The full conference agenda for the Sustainable Design Summit, the first event to bring together interiors experts from the aircraft, hotel and cruise interiors industries, has been released. Over the course of the day, on 29th November 2022, delegates will gain actionable insights from the speaker panel about how to make operations more environmentally friendly, discover a showcase of ‘green’ products, and come away with a framework for tangible steps to take into their next interior design project.
The Sustainable Design Summit tackles the biggest challenges of designing sustainably head on, with the plenary session ‘Pitching to Stakeholders: How to Hold a Conversation About Sustainability’ intended to unite the decision makers of all three sectors, including Bryan Liska, Hilton Hotels’ director of design for the Caribbean & Latin America region; Thomas Westergaard, vice president of Hurtigruten Expeditions; and Tasha Jackson, the lead sustainability expert at Boeing.
‘Chatham House Rules’ will be in place for sector specific breakout sessions, meaning that participants are free to use any information shared, but cannot disclose the identity of the source, or the company they represent. This means that participants can frankly and openly discuss the unique challenges of designing sustainably for their sector, the niche governance informing sustainability progress in that sector, and what the delegates as brand owners require from certification societies and the supply chain.
Session leaders include designers, both highly specialised and those who work cross-industry, brand owners and sustainability experts. Brands leading the discussion include Airways, IHG Hotels & Resorts, British Airways, Virgin Voyages, Cundall, SeymourPowell, TUI Cruises, and certification and sustainability advisory companies Cradle to Cradle and AIRA.
One speaker, Luke Pearson, who is co-founder of the PearsonLloyd design consultancy, said of seeking cross-disciplinary solutions to sustainable design questions, “Working in a multidisciplinary studio, across lots of different fields, we regularly find that we’re able to take good ideas from one area and apply them to another. Ultimately, that approach is the one we’re going to have to take if we’re really going to solve this problem, because we have very little time to solve it.”
To learn more about the keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, download the full Summit Agenda. As a time-limited offer, check out with the code ‘SDS50’ for a 50% discount on delegate passes. The offer ends at midnight on Thursday 29 September.
All delegate passes include full access to the conference programme, breakout sessions and round tables; access to networking breaks; a complimentary lunch; and an invitation to the exclusive opening party for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe.