Alexandre is currently leading the Airbus Design Studio. In his role he is managing CMF, Industrial, Brand and Lighting Designer which are supporting all Airbus Customers for their interior customisation in line with the Airbus Industrial Planning. He has led the implementation in 2022 of the Airbus Design Studio Consulting Services which is aiming to provide to Airlines tailormade solutions for an End to End cohesive Design / Brand experience going through booking web branding, Airport Lounges / Exterior Livery / Aircraft Interior Design and communication solution kit.
Clearly one of the key priorities in the Airbus Design Studio is to work by providing innovative sustainable solutions from all aspects and contribute to Airbus overall objective to lead the decarbonisation of the Aerospace sector.
Alexandre started his career as a Wing Designer in Bristol (UK), then he moved to the Airbus Production Site (Aircraft Final Assembly Line) in Toulouse (France) where he was responsible to ensure that all Airbus A320 Family Wing Delivered are in line with Design requirements through the build process.
He then moved to Hamburg (Germany) to work on the latest Airbus development Program A350XWB where he was Technical Authority for the Fuselage Overall Design.
Prior to his current role he worked successively as Chief of Staff / Executive Assistant to the SVP Head of A350XWB Engineering Airframe and Cabin , SVP Head of A350XWB Central Programme & Industrial Management and SVP Head of Airbus Cabin Programme.
André Pettersen is the Vice President of Hotel Operations in Hurtigruten Norway.
During his 7 years in the Hurtigruten, he has held different positions. He started out as Fleet Director Hotel Operations, advanced to VP Fleet Hotel Operations for Hurtigruten Expeditions and the Coastal Fleet. After Hurtigruten decided to divide into two business units, he stayed with Hurtigruten Norway. André reports to the CEO in Hurtigruten Norway.
André is responsible for a result-oriented management team that oversees the daily hotel operations in the whole Hurtigruten Norway fleet.
He also is responsible for all product developments; an example is Norway`s Coastal Kitchen which our food and beverage concept that has been nominated for a Nordic food award.
André has been in charge of several refurbs and was the project lead for the first 500-beds ship going to Antarctica.
André grew up in northern Norway and has a Bachelor`s degree in Hotel Management. He has a background as a chef and hotel director.
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.
Associate Professor, David Peck, researches and teaches, cross faculty, in the fields of critical materials and circular design, in particular developing remanufacturing. He is a founding member of the Circular Built Environment Hub. David is also an Honorary Associate Professor with University College London – The Bartlett and an adjunct Professor at MIP Politecnico di Milano, Graduate School of Business. David is an Executive Board Member for EIT Raw Materials and ERMA. David also works with ad hoc committees in the European Union in Brussels, The Netherlands Government in The Hague, and is a Horizon Europe reviewer. David sits on the steering committee for the European Remanufacturing Council. He is the TU Delft lead scientist for EU Horizon Europe & Horizons 2020 projects CiRCLETECH, Pop Machina, ProSUM, ERN and FP7 CRM_Innonet. David is TU Delft scientific leader for the EU KIC EIT Raw Materials & EIT Manufacturing, representing the university in the programme.
A senior interior architect and designer with 20 years of dedicated focus on
the cruise industry. Throughout her career at YSA Design, Fabiana has transformed
numerous cruise ships into captivating and functional spaces. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for crafting immersive environments, innovative designs that enhance the overall experience of passengers.
Collaborating closely with clients, shipyards, and interdisciplinary teams, Fabiana brings
visions to life by translating aspirations into reality. Throughout my years of experience, I have gained valuable insights into the unique challenges and regulations within the cruise industry. This expertise
enables her to navigate complexities seamlessly, ensuring a smooth and
successful execution of projects.
Looking forward, she will embrace new technologies, sustainable practices, and evolving
design trends. Hey enjoyment comes from shaping the cruise industry’s landscape, delivering
remarkable experiences for passengers worldwide.
Beyond architectural expertise, Fabiana also holds the esteemed position of Head of
Sustainability and Implementation at YSA Design, for which she has a strong passion for, and can be seen in her application of sustainable practices to the design of both cruise ships and office environments.
By incorporating eco-friendly principles into our workspace, she strives to create a
harmonious balance between functionality, aesthetics, and environmental
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.
Jessica Morrison is a Senior Associate at the G.A Group, London – a company of world-class designers,
strategists, project managers and creatives. The G.A Group is a leading hospitality interior design
practice with a powerful reputation for bespoke design, building rich experiences and making spaces
Jessica studied Interior Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Art and has worked in several London
studios specialising in hospitality and high-end residential projects.
Since joining the G.A Group in 2012, Jessica has worked as Project Manager on numerous award- winning
luxury projects both internationally and in the UK. These include the recently opened 1 Hotel, Mayfair,
Belmond Cadogan on Sloane Street and Park Hyatt St Kitts Christophe Harbour.
With strong skills in concept design and client liaison, Jessica has worked with some of the most
successful hotel brands from around the world. Delivering designs for major hotels such as, the W Hotel,
Park Hyatt and Mandarin Oriental. Jessica is currently leading the Swissotel and Corinthia Hotel
As a regularly invited speaker at design conferences worldwide, Jessica has experience in discussing a
large range of design focussed topics. She recently took part in Hotel Designs roundtable; an inspiring
discussion defining the next wellness trends in the hospitality industry.
Jess is the Colour Material and Finish (CMF) Design Manager at PriestmanGoode. She has a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and an MDes in Interior Design from the Glasgow School of Art. Jess has a multidisciplinary design approach and proven ability to multitask whilst working as a CMF Designer and Project Manager. Jess joined PriestmanGoode in 2022 after working in sustainable material specification and is an expert in sustainability credentials and innovations. Clients have included Facebook, Estée Lauder, Dr Martens, and the airline, Latam. Jess is also a visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art, working with the MDes students on material application, specification, and design development.
Jim Dixon has been part of the Winch Design team for over 20 years and took on the role of Head of Yachts and Aviation in 2018 when the two studios merged. Having learnt the craft of ‘how things go together’ in his formative years training as a furniture maker and designer, Jim has applied his desire for perfection to many areas of the design business; his unique analysis of three-dimensional problems and beautiful aesthetics has helped create some of the studio’s most memorable signature projects. Jim’s meticulous eye for detail keeps the team working to their maximum potential. He’s respected for his design direction, creativity and boundless energy, from concept to completion. Jim became a Director in 2019 and since Winch Design became employee owned in June 2021, has become Managing Partner and Creative Director of Yachts and Aviation.
Joshua Wilkie joined Air Canada in 2023, leading the airline’s waste and circular economy programs, which includes the development of sustainable cabin design and product offerings. He holds master’s degrees in applied chemistry, engineering, and environmental management. Prior to relocating to Canada, he worked internationally as an engineer and humanitarian programme manager, specialising in the transition to sustainable development. With this diverse background, Joshua creatively applies ideas from different industries to new problems, such as applying an industrial health and safety perspective to the cabin retrofit of an Mi-8 helicopter for transporting Ebola patients. Keen to collaborate and draw on these perspectives, he is committed to delivering sustainable excellence for Air Canada’s customers.
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.
Louis Lefebvre graduated from Université de Montréal in 2001 with a bachelor’s in industrial design. He is now Senior Industrial Designer at Bombardier.
Louis is part of a growing team of Industrial Designers, that has, for the most part, been together for the past 12 years.
Bombardier’s Industrial Design & Cabin Innovation team has won 2 Red Dot design awards in the past 5 years: one award for the cabin of the private jet industry flagship, Bombardier’s Global 7500 (2018) and another award for the cabin of the industry’s best-selling aircraft, Bombardier’s Challenger 3500 (2022).
Louis focuses and works primarily on the design of lavatories, galleys, cockpits, and aircraft exterior, as well as furthering the development of hygiene, and sustainability solutions.
As Director of Hotel Maintenance, Dry Dock and Refit at Aida Cruises, Marc oversees all refurbishment and drydock projects for the AIDA fleet including financial planning, development and implementation of interior design and fleet standards as well as hotel maintenance onboard.
Marc joined AIDA Cruises in 2001, whilst onboard the ships for more than seven years he gained expertise in the cruise hotel operation mainly as hotel director. During his career he has held several executive positions in the shore based fleet operation and was appointed in 2021 for his current role.
Martin has worked for Lloyd’s Register for over 10 years in a variety of roles including Digitalisation lead, Surveyor in charge, Change manager and Equipment and Component (MEC) Product Manager where he recently led the digitalisation of the MEC product line. A graduate of Newcastle University, he was a member of 2012 graduate programme intake that saw him gain global experience in China, Germany, USA and the Netherlands.
Martin is currently leading the MEC portfolio of products where is concentrating on digitalising this essential part of the business to ensure our clients receive a globally consistent, sustainable and above all, excellent service for the certification & approval of their marine components. As a proud Co-lead of the Unity D&I network, Martin is also heavily involved in many others aspects of LR’s transformation and keen to see LR fulfil the fantastic potential and reputation that this company has built over 250 years.
In his spare time Martin enjoys a spot of DIY, running plenty of miles and sailing his Westerly Centaur with his young family ( who are more fans of the beach than the boat itself!)
Mathieu Petiteau has worked at Ponant since 2009. Following his graduation in 1997 he worked on board several cruise vessels as Engine Officer until 2002 when he became Commissioning Manager in Chantier de L’Atlantique. He remained at Chantier de L’Atlantique for seven years, during which time he assisted with the delivery of six passenger ships and oceanographic vessels.
Mathieu started with Ponant as Chief Engineer, and worked his way to Site and Project Manager Newbuilding, then Newbuilding Director and is now Newbuilding and Research & Development Director. He has worked on the delivery of six Explorer series vessels between 2018 and 2020, and has since worked on LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT for six years (when it was delivered in July 2021). LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT is the first French passenger vessel to reach the North Pole the 6th of September 2021 using LNG as fuel.
In his current role Mathieu looks at the decarbonisation of Ponant’s vessel fleet and is working on the new vessel concept design: zero carbon emission vessel Swap2Zero.
Mirja Rasi-Mäki is the Sustainability Specialist in Product Development of Meyer Turku Shipyard, in which she deals with sustainability reporting, development projects, carbon footprint calculations and supporting sales and design with sustainability issues. Mirja has a double degree in Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Management and in Bachelor Honours of Environmental Sciences. She has also graduated as Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) in Corporate Environmental Management. Her previous experience has mostly been linked to the marine environment, from the maritime or marine protection perspectives. Alongside her work in sustainability in the industry, Mirja has a wreath of experience in the interior design sector of the shipbuilding industry. Her leisure activities are partly linked to the sea as well, as she loves collecting seashells and has trained to become a scientific diver.
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.
A Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the aerospace, defence and civil aviation industries.
In 2004 Nigel set-up SWS Certification Services Ltd (SWS) with business partner, Phil Williams, as an independent Engineering & Certification consultancy providing a development, certification, test and airworthiness approval service to the civil aviation, aerospace and defence industries. Scope of work is primarily in fixed wing and rotor aircraft interior and exterior modifications, repairs and regulatory consultancy with a specialisation in passenger seat dynamic structural and occupant injury certification.
Currently Managing Director and Head of the Design Organisation for SWS, originally a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 21, Subpart J approved Design Organisation [2007 – 2020] and due to Brexit is now a UK CAA Part 21, Subpart J approved Design Organisation [2021 to date].
A UK CAA approved design and airworthiness signatory, a member of the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance (IAMA) and a key member of the FAA Aviation Regulatory Advisory Committee (ARAC) and Technical Standards Order (TSO) working team responsible for the introduction of AC25.562-1B, the now very familiar FAA advisory circular, (a dynamic evaluation of seat restraint systems and occupant protection on transport airplanes) and an active participant on industry advisory committees, including Hertfordshire University.
As a pro-active manager of a committed and accomplished company and team, we have been responsible for resolving many challenging technical and regulatory issues in order to produce some of the most unique aircraft seating and cabin interior products and innovations for the top international airlines.
Prior to SWS, Nigel has worked for major UK based aerospace companies, including:
Contour Premium Aircraft Seating (now Safran Seats UK) – Technical Office Manager and Head of Airworthiness, responsible for all safety, certification, technical and regulatory approval of civil aircraft passenger seats & bespoke cabin interior programmes.
Matra-Marconi Space Systems – Assembly Integration and Test (AIT) involving communication satellites and scientific spacecraft (ESA Polar Platform (ENVISAT), MORO, MIMR and SKYNET),
Martin-Baker Aircraft – Supported the ‘Huygens’ space probe descent system, development and qualification test programme as part of the Cassini–Huygens space-research mission. The Huygens module travelled with Cassini until its separation from the probe on December 25, 2004; Huygens landed by parachute on Titan on January 14, 2005. This was the first landing ever accomplished in the outer Solar System and the first landing on a moon other than Earth’s Moon
M. L. Aviation – Design, development, manufacture and flight test operations of SPRITE, a unique ‘first of type’ remotely piloted helicopter (RPH) and associated flight and mobile ground control systems for the civil and military markets.
Research, development and certification approval trials of aerospace/defence (Including JP233, LAW, ALARM weapon systems), fixed wing and rotorcraft, naval and associated ground support systems.
This valued experience has given Nigel a considerable understanding of the industry in which he works and where possible, he endeavours to pass this extensive knowledge and experience onto his colleagues, young engineers and clients.
Nigel’s’ professional achievements reflect the personal passion and drive to continually explore and meet the challenge of harmonising innovation with certification within the aviation industry. Nigel has been instrumental in pioneering various unique certification approaches, which include such products as the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suites, Air New Zealand’s Skycouch™ and Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft®; working with them and National Aviation Authorities to establish an airworthiness approvals route for UK, European, USA & Asia-Pacific organisations.
Pablo van den Bosch
Pablo van den Bosch is co-founder and Board Member of Madaster. His focus is on public affairs and internationalization. As such he is a member of the Wholelife Carbon Roadmap Working Group of the European Commission. He studied public affairs at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and was partner in a global consultancy that he co-founded in 2003. Pablo left in 2016 to invest his time and experience in new ventures that aim to deliver a positive social impact.
He teamed with Thomas Rau, a renowned architect who created energy-neutral buildings since the nineties. Based on Thomas vision that “Waste is material without an identity”, they and four others created Madaster, the register for products and materials in the built environment.
Paul’s background is in international leisure real estate working with resorts, hotels and branded residence projects. His experience includes roles with RCI, part of Wyndham Hotels Worldwide (VP, EMEA), as well as running his own development advisory company for 10 years with global clients, from Zanzibar to Grenada.
Paul joined KALDEWEI, a 105 year old German sanitary ware manufacturing company, in 2021 to head up it’s London based International Projects. Focused on the hospitality sector, Paul works with hotels and yacht projects across 80 countries with his colleagues in KALDEWEI’s 12 international offices. KALDEWEI is an independently accredited Sustainable Leader, delivering luxury and sustainability, LUXSTAINABILITY®, with 100% circularity.
Paul brings an informed perspective on the role of sustainability throughout the development supply chain, having worked with funds, developers, hotel brands, operators and now, construction manufacturingVisit website
A graduate of Cambridge University’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Roddy Clarke is a design writer looking at the social and environmental impacts of design. With a background in restoration, Roddy covers topics such as circularity, responsible design and the presence of traditional craft in a contemporary society. Contributing to titles such as The Financial Times and Forbes, Roddy hosts and speaks across various industry events while also consulting with brands to help them navigate their way to a greener future through transparent and honest communication.
With a career spanning over 25 years, Sam is an experienced Interior Designer with a
passion for the hospitality industry and has established herself as a prominent figure in the
field. Sam joined the InterContinental Hotel Group at the beginning of the yest and brings a
wealth of expertise and creativity to craft remarkable hotel interiors.
Throughout her career, Sam has collaborated with various hotel owners and operators,
contributing to the transformation of numerous properties. Notably, she spent a decade at
G.A Design, one of the industry’s foremost international hospitality design consultancies.
During this time, she honed her skills and played a pivotal role in delivering exceptional
design solutions for prestigious hotels worldwide.
With an impressive portfolio of successful projects and a commitment to excellence, Sam
continues to shape the world of hospitality design, creating unforgettable spaces that leave
a lasting impression on guests and clients alike.
Simon Mockler is Senior Director Newbuild Decarbonisation at Royal Caribbean Group. Simon is responsible for the implementation of the Group’s decarbonization and sustainability strategy to newbuild projects, through energy efficiency, building readiness for new fuels and technologies and incorporating sustainable design practices.
Prior to his role at Royal Caribbean Group, Simon’s professional background in consulting and classification includes 11 years at DNV where he headed the maritime consulting business in the Americas before taking on a broader role coordinating DNV’s decarbonization efforts in the Americas.
Siu Lie Tan
Siu Lie founded Circular Symbiosis in the beginning of 2020 looking to rewire, restructure and connect stakeholders to create circular ecosystems after having worked in IT public relations, journalism, marketing and with an environmental NGO. Apart from a natural curiosity for innovations, Siu Lie has a profound belief that social interactions are the real driver behind long lasting systemic change for circularity. In her work she looks to speed up the transition by breaking silos throughout value chains whilst promoting new ways of collaboration.
Tom Hupe is the Senior Director of Design, Hilton EMEA.
Within this role Tom oversees the Hilton EMEA design team based in the UK, Dubai and South Africa. Collectively the team is responsible for the review, elevation, approval and brand alignment of design proposals for all full service, luxury and lifestyle brands across EMEA.
The team currently oversees almost 300 active projects, which range from renovations to conversions and new developments.
Tom brings 20+ years’ experience of working as a designer exclusively in the hotel and leisure sector. During this time, he has been responsible for the design and project delivery of diverse and impressive range of hotels.
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.