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The Sustainable Design Summit

The Sustainable Design Summit (SDS) brings together brand owners, designers, and suppliers from across cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors to cross-pollenate ideas alongside leading sustainability experts. Taking place 29 November 2022 at The Brewery, London, SDS is the first event of its kind to unite these three sectors to discuss sustainability as it dominates conversations and market drivers.

The one-day Summit features industry-leading keynotes, interactive breakout sessions, a hand-selected product showcase, and numerous networking opportunities allowing delegates to develop their knowledge, discover new sustainable products, and build new relationships across the three sectors. Head over to the website today to find out how you can get involved.

 

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The Sustainable Design Summit (SDS) brings together brand owners, designers, and trusted suppliers from across cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors to cross-pollinate ideas alongside leading sustainability experts. Taking place on 29 November 2022 at The Brewery London, SDS is the first event of its kind to unite these three sectors to discuss sustainability as it dominates conversations and market drivers.

In just one day, delegates will gain actionable insights from the panels of experienced practitioners, discover a showcase of intrinsically green products, and come away with a framework for tangible steps to take into their next interior design project.

Sustainable Design Summit tackles the biggest challenges of designing sustainably head on; their crucial plenary Pitching to Stakeholders: How to Hold a Conversation About Sustainability unites the decision makers of all three sectors, including Bryan Liska, Director of Design Caribbean & Latin America Hilton Hotels, Thomas Westergaard, Consultant at Hurtigruten Expeditions sand Tasha Jackson, Sustainability Boeing. 

Chatham House Rules will be in place for sector specific breakout sessions, where each sector can frankly and openly discuss the unique challenges of designing sustainably for that 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. View the full Agenda here.

The onsite product showcase will be displaying the most forward-thinking sustainable products across the aviation, cruise, and hotel interiors industries. The products were selected with a keen eye on energy efficiency, weight saving, re-cycling and reusing, and reducing carbon footprint. Thought-provoking products include lighting company Cristallux and their zero waste, 100% recyclable alternative material Alamar and Continental’s breathable upholstery material, including the VyP Coffee range created using spent coffee grounds. Aviation specialists Anker will be showcasing their AIRlight ECO surface material made with 100% recycled yarn while Volume Creative will give a glimpse into Spared, a creative service that turns waste destined for landfill into beautiful objects. 

Ahead of Sustainable Design Summit, speakers revealed what they were most interested in learning and sharing with the delegates. Alan Stewart, Company Director at SMC Design highlighted his desire for sustainability guidance from classification societies and collaboration with IMO, ‘In order to be truly sustainable, we need to have some type of guidelines in place. There needs to be some sort of classification to allow us to understand just how sustainable products and materials are before we design with them. We'd also like to welcome working with classification societies and receive guidance from them on sustainability.’

Meanwhile Thomas Westergaard, Consultant, Hurtigruten Cruises expressed interest in hearing from how other brands were including sustainability in their value propositions. He wanted to see how ‘important is it for companies to attract not only tomorrow's travellers, but today's travellers.’

Speaker Luke Pearson, Co-founder and Director, Pearson Lloyd, 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.’

Book your pass today to collaborate with leaders of the cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors sectors on shaping the future of sustainable interior design.