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Online Working Group
Breaking from the norm: Designing with radical thinking
Wednesday 25 September 2024 | 3pm - 4pm BST

This online Working Group will deep dive into a key topic or challenge facing interior designers and decision-makers working on major projects across the hospitality travel interiors sectors. 

  • Futurescape – how to break with current thinking to bring about the change that’s needed?
  • Identifying the roadblocks which are stopping progress on sustainable outcomes in interiors
  • Impact and sustainability: Managing social perceptions
  • Changing the customer experience – how can we move away from Whistles and Bells, and re-design what’s included in the service?
  • How can we go about taking insights and translating those into new ideas, new processes
  • Key tips on holding the budget parameters conversations, e.g. why develop a great sustainable solution if the client is just going to choose the cheapest option when it comes down to it?
  • Defining new sustainability partnerships and business models through radical thinking

Join us in September to keep up the momentum. 

Shaping sustainable interiors for land, sea, and air

Sustainability is today’s most urgent topic for interior designers. Sustainable Design Summit provides a year-round global platform dedicated to making sustainable choices easier for interior designers working in the hospitality travel interiors sectors.

The new format of in-person and online Working Groups, and bi-yearly Summits facilitates the space for those passionate about sustainable design to connect and collaborate, share ideas, challenges, and solutions, and drive progress toward a more sustainable future. 


View the calendar of future events

Future events include online Working Groups, in-person Working Group Lunches in Miami and London, the bi-annual Summit, and more.


The Sustainable Design Summit (SDS) brings together brand owners, interior designers, specifiers, and trusted suppliers from across hospitality travel interiors to cross-pollinate ideas alongside leading sustainability experts.

Evolved from the annual Summit, SDS has become a yearly calendar of events facilitating the space for knowledge sharing, product sourcing, and networking through in-person and online Working Groups, and bi-yearly Summits.

In its launch year of 2022, SDS was the first event of its kind to unite representatives from the cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors sectors. At the request of leading hospitality brands and their sustainability partners, SDS has now expanded its audience to include all hospitality travel interiors sectors including rail and automotive.

SDS invites delegates to share ideas, progress and challenges faced when implementing sustainable initiatives, and join a community of like-minded peers from across hospitality travel interiors.

Advisory Board


Sustainable Design Summit serves as a platform to:

  • Inspire – dive into real-world examples and case studies providing commercial context and celebrating truly sustainable design
  • Educate – discover different perspectives and approaches, new materials, and innovative thinking which together create tangible outcomes
  • Guide – develop a clear understanding of the new era of sustainability goals for interiors and create a roadmap for future projects 
  • Collaborate – have new and necessary conversations with buyers and suppliers across the hospitality travel interiors sectors


The Working Groups
The educational Working Groups have been created to allow the Sustainable Design Summit community to share progress and challenges, and continue conversations throughout the year.

These roundtable events, led by leading hospitality brands, take place online and in-person globally, providing those working within the hospitality travel interiors sectors invaluable learning and networking opportunities.

The Summit
The bi-annual buyer-to-supplier Summit delivers a thought-leading Conference Programme of keynotes and breakout sessions focusing on case studies and companies that are at the forefront of progress across hospitality travel interiors.

The one-day event features a sustainable Product Showcase and numerous networking opportunities throughout the day allowing delegates to develop their knowledge, discover sustainable products, and create new relationships across the sectors.

Product Showcase

The Product Showcase will feature a gallery-style display of 40 hand-selected sustainable products and solutions for the hospitality travel interiors sectors. This includes textiles, composites, materials, and other interior products.

This unique sustainable product sourcing opportunity will be present at in-person Working Groups and every bi-yearly Summit.

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.

Upcoming Product Showcase:

  • London Product Showcase – 4 & 5 December 2024, ExCeL London

This showcase is a feature of the SDS Working Group Lunch in London, taking place alongside CSI Design Expo Europe.

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