Delivering Innovation and Inspiration at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas

Over 18 cruise ship interiors design experts representing cruise lines and design firms will be sharing their expertise at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas (CSI), taking place 6 – 7 June at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Running on the second day of the cruise interiors trade show, the IDCEC certified CSI Conference & Workshop Program, partnered with NEWH, offers extensive insight into the current and future talking points of the industry.

The program offers an expansive range of topics covering storytelling in design, visual brand identity, and understanding the next generation of cruisegoers whilst providing a unique opportunity to hear insights from industry leaders within this niche market.

Among the esteemed speakers are Sascha Lang, Vice President, Architectural & Design – Newbuild & Innovation –  Royal Caribbean Cruises; Jennie Drummond, Head of Art –  SMC Design; Willie Trager, Design Manager – Interior Asset Management at Holland America Group; Christopher Stubbs, AVP Sailor (Customer) and Crew (Employee) Experience –  Virgin Voyages.

This year, the CSI conference will be debuting a new format. The overhauled program will feature a combination of keynotes and workshop sessions taking place on the second day of the event – which will be themed on learning and development – instead of being spread across two days as in previous iterations. This offers a more interactive program which allows for a full day of uninterrupted knowledge sharing.

The CSI Conference & Workshop Program is now accredited by the International Design Continuing Education Council Inc (IDCEC). Each CEU-accredited session is tailored to suit all players across the cruise interiors supply chain.

This year’s sessions include Marine Design 101 where industry newcomers can submit their questions to a panel of CSI Advisory Board members. This provides a unique opportunity to break into a lucrative industry, guided by experts, while returning keynote, Leaders Debate – State of the Industry, provides an exploration into the biggest trends and opportunities facing the industry from sustainable sourcing to taking corporate responsibility, led by design experts from leading cruise lines and design firms.

Design focused sessions that will inspire and help designers to upskill and take their projects to the next level include Spaces: Supporting guest Experience Using Visuals, Branding & Artwork and A Tale of Design. Here, the panel will share how to create emotional connections with guests through design storytelling, featuring Trisha Poole, President at Design Poole Inc, past International President at NEWH, an award-winning design visionary who crafts projects that tell stories through thoughtful, interpretive design.

Register today for your free two-day pass.

Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas is the world’s only exhibition and conference exclusively dedicated to connecting the buyers and suppliers of the cruise design industry! For more information on CSI, please contact marketing manager Olivia Irving at or call on +44 1273 086 330.


About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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