28 November 2023Museum of London Docklands

Sustainable Design Summit

The world’s only forum to unite the cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors sectors. The second edition of this thought-leadership event serves as a catalyst for change in interior design across these three chosen industries.

With a strong focus on collaboration and innovation, interior designers, specifiers, sustainability specialists, and suppliers alike meet to share insights and explore the new era of sustainability goals. The one-day Summit tackles today’s biggest challenges with designing and sourcing responsibly. The pivotal opening keynote ‘Progress, leadership, and transparency through the supply chain’ unites decision makers across each sector, including Joshua Wilkie - Manager, Waste Management and Circularity Programs at Air Canada, Mathieu Petiteau - Newbuilding & R&D Director at Ponant, and Sam Hall - Director, Interior Design - Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Hosted by Darian Stibbe - Global Leader, Partnerships for Sustainable Development; Executive Director at The Partnering Initiative, delegates will be guided through a CPD-Certified programme of keynotes and topic-specific breakout sessions focussing on case studies and companies that are at the forefront of sustainable design. Stand-out sessions include ‘Understanding your emissions: What are your numbers really telling you?’, ‘Materials innovation & collaboration in the supply chain’, and ‘From collaboration to impact: Developing approaches and next steps’.

Included in the day’s agenda is the zero-waste Product Showcase of intrinsically green materials and solutions, and numerous opportunities to network allowing delegates to expand their knowledge, discover the latest innovations, and create new relationships across the sectors.

Our Director of Marketing & Communications Angela Antolini has joined the Advisory Board and will represent the Institute at the event. Contact her if you are attending and would like to meet during the day.

To learn more about the sessions and networking experiences involved, download the full Summit Agenda on the website.