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.
Can is an award-winning journalist, Editorial Director of Hospitality Interiors, and Event Director of Hospitality Leadership & Design Conference – HLDC, renowned for his far-ranging perspective on the hospitality industry worldwide and as the go-to guy for news, trends, and developments.
A frequent globetrotter, Can travels the world to visit the latest luxury hotel openings and has interviewed a large number of acclaimed designers, hotel owners and CEOs. He has been a consultant for BBC One’s The Apprentice, is a board member for The Hospitality Industry Network – NEWH UK, an editorial contributor to the NEWH quarterly members publication. Can regularly chairs debates, guest speaks at leading hospitality events, and has written forewords for international designers AB Concept and Marcel Wanders’ latest books.
Regarded as a close personal friend as well as an authority on hotel design to many leading industry figures, Can has connected designers and hoteliers for some noteworthy collaborations. Speaking on the topic of design in hotels, Can says: “For me, a great hotel is the ultimate marriage of style and comfort. A place where I feel my every need has been unobtrusively anticipated.”
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.
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.
Adam has worked across the aviation and automotive sectors for more than 20 years: in very different areas, but both have allowed him to indulge his loves of flying, travel, and hotels. Adam sits on the panel of various awards programmes, including the world-renowned Crystal Cabin Awards, contributes to several international publications and, as editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand, he is often asked to try out the latest aircraft and airline concepts and designs before they are launched.
While he loves luxury onboard experiences such as suites and showers, the areas of flying where Adam is keenest to see more innovation and improvement are the economy class cabin, disabled accessibility, and, of course, environmental sustainability. He is looking forward to seeing the aviation, hotel, and cruise sectors collaborate during the Summit, and is excited to see how the discussions will result in greener innovations down the line. Adam believes that in the travel sector, sustainability is fast becoming as important a customer expectation as comfort and value.
Lukas Kaestner is co-founder of the Sustainable Aero Lab, the leading accelerator that globally brings together founders, researchers, experienced industry professionals, and investors, to build the future of aviation. In addition, he is the President of the Crystal Cabin Award Association, the world’s most renowned award for aircraft interiors and passenger experience.
Lukas has been an aviation enthusiast since his childhood days and has been involved in the industry for a living since 2014, serving as Head of Marketing, PR & Events at the Hamburg Aviation Cluster, as well as the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research. Before moving to aviation, he was a Communications Consultant in the fields of renewable energies, publishing, and startups. Lukas is a graduate of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich and holds an MBA from the University of Hamburg / Hamburg Media School.