The Ultimate Guide to Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe
The Ultimate Guide to Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe
Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe (CSIE) is a highly focused cruise interiors industry trade show organised by Elite Exhibitions, a Brighton-based event organiser. Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe caters exclusively to the European cruise market with a unique focus on river and expedition cruising. The event hosts the entire cruise interiors supply chain under one roof. This includes designers, architects, outfitters, and interior suppliers, attracting key representatives from Europe’s leading cruise brands, shipyards, and design studios.
Over the course of two days, visitors and exhibitors alike can take part in fantastic networking opportunities, a show floor featuring hundreds of leading suppliers, as well as an engaging conference and workshop programme. CSIE also hosts the free to attend Cruise Ship Interiors Awards, held on day two of the event. To find out more, read our CSI Europe show information and FAQs. You can also read our blog, five ways CSI Europe and CSI Americas are different, to learn more about how these two events differ.
CSIE first launched in 2019 in Barcelona, a few months after Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas debuted in Miami. Since then, it has held successful shows in ExCeL London and grown to accommodate more exhibitors and visitors. This growth wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the cruise interiors industry. We are extremely fortunate to be working with the brightest minds and most established designers who make up our Advisory Board. Not only does the Advisory Board help shape the focus of the event, but they are huge advocates of CSI Europe. Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe also owes much of its success to the backing of its incredible sponsors and supporters.
Exhibiting at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe
CSI Europe hosts hundreds of exhibitors on its vibrant show floor at ExCeL London. This places them in front of representatives from the world’s leading design firms, cruise lines, outfitters and shipyards, who attend CSIE looking to do business with the industry’s best suppliers.
In addition to the in-person exposure to the entire Europe cruising industry, our marketing team also offers CSIE exhibitors dedicated year-round support. This includes a unique visitor registration link, pre-written social posts, and digital banners, and more. Additionally, you can become an event sponsor for increased brand exposure opportunities. For more information about exhibiting at CSIE, read our blog, 5 reasons to exhibit at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe.
Visiting Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe
Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe is the only cruise convention that caters exclusively to the European cruise interiors industry. As such, this cruise trade show is dedicated to uniting the entire European cruise interiors community from representatives of leading cruise lines and shipyards to innovative suppliers and cutting-edge design firms, for two days of making connections, getting inspired at leading conferences, catching insightful workshops as well as sourcing from hundreds of cruise ship suppliers all under one roof. Find out what’s on at CSI Europe here.
Industry buyers can also apply for a VIP pass to receive exclusive access to the VIP lounge, Speed Networking sessions, on-site guided tours of the cruise expo and more. Find out more about visiting as a VIP in our blog, A Day in the Life of a Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo VIP.
CSI Europe is the perfect show if you work for a media publication or outlet involved in covering the latest news and products from cruise design. Find out about our Media Passes and press opportunities here.
Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2023
Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe will be returning to ExCeL London on 29 – 30 November 2023. Many initiatives introduced in CSIE 2022 will be making a return. Among these are CSIE’s popular Speed Networking sessions, taking place throughout both days of the event. Here, suppliers will be matched with key industry decision makers and buyers to make introductions and share their elevator pitch. Attendees will also be able to expand their network through a series of engaging events, starting with the opening party on 28 November. Throughout CSIE, delegates will have a plethora of opportunities to unwind and connect with peers at the happy hour closing day one and in the CSIE Pub across both days, where social games and classic British pints will be aplenty. Also returning to the CSIE Pub for its second year running will be the Pitch and Pint competition. Following a successful launch drawing large crowds in 2022, this high energy event gave participating suppliers the chance to pitch one headline product or service to design studio and cruise line judges.
At the heart of CSIE is the dynamic show floor, where 250 of the European cruise interior industry’s leading design firms, outfitters, and suppliers will be sharing their innovation and expertise. Attendees can look forward to a display of the best in fabric and textiles, spa and wellness, lighting, and many more. Registration for CSIE 2023 opened in July.
Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe Conference and Workshop Programme 2023
The Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe conference and workshop program will once again be returning to CSIE. Featuring interactive sessions that will be exclusively hosted at exhibitor stands across both days of CSIE, these engaging talks will be CPD accredited, allowing delegates to grow their cruise design knowledge. Design experts will delve into the industry’s most pressing topics and trends, ranging from project management to appealing to the next generation of cruising. These will be wrapped up by an exploration into what it takes to design for immersive experiences in authentic expedition cruising. View the full programme here.
Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2022
Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe returned to ExCeL London on November 30 – 1 December 2022. Now in its fourth year, CSIE had evolved into Europe’s biggest interior design exhibition and conference dedicated exclusively to the cruise industry, shining a spotlight on the industry’s ever-expanding river and expedition markets. CSIE 2022 hosted hundreds of exhibitors. Among this edition’s exhibitors were attractions and entertainment innovators, fabric and textiles experts, spa and wellness suppliers and 12 forward thinking design studios! These can be found on the 2022 show floor plan. Registration for Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe opened on 14 July 2022. Read what took place at this edition of CSIE on the 2022 show itinerary. See key moments captured throughout CSI Europe in the 2022 gallery.
Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo is constantly looking for more ways to reduce its impact on the environment. In 2022, ahead of its upcoming show, CSIE released its sustainability mission. This set out many of the changes Elite Exhibitions is making to its shows to reduce its carbon footprint.
For more information on what took place during the 2022 edition of CSI Europe, read these blogs:
- 4 Unmissable Conference Sessions at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe
- Introducing Pitch and Pint
- 5 Reasons Shipyards Can’t Miss Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe
- A Word From Our CEO
- 4 Workshops You Won’t Want to Miss at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe
- 5 Reasons Cruise Lines Must Attend Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe
- See Industry Innovations at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2022
- Get Ready for Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2022
- Everything You Missed at CSIE 2022
- Finishing CSIE 2022 with the CSI Awards
CSI Conference & Workshop Programme 2022
Our accredited Conference & Workshop programme returned during Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe on November 30 – 1 December 2022 at ExCeL London. In September, the 2022 conference programme was announced. This included workshops, a brand new type of session debuting at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo 2022. Some of the topics being discussed at this year’s edition of CSIE included Futurist: Cruise Design in 2030, Multi-functional vs multi-useless: Designing with Purpose, and Young Designers: Designing for Gen Z and Beyond.
CSI Conference & Workshop Programme 2021
The second CSI Conference Programme took place at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2021. Over the course of two days, delegates gathered to hear leading insights from 20+ speakers, including Anne Mari Gullikstad (YSA Design), Anu Shaw (Kudos Dsign), Soren Sonne (Dansk Wilton), and Fredrik Johansson (Tillberg Design of Sweden). Over the course of five stimulating panels and keynote sessions, they spoke about a variety of topics. These included Responsible Cabin Design, Interior Design on Expedition Vessels, and Creating a Cruise Experience Which is Accessible to All. CSIE later summarised the most thought provoking points in a blog post, 4 key takeaways from Cruise Conversations Live 2021.
CSI Conference Programme 2019
The first CSI Conference Programme took place at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2019. Over two days, 20+ speakers representing the cruise interiors supply chain weighed in on the most pressing topics, as well as opportunities and challenges faced by the cruise interiors industry in a series of panels and keynote sessions.
During the first day of the conference, industry leaders debated the pillars of design and how we can design more sustainable cruise interiors. Delegates also gathered to hear about the most innovative materials in the market. The day then finished off with a look into the future with design forecasting. The second day of the Conference Programme resumed with an exploration into specification and procurement processes. Here, speakers dipped into themes including durability and sustainability. Sessions throughout the day included ‘River Cruise Experience’, ‘Streamlining the Refit Process’, and ‘Design Imperatives for Expedition Interiors’. Finally, the programme concluded with a future outlook on global cruise design. Here, speakers explored how ships are expected to change in the future and how this will have an impact on interior design.
Cruise Ship Interiors Awards 2021
In the run up to Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2021, CSI Awards entries and nominations opened in August 2021. A panel of esteemed judges including the likes of Dee Cooper (Virgin Voyages), George Scammell (Princess Cruises), Jon Ingleton (Cruise & Ferry), and Petu Kummala (Carnival Cruise Line) later reviewed the finalist’s submissions. A few months later, the winners were announced at the CSI Awards ceremony held on day two of CSIE 2021. Among these were Trimline, whose Trimline App won the Technology Award, Agua Fabrics, who won Supplier of the Year, and Eumar Design, winner of the Sustainability Award for its GelCeramic Lightweight® product line. CSIE exhibitor Archiglass designed the bespoke CSI Awards 2021 glass wave trophies.
Cruise Ship Interiors Awards 2020
On account of Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2020 being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Cruise Ship Interiors Awards took place virtually. In June 2020, viewers tuned in to a live premiere of the ceremony where the judging panel revealed the CSI Award winners.