CSI and CSH announce new dates for Miami events
Today, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America (CSI) and co-located show Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America (CSH) announced new dates for the show. The event will now be hosted November 10 to November 11, 2021 (moving from October 28 to October 29) at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
In the October 5 press release, Elite Exhibitions, the organizer behind the events, cites President Biden's easing of air travel restrictions as the cause for rescheduling the event.
"The new show dates will mean CSI and CSH have the best chance to open their doors to the European cruise industry, welcoming the cruise lines, shipyards and design studios to Miami, Florida, the heart of the cruise industry. The big cruise reunion just got bigger as the global cruise design and hospitality communities will reunite for the first time in nearly two years," reads the release.
The Biden Administration announced in late-September that from November, the US will allow fully vaccinated European and UK citizens to enter.
"Based on multiple statements from US ambassadors, it is clear that everything is pointing to November 1 as the official open date. CSI & CSH will be the first opportunity – and the only on US soil – for American and European cruise industry buyers and suppliers to meet, network and product source," the release from Elite continues.
"After consulting with our Advisory Board, made up of all of the leading cruise brands, design studios and outfitters, we came to the unanimous decision that moving the show back gives us the best possible chance of allowing for an international event," said Toby Walters, CEO of Elite Exhibitions. "Both Elite Exhibitions and our advisory board members agree that shifting back to November 10 to 11, whilst it carries a risk, is the best decision for the benefit of the community and over 300 industry suppliers that are looking forward to being present. This decision has the full endorsement of not only the advisory board but many of the key suppliers to the cruise industry."
Visitors already registered will have their passes automatically transferred to the new dates. Registration is free and is now open.