- Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas (CSI) and co-located show Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America (CSH) announce that they are changing their dates from 28 – 29 October to 10 – 11 November
- The event will be the first to reunite the American and European cruise design and hospitality industries
- The move is supported by the cruise lines, design studios and key suppliers, including Carnival Cruise Line, Studio DADO and MJM Marine
05 October, Brighton – Today, Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas (CSI) and co-located show Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America (CSH) announced that they are changing their dates from 28 – 29 October to 10 – 11 November. The new show dates will mean CSI and CSH have the best chance to open their doors to the European cruise industry, welcoming the cruise lines, shipyards and design studios to Miami, Florida, the heart of the cruise industry. The big cruise reunion just got bigger as the global cruise design and hospitality communities will reunite for the first time in nearly two years.
President Biden has announced that from ‘early November’ the US will open to fully vaccinated European and UK citizens, and based on multiple statements from US ambassadors it is clear that everything is pointing to November 1 as the official open date. CSI & CSH will be the first opportunity – and the only on US soil – for American and European cruise industry buyers and suppliers to meet, network and product source.
Toby Walters, CEO of Elite Exhibitions, organiser of CSI & CSH said, ‘After consulting with our Advisory Board, made up of all of the leading cruise brands, design studios and outfitters, we came to the unanimous decision that moving the show back gives us the best possible chance of allowing for an international event. Both Elite Exhibitions and our advisory board members agree that shifting back to November 10 – 11, whilst it carries a risk, is the best decision for the benefit of the community and over 300 industry suppliers that are looking forward to being present.’ This decision has the full endorsement of not only the advisory board but many of the key suppliers to the cruise industry.
Greg Walton, CEO, Studio DADO said, ‘Studio DADO fully support the decision to move the show back to November 10 – 11. Giving us the best chance for a successful international event that is open to our friends in Europe.’
Other leading US cruise line executives and designers have expressed their support and look forward to attending the show, including Petu Kummala, Senior Director of Interior Design & Architecture, Carnival Cruise Line and Boris Ruskovsky, Senior Director Vessel Refurbishment, Norwegian Cruise Line.
The organisers of CSI & CSH continue in their mission to connect the cruise community with a dynamic program of events taking place over the two-day show. Among the standout attractions will be the big Reunion Party, the Cruise Conversations Live conference and the European Pavilion, featuring Europe’s premium suppliers. From raising a glass with much-missed friends and associates at Happy Hour to the 300+ exhibitors, including DSP Doha, Grottini and Studio DADO, CSI & CSH will be a hub for building the future of cruise design and guest experience.
All visitors already registered will have their passes automatically transferred to the new dates. Register today for free to be part of the ultimate cruise reunion at Cruise Ship Interiors and Hospitality Expo America, on 10 – 11 November at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
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