4 – 5 December 2024
ExCeL London

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Wednesday 29th November

10:15am – 10:25am

Opening Remarks & Scholarship Presentation


Stand 750 – Robos Contract Furniture


george scammell
George Scammell, ASID, IIDA
Director Interior Asset Management | Princess Cruises
10:25am – 11:10am

Inspiration for beautiful design: Case studies in materials & spaces

Attend this session for an inspiring showcase of recent projects across newbuild and refurbishment portfolios – delivered by the leading interior designers. 

  • Inspiration for design concepts which deliver on brand DNA
  • Developing authentic designs which are both beautiful and longlasting
  • How can the pillars of design support evolving concepts – what’s important to pay attention to?
  • Untapping the power of good storytelling 
  • Delivering brand moments and guest experiences through designing the details, uniqueness and aesthetics of touchpoints


Stand 750 – Robos Contract Furniture


Erik Øren


Aida Lora
Senior Design Associate | Royal Caribbean Group
Sybille de Margerie
Architect & Founder | Sybille de Margerie Interiors
Bob McGowan
Head of Operations | Ambassador Cruise Line
11:30am – 12:00pm

Meet The Brand: MSC Cruises

These focused sessions give attendees the chance to get to know the design and procurement professionals within the industry, ask important questions to decision-makers, and get a holistic view of a successful project from concept to delivery.


Location: Stand 708 – SMC Design

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Meet The Brand

These focused sessions give attendees the chance to get to know the design and procurement professionals within the industry, ask important questions to decision-makers, and get a holistic view of a successful project from concept to delivery.


Location: Stand 622 – De Wave Group

Thursday 30th November

10:15am – 10:55am

Is project management a dark art? Working with outfitters, yards and contractors

This session examines the role project managers play in ensuring refurbishment projects run smoothly from the design stages through to onsite delivery – as they work with each of the stakeholders. Project manager, owner, shipyard and outfitter share insights into the key elements – teamwork, communication, building strong working relationships, best practices, keeping to timelines and within budget.

  • Project manager roles and impacts across teams “cradle to grave”
  • The PM as a manager – managing people across different disciplines, and empowering team members to make decisions
  • How can project managers, shipyards and outfitters all support the owners in achieving sustainable interiors during refurbishment projects?
  • What are the key needs and who are the stakeholders to help create a sustainability strategy?
  • Ten key tips and tricks of the trade


Stand 422 – TeamHoff


Steve Fryers
Cruise Line Consultant | Terraqua Consulting Group Inc


Henning Jongebloed
Sales Manager | MEYER RE
Adrienne Chin
Director, Newbuild & Hotel Refit Planning & Programmes | Carnival UK (P&O Cruises & Cunard)
Boris Ruskovsky
Managing Director | Bourne Group
Piers Wilkinson
Owner | PW Marine Ltd
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Designing for adventure: Spotlight on expedition cruise interiors

As the expedition cruise sector is growing, how is the shape of the expedition cruise product changing? And what impact does this have on designing interiors which deliver on functionality and efficient operations, whilst giving guests an authentic, adventurous and luxurious experience? 

  • Designing interiors for immersive experiences in authentic expedition cruise
  • Small specialist ships which deliver unique programming – getting clear on owner strategies for solving the space conundrums
  • Where do the revenue opportunities fit with the allocation of space?
  • Balancing scientific interests vs the high-luxury expedition guest experience
  • Sustainable design enabling guests to connect to remote destinations whilst considering environmental impacts
  • Guest experience and operations: Designing for unique operations in expedition cruise


Stand 428 – Coco Wolf


Akvile Marozaite
CEO | Expedition Cruise Network


Kristoffer Jensen
Head of Interior and Accommodation, Senior Architect | OSK Design
Sandra Correia da Silva
Architect | Mystic Cruises
Carlos Reyes
Managing Partner | Tomas Tillberg Design International
3:00pm – 3:45pm

The role of tomorrow’s marine designer

This session discusses the influences, opportunities and threats – what are the recent trends for hiring designers? Who’s doing the hiring, and what are they looking for in their future projects? What are the roots of emerging trends, and how is the workflow already changing? How can designers deliver quality, authentic designs which resonate with owners and their guests?

  • What is the business case for design in the current climate; are brands designing in house?  
  • How is the need for skills changing, and what are the growing specialisms?
  • Are third parties having to pivot how they design for clients?
  • How does design need to respond to the changing needs of guests by 2030, and the developing complexity of programming across multi-purpose venues?
  • What does the interior design of ships look like in the future?
  • How is AI affecting how designers are offering their services to clients?
  • Are designers seeing more crossover between marine design and land-based hospitality design?


Stand 922 – JSC Marmo Arc


Donna Bruce
Managing Director | Northern Lights


Charly McDonald
Principal | Spark Co-operative
Kristian Englund
Senior Architect | YSA Design, CEO | Ship Planner
Fiona Thompson
Principal | Richmond International