KEEPING THE CONVERSATION ALIVE

Cruise Conversations is our series of webinars that explore key topics in cruise interior design, such as the sustainability question, IMO certifications, and flexible spaces. As well as key hospitality topics, such as culinary trends, food waste onboard, and digital guest experiences and more.

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HEAR FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS

Cruise Conversations facilitates discussions which dive into both the current and future state of the industry through our Episodes and Cruiseday Tuesday’s.

Our ‘Episodes’ are longer multi panel webinars that typically feature three speakers, moderated by Toby Walters, CEO, Cruise Ship Interiors and Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo. These sessions are themed and provide an in-depth exploration into major topics within cruise design and hospitality, and sometimes both.

In between our group webinars we also host ‘Cruiseday Tuesday’s’, an informal conversation with a big name in the Cruise Ship Interiors or Cruise Ship Hospitality community, asking them for their advice to suppliers, their likes and dislikes, and how they see the industry shaping up.

Episodes

Click here to view all previous episodes of Cruiseday Tuesday and Cruise Conversations.

Cruiseday Tuesday with Jon Ingleton
Episode 4: The Future of Hospitality
Cruiseday Tuesday with Callie Tedder Hares
Episode 3: Sustainability on the Seas
Cruiseday Tuesday with Derek Barkas
Episode 2: Getting Specified: Top considerations from Top designers

Speakers

Cruise Conversations is proud to have hosted webinars featuring top cruise professionals and industry leaders. View all speakers here

STEPHEN FRYERS

STEPHEN FRYERS
Cruise Line Consultant

Many will know Stephen Fryers from his thought-engaging, conversation-starting LinkedIn discussions. Bringing knowledge and experience to the cruise community, Stephen’s expertise is based in interior outfitting, working as a consultant to marine companies for over 15 years. Specialising in new build and refurbishment of cruise ship interiors, Stephen has technical proficiency in taking a project from inception to completion. Prior to consulting for the worlds major cruise lines, Stephen Project Managed construction of internal and external spaces on newbuilds for Disney Cruise Line and United States Line, before a 7-year stint as Project Manager at Royal Caribbean, working within the Newbuild and Revitalization Department on fleetwide projects.

PETU KUMMALA

PETU KUMMALA
Senior Director of Interior Design & Architecture | Carnival Cruise Line

Ever since he was a young child, Petu has loved the sea and ships, and been fascinated by designing and customising objects, from artwork, to helmets, to cell phone covers to vehicles and anything in-between. “As long as I can remember, I’ve been attracted to creating things and to taking what already exists and improving it,” Kummala says. As an adult, that led him to Kone-Plan OY/Deltamarin Group, a firm that specialises in ship design and engineering, where one of his clients was Carnival Cruise Line. That is where he met Joe Farcus, the legendary designer who was involved in creating the interiors of all Carnival’s ships from 1975 until his retirement in 2013. When Farcus offered Kummala the opportunity to join his firm, Kummala says that it took less than 10 seconds for him to make his decision. After working on 17 Carnival, nine Costa and few other brands’ ships, Kummala launched 358 Design, which he still operates. But in 2015, Carnival asked him to join its staff, where he is now director of interior design & architecture. As he continues to combine creative inspiration with technical innovations, Kummala is guided by a very personal philosophy.  “If I can give passengers something new to discover every day, I’ve created a successful design.” 

PETRA RYBERG

PETRA RYBERG
Head of Design | P&O Australia

Petra began her career by studying interior design in Sweden from 2010-2012. During her studies, Petra was awarded her first internship at Wilson Associates, Dallas, before being transferred to New York, where she assisted on hospitality projects for large hotels and restaurants. Immediately after finishing her degree in interior design, Petra landed a job with Hirsch Bedner Associates in London, where she spent most of her time working on a project for Ritz Carlton in Tunisia. After her time in London, Petra returned to Sweden, where she joined Tillberg Design of Sweden and started designing cruise ships for a variety of brands. From 2016, Petra has worked as Head of Design at P&O Australia, taking care of all designs for the P&O fleet in Australia.

PER ERIKSSON

PER ERIKSSON
Business Director, Tillberg Design of Sweden

MY NGUYEN

MY NGUYEN
Director Interior Design & Operations | Seabourn & Holland America Line

My Nguyen was born in Vietnam and has resided in Seattle since the age of 2. She holds degrees in Interior Design and Fine Arts. My has earned accolades for award-winning and nationally recognized projects in marine, high-end residential, and hospitality design. She joined Holland America Group in a newly created leadership role to form an in-house design team that oversees the interior refurbishments and maintenance of Holland America Line and Seabourn’s fleet. My is also the head designer of staterooms on Holland America Line newbuild vessels.

MICHAEL ROLLINS

MICHAEL ROLLINS
Consultant, Healthcare Environment Hygiene and Infection Prevention | OspreyDeepclean

Michael Rollins is an independent consultant specialising in validation and implementation of healthcare hygiene technology, environmental infection prevention, and integration with patient safety quality improvement initiatives.

He joined UCLH Infection Directorate in 2004 as Project Manager for Department of Health-commissioned research studies into emerging cleaning technologies, including a study of enhanced patient environment cleaning and the impact on healthcare associated infections within the ICU.

His sponsored research & development studies include:

  • Investigation of novel antimicrobial compounds
  • Enhanced hygiene surface modification
  • Validation of proprietary dry steam vapour tools designed for healthcare applications
  • Validation of automated hand hygiene technology

Michael is an active member of the Hospital Infection Society UK, Patron of the National Association of Healthcare Cleaning professionals (AHCP) UK and member of the Education and Training advisory group (NHS Improvement National Standards, Institute of Apprenticeships- Health Care Cleaning Operative Training).

MICHAEL OLIVER

MICHAEL OLIVER
Co-Owner & Co-Chairman | Trimline

Mike Oliver is Co-Chairman of global marine interior specialists Trimline. One of the most knowledgeable people in interior outfitting, he boasts over 40 years in the industry.

During his training on the Trimline shop floor he experienced many cruise and ferry refits. At the age of 21 he became Assistant Production Manager and over the next ten years became Production Manager, Contract Manager and Operations Director. Having amassed a wide range of industry knowledge, he then moved into the role of Sales and Marketing Director, the area of the business he’d always wanted to take responsibility for managing and directing.

In 1990, he took on a more Executive role, helping with the overall running of the business, and more recently became Co-Chairman.

Mike is well known for his energy and passion for the industry. Respected for his extensive industry knowledge, he is often asked to speak at marine events and to take part in industry media interviews.

LONE DITMER

LONE DITMER
Marketing Manager & Sustainable Business Development

Jon Ingleton

Jon Ingleton
Executive Editor | International Cruise & Ferry Review

Jon Ingleton is the executive editor of International Cruise & Ferry Review and Cruise & Ferry Interiors. Jon led the team that launched the magazine almost 25-years ago and in 2011 he acquired it on behalf of Tudor Rose where he is currently managing director. In addition to directing the company’s other publishing activities, Jon has editorial responsibility for Tudor Rose’s Cruise & Ferry suite of products. In this role Jon tracks key developments and trends in the cruise and ferry sectors, leads our association memberships and related activities, represents the magazine at global events and fulfils regular editorial assignments on a range of topics. Please visit www.cruiseandferry.net and www.Tudor-Rose.co.uk for more information.

GEORGE SCAMMELL, ASID, IIDA

GEORGE SCAMMELL, ASID, IIDA
Director, Interior Design & Operations | Holland America Group, Princess Cruises

George Scammell is Director of Interior Design & Operations for Holland America Group, serving Princess Cruises.  He is responsible for leading the in-house design team in managing all interior design initiatives, supporting interior revitalization, refurbishment, and maintenance for Princess’ fleet of 17 International ships.  A global hospitality design leader, George has extensive experience in the hospitality, cruise, and leisure entertainment industry.  Leadership positions include VP of Global Design for Wyndham Worldwide, Principal for CORE architects, VP of Design for ForrestPerkins, and Design Management for Walt Disney World Resorts.  George earned his bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Florida State University, is a licensed Interior Designer, and a Professional Member of both the American Society of Interior Designers, and the International Interior Design Association.

Blog

Your hub for all the past and upcoming Cruise Conversations! View all blogs posts here. 

Cruiseday Tuesday with... Jon Ingleton

Thursday 6th August 2020

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Spotlight on... Cruise Conversations Ep.4 Panel

Thursday 16th July 2020

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Cruise Conversations Ep.4 - The Future of Cruise Hospitality

Thursday 16th July 2020

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Build Your Design Around Service

Thursday 16th July 2020

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Cruiseday Tuesday with... Callie Tedder-Hares

Tuesday 30th June 2020

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Returning to a More Sustainable Cruise Industry

Friday 5th June 2020

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Cruise Conversations Ep.3 - Sustainability on the Seas Part 1

Friday 29th May 2020

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Derek Barkas on...

Friday 22nd May 2020

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The Future of Cruise Procurement

Tuesday 19th May 2020

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Cruiseday Tuesday with... Derek Barkas

Monday 18th May 2020

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How to Get Specified for Cruise Interiors

Friday 15th May 2020

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Cruise Conversations Ep.2 - Getting Specified: Top Considerations from Top Designers

Thursday 7th May 2020

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