Advisory Board - Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America
Alexander Zeitz

Alexander Zeitz
Senior Manager of Customer Experience | Virgin Voyages

Arno Ahrens

Arno Ahrens
Sales Director Cruise | Steripower

Daniel Laine

Daniel Laine
General Manager | DL Services

Dave Weightman

Dave Weightman
Global Key Accounts Manager Cruise Line | WELBILT

David Sagrista

David Sagrista
Director, Business Operations - Expeditions & Hotel Management | Mystic Cruises

Dion Bosch

Dion Bosch
Senior Consultant Hospitality | Hospitality Alliance

Dion Bosch started his international career twenty two years ago in the (sub) flooring business, mainly developing sales in both the European retail & project market. From the early 2000s, he started to travel frequently to the Middle East, working for a technical window decoration company. More than a decade ago, he founded the Dutch Hospitality Suppliers Association. DHSA is a network of Dutch entrepreneurs all sharing their passion for the export business in global hospitality development. From 2007 to present day, he has been working mainly with OS&E products. Dion has built sales networks in EMEA, APAC , and North America as well as well as the fast growing Cruise Line industry. Dion is a true brand Ambassador.

Erik Schobesberger

Erik Schobesberger
Vice President of Modernisation & Newbuilding Support | ALMACO Group

Frank Weber

Frank Weber
SVP of Hotel Operations | Virgin Voyages

George Scammell

George Scammell
Director, Interior Design & Operations | Holland America Group

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.

Jon Ingleton

Jon Ingleton
Executive Editor | Cruise & Ferry Review

Jon Ingleton is the executive editor of 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 the cruise and ferry website and the Tudor-Rose website for more information.

Mark Zeller

Mark Zeller
VP of US Hotel Operations | MSC Cruises

Maxine Krajniak

Maxine Krajniak
Vice President Cruise, Marine & Hospitality | Crane Worldwide Logistics

Neil Shorthouse

Neil Shorthouse
Founder & Chief Executive | Shorthouse Hospitality Ltd

Neil is a senior Human Resources Professional and Facilitator his hospitality and cruise career spans more than two decades, working within top luxury brands, including, Disney Cruise Line, The World, Regent Seven Seas, Soneva, Six Senses, Anantara Hotels & Resorts and Cheval Blanc Randheli by LVMH. He has overseen several resort openings within the Indian Ocean and the UAE.  Neil worked in the launch of both the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, later on within his cruise career, he provided consultancy support to Royal Asian Cruise Line, as well as forming part of the transition team from SMS to SQM for a leading UK based cruise line, which also say him conducting companywide audits that included offices within Europe and on-board fleets of ships.  

In 2014, Neil founded Shorthouse Hospitality International, a Hospitality Services Consultancy, using his experience of creating industry-leading, revenue driving platforms for a wide range of companies   Most recently working closely with the Government of the Maldives, in advising and reassuring how safe the cruise industry is, thus ensuring that cruise ships are permitted to return to the Maldives. A regarded Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (IOH), and Brand Ambassador for SE Asian and the Cruise Industry for the Institute.  Shorthouse also provides mentoring, executive coaching, leadership growth workshops, his company Shorthouse Hospitality has worked with such companies that include SAGA Cruises, Fred. Olsen, Regent Seven Seas and Leading Resorts in the Middle East, Maldives, Seychelles and SE Asia, Mid-Kent College and most recently with a health and wellness concept in London.

Pasi Suvanto

Pasi Suvanto
Vice President Sales | Seaking

Pasi Suvanto is Vice President of Sales for SeaKing Group. During his 32 years working career with SeaKing group, he has had the leading role in the concept and layout development of catering systems for most of the major cruise lines having major focus on functionality, top-class equipment and high-end custom-made stainless steel items built according UPSH. His broad working experience includes everything from sales and study office to on board and site management for construction.

Paul Anthony Mooney

Paul Anthony Mooney
Director | PM Hospitality Consultancy

Paul Anthony Mooney is Director of PM Hospitality Consultancy. Paul has 30 years of experience working with some of the world’s leading cruise lines of various sizes. Paul now supports new build, concepts, labour and efficiency engineering as a consultant.