Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe (CSIE) is less than two weeks away! Across 29 – 30 November 2023, ExCeL London will be bustling with activity as the cruise interiors community unites for two days of product launches, CPD accredited talks, and networking events wrapped up by the CSI Awards. With the industry’s biggest cruise lines, shipyards, design firms, suppliers and outfitters in attendance, CSIE is a must-go for anybody involved in the cruise ship interiors industry! Read on to learn our top five reasons you can’t miss this event.

1. Connect

Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe brings the entire cruise interiors supply chain together under one roof. This includes designers, architects, outfitters, and interior suppliers. CSIE also attracts key representatives from Europe’s leading cruise brands, shipyards, and design studios. The CSI Europe itinerary has been designed with a focus on community, with plenty of networking events curated to assist delegates in making new connections and growing existing relationships. From the Opening Party on 28 November through to the closing CSI Awards, with Speed Networking, Happy Hour drinks, and networking breakfasts and lunches in between, CSIE has networking opportunities aplenty.

Cruise Ship Interiors’ exclusive subscription platform CSI+ will also host further events available to CSI+ members, including the CSI After Hours, CSI+ Afternoon Tea and more. Delegates wanting to take part in these networking opportunities can purchase a CSI+ pass here.

2. Learn

Gain insight and grow your industry knowledge at Cruise Ship Interior Design Expo Europe’s engaging content programme. Across both days of the event, design leaders from Europe’s most esteemed cruise lines and design firms will be sharing their knowledge, insights, and experience through a series of panel talks and discussions.

The programme, curated around today’s ocean, river, and expedition cruise market, delivers a comprehensive range of topics and case studies. Among these are the concepts and inspiration behind beautiful designs, the dark art of project management, storytelling through design and brand identity, the future of marine interior design, and designing for adventure. This year’s prestigious speaker line-up includes Gianluca Gugliotta, Director, Vessel Refurbishment – Norwegian Cruise Line, Aida Lora, Senior Design Associate – Royal Caribbean Group, and Bob McGowan, Head of Operations – Ambassador Cruise Line, to name a few.

The Conference & Workshop Programme is CPD-certified allowing professionals across disciplines to further their learning activities and gain developmental hours from attending each accredited session. These will be taking place on various stands across the show.

3. Source

As the only event dedicated to the niche European ocean, river and expedition cruise interiors community, CSIE is the best place to source for your next project. Across the show, Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe will be hosting hundreds of leading suppliers, design firms, outfitters. There will be plenty of activity taking place on the show floor, from product demos at stands from Stable (stand 613), Sika (stand 313) and Fiber Protector (stand 424), as well as new product launches from Bandalux (stand 436) and Herculan (stand 323), to stand-hosted content sessions! See who will be exhibiting and find your must-see stands ahead of time. Additionally, you can swing by the CSIE Pub on day one to be the first to hear about exciting cruise product and service innovations, as suppliers compete in the CSIE Pitch & Pint competition.

If you are an industry buyer, why not attend as a VIP? This exclusive opportunity ensures that buyers have the most valuable experience whilst attending Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe. Benefits of attending as a VIP include on-site guided tours of the show, year-round product sourcing support, exclusive access to the CSIE VIP Lounge, and much more.

4. Celebrate

Celebrate the industry’s best suppliers, projects, interiors, and innovations from the past year at this year’s CSI Awards. Taking place at the end of day two of CSIE 2023, this is the perfect way to round off both another successful show and what has been a hugely triumphant year for the cruise industry. See this year’s awards categories here.

5. Drive change

Sustainable Design Summit will be taking place the day before Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe on 28 November 2023. This forward-thinking event aims to drive climate change across the cruise, hotel and aircraft interior design industries. Throughout the day, hear insights from sustainable design leaders, take part in breakout sessions, network and knowledge share cross-sector, and source sustainable innovations at the product showcase. See our top reasons to attend and find out what cutting-edge topics will be covered here.

Want to catch the next edition of Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe? Find out more about this event here.