In just a few weeks’ time, Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas (CSI) will be coming to Miami Beach Convention Center. Over two days, CSI will host conference sessions, networking opportunities and an exciting exhibition showcasing the industry’s most innovative suppliers. But, before this cruise interior trade show opens its doors on 7 June 2022, we have compiled a preview of our top five reasons cruise lines must attend Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas 2022!

1. Take advantage of numerous networking opportunities

At the heart of Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas is the cruise interiors community itself. As such, we aim to provide many opportunities for members of the industry to connect with new contacts while reuniting with colleagues and friends. This starts with the opening party, held the evening before the show opens on 7 June 2022. Then, over the course of two days, CSI offers a multitude of networking opportunities. This includes networking breakfasts, a Happy Hour held at the end of day one, as well as our exciting brand new Speed Networking sessions.

Connect with the entire cruise interiors community at various networking opportunities taking place over the course of two days

2. Get inspired at Cruise Conversations Live 2022

Over the years, Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas’ free to attend conference, Cruise Conversations Live, has hosted many industry leading speakers from the world’s largest cruise lines, interior design studios and IMO certified suppliers. Each year they unite on the stage to discuss a variety of topics, from interior design trends to digital technology.

The Cruise Conversations Live 2022 conference programme will offer many expert-led discussions. You will be able to catch key insights from the likes of Sascha Lang (Royal Caribbean Cruises), Thomas Westergaard (Hurtigruten), Boris Ruskovsky (Norwegian Cruise Line), and many more at this year’s conference! There will also be multiple chances to get involved, with Q&A sessions taking place at the end of each conference, as well as interactive workshops. Come away from this event equipped with all the information to help you with your upcoming projects.

3. Attend the show as a VIP

The CSI VIP Program has been created to support our industry buyers and ensure they have the most valuable time whilst attending CSI Expos. If you work for a cruise line, then it is highly likely you qualify for this incredible program. Being a VIP at the show means that you have a dedicated team who are happy to assist you in planning your time at the show and getting you involved in all the exciting opportunities we have on offer such as our brand-new Speed Networking sessions. The team is also on hand to assist with any questions you may have, or assist with any hotel, travel, or local recommendations. Check out our day in the life of a VIP blog to learn more about being a CSI VIP. Additionally, you can contact our VIP team to find out if you qualify for this exclusive opportunity.

4. Source suppliers, shipyards, and design firms for your next project

Are you looking to work with a sustainable, IMO certified flooring supplier? Or are you seeking a shipyard to help you with your upcoming project? If so, then the Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas show floor is the best place to start! With over 300 exhibitors, CSI 2022 will boast an impressive show filled with IMO certified suppliers, big name shipyards, contractors and the most prolific design studios on the cruise interiors scene. This includes the likes of Studio Dado, Marine Interiors (a Fincantieri company), Agua Fabrics, Bolidt, Makinen, Trimline, and more! If you are looking for something specific, why not attend as a VIP and receive a guided tour of the show floor? Here, our VIP relations team can introduce you to first-rate suppliers that can best help with your next upcoming project.

cruise ship interiors expo exhibitor fil doux's booth at csi 2021
Meet with over 300 exhibitors at CSI 2022 to source for your next project

And if that wasn’t enough, you will find yourself at the heart of innovation on the bustling show floor, where 10 exclusive product launches will be taking place at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas 2022. Keep an eye out for upcoming product launches taking place at CSI on our blog and social media pages!

5. Walk the sustainability route on day 2

Sustainability is becoming more vital to how the cruise interiors industry will operate going forward. CSI has facilitated discussions about this important issue in the Cruise Conversations webinar series and Cruise Conversations Live 2021. Furthermore, Cruise Ship Interiors has set out a sustainability mission going forward. This highlights its commitment to sustainability, placing this at the heart of the show. From creating exhibitor guidelines to working closely with certifying bodies, CSI is taking many steps to reduce its environmental impact.

As part of its environmental commitment, CSI will be creating a sustainable exhibitor route for day two of the show. This route will highlight 10 exhibitors that contribute to the cruise industry’s circular economy. Whether it is by reducing waste, lowering emissions during production and manufacturing, or using recycled materials to create new products, we have hand selected suppliers that are actively working to reduce their carbon footprint. Take this opportunity to see sustainable innovations from the likes of Dansk Wilton, Radici Pietro, Ege Carpets, and more!

Refresh your knowledge, source suppliers for your next project, and connect with representatives from world-leading cruise lines at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas. Find out all about the next event here.