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Speaker Resources

Welcome to the Speakers Resource Page for the Sustainable Design Summit. Here you will find everything you need regarding your participation in the summit. Please read and bookmark this page – we will be adding to it regularly between now and the event.

Your Session

The conference agenda is available here. 

Should you require any changes to the online programme, please let Ollie Carter know.

Our Preparation

Speaker briefings have now taken place and you will have received your speaker briefing notes from Helen, giving session structure, speaking order etc. You have also been invited to join a session-specific WhatsApp Group. This will be our main channel of communication on the day.

Speaker pre-meetings

As discussed in our briefing calls, we will keep onsite meetings very brief. Speaker pre-meetings will all take place in the Boardroom on level one.

Meeting times are as follows –

9am – Summit host, Darian Stibbe

9.15am – Opening Keynote speakers Progress, leadership and transparency through the supply chain

9.30am – Speakers & workshop leaders in the 11.30am – 12.30am slot:

o   (Plenary session 1, Riverside Room) Understanding your emissions: what are your numbers really telling you

o   (Breakout 1, Quayside Room) Materials innovation & collaboration in the supply chain

o   (Breakout 2, Wilberforce Room) Hotel Interiors sector breakout

12.30pm – Speakers & workshop leaders in the 1.30pm – 2.30pm slot:

o   (Plenary session 2, Wilberforce Room) Winning over hearts and minds: how can we bring our customers with us?

o   (Breakout 3, Riverside Room) Data, transparency and tangible actions – your next steps are easier than you think

o   (Breakout 4, Quayside Room) Cruise interiors sector breakout

2.30pm – Speakers & workshop leaders in the 3.15pm – 4.15pm slot:

o   (Plenary session 3, Wilberforce Room) Regulations and legislation

o   (Breakout 5, Quayside Room) Materials, manufacturing and design – the 3 key elements of lifespan planning

o   (Breakout 6, Riverside Room) Aircraft interiors sector breakout


Arrival, the Museum of London Docklands

Address: No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL

Further travel information on the event website.

We ask that speakers plan to attend for the whole event (9.30am – 6.00pm).

Please let the Registration Desk know that you are a Speaker and they will have your badge ready for you. You will be able to collect your badge from 8:30 am.

We request that speakers in the main conference sessions present themselves to the technician at least 10 minutes before their session so that we can test your mic and make sure everything is working.

Professional host

We have invited a professional host to run the sessions on the Main Conference Stage, and to compere the day as a whole. We will look to the host as a neutral party across our three sectors to ensure that engagement and learning takes place in the room and out of its niche. The event aims to encourage the cross-pollination of ideas; our host will be briefed to press for the cross-sector lessons!

It’s a packed programme – the host will be running a tight ship on timings.

Structure of the summit

This one-day summit brings together the interior design community across cruise, hotels and aircraft cabin interiors – including their supply chain partners. 

Main conference sessions:

These take place in the main conference room. Everyone attends the opening and closing keynotes, which take place on the main conference stage.


In addition to the main conference stage, there are two breakout rooms. All sessions run for an hour. Delegates choose to attend either the main conference session, or one of the two breakouts on offer. Delegates will choose these sessions as they register for the event.

Wherever possible, the SDS team will be encouraging the seating arrangements in breakouts to support cross-sector conversations.

Sessions need to run to time!

Product Showcase:

The gallery-style product showcase display will feature 20+ sustainable products and solutions. This will be set up in the Riverside Room where all of the networking and catering will take place. We ask for speakers to support by both visiting the showcase during the breaks and promoting to delegates.

Please encourage your network and sustainability partners to attend SDS

Personalised banners

Our marketing team have produced personalised speaker banners for you to share with your network to announce your participation. Speaker banners can be downloaded here.

Should you require any changes, please let Ollie Carter know.


SDS Closing Drinks Reception & CSI Europe Opening Party, evening of 28 November 2023

We are excited about bringing everyone together at the end of the summit for networking drinks (5pm – 6pm in the Museum of London Docklands).

You are also warmly invited to attend the Opening Party for Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe. We hope that all speakers join us.

Venue: The Fox, ExCeL, Warehouse K, 2 Western Gateway, London E16 1DR

Times: 7pm – 10pm.


Presentation Guidelines

  • Presentations are not obligatory – if you are planning on using slides, please let Helen know
  • If you are planning to use a few slides, the final deadline to submit these is Thursday 9 November 2023
  • It is important that presentations are in the 16:9 format and in point size no less than 16
  • Please ensure you have a backup copy of your slides with you on a memory stick/thumb drive on the day
  • We request that all presentations use the Sustainable Design Summit branded slides for the first slide. Branded slides will be available to download here shortly
  • Speakers are welcome to use their own slide templates for slides in between
  • Please upload any slides you are using within your sessions to this shared drive
  • Please don’t email your presentation directly


Social Media

We would welcome full engagement by our speakers. It will be useful for us to demonstrate the conversation and connection between our three sectors ahead of the summit.

Our marketing team will be promoting sessions on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Make sure you are following our pages and if you are posting about speaking at the show, please tag us.

Official hashtag – #SustainableDesignSummit



Key Contacts

Conference Director – Helen Blantz

Operations – Caroline Chong

Marketing Manager – Olivia Irving

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