Full details have been released of the industry-leading conference agenda framing the debut of Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE), which takes place at the Fira Barcelona on 4-5thDecember, 2019. Over two days, the speaker programme will bring together 30 of the most senior, influential and innovative cruise designers in the business, ready to share their ideas and expertise in a series of interactive sessions aiming to encourage insightful discussion. Kicking off with a ‘Leaders Debate’ chaired by Greg Walton, founding partner of Studio DADO on Wednesday 4th December, CSIE promises participants unique access to the design professionals shaping the cruising experience. Greg will be joined by Alison Clixby, director, hotel design and projects, Carnival UK and Trevor Young, vice president, newbuild, at MSC Cruises. “From our own experience at Studio DADO we have seen tremendous hunger for innovative cruise design concepts over recent years,” says Walton. “CSIE is perfectly timed to reflect on what we have all learned and look ahead to where this incredibly exciting cruise shipping journey will take us in future. I am looking forward to being part of this groundbreaking event and to sharing ideas with industry peers.” The first morning also includes contributions on design imperatives today and tomorrow from George Scammell, Holland America Group; Adam D. Tihany, Tihany Design; Darren Smith, MJM Marine; Jérémie Chauvet, Schmitz Textiles; and Per Eriksson, Tillberg Design of Sweden. After lunch, the agenda focuses on innovation in the materials used within cruise ship interiors, in a session led by Jacco van Overbeek, director, maritime division, Bolidt. Next, ArtLink founder and CEO Tal Danai will lead a session on design forecasting, which will feature Luke Pearson, Pearson Lloyd Design; Marloes Boyle, MDesign; and Peter Joehnk, JOI Design. Part of Day 2 provides a focus for river cruising and cruise ship refits, where confirmed participants include: David McCarthy, AD Associates; Adrian Hibbert, Marella Cruises; Andy Yuill, SMC Designs; Michael Oliver of Trimline; and Charles Rae, Hammer Carpets. Meanwhile, the specialised design needs of expedition cruise ships merit a dedicated slot, in a much-anticipated session featuring Anu Shaw, Kudos Design; Eleonora Brugnolotto of Crystal Cruises; Fredrik Johansson, Tillberg Design; and Stefanie Jentz, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Proceedings will come to a close with what promises to be a lively panel session that will allow those at the top of the cruise ship design sector to offer their visions for its future. Andy Yuill, Greg Walton and David McCarthy return to the stage, to be joined by Anne Mari Gullikstad, CEO of YSA Design, Duo Yang of Kuhn Logistics University, and Marco de Jorio from De Jorio Design. Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe aims to build on the tremendous success of the inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Expo conference, which took place in Miami Beach in June this year. This was the world’s first conference and exhibition that focused exclusively on interior design, architecture and outfitting in the cruise sector and was attended by over 3,500 industry professionals. Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America returns to the Miami Beach Convention Centre on June 16-17 for its 2020 event. About Cruise Ship Interiors Expo: Cruise Ship Interiors Expo began in Miami as a free-to-attend expo & conference dedicated to the cruise interiors industry. Its first event united the entire cruise interiors industry under one roof for two days of exhibits, conference sessions, live demos, and more. After the success of its first event, and the industry’s communication that the event was filling a void in the industry, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo has expanded its brand to Europe.
Ohio State’s student section looks on toward senior goalkeeper Sean Romeo (30) during a game break in the second period of Ohio State’s game against UMass on Oct. 19. Ohio State lost 6-3. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternAfter splitting its home series against Michigan, Ohio State remained the No. 4 team in the country in the USCHO.com poll released Monday.The unranked Wolverines stole the first game of the series in a 2-1 win behind 22 saves from Michigan junior goaltender Hayden Lavigne.The defeat seemed like an upset for Ohio State, who fell to 12-5-4 before coming back and winning the second game of the series 4-2.This is a pattern the Buckeyes have maintained all season long.Ohio State is 5-4-2 in the first game of its series this season, scoring 32 goals while allowing 32 goals in the 11 games.In the 12 games to close series, the Buckeyes are 8-1-2, outscoring opponents 35-16.“We bounced back for sure, like we always do,” junior forward Ronnie Hein said on Wednesday. “We do a good job of that, we saw that at the very beginning of the season and we did it again against Michigan State.”Before the series against Michigan, Ohio State gave up a 7-4 lead late in the third period during the first game against Michigan State, leading to a 7-7 tie, which the Buckeyes lost in overtime, costing them a point in the Big Ten standings.“I don’t think anybody was too happy about the result on Friday,” head coach Steve Rohlik said about the series against the Spartans. “Certainly wasn’t the prettiest of ties for us, and I think we were just more detailed the next day, but again I attribute that to our seniors and our leadership group.”The key difference between the first and second games comes at the back end. Redshirt senior goalie Sean Romeo has started the first game of every series, while sophomore goalie Tommy Nappier has started the following night.Romeo has a .904 save percentage, while allowing 2.63 goals per game.Nappier, on the other hand, is boasting a .945 save percentage and allowing 1.58 goals per game, both No. 2 in the NCAA.But Rohlik won’t blame his goaltenders. Instead, he said it has to do with the rest of the players in front of him, regardless of the outcome.“It’s never a goalie’s fault. It’s a team’s fault, and certainly we gotta be five-man connected with our goaltender instead of sometimes leaving him out to dry,” Rohlik said. “I think it has a lot to do with our team and our focus and our detail.”Senior forward Mason Jobst leads the team with 13 goals and 25 points. Seven of his 13 goals came in the second game of Ohio State’s series.Jobst said the tie against Michigan State was “unacceptable,” and that the focus in the next game was the reason for success.“I think everyone was on the same page.We were all focused,” Jobst said. “It wasn’t like we’re on a five-game skid or anything like that, it was just let’s nip it in the bud right now before things get out of hand.”Things haven’t gotten out of hand for the Buckeyes all season, but the team has yet to figure out how to consistently win when in front of Romeo.Nappier’s stats outshine the redshirt senior goaltender, and Romeo has regressed from his previous year, in which he ended with 2.06 goals against and a .927 save percentage.Still, Rohlik doesn’t see it as a problem with the guy in goal.Ohio State’s head coach is looking to his leaders, to his captains, Jobst and senior defenseman Sasha Larocque.And for all the struggles the Buckeyes have had in their first games this season, they have not lost consecutive games this season.“It’s the culture of this group. No one wants to lose a hockey game and especially doesn’t want to lose two in a row,” Rohlik said. “We want to turn things around on Fridays. Certainly the resilience of this group, the guys have been around a long time, we’ve got a great leadership group. They’re just determined not to let it happen back-to-back.”