Event Listing: Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo (CSH) and Cruise Ship Interiors Expo (CSI)
Last updated October 5, 2021:
On October 5, 2021, the organizers of the Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo and Cruise Ship Interiors Expo announced new dates for the event: Wednesday November 10 toThursday November 11, 2021.
Aviation is not the only travel industry set to meet in a sunny locale this fall. The Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida is due to host two co-located shows October 28 to 29, the Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo (CSH) and Cruise Ship Interiors Expo (CSI).
The event marks the first-ever CSH Expo America, previously launched in 2019 as the Marine Catering Expo. CSI Expo America also debuted in 2019.
The Expos bring together the entire cruise hospitality sector, covering everything from galley, F&B, guest experience, restaurant, hotel operations, health and hygiene, interiors, tech and more. The two-day event is composed of an exhibition, conference, and networking opportunities.
“Cruise line buyers, operations directors and decision-makers will reunite with their peers, customers and clients in addition to meeting fresh and exciting new-to-cruise faces,” says Toby Walters, Chief Executive Officer at Elite Exhibitions, the organizer behind the events.
The show will kick off with the reunion party, followed by networking, industry insights and innovative product launches. There are more than 300 exhibitors, 3,500 attendees and 47 cruise lines expected. Speakers feature representatives from Virgin Voyages, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Tomas Tillberg Design, SMC Design, MSC Cruises, and Vikand Solutions.
The agenda is stacked, including Cruise Conversations Live and the popular Happy Hour at the end of day one. Cruise Conversations Live is a conference with industry leaders across the hospitability and interiors sectors. Discussion topics include innovations for the digital customer experience; the future of hospitality and service design; standardizing health and hygiene; and, F&B wellness trends.
Despite being unable to meet in person throughout 2020, both expos shared industry news, launched the successful Cruise Conversations webinar series, and hosted a virtual event, Walters says, adding that now, organizers cannot wait to reunite the industry.
“The caliber of our visitors is unmatched – attending CSH and CSI is one of the only ways you can meet the entire cruise ship hospitality and interiors supply chains, all in two days,” he tells PAX.