CSI Design Expo America (CSI) has announced their 2024 Future Leaders. Nominated by colleagues and peers in the cruise ship interiors industry, these Future Leaders are people that are already making a positive impact on the teams they work with and the projects they work on. This year, Future Leaders from architectural services, design studios and cruise lines will be celebrated in Miami at CSI. The cruise trade show will take place Thursday 6 – Friday 7 June at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The nominations for this year’s Future Leaders praised the nominees’ passion for the cruise industry, from their deep knowledge of the history of the cruise industry to their drive and innovation to make positive change. Sustainability featured heavily in the ways the Future Leaders are shaping cruise ship interior design. Other nominations put a spotlight on the nominees’ enthusiasm, their collaborative skills and, of course, their ability to motivate, shape and lead their teams.

Our 2024 Future Leaders have worked on projects including the Mein Schiff class vessels, Icon of the Seas, MSC World Europa, the Phoenix Reisen fleet and Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend and Star Breeze. In particular, their leadership has taken the form of outstanding communication. Nomination after nomination highlighted these leaders’ skill in building a relationship with clients, their investment in mentoring new colleagues entering the industry and their ability to listen between the lines of a brief to create innovative solutions that surpass all expectations.

Alphabetically by surname, your 2024 Future Leaders are:

  • Esteban Alvarez, Interior Designer, Gensler
  • Kim Bjørge Hofslundsengen, VP Hotel Operations, Hurtigruten
  • Chuck Boggs, Associate Chair of Interior Design, Savannah College
  • Janne Esa, Technical Manager, Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Martin Hendrata, Architect Manager Newbuild, MSC Cruises
  • Harriet Langdown, Procurement Specialist (Hotel and Special Projects), MSC Cruises
  • Victoria Müller, Sustainability Manager, TUI
  • Patrick Ostheimer, Owner, P-O-I Design
  • Emilie Posniak Hansen, Architect, OSK Design
  • Elizabeth Schneider, Owner, Liz Schneider Interiors
  • Fabiana Vale Dornelas, Senior Interior Architect, YSA Design

Want to meet the Future Leaders?

Celebrate the Future Leaders, attend our highly specialised workshops and talks, source IMO-certified products and enjoy our networking events and parties this year at CSI Design Expo Europe.