Cruise Ship Interiors to Launch in Europe with Barcelona Event
- Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe will host the entire marine interiors community under one roof at the Fira Barcelona on 4-5 December 2019
- The two-day expo and conference was created specifically for the marine interiors industry and will focus exclusively on the river, ocean, and expedition cruise industries, as well as newbuilds and refurbishment projects
- The event has received support from the industry’s major cruise lines, including MSC Cruises, Carnival Corporation, and Hurtigruten.
Barcelona, Spain, April 2019 – Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe is Europe’s first interactive trade fair for cruise ship design, newbuild, and refurbishment. Premiering on 4-5 December 2019, the event provides a gateway for interior designers, architects, outfitters, shipyards, and interior suppliers to meet with Europe’s ocean, river, and expedition cruise line market players working on major refurbishment and newbuild projects.
In 2017, 26.7 million cruise passengers took to the sea. That figure is only expected to grow, with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) forecasting 30 million ocean cruise passengers in 2019. The European segment of this market is still booming, and with most of the major shipyards being based in Europe (Fincantieri, Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Meyer Werft GmbH) and Barcelona being served by direct flights from all major European cities, the Catalonia capital is an ideal location for the second edition of Cruise Ship Interiors.
Speaking on the upcoming Barcelona event, Cruise Ship Interiors’ CEO Toby Walters, said: “With the unprecedented support received ahead of Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas from the major cruise lines, it made sense to bring the event to one of Europe’s most culturally rich cities, Barcelona. As Europe’s premier trade fair dedicated exclusively to the marine interiors community, Cruise Ship Interiors Europe will provide delegates with two days of networking, conference sessions, and a soon-to-be sold-out show floor.”
Advisory Board Members supporting the event include CEO of MJM Marine Gary Annett; senior engineer outfitting at Carnival Corporation; and president, CEO and interior design head at De Jorio Design International Marco De Jorio, among other industry experts.
Launched just one month ago, Cruise Ship Interiors Europe has already seen more than 70 per cent of its trade fair exhibition stands reserved. Confirmed exhibitors include:
- Aros Marine
- SMC Design
- B2B Universal
- Bez Marine Interiors
- Pier Marine Interiors
- Team Hoff
- Shores Global
- Deck-Rite Group
About Cruise Ship Interiors
Cruise Ship Interiors is a brand-new event for the cruise interiors industry. Its Miami event will host more than 200 exhibitors from across the cruise interiors supply chain and deliver a conference program led by industry experts. Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe will benefit those connected to the cruise interiors industry, from flooring suppliers and design studios to interior outfitters and shipyards. At its inaugural event in Miami, Cruise Ship Interiors aims to provide the cruise interiors industry with a much-needed platform to come together under one roof and network face-to-face.