Elite Exhibitions launches the Sustainable Design Summit

Elite Exhibitions has launched a new event to address sustainability in the aviation, cruise and hospitality sectors.

The first Sustainable Design Summit will take place in London on November 29.

Elite Exhibitions is currently organizing Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Americas and Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe.

The new event aims to bring together designers and customer experience experts with the common goal of making travel more sustainable. The summit will be held at The Brewery, London, the day before Cruise ship interiors opens at ExCeL (November 30-December 1).

Summit participants will be able to exchange ideas with conferences and roundtables that will encourage cross-sectoral knowledge and learning. The event will also include a product showcase showcasing sustainable and innovative materials, textiles and other interior products bringing the ideas discussed to life.

Speaking about the announcement, Toby Walters, CEO of Elite Exhibitions, said: “Brand owners, airlines, cruise lines, hoteliers, design studios, interiors suppliers and leading sustainability experts are invited to attend this day of learning and networking.”

The climate crisis has transformed the realities of interior design, leading designers to balance customer or passenger experience, national and international sustainability regulations with goals and return on investment.

The pressure is high for designers of aviation, hotel and cruise interiors to train their teams, explore different approaches and practice sustainability at the highest level while creating value and the experience of customers and customers. passengers expected by their brand.

More than 130 countries have set net zero reduction targets by 2050 and UNEP and the World Travel and Tourism Council presented an ambitious new roadmap for net zero at COP26, including best practices sustainable design for hotels, weight reduction through retrofitting by airlines and improved lighting by cruise lines.

Walters added, “We are thrilled that so many experts from all three industries are supporting this launch by joining our advisory board, including My Nguyen, director of interior design at Holland America Group; Blake Emery, president at Emery & Associates (former director of differentiation strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes) and Bryan Liska, director of design at Hilton Latin America & the Caribbean.

Walters is a class of 2021 Winner EN 30Under 30.

Learn more about www.sustainabledesignsummit.com.

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