MARINE INTERIORS conference sessions

GET INSPIRED BY THE CRUISE INDUSTRY'S LEADING DESIGN EXPERTS

Hall A3 // MARINE INTERIORS Forum

Design is a crucial factor when it comes to creating dreams for consumers and brand equity for shipping companies. Two individual MARINE INTERIORS conference sessions show how design contributes to brand value creation and how regulatory frameworks can be met. Take away unique learnings and insights from some the cruise industry's most acclaimed experts in these fields.

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Session I:

How design helps to convey, define or create brand identity

11 September, 14:30 – 16:00

Designers who thrive in the competitive cruise shipbuilding space share their stories on how they interpret brand values into design ideas and help to create unique identities for each cruise brand.
 

Speaker

David McCarthy Logo

Director of Marine Projects & Communications
AD Associates

David has over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality and maritime industry at Executive level, both operationally and in vessel newbuild/refurbishment design and delivery. A 14-year sea-going career with P&O Cruises, was followed by various land-based leadership roles at Carnival UK, Southampton. Responsible for several refurbishments and newbuild projects, notably the P&O Cruises current flagship, Britannia, where he is proud to have been presented to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Now at AD Associates, an award-winning, multidisciplinary design agency based in the heart of London, David overseas all marine projects as well as Sales & Marketing activity. Throughout its lifespan, his extensive managerial experience across complex projects and service delivery, looks to add value, nurture relationships and build trust and credibility with clients and partners world-wide.

Fredrik Johansson Logo

Part Owner of Tillberg Design

During his 25 years in the company, he has managed some of the world's most creative and prestigious marine projects, including Private Yachts, Explorer Ships and Ocean Liners.

Tal Danai Logo

CEO
ArtLink

Tal Danai founded ArtLink in 1996. In early 1997, ArtLink partnered with Sotheby’s auction house to form ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art Program, aspiring to introduce a new segment of emerging art into the global art market. In 1999, CNN deemed the program "the most exciting development in the art market in decades."

In 2002, Danai introduced ArtLink as a group of expert art curators, supported by experienced art project managers, expert art purchasers and logistics professionals to the hospitality industry. ArtLink curated and provided art collections for over 120 hospitality projects in 32 countries, including the Jing An Shangri-La in Shanghai, the Four Seasons DIFC in Dubai, the Plaza Hotel in New York City, the Waldorf Astoria in Chengdu, the St. Regis hotels in Cairo, Amman and Belgrade, The Rosewood hotels in Hoi An and Ningbo and the Mandarin Oriental hotels in London and Riyadh.

In 2014, ArtLink completed the art collection for the Holland America Line Koningsdam Ship followed by the Nieuw Statendam. The company also curated and provided the art for the Seabourn ultra-luxury Encore and Ovation ships and is currently working with Costa Cruises and P&O Cruises and on the new Ryndam for Holland America Line.

Prior to ArtLink, Danai served as the Director of International Marketing for Cybra Corporation and in 1989 assumed the position of Director of International Operations for the Commodity Spot Shipping Division of the Brazilian conglomerate SATRO. In 1993, Danai founded EcoLink, which restructured failing small businesses into highly profitable enterprises and traded in foodstuff for the former Soviet Union countries.

Danai holds academic degrees in fine art, business and law, alongside the rank of Sensei in Kyokushin Karate and Wood Badge in the International Scouts Movement.

Timo Hogestraat Logo

Partner Ship Design,
Dipl. Ing. Interior Architect (FH)

Position: Junior Partner

Timo Hogestraat (42) studied interior architecture at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Düsseldorf. The talented interior architect started his career at PSD in 2007. He learned cruise ship design from the scratch at Partner Ship Design and in 2017 he became a junior partner. Today, Timo Hogestraat, is the creative head and visionary who creates cruise ships together with the founder and the entire team.

Trevor Young Logo

Vice President, Newbuilding & Refurbishment
MSC

As Vice President of Newbuilding and Refurbishment, Trevor Young is currently coordinating the 13 new building projects that are currently part of MSC Cruises’ fleet expansion plan. He also coordinates all refurbishment projects in the Company’s existing fleet.

Trevor’s career started with him earning a Diploma of Business / Hospitality Management along with a Certificate in Hotel and Catering Management which lead him to the cruise industry in 1996.

Trevor joined Star Cruises in 1996, working onboard the Superstar Gemini. In 1997 he took the role of Director Newbuilding Owners Supply based in Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany. In 2000 became Star Cruises’ Senior Director Hotel Operations, overseeing the day to day operations for their fleet and developing and implementing new statagies over a number of departments.

In 2002, he moved to Miami, joining Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings as Vice President, Hotel Newbuilding & Refurbishment. In this position, he oversaw the building team and the construction of all areas onboard. Five years later, Trevor was promoted to Vice President Newbuilding Design & Outfitting based in Saint Nazaire, France where he managed many new building projects, including that of Norwegian Epic.

In 2008, Trevor moved to Dubai as the Owners Representative of the Queen Elizabeth 2’s redevelopment into a 7 star hotel, private club, luxury spa, entertainment venue and residences.

In 2010 he became a consultant for JMMY Group based in the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

In 2015, Trevor returned to Genting Hong Kong as Senior Vice President New Ship Building Product & Delivery, where he was responsible for the overall design, construction and delivery of new ship building in Papenburg, Germany and future projects in MV Werften.

 

Session II:

How to design to comply

12 September, 10:30 – 12:00

One of the top challenges for marine interior designers is to stay compliant while delivering aesthetically pleasing design. Join the session to learn from designers' top tricks with examples on how beautiful design goes hand in hand with regulations and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Speaker

Antonio Di Nenno Logo

Lead Architect, New Buildings
MSC

Since 2014, Antonio Di Nenno is Lead Architect of MSC Cruisses’ New Building Department. Prior to this, he used to work in the yacht design industry.

In this position, Antonio is involved in the development of all the new prototype ships designed for MSC Cruises, following the process from the concept design to the delivery.

Antonio focuses his attention on the design and outfitting of guest cabins and public areas in order to ensure that the ship’s interiors are in line with MSC Cruises’ vision of the cruise experience.

David McCarthy Logo

Director of Marine Projects & Communications
AD Associates

David has over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality and maritime industry at Executive level, both operationally and in vessel newbuild/refurbishment design and delivery. A 14-year sea-going career with P&O Cruises, was followed by various land-based leadership roles at Carnival UK, Southampton. Responsible for several refurbishments and newbuild projects, notably the P&O Cruises current flagship, Britannia, where he is proud to have been presented to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Now at AD Associates, an award-winning, multidisciplinary design agency based in the heart of London, David overseas all marine projects as well as Sales & Marketing activity. Throughout its lifespan, his extensive managerial experience across complex projects and service delivery, looks to add value, nurture relationships and build trust and credibility with clients and partners world-wide.

I am looking forward to be one of the speakers of the Interiors Sessions at MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo in Hamburg. The crossways of arts and design are of the most exciting grounds to navigate. Put it on a ship, and that crossroad keeps moving cultural and aesthetic grounds, making its negotiation that much more intriguing. I am looking forward to sharing a stage with leading design professionals exchanging ideas and practices in the everlasting effort to do it all better. The new MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo seems like an excellent place to get inspired and meet the right people.

Tal Danai, Founder & CEO, ARTLink.Inc

I’m very pleased that ‘design’ is spearheading the conference sessions at MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo in Hamburg. As cruise brands continually search for a competitive edge, the role of design is pivotal in delivering the guest experience and fulfilling their brand ambition. I’m delighted to be joined by other industry professionals, who share the same passion for ‘great design’ and how this is helping brands not only retain but attract new guests to cruising.

David McCarthy, Director, Marine Projects & Communications