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.
SDS is the first event of its kind to unite representatives from across these three chosen sectors to discuss sustainable design and responsible sourcing as it continues to dominate conversations and market drivers.
Through a CPD certified programme of keynotes and breakout sessions, a showcase of intrinsically green products, and buyer-to-supplier 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.
The goal of SDS is to challenge existing practices, ask questions, and together create practical solutions and sustainability wins.
Register your interest below to find out how you can take part, and be the first to receive the date and location for the 2024 event.
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.
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 behavioural, organizational, and consumer psychology.
Kathryn Glynn is an Engineering Professional on the Product Sustainability and Strategy Team at Bombardier based in Montreal. The Team is focused on both ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and implementing sustainable solutions for different aspects of the business jet.
Kathryn is the lead responsible for conducting life cycle analysis of sustainable materials for Bombardier’s business jet interiors. She is also assessing sustainable alternatives for the secondary structural materials in the cabin interiors.
She was a key part of the Bombardier team that created the Environmental Product Declaration for the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets. This declaration captures a transparent view of the environmental impacts of the business jet for all stages from design to end of life.
Kathryn believes in making real changes to mitigate our impact on climate change. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Carleton University.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Round is Chief Creative Officer at Tangerine. He helps companies to create remarkable experiences through the design of innovative environments, products, and services. His 30-year career has seen him working with global brands in North America, Europe, The Middle East, and Asia. He created the idea for the World’s first fully flat bed in businesses class for British Airways and he has redefined the travel experience for Finnair, Gulf Air, and Japan Airlines.
In Japan, he has formed strong relationships with some of the country’s most notable brands; Nikon, Toto and Toyota. All of whom have honoured him with the opportunity to lead multidisciplinary teams to design truly better products and experiences. His passion for creating innovative spaces helped Snoozebox Portable Hotels delight guests at festivals and events and win a Cool Brand award. His work for Finnair lounges has been described as “The best lounges the One World alliance has ever seen.”
Matt is a regular keynote speaker and has taken the stage in prestigious locations around the world including the British Embassy in Tokyo and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He had been invited to judge design awards in Europe and Asia and in 2021 he was the jury president for D&AD in the product design section.
He places value on curiosity and creativity and believes that it takes creative leaps and discipline to translate insight into extraordinary ideas with the potential to inspire consumers and improve businesses.
Aida Lora joined Royal Caribbean Group in June 2019. With 11 years of experience in architectural and interior design, Aida has participated in the design of hospitality, educational and recreational projects in Asia and the Caribbean. Aida is a strong advocate for the interior design profession has been involved in the Miami Design community and have been a board member of the IIDA South Florida Chapter. Her ability to connect with the young designers has led her to participate in several mentorship programs for junior designers and is part of the Advisory Board of the Interior Architecture program at Florida International University (FIU), Miami. She has Several publications such as Marquis Who is Who is America, Cruise Ship and ferry Interiors, Voyage Miami. An American born with Dominican blood, Lora has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Dominican Republic and a Masters in Interior Architecture, from FIU. She is a registered interior designer in the State of Florida. For Aida, design is more than a Passion ; Design is People.
Sumida is on the Sustainable Design Summit Advisory Board, their bio will follow shortly…
Angela Antolini is Director of Marketing and Communications at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, where she leads the organization’s global marketing and communications ambitions, partnering with companies across the fashion, textile, beauty and built environment sectors among others, to broaden reach and collaboratively move forward the circular economy agenda.
Angela’s earlier career includes leading roles at the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), where she led corporate and product marketing communications helping companies create positive impact through sustainability reporting; at Philips, where she was in charge of global branding projects, experiencing
first hand the complexity and challenges faced by multinational brands; at the UK National Health Service (NHS) and at management consultancy Winning Moves, where she partnered with government agencies on the engagement of SMEs in business regeneration and development programs. Angela holds a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in Communications Sciences from the University of Siena, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a MicroMasters in Digital Product Management from Boston University Questroom School of Business. Angela is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
The Sustainable Design Summit has been carefully curated to:
The one-day Summit delivers an industry-leading Conference Programme of keynotes and breakout sessions focusing on case studies and companies that are at the forefront of progress across our three chosen niche sectors – cruise interiors, hotel interiors, and aircraft cabin interiors.
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 Product Showcase will feature a gallery-style display of 30 hand-selected sustainable materials for cruise, hotel and aircraft interiors, including textiles, composites, materials, and other interiors products.
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.
Click here to see the 2023 Product Showcase list.