29 – 30 November 2023
ExCeL London

Conference Programme

Cruise Conversations Live Europe 2022 was brought to you by our official Conference Partner Passenger Ship Interior & Refurbishment Review and our Conference Sponsor NEWH.

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Day 1


Workshop: Marine Design 101- How to break into the marine market?

  • What are the ten key questions to ask cruise lines when pitching your product? – e.g. do you design, specify, procure in-house?
  • What are the different routes to market?
  • How are the cruise lines structured and how can you become an authorised supplier?
  • How to go about staying up-to-date on forthcoming refurbishments: top tips
  • Some key perspectives from the cruise lines on IMO requirements in their designs
  • Pushing the boundaries on sustainability

Location: AROS Marine Stand – 318


Beatrice Siri
AVP Architectural Outfitting & Design, Newbuilding & Innovation | Royal Caribbean Group

Opening Remarks

Chairman of the CSI Advisory Board George Scammell opens the Cruise Conversations Live theater with his opening remarks and what you can expect from CSIE 2022.


george scammell
George Scammell, ASID, IIDA
Director, Interior Asset Management | Technical Operations | Princess Cruises

Keynote: The Futurist: Cruise Design In 2030

  • What will it take to build a successful business in the cruise interiors sector to 2030?
  • What’s evolving in product development?
  • What should interior designers pay attention to?
  • How does the global picture look?

Location: Conference Theatre 


george scammell
George Scammell, ASID, IIDA
Director, Interior Asset Management | Technical Operations | Princess Cruises


Richard Van Hooijdonk
Futurist & trend watcher | Richard Van Hooijdonk

Exhibition Visit


Workshop: Multi-Functional Vs Multi-Useless: Designing With Purpose?

  • Is it a multi-functional venue synonymous with being “multi-useless”?
  • Designing for one primary function, with secondary functionality
  • How to activate the room?
  • Key considerations for setting the goals for the space
  • Creating smaller and therefore more intimate venues: passenger flow, comfort, perception of space, trend for smaller cosy spaces and dining

Location: CSI Plus Lounge


trevor young
Trevor Young
Vice President – Newbuilding | MSC Cruises
Mike Lambourn
Design Lead | PriestmanGoode

Exhibition Visit


Conference Session: Mapping The Creative’s Journey

  • Understanding creative minds: what it means to be first and foremost a designer
  • Developing design concepts & storytelling
  • How to take a design concept to the next stage: what does that process look like?
  • How do broader cross-sector influences across society inform decisions, e.g. fashion industry trends?
  • What’s the role of the creative to inspire consumers?

Location: Loloey Stand – 410


William Loloey
Managing Director | Loloey


Claire Weiss
Creative Director | Disney Cruise Line
Jennifer De Vere-Hopkins
Associate Director | Jestico + Whiles

Happy Hour

Day 2


Show Opens


Workshop: Creative Takeback Schemes: From Old Carpet To New Products

Holland America and Dansk Wilton share their joint experiences from a recent carpet recycling pilot project. This interactive workshop shares some key findings and sets clear parameters for successful future materials and circularity initiatives. Be a part of an open discussion on how the cruise interiors industry can develop next steps for similar takeback schemes.

  • What were the main challenges, barriers and opportunities based on the experiences of the pilot?
  • Tackling large waste streams
  • How to keep products in their first cycle for as long as possible
  • Integrating a material circularity framework at the design stage
  • Resource recycling through partnership and collaboration between owner and supplier
  • How do we document reclaimable materials and products and how do we make sure that reclaimable products will be returned to the suppliers?
  • What ideas have been born out of the pilot project for future scalable solutions?


Lone Ditmer
Marketing Manager | Dansk Wilton
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My Nguyen
Director of Interior Design | Holland America Group

Exhibition Visit


Keynote: The Modern Shipyard

  • Adding value: understanding where shipyards can best contribute towards developing client newbuild and refurb projects
  • Balancing the requirements from reference ships, with innovation
  • How innovation and conceptual design is delivered through to the execution phase of project delivery
  • Tips for running efficient build and refit projects and ensuring quality
  • New start-ups: success factors for re-purposing and converting interiors for new owners
  • What is the shipyards role in making vessels greener?
  • What does good collaboration look like?

Location: Conference Theatre 


Vesa Uuttu
Director, Head of Architectural Design & Outfitting Turku site, Newbuild and Innovation | Royal Caribbean Group


Petteri Heimo
Head of Hotel Outfitting | Meyer Turku
Bas Loohuis
Commercial Director Maintenance & Upgrade Services Cruise | Damen Shipyard



Workshop: Implementing Sustainability: Measurements, Data And Roi

An interactive session that follows the numbers to create sustainable interiors by calculating both environmental impact and ROI. This session features an Invited Front Row for a 360 degree look at how the cruise interiors sector can use data to deliver sustainable design with a logical narrative from a business point of view.

  • What does next-level environmental progress look like?
  • How to approach transition, and where are the industry’s biggest challenges?
  • Measuring and integrating across the business: why choosing the right parameters can make all the difference
  • How to add science-based knowledge to some alternative scenarios
  • How can AI inform business strategy?
  • How do we document reclaimable materials and products and how do we make sure that reclaimable products will be returned to the suppliers?

Location: Cristallux Stand – 444


Siu Lie Tan
Founder | Circular Symbiosis

Exhibition Visit


Conference Session: Young Designers: Designing For Gen Z And Beyond

  • Understanding the evolving demographics of cruise
  • How consumer behaviours, habits, expectations and evolving demographics will shape the future of newbuild projects- the next generation cruiser has new expectations
  • What will guests be demanding in 5-6 years hence?
  • Setting the bar high for designs which exceed new expectations
  • Designing beautiful outdoor spaces
  • Staying relevant to future cruise generations
  • Smart interiors: excelling in guest experience

Location: SMC Design Stand – 608


Kyle Bilot
Project Design Manager | Walt Disney Imagineering
Carly Smith
Hotel Interiors Superintendent | Seabourn
Goneta Heta
Project Manager | SMC Design
Alejandro Crespo Daroco
Head of Design | Daroco Design

CSI Awards