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Five Reasons You Should Attend Sustainable Design Summit 2023

Sustainable Design Summit (SDS) will be returning for its second year in just a few weeks. Still yet to secure your pass? Find out why you can’t miss this exclusive sustainable interior design event for the cruise, hotel and aircraft interior industries.

Get inspired at leading conference sessions

Sustainable Design Summit 2023 will host one main conference stream to foster education across all three sectors. Throughout the day, dive into real-world examples and case studies providing commercial context and celebrating truly sustainable design. Topics discussed will range from navigating emissions numbers to creating more circular designs. Delegates will leave more equipped to improve sustainability across all aspects of interior design. Sessions will explore the importance of transparency and collaboration across the supply chain, and how companies can avoid greenwashing.  Those seeking to create sustainable products and materials can also learn to navigate the industry’s regulations and legislations.

Catch leading insights from thought the industry’s biggest players on a range of sustainable topics

This year’s extensive speaker line-up features representatives from these sector’s biggest players, including Airbus, Air Canada, AIDA Cruises, Hilton, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Royal Caribbean and more. They will be hosted by Darian Stibbe of The Partnering Initiative.

Engage in breakout sessions

At SDS, there will be two concurrent breakout streams throughout the day for deeper dive workshops and interactive roundtable discussions. These topic-focused sessions and sector-specific workshops will provide plenty of opportunities for education, making new connections, and driving sustainable action. Discover different perspectives and approaches, new materials, and innovative thinking which together create tangible outcomes.

Breakout sessions will feature deep explorations and knowledge sharing across topics ranging from producing innovative materials to understanding and opportunity spotting from data and navigating the key elements of lifespan planning. Sector-specific sessions will delve into developing more sustainable hotel interiors, collaborating with stakeholders to improve sustainable cruise interior design, and lifespan planning for aircraft interiors.

Explore sustainable design topics further within breakout sessions taking place throughout SDS

Collaborate and share knowledge

Collaboration is a crucial element of sustainable interior design, with this year’s host, Darian Stibbe, arguing that it is the key to reaching sustainability goals and creating a better future. Fostering collaboration is an integral part of the Sustainable Design Summit 2023 agenda.

“By collaborating, we can exchange ideas and knowledge, learn from each other and spark innovative, sustainable solutions across the product cycle from ‘cradle to grave’.”

Darian Stibbe, Executive Director at The Partnering Initiative

Individuals from across the whole supply chain of three interior sectors will be coalescing at Sustainable Design Summit. This provides the ideal landscape for collaboration and knowledge sharing, with plenty of opportunities to learn from others in keynotes, breakout sessions encouraging conversation, a product showcase, and across several networking events running throughout the day. These will allow for having new and necessary conversations with buyers and suppliers across the cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors sectors.

Collaborate both cross-sector and across the supply chain to drive sustainable change

Collaboration is a key element in creating a more circular lifecycle for products and materials within interior design. Recently, Holland America Group collaborated with carpet manufacturer Dansk Wilton to launch an innovative new material, RE:SHAPE. This is created using recycled carpet waste from Holland America Line’s vessels which is then transformed into various products.

Build and grow your community

Sustainable Design Summit will bring together experts from across the cruise, hotel and aircraft interiors, driving climate change in their sectors. Attending Sustainable Design Summit 2023 will give you the perfect opportunity to grow your network and make valuable new connections. This is the only interior design event specifically designed for connecting specialists across the cruise, hotel, and aircraft interior sectors. There will be plenty of opportunities to mingle throughout the day, including over regular networking breaks, lunch, and breakfast. Many leading sustainable suppliers will also be converging at SDS to share their environmentally responsible innovations. Grow your supplier list at our product showcase.

See the latest sustainable product innovations

Work together towards one ultimate goal

Creating a more sustainable future requires an entire industry-wide change. No one individual or company can tackle this alone. Sustainable Design Summit 2023 will provide a forum to meet with other like-minded individuals across the travel design sectors to work together towards one goal – a more sustainable future for interior design. This will allow designers to develop a clear understanding of the new era of sustainability goals for interiors and create a roadmap for future projects.

Throughout the day, the Sustainable Design Summit 2023 agenda will encourage the development of sustainable goals and actions going forward across aircraft, cruise, and hotel interior design. With keynote sessions including a discussion of understanding and using emissions to drive sustainable change, and a closing keynote that takes us from collaboration to impact, developing approaches and next steps that all attendees can take away and implement.

Engage in breakout sessions to create a new era of sustainability goals

Want more of this?

Eager to learn more about sustainable design and spark climate change? 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. Find out about the next event here.

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