With just two weeks to go, Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe (CSIE) is just around the corner! As the only cruise trade show dedicated to the European cruise interiors industry, CSIE is a must-attend for designers. From meeting with the entire supply chain network and mingling with leading cruise lines to staying up to date with the industry’s latest trends and opportunities, read on for a preview of what’s to come, along with our top five reasons designers need to attend Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2022!

1. Hear from leading designers at Cruise Conversations Live

Cruise Conversations Live 2022 is Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe’s dedicated cruise industry conference programme. With eight conference sessions, keynotes and workshops taking place over two days, you can expect to come away with a complete overview of the current state of the cruise interiors industry.

Some of our top picks for designers include ‘Cruise Design in 2030’, an insightful look into the cruise design of the future with futurist and trend watcher Richard van Hooijdonk. For newcomers, ‘Mapping the Creatives Journey’ will provide an in-depth introduction to the designer’s creative journey. Discussions will include what it means to be a designer, tips for developing concepts, and taking influence from cross-sector industries. Other insightful sessions include ‘Young Designers: Designing for Gen Z and Beyond’, and ‘Multi-functional vs Multi-useless: Designing with Purpose’.

2. Source from the industry’s best suppliers

Each year, Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe is attended by the industry’s best and most innovative suppliers. No matter what you are searching for, the CSIE show floor is the best place to start! Here, you will find everything you need to help with upcoming projects. From bespoke wall coverings to outdoor furniture, meet exhibitors who can assist you in bringing your visions to life. This year, meet suppliers along the likes of Sika Marine, Iris Ceramica Group, Yarwood Leather, API Spa, and more!

3. Network with the most prominent cruise lines

Networking is the cornerstone of any trade show, and Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe is no exception! With the industry’s biggest cruise lines in attendance, CSIE is the perfect opportunity to meet with cruise line executives. For this, we have designed a show itinerary built on fostering collaboration and building relationships. This includes three days of networking events, starting with the Opening Party on 29 November. Then, over the course of two days, take advantage of various networking opportunities including our happy hour at the end of day one, speed networking sessions, and CSIE’s closing CSI Awards ceremony. Additionally, you can download our brand new CSI show app to see who will be attending and book meetings throughout the exhibition with cruise line executives.

4. See the latest innovations and product launches

Are you seeking the latest innovations and product launches to take your designs to the next level? With product launches, presentations and demonstrations taking place across both days, Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe is the best place to start. Watch Bolidt create stunning pour art using their new liquid decking solution or sit inside a pair of headphones at Sonic Chair’s stand. Additionally, between catching workshops and meeting exhibitors, you can drop by the CSIE pub for a drink and catch our brand-new Pitch and Pint competition taking place on day one.

5. Celebrate industry excellence at the CSI Awards

Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2022 will be closing on 1 December with the CSI Awards ceremony. Here, we recognise excellence within the industry across shipyards, cruise lines, designers, and suppliers. The awards cover 4 key categories, Spaces, Products, Projects and People. Finalists were selected by a judging panel consisting of the industry’s key players. These include My Nguyen, George Scammell, Petu Kummala, Sascha Lang and more. The winners, voted for by you, will be announced at the ceremony! CSI Awards is the perfect way to finish your time at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe, so be sure to join us for this industry-wide celebration!

Refresh your knowledge, source suppliers for your next project, and connect with representatives from world-leading cruise lines at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe. Find out about the next event here.