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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Design Summit’s calendar of in-person and online Working Groups and bi-yearly Summits facilitate the space for those passionate about sustainable design to connect and collaborate, share ideas, challenges, and solutions, and drive progress toward a more sustainable future.

The sustainability trends discussed, and questions raised, in each Working Group will inform the topics and session host of the following Working Group, creating a synergetic conversation that evolves in step with the participants’ knowledge.

SDS Working Groups will include in-person events and Product Showcases in design-forward cities Miami and London.

Wednesday 24 April 2024 10am - 11am EST / 3pm - 4pm BST Sign up

Online Working Group

Impact analytics + 10 ways to use your data to drive sustainability improvements

Delegates from Sustainable Design Summit 2023 discussed what the numbers tell us, and how design and procurement teams can work with their supply chain partners to improve environmental outcomes.

The first of this year's Working Group's continues the conversation by providing some practical insights into carbon assessments; using real data; and how best to analyse environmental impacts of materials used in hospitality travel interiors.

Design and procurement teams will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of:

  • The three ways to understand how the products you specify support circularity, embodied carbon, and minimize waste
  • The power of Impact Analytics and how data is making sustainable design easy
  • Factors which impact net positive outcomes
  • How to select vendors and products using product lifecycle impact-based data and analytics
  • Designing and procuring healthy interiors with a lower carbon footprint
  • How to hold a conversation with supply chain partners around reducing waste and both operational and embodied carbon
  • Project spotlights: hear from Hyatt Hotels Corporation on the success factors of their recent projects


Sustainable Design Summit is about making connections and sharing knowledge across the hospitality travel sectors. This Working Group will share interactions between cruise, hotel, aircraft – as well as automotives and rail sectors.

JoAnna Abrams, CEO of Mindclick will also provide a trend analysis from across multiple brand projects and will be joined by:

Fred L Brandstrader, Vice President - Construction and Capital Expenditures, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Pipa Bradbury, Interior Design Leader & Principal, DLR Group
Vanessa Vu, Senior Interior Designer & Associate, DLR Group

This online session will be ran on the interactive roundtable events platform, Remo.

Session Hosts

Vanessa Vu
Senior Interior Designer & Associate, DLR Group
Pipa Bradbury
Interior Design Leader & Principal, DLR Group
Fred L Brandstrader, AIA
Vice President - Construction and Capital Expenditures, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
JoAnna Abrams
CEO, MindClick
Friday 7 June 2024 | 9am - 10:30am EDT Sign up

Miami Working Group Breakfast

Refurbishments: A circularity state of mind

Sustainable Design Summit breakout sessions come to Miami! During this in-person Working Group, suppliers and buyers will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop covering key sustainable topics: 

  • Developing a circularity mindset – how to embed responsible thinking and values
  • Modularity, repairability, isolative characteristics
  • Life cycle assessments and costs
  • Lifetime extension, re-manufacturing

This event begins with a networking breakfast, ahead of the content and collaboration, and will take place alongside CSI Design Expo Americas and the co-located Hotel & Resort Design South at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Session Host and speakers to be announced.

Places in this roundtable session and networking breakfast are limited. Please sign up to request a spot.

Wednesday 25 Sept 2024 10am - 11am EDT / 3pm - 4pm BST

Online Working Group

Topic to be announced.

This online Working Group will deep dive into a key topic or challenge facing interior designs and decision-makers working on major projects across the hospitality travel interiors sectors.

The session will be hosted on the interactive roundtable events platform, Remo.

Registration for this session will be open in the coming weeks.

Thursday 5 Dec 2024 12:30pm - 2pm GMT

London: Working Group Lunch & Product Showcase

Topic to be announced.

The London Working Group will be an in-person roundtable session centred around a theme or common challenge for the hospitality travel interiors sectors. This cross-sector interactive workshop seeks to unite decision-makers, interior designers, and the supply chain providing participants with practical solutions.

The event features a zero-waste Product Showcase of sustainable products, materials, and solutions and a networking lunch, allowing participants to discover new products and connect with like-minded peers. 

This Working Group will take place alongside CSI Design Expo Europe at London ExCeL.

Registration to this event will be opening in the coming weeks. Places are limited and subject to approval.

November 2025

London: Sustainable Design Summit 2025

The flagship 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 the hospitality travel interiors market.

The event also features a zero-waste, hand-selected Product Showcase and numerous networking opportunities allowing delegates to develop their knowledge, discover new products, and create new relationships across the sectors. 

More details to be announced soon.

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