit segment. 

JUHA RISTA

JUHA RISTA
Interiors Architect & Partner | dSign Vertti Kivi & Co

Juha Rista has been working as an interior designer in dSign since June 2006 and since 2014 he has also been one of the three partners of the company. Juha always aims at finding new ideas and ways how to approach an ordinary design task, as that it the only way how to come up with something new. Juha has specialized in various office design projects and has used to work with numerous multinational corporations. He currently heads up the Future Way of Working program at dSign with experience of 20 years.

MY NGUYEN

MY NGUYEN
Director of Interior Design & Operations | Seabourn, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, P&O Australia

Seattle-based designer My Nguyen holds degrees in Interior Design and Fine Arts and currently works as director of interior design & operations at Seabourn. Throughout her career, My has earned accolades for award-winning and nationally recognised projects in marine, high-end residential, and hospitality design. She joined Holland America Group in a newly created leadership role to form an in-house design team that oversees the interior refurbishments and maintenance of Holland America Line and Seabourn’s fleet. My is also the head designer of staterooms on Holland America Line newbuild vessels. My’s diverse knowledge and expertise means she will be a valuable judge across all awards categories

NICK FARRELL

NICK FARRELL
Owner | Trimline

Nick took ownership of Trimline in early 2021, along with the existing COO Ross Welham. He has a strong track history of the building and developing companies in the marine technology industry, and is now looking to bring his skills to bear on the marine interior refit space.

Having provided technology and global event support for trans-ocean yacht races, desert car rallies and Arctic husky adventures, he is no stranger to the logistical issues of getting people and materials to far-flung places with tricky time constraints.

Since September 2020, he has been working with Trimline to further develop their services, with technology, integrity & superb customer service at the heart. With Nick's varied background in software engineering, product design, project management & finance he is looking forward to meeting everyone at CSIE this year, and discussing how Trimline (and the industry as a whole) can grow and develop over the next few years.

SØREN SONNE

SØREN SONNE
Managing Director, CEO | Dansk Wilton

Søren is the CEO of Dansk Wilton A/S since 2009 and has extensive knowledge and experience from the maritime and land-based hospitality industry.

TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

We will be introducing more speakers to the conference program as we approach the show.

For the latest information, do pop back to our Conference page or alternatively, all-conference information will be in the digital show guide when you arrive at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe on the 1st December at the Excel Centre in London.