Sustainable Design Summit (SDS) brings together interior designers, brand owners, and trusted suppliers from across hotel, cruise, and aircraft interiors to cross-pollinate ideas alongside leading sustainability experts.
In 2022, SDS was the first event of its kind to unite over 200 representatives from across these three sectors. Back by high demand, this year will welcome 400 delegates to discuss sustainability as it continues to dominate conversations and market drivers.
Through an expertly curated programme of keynotes and breakout sessions, a showcase of intrinsically green products, and cross-sector networking, Sustainable Design Summit provides you with the tools to educate, guide, and inspire your industry.
Attendees include representatives from the likes of Hilton Hotels, Airbus, MSC Cruises, VistaJet, Carnival Cruise Line, Hurtigruten Expeditions, IHG Hotels & Resorts, and more.
Sustainable Design Summit 2023 will take place on 28 November in London. Register your interest below to find out how you can be part of it.
As Principal Manager, Andrea Bartoli is leading the Outfitting Design Team in Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding. Andrea is accountable for the design development dealing with all the parties involved (architects, yard, outfitters, corporate entities, etc), and has been working for almost 20 years in the cruise building industry in charge of newbuilding, refitting, dry-dock, and operation.
Andrea has been involved in more than 50 cruise vessels projects, delivered and refurbished. He works with all the major shipyards in the world including Fincantieri, Meyerwerft, Daman, Mariotti, Bremenhaven, Sembawang, Grand Bahamas Freeport, Shanghai HRDD, Cadiz, and more, whilst collaborating with several architects and lighting designers.
Callie is Founding Partner and Creative director of Volume Creative, a female owned and led, multidisciplinary design studio in the UK. She is an agent for change and a powerful ally for sustainable design innovation within the industry. Callie collaborates with brands that want to make a positive change in their industry and helps them to build deeper, more meaningful brand stories. She has led ground breaking projects across the airline, cruise and hospitality sectors.
Recently, Callie and her partners have launched a new service, called Spared. Spared supports brands by providing bespoke solutions for their waste/by-product in the form of new surface materials, art, furniture and objects.
Zuzana Hrnkova has 28 years’ experience in aviation business. Since September 2015, she has been appointed Vice President and Head of Marketing in ATR, European turboprops manufacturer, enabling sustainable and affordable regional connectivity. She leads the team responsible for Market Strategy, Airline and Product Marketing and continues to extend her aircraft, market and sustainability expertise into the regional segment.
Previously she worked at Airbus and her last assignment was Head of Aircraft Interiors Marketing, where she led the Aircraft Interiors Marketing team, covering all current and future Airbus cabins. One of her main tasks was to guide new cabin product developments ensuring that cabin design fulfils all passengers’ and airlines’ expectations. One of her main achievements was the A350XWB interior design and market validation.
Zuzana is a graduated engineer and private pilot in 1991 from the Air Transport University of Zilina, Slovakia and from the French School of Civil Aviation (ENAC), Toulouse in 1994.
Jonathan is a professional sales leader with over 35 years experience in the commercial interior furnishings business. The majority of his background has been in the carpet industry working in both the UK and USA markets for Brintons, Milliken, OW Hospitality, and most recently as Sales Director, and then Managing Director of the iconic Axminster Carpets brand. He has been involved in sales, sales and marketing management, and senior director level positions at manufacturers providing product for the hotel and leisure sectors. During his time in the USA he was CEO of Brintons USA, the subsidiary company of Brintons Ltd, from 2006-2011.
In March 2020 Jonathan decided to branch out independently and with the formation of JYA (Jonathan Young Associates) Limited launched a consultancy and product sourcing solutions business for the hospitality, commercial and high-end residential market sectors. Through the experience and product knowledge gained Jonathan Young Associates work with interior designers, architects, and end users to source the appropriate product for individual projects.
In addition to his roles within the carpet companies he is also VP International Relations for NEWH, Inc, and Executive Advisor of NEWH UK, a US hospitality organization that is focused on raising scholarship money for students through the interior furnishings, and hospitality industries. He has also been a Board Member of the BCFA from 2004-2019, and was Chairman of the BCFA from 2011 until 2014, leading the Board of the trade association that supports the British Contract Furnishings Association.
My Nguyen was born in Vietnam and has resided in Seattle since the age of 2. She holds degrees in Interior Design and Fine Arts. My has earned accolades for award-winning and nationally recognized 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.
Jon Ingleton is the Executive Editor of International Cruise & Ferry Review and Cruise & Ferry Interiors. Jon led the team that launched the magazine almost 25-years ago and in 2011 he acquired it on behalf of Tudor Rose where he is currently managing director. In addition to directing the company’s other publishing activities, Jon has editorial responsibility for Tudor Rose’s Cruise & Ferry suite of products. In this role Jon tracks key developments and trends in the cruise and ferry sectors, leads our association memberships and related activities, represents the magazine at global events and fulfils regular editorial assignments on a range of topics. Please visit www.cruiseandferry.net and www.Tudor-Rose.co.uk for more information.
Blake Emery is President of Emery & Associates. Emery & Associates helps clients execute research leading to deep customer insights, as well as thinking about the climate crisis. He served as Director of Differentiation Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes holding patents for both interior and exterior design. He is associated with the Dreamliner design and the Boeing Sky Interior and is included in several documentaries including “The Age of Aerospace”, “The Beauty of Flying”, and “City in the Sky.” His career has included extensive cultural and empirical research as well as behavioral, organizational, and consumer psychology.
After studying Architecture, and then spending the mandatory few years as a bartender, Jamie Granados eventually found his way to business development via publishing sales. Twenty-five years later he still enjoys putting people who can help each other in touch and letting the magic happen.
He has helped grow businesses that specialise in product design, marketing, advertising, research and insight, strategic innovation and product development, all classes of aviation cabin interiors, luxury hospitality interior design, and most recently automotive design.
For the past 10 years, he has had a bee in his bonnet about responsible sustainable design, and redefining ‘better’ to stop meaning ‘faster’ when it comes to travel.
Bryan Liska is the Director of Design for Hilton Latin America & the Caribbean. He oversees Design for the diverse portfolio of Hilton Full-Service, Lifestyle & Collection Branded Properties. Bryan has over 12 years of International hospitality leadership in Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management. His portfolio of completed projects include Award-Winning guest experiences, spanning five continents, for International Lifestyle and Collection Branded Hotels & Resorts.
Prior to joining Hilton in 2017; he was the Design Director at RAD Architecture in Miami, and managed Large Scale Hospitality Projects while at The Gettys Group, and Cendes Architecture in Chengdu, China. Bryan is Proficient in English and receptive in Spanish. He holds a Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) from Texas Tech University.
Cristian Sutter is an Aviation Business Strategist and Lead Cabin Designer with two decades of experience working for major airlines and VIP completion centres worldwide.
Throughout his career as Lead Cabin Designer, he has created cabin design solutions for Economy, Business, First Class, and VIP Cabins for narrow and wide-body aircrafts including Airbus A380, A350, A320, Boeing B787, and B777x.
Cristian has worked in the entire Cabin Design and Cabin Definition cycle from the initial design brief through the engineering development and final certification phases; achieving a seamless transition from inception to a successful product implementation regarding passengers‘ flying experience, branding touch-points, in-service operational performance and fleet management.
In recent years he has shifted his career towards executive aviation management and aviation business strategy successfully developing and leading expert teams and delivering multimillion aviation programmes whilst successfully driving organisational changes, business transformation, and growth.
As the CEO of Avensis Aviation, he is bringing his aviation experience working together with the Avensis team further developing pioneering products to suit the changeable demands of freighter airlines fleet operations, lessor asset management needs, and implementing the strategy to grow and position Avensis firmly as a global market leader in PTF (Passenger to Freighter) conversions.
The Sustainable Design Summit has been carefully curated to:
The one-day Summit provides an industry-leading Conference Programme with Keynotes and interactive breakout sessions.
The event also features a hand-selected Product Showcase and numerous networking opportunities allowing delegates to develop their knowledge, discover new products, and create new relationships across the sectors.
The goal of SDS is to challenge existing practices, ask questions, and together create practical solutions and sustainability wins.
The 2023 Agenda will be live shortly. For now, take a look at last year’s Delegate Programme for the full session breakdown and speaker line-up.
The Product Showcase will feature a gallery-style display of hand-selected sustainable materials for cruise, hotel and aircraft interiors, including textiles, composites, materials, and other interiors products.
Moving away from traditional ‘exhibiting’, suppliers taking part in the Summit will have three options to participate:
Whether you supply products or services with a keen eye on energy efficiency, weight saving, recycling and reusing, and reducing carbon footprint, the Product Showcase is the perfect opportunity to showcase your breakthrough innovations in a dynamic environment.
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