ALEXANDER ZEITZ

ALEXANDER ZEITZ
Director of Customer and Employee Experience | Virgin Voyages

BERGEN HUBERT

BERGEN HUBERT
Manager, Built Environment Americas | Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Bergen is a dedicated sustainability professional with a decade of interdisciplinary study and work experience committed to protecting the welfare of humans and the environment.

As Built Environment Manager for the Americas at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Bergen is responsible for outreach, education, policy development and adoption of Cradle to Cradle Certified with product manufacturers and the wider built environment stakeholder community. Her prior work experience also includes carbon accounting and offsetting, commercial water management, and green chemistry and material consulting.

Bergen holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science: Legislation & Management from the Institute for the Environment and Law School at Brunel University London and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Sciences and Global Sustainability from the University of Virginia.

BRIAN ABEL

BRIAN ABEL
Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations | Celebrity Cruises

Brian Abel is Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for Celebrity Cruises, the new luxury cruise line within the Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), where he is responsible for bringing innovative onboard experiences to hundreds of thousands of guests on Celebrity’s 14 award-winning ships, sailing all seven continents. He oversees strategy and concept development for accommodations, culinary, entertainment, guest relations, and onboard revenue, launching numerous signature brand experiences under his leadership. Abel is also responsible for pioneering a new service culture for the brand, involving the diverse array of onboard team members from more than 50 countries in delivering to guests the world at their service, and launching the cruise industry’s first-ever partnership with Forbes Travel Guide.

In June 2021, Abel notably led the cruise industry back into service following the pandemic’s 16-month pause in operations with the first cruise ship to sail in the Caribbean, followed by the first cruise ship to sail from a U.S. port. The sailing of the innovative Celebrity Edge on June 26, 2021, became a worldwide media story, catapulting the brand into the global spotlight like never before. He went on to accomplish the monumental feat of returning eight cruise ships to service in eight weeks, reinstituting nearly 10,000 crew member positions onboard these ships.

Abel has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry, both on land and at sea. Prior to joining Celebrity Cruises in 2015, Abel was Vice President of Food and Beverage Operations for Celebrity Cruises’ sister brand, Royal Caribbean International (RCI), where he led the restaurant, bar and culinary operations for the line’s then 22-ship fleet. While at RCI, Abel introduced a partnership with popular British chef Jamie Oliver, as well as multiple new restaurant concepts, and he reimagined classic RCI experiences.

Prior to joining RCI, Abel spent nine years at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, elevating to the role of Vice President, Food and Beverage, North America Division. In this role, Abel oversaw food and beverage operations for nine hotel chains and more than 500 hotels and resorts. Abel was also responsible for concept and menu development, venue and interior design, and managing third-party relationships.

In addition to Starwood, his vast hospitality experience includes leadership roles at China Grill Management and Grand Hospitality in New York, which included boutique hotels SoHo Grand Hotel and Tribeca Grand Hotel.

Abel began his remarkable hospitality career in 1997 after receiving a master’s degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University.

He currently resides in South Florida with his wife Emilie and their three children.

BUD DARR

BUD DARR
EVP Martime Policy and Government Affairs | MSC Cruises

An experienced global maritime leader in the areas of policy, government, and related law, Bud Darr is Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs of MSC Group which operates in 155 countries. 

Having served in the US Navy, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard, as well as being an accomplished ocean yacht racer, Bud’s longstanding connection with the sea and ships is both personal and professional.

Bud began his education in Submarine Nuclear Engineering and later obtained his formal undergraduate education at the US Merchant Marine Academy, where he was trained as a Deck Officer. During his service with the US Coast Guard, he studied law at the George Washington University Law School. He most recently led the Maritime Policy efforts of the Cruise Lines International Association prior to joining the MSC Group in 2017.

Today, Bud is engaged across MSC’s Cargo and Passenger divisions, developing the company’s central Government Affairs function, based at the Group’s headquarters in Geneva. He is closely involved in MSC’s response to developments in environmental public policy and regulation and other industry-wide issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, maritime security, safety at sea, and international shipping policy. He serves on the Boards for the UK Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping, Liberian Shipowners’ Council, and Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel.

CAPTAIN PATRIK DAHLGREN

CAPTAIN PATRIK DAHLGREN
Senior Vice President, Global Marine Operations | Royal Caribbean Group

Captain Patrik Dahlgren is the Senior Vice President of Global Marine
Operations for all Royal Caribbean Groups (RCG) global brands.
Global Marine Operations is responsible for 5 cruise brands, providing multiple centers of operational excellence such as Global Fleet Optimization & Technical Innovation, Strategic Energy & Asset Management, Global
Technical Solutions, Hotel Maintenance & Refurbishments, Operational Safety & Nautical Operations, Program and Project Management. Managing 5 brands with headquarters in Miami, London, Hamburg, and Monaco.

Recently Patrik was selected as a panel member on the assembled Healthy Sail Panel, which brought together a group of the best minds and leaders in public health, biosecurity, epidemiology, hospitality, and maritime operations with the goal of providing safety and wellbeing for guests and crew. The Healthy Sail Panel produced 74 recommendations in response to the CDC’s request for public comment. The recommendations laid the foundation for the cruise industries safe and healthy return to service.
Patrik is a Master Mariner, and his maritime career began at sea working on an array of vessels. He rose through the ranks onboard for over 15 years on mega cruise ships, with his last seagoing command as Master of Oasis of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas.

Patrik then shifted his career to Royal Caribbean Group’s Miami headquarters as Director Maritime for Newbuild. He was one of the lead contributors to the first in class Quantum of the Seas development, which received the esteemed RINA (Royal Institute of Naval Architects) Maritime Safety Award for its innovation and contributions to the industry.

Sustainability and Ocean preservation is a passion for Patrik as he sits on the board for Ocean Exchange, an international platform to accelerate solutions in the maritime industry. His passion in sustainability, has made emissions reductions a top priority for the Royal Caribbean Group, recently achieving a target of 37% reduction in 2020 over the 2005 baseline, thanks to Patrik’s stewardship.

CARA KING

CARA KING
Director of Airline Design | Teague

Passionate about human centered design and the art of the possible, Cara has spent the last 20 years dedicated to the pursuit of translating brands into thoughtful experiences. Her curiosity for all things design has provided the opportunities to work across multiple industries, including but not limited to, Hospitality, Retail, Aerospace and Mobility.

Cara has a fascination for human behavior, the psychology of space, color and light, as well as a deep desire to create environments that foster connection, spark imagination and promote well-being. While at TEAGUE, Cara has collaborated with major commercial airlines, the US Airforce, Virgin Hyperloop and most recently NASA, to assist in shaping future habitats. As the Director of Airline Design, Cara leads a multi-discipline team of designers, from whom she learns from and is inspired by daily. 

CYNTHIA GUTHRIE

CYNTHIA GUTHRIE
International Past President | NEWH Inc. & Founder and President of Guthrie & Associates Inc.

Cynthia Guthrie is Founder and President of Guthrie & Associates, Inc. established in 1990 and currently serves as International Past President on the Executive Board of Directors for NEWH, Inc. among other positions served on the local and international level since 2003.

Known for her passion and commitment to the hospitality industry she has been recognized for her leadership and selected by her peers to receive the Joyce L. Johnson Recognition of Excellence Award along with numerous sales awards. Most important to Cindy is providing a platform to encourage students to focus their future to hospitality and connecting professionals.

Her company is a creative & collaborative playground for designers, architects, developers, procurement specialists, corporate brands, and construction professionals. With over 30 years of experience she acquired skills and expertise in business development, global marketing strategies and product development.

Cindy’s philosophy.……the best way to work together is to create enthusiasm, provide impeccable service and keep the flow rolling throughout the whole process. Driven by the thought that collaborative & collective work gets the best results, we believe in partnership with our clients. Every great project needs strong ideas and clients need inspiring people who can advise them about innovative products and applications for their creative world.

The foundation for our work is a very simple idea……providing relevant products and combining a designer’s vision to achieve great projects and experiences. “If you like what you do you excel at what you create.”

DAVID KOPCZYNSKI

DAVID KOPCZYNSKI
Energy & Automation Consultant | Siemens

David Kopczynski has worked for Siemens Smart Infrastructure for 13 years. He started in the local Seattle market helping customers in multiple different vertical markets including, healthcare, schools, office space, and marine. For the last six years, Dave has been dedicated to the Marine market working with most cruise lines that are not headquartered in south Florida.

As an account executive, David works with clients to help increase their operational efficiency, improve indoor air quality, enhance the guest experience, and reduce carbon footprint. Siemens Smart Infrastructure offers a variety of cruise infrastructure solutions including fire, security, HVAC, electrical, and IoT. If you want to learn more about Siemens’s capabilities https://cruiseshiphospitality-expo.com/come-back-with-confidence-with-siemens/

DEE COOPER

DEE COOPER
Senior Vice President of Design & Customer Experience | Virgin Voyages

After serving in a consult role for three years, Dee Cooper officially joined Virgin Voyages in 2015.  As a founding member of the Virgin Voyages team, Dee’s creative vision has helped guide the brand since its inception. As Senior Vice President of Design, Dee is helping curate an Epic Sea Change by leading the brand’s Design Creative Collective, a team of some of the world’s most noteworthy modern interior designers-- none of whom have ever designed for the cruise industry before.

Dee carefully handpicked each designer and tasked them with reimagining how a holiday at sea could look and feel. The Virgin Voyages Design Creative Collective as well as Dee’s internal design management team are responsible for the interior design of the ship’s 48 public spaces as well as a multitude of cabin categories. With Dee’s expertise in delivering a superior customer experience, the brand also looks to her to guide the design and approach of many on board and land-based touch points of the sailor experience. 

Before joining Virgin Voyages, Dee led the design and experience for all aspects of Virgin Atlantic, from airport lounges to aircrafts, earning the airline a multitude of awards in both design and service. Having worked with Virgin Atlantic for more than 16 years, she led most of the airlines innovative successes, including the Upper-Class Wing, Clubhouses and the famed £105M Upper Class Cabin and Seat. As an expert in design and smart disruption of business, following her time with Virgin Atlantic, Dee spent many years running her own consultancy agency, Decide. As an independent consultant she worked across the technology, hospitality and banking sectors, using her unique understanding of brand, design and service to create differentiated customer experience.

FRANCESCA BUCCI

FRANCESCA BUCCI
President | Studio Bigi

Born and raised in historic Rome, Francesca Bucci’s traditional Italian education inspires her portfolio, and she has worked and lived in Rome, Paris, Washington DC and New York City. Fluent in Italian, French and English, Francesca is a skilled communicator. Her knowledge of global architectural and construction practices, her talent for diplomacy, and her ability to build collaboration and inspire team members are invaluable assets on every project. She dedicates some of her time to do pro-bono work for non-profit organizations and volunteering for charitable causes.

Francesca has a special talent for balancing a sophisticated aesthetic with stringent technical requirements and seamless project management. Her design style blends her classical training with the contemporary context, the urban environment and the energy of New York City.

Francesca holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Rome, and a Diploma of Construction Management from New York University. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects as an Associate, and an Honorary Member of the Society of British Interior Designers. BG Studio International is a WBE certified firm.

FRANK WEBER

FRANK WEBER
Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations | Virgin Voyages

Frank Weber joined Virgin Voyages in April, 2015. As Senior Vice President – Hotel Operations, Frank is driving an Epic Sea Change by leading the operational planning and management of all hotel administration areas, entertainment, food and beverage, guest services, casino, retail and wellness/spa operations across the Virgin Voyages fleet of Lady Ships.

His priority is to create innovative dining, entertainment and operational concepts and infrastructure that are distinctly Virgin, and deliver the brilliant Sailor experience for the brand. With more than 25 years of cruise line hospitality experience, before joining Virgin Voyages Frank was Vice President, Production Development at Norwegian Cruise Line. In this role, he oversaw concept and program development for all hotel services and venues for a fleet of 13 ships.

He was responsible for driving innovation across dining and entertainment areas and introduced many new exclusive dining and entertainment concepts and partnerships to improve guest experience, guest satisfaction and market position.

GEORGE SCAMMELL, ASID, IIDA

GEORGE SCAMMELL, ASID, IIDA
Director, Interior Asset Management | Fleet Operations - Holland America Group, serving Princess Cruises | Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia

George Scammell is Director, Interior Asset Management, Fleet Operations - Holland America Group, serving Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia.  He is responsible for leading the in-house design team in managing all interior design initiatives, supporting interior revitalization, refurbishment, and maintenance for Princess’ fleet of 17 International ships.

A global hospitality design leader, George has extensive experience in the hospitality, cruise, and leisure entertainment industry.  Leadership positions include VP of Global Design for Wyndham Worldwide, Principal for CORE architects, VP of Design for ForrestPerkins, and Design Management for Walt Disney World Resorts.

George earned his bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Florida State University, is a licensed Interior Designer, and a Professional Member of both the American Society of Interior Designers, and the International Interior Design Association.

GREG WALTON

GREG WALTON
CEO & Founding Partner | Studio DADO

Greg Walton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is founding partner of Studio DADO, a Miami-based design studio specializing in cruise ship and hospitality interiors, which has established itself as an integral part of the cruise design industry. Greg has designed projects such as Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class ships and the “Seven Seas Explorer” for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

With a Masters in Architecture from Georgia Tech, and an MS in International Business from Johns Hopkins, Greg has mentored cruise ship design students at Florida International University since 2007 and sits on the 2019 Cruise Ship Interiors Expo advisory board. Greg watches trends: he sees technology as a key driver of industry change and reminds emerging designers to consider the continual advancements in how we interface with and control our built environment. In his free time, Greg is a tireless world traveler who is rarely seen without his Italian greyhound, Enzo.

JAMES MITCHELL

JAMES MITCHELL
Vice President, Marine HSEM (Health – Safety – Environment – Medical) | Norwegian Holding Group

James S. Mitchell is the Vice President of Marine Health, Safety, Environment and Medical (HSEM) for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH), responsible for overseeing all operations within the Public Health, Safety, Environment and Medical departments while also serving as the company’s Chief Environmental Officer.

James joined Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. in 2015 after the merger with Oceania and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.  Before joining NCLH, James served as senior director of environment, medical policy and public health for Prestige Cruise Holdings. He began his career in the cruise line industry as an environmental officer at Celebrity Cruise Lines, sailing onboard the Millennium and Solstice Class vessels.

Originally from Framingham, Massachusetts, James received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a concentration in Emergency Management. He continued his studies in Environmental Management & Sustainability at the Harvard Extension School, before moving to Miami in 2012.   Additionally, he is a graduate of The Wharton School’s General Management Program and is currently enrolled at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management where he is completing his Executive MBA.

JIRI VASICEK

JIRI VASICEK
Northeast Area Manager | Lasvit

Jiri Vasicek joined LASVIT ten years ago to launch its operations on the East Coast. After successfully establishing the North East Region, Jiri moved to Florida three years ago to focus on the cruise sector.

LASVIT is a Czech-based designer and manufacturer of bespoke lighting installations, ready-to-shine collections and glass for architecture.

LASVIT has ten offices worldwide and has completed more than 2500 projects worldwide in hospitality, retail, residential, commercial, civic and nautical markets. 

LIONEL OHAYON

LIONEL OHAYON
Founder and CEO | ICRAVE Design

As the founder and CEO of ICRAVE, Lionel Ohayon approaches developments as one part design strategist, one part retail innovator. A Canadian-born New Yorker, Ohayon turns stale physical environments into vibrant retail experiences, be it by creating new, stand-alone retail concepts and food destinations or re-inventing retail within transit hubs, healthcare facilities, and entertainment complexes. 

Ohayon is passionate about fostering creativity in the world around him and is a member of Fast Company’s Impact Council as well as the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) COVID-19 Task Force. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children. Ohayon graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.

MARCEL KIND

MARCEL KIND
Managing Director | Simwave

Marcel Kind is a serial entrepreneur with companies as Simwave & Transafe in the maritime and cruise sector specialising in compliance and competency management. After graduating from the University in Rotterdam Marcel, took over his first business in 2000, which is highly specialized in the field of maritime safety and quality. Currently, Transafe delivers services to all stakeholders in the industry from shipyards, oil majors to shipowners and governmental organizations.

Currently, Marcel is the CEO and founder of Simwave and is involved in the cruise industry in the field of training, assessments, and applied research projects. Simwave acts as a centre of excellence and shares best practices and industry standards guidelines and provides training both online and in-person, with teams in Vietnam and The Netherlands.

MICHAEL RIOTTO

MICHAEL RIOTTO
CEO | MRD - Lighting Design

Michael is a lighting designer and director who has worked in various industries ranging from theatre and entertainment to architecture and hospitality for the last two decades. Riotto initially honed his craft and expertise as a technical and production designer for the circus
having developed specialized lighting systems and for varied clients as Cirque Eloize, Les 7 doigts de la main and Cirque du Soleil.

Since creating MRD in 2005 he has solidified its reputation as the “go-to” source for product development and innovation, lighting even the
most challenging environments—cruise ships, restaurants, exteriors, national historic landmarks and interiors needing specialized care. Riotto constantly strives to develop lighting solutions that push the boundaries of innovation and propels lighting to new heights. Michael is
passionate about staying at the forefront of current technologies and repurposing existing materials that help reduce carbon footprint and minimize disruption to the environment.

MY NGUYEN

MY NGUYEN
Design Director, Interior Asset Management | Holland America Group serving Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia

Seattle-based designer My Nguyen holds degrees in Interior Design and Fine Arts and currently works as director of interior design & operations at Seabourn. Throughout her career, My has earned accolades for award-winning and nationally recognised projects in marine, high-end residential, and hospitality design.

She joined Holland America Group in a newly created leadership role to form an in-house design team that oversees the interior refurbishments and maintenance of Holland America Line and Seabourn’s fleet. My is also the head designer of staterooms on Holland America Line newbuild vessels. My’s diverse knowledge and expertise means she will be a valuable judge across all awards categories.

NEDGÉ LOUIS-JACQUES

NEDGÉ LOUIS-JACQUES
Managing Partner | Tomas Tillberg Design

With 30 years of experience in cruise ship design, Nedgé ’s career spans eight years as a Ship Design Manager at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and 21 years as a Managing Partner and Senior Project Manager with Tomas Tillberg Design. 

Nedgé ’s experience lies in design concept and development, space planning, product specification, budget estimates as well as the full-range of responsibilities required by project management. Nedge has an in-depth knowledge of the parameters and imperatives of cruise interior design and its regulatory environment. 

During her years at RCCL Nedge was responsible for Managing the Operations Budget for 4 Ships including all aspects of design and refurbishment including their implementation during Drydock and throughout the years.  

And for the last 21 years at Tomas Tillberg Design where she’s still pursuing her passion for cruise ship design, she's worked on hundreds of projects covering all areas on a ship as well as being the lead and managing a number of them for many of the major cruise lines – Some of the names listed below.

  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines  
  • Celebrity Cruise Lines  
  • Carnival Cruise Lines  
  • Sunstone  
  • The World  
  • Crystal Cruise Lines  
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines  
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines  
  • Paul Gaugin Cruise Lines  
  • Holland America Cruise Lines  
  • Lindblad Expeditions
NICK FARREL

NICK FARREL
Owner | Trimline

Nick took ownership of Trimline in early 2021, along with the existing COO Ross Welham. He has a strong track history of the building and developing companies in the marine technology industry, and is now looking to bring his skills to bear on the marine interior refit space.

Having provided technology and global event support for trans-ocean yacht races, desert car rallies and Arctic husky adventures, he is no stranger to the logistical issues of getting people and materials to far-flung places with tricky time constraints.

Since September 2020, he has been working with Trimline to further develop their services, with technology, integrity & superb customer service at the heart. With Nick's varied background in software engineering, product design, project management & finance he is looking forward to meeting everyone at CSIE this year, and discussing how Trimline (and the industry as a whole) can grow and develop over the next few years.

PARIS SWANN

PARIS SWANN
AVP, Architectural Design | Celebrity Cruises & Royal Caribbean

Paris M. Swann joined Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) in 2017 and has played a key role in the success of the designs of the latest Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises projects, including the award-winning Celebrity Edge and Symphony of the Seas. As the primary design lead for multiple projects, Swann overseas the development and integration of innovative and market-leading designs from over 25 different architects, designers and consultants from across the globe.

Her focus includes the market-shattering Edge Series and the “revolutionary” modernisation of the existing fleet for Celebrity Cruises, as well as the world's largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas and the future vessels in the Oasis Class for Royal Caribbean International. Prior to joining RCL, Swann enjoyed an accomplished career in New York City with extensive experience in leading land-based hospitality projects across more than thirty global properties and a clear passion for leveraging collaboration and innovation to create market-defining hospitality experiences, making her an ideal panelist at the CSIA awards.

PAUL MORGAN

PAUL MORGAN
Vice President of Compliance and Quality Assurance | VIKAND Solutions

Paul Morgan joined Vikand in June 2020 to help develop quality management systems and documentation within the Vikand Operations. The appointment to Vikand followed his position of Vice President Corporate Maritime Compliance with Carnival Corporation where his responsibilities include the management of the Corporate Health, Environment, Safety and Security Management System (Global HESS).   The production of the Global HESS was the mechanism to bring all operating lines within the Carnival Corporation group under a single set of HESS procedures and best practices.

Paul previously served in various shore management roles for Princess Cruises, including Vice President Maritime Compliance, Director Marine, Director Environment and Safety Manager. Previously a Deck Officer with P&O and Princess Cruises, gaining his Masters License in 1992, Paul came ashore in 1994

PETER JOEHNK

PETER JOEHNK
Founder and Partner | JOI Design

Peter Joehnk is the founder and co-managing director of the Hamburg-based studio, JOI-Design, one of Europe’s most respected leaders in hospitality interior architecture and design. Peter believes there has never been a more exciting time to be a hospitality designer and that design is now recognized as crucial to the success of every development. Over three decades, Peter and his team have made major contributions to this evolving narrative, bringing to life luxurious and innovative hospitality destinations for leading brands as well as independent properties, garnering many awards in the process. The team’s prolific portfolio encompasses grand historic establishments, new-build hotels, vibrant restaurants and spas as well as airport and business hotels. In addition, Peter focuses on building biology and has recently spearheaded and hosted Speakeasy Salons bringing together hospitality leaders to exchange views on topical industry issues.

PETU KUMMALA

PETU KUMMALA
Senior Director of Interior Design & Architecture | Carnival Cruise Line

Ever since he was a young child, Petu has loved the sea and ships, and been fascinated by designing and customizing objects, from artwork, to helmets, to cell phone covers to vehicles and anything in-between. “As long as I can remember, I’ve been attracted to creating things and to taking what already exists and improving it,” Kummala says. As an adult, that led him to Kone-Plan OY/Deltamarin Group, a firm that specializes in ship design and engineering, where one of his clients was Carnival Cruise Line.

That is where he met Joe Farcus, the legendary designer who was involved in creating the interiors of all Carnival’s ships from 1975 until his retirement in 2013. When Farcus offered Kummala the opportunity to join his firm, Kummala says that it took less than 10 seconds for him to make his decision.

After working on 17 Carnival, nine Costa and few other brands’ ships, Kummala launched 358 Design, which he still operates. But in 2015, Carnival asked him to join its staff, where he is now director of interior design & architecture. As he continues to combine creative inspiration with technical innovations, Kummala is guided by a very personal philosophy. “If I can give passengers something new to discover every day, I’ve created a successful design.”

REINHART VIANE

REINHART VIANE
Business Development Director | KCC Entertainment Design

After his study as Master in Architecture, Reinhart gained design & realization experience during 12 years as developer, consultant and Business Development manager for a company developing holistic solutions and models for construction and urban development projects. In this function he cooperated with Google, BAM and several governments worldwide.

As the Business Development Director of KCC Entertainment Design since 10 years, Reinhart has gained knowledge in entertainment and has been involved in the design and build of several distinguished and awarded entertainment destinations worldwide.

He has been cooperating with Emaar, Wanda, Adabisc/Trimoo, Evergrande, Al Hokair, Alshaya, Compagnie Des Alpes… and was involved in the design and build of entertainment parks for brands like Angry Birds, Asterix, Nickelodeon, Octonauts and the Smurfs.

RENÉ DUPONT

RENÉ DUPONT
Director | Hammer/Ege

René Dupont has been CCO for Hammer Carpets since 2009 and in this position been closely co-operating with the marine sector and high-end hospitality globally.

René has had the great pleasure of working with some of the leading “characters” within the industry during this time. 

Sustainability has always been a strategic guideline for Hammer Carpets, and now being a fully integrated part of Ege carpets, we are proud to see that we are one the leading players in sustainability in our trade.

Ege Carpets have been honored with Platinum by Eco Vadis, meaning we are among the top 1% of the more than 75.000 Eco Vadis certified companies

TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

We will be introducing more speakers to the conference program as we approach the show.

For the latest information, do pop back to our Conference page or alternatively, all conference information will be in the digital show guide when you arrive at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America on the 28 October at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

YOHANDEL RUIZ

YOHANDEL RUIZ
Founding Partner | Studio DADO

Yohandel Ruiz's bio will be available shortly.