Cruiseday Tuesday with Derek Barkas | Cruise Ship Expo America 2020

Cruiseday Tuesday with… Derek Barkas

As part of our Cruise Conversations webinar series, every other Tuesday we’ll be hosting 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 what they’d like to see in the future of the cruise industry. The second iteration of Cruiseday Tuesday is with Derek Barkas, Design Director at cruise interiors giants YSA Design. If you missed the first iteration of Cruiseday Tuesday with Petra Ryberg, catch up here!

Cruiseday Tuesday will be premiering episodes on YouTube – Cruiseday Tuesday with… Derek Barkas premieres on 19th May 2020 at 12pm EST (5pm GMT).


Derek Barkas – Design Director, Barkas Design | YSA Design

With over 29 years’ experience in international interior architecture, Derek Barkas’ design journey covers cruise ships, river boats, hospitality, F&B branded outlets, retail and residential design. Creativity, attention to detail, operational knowledge and design flair are seamlessly stitched into Derek’s work. As Design Director UK to YSA Design, Derek developed luxury high profile cruise ships, working with major cruise lines such as Holland America, Disney, and MSC. Now at his own firm, Barkas Design, Derek delivers managerial, conceptual, and total design development of high-end luxury Marine, Hotel, and F&B outlets internationally. As the Design Director for his own firm, Barkas Design, Derek delivers managerial, conceptual, and total design development of high-end luxury Marine, Hotel, and F&B outlets internationally.


Session Points

  • Designing in the COVID-19 era – design considerations post-COVID, working as a designer from home, and working within the cruise community
  • How cruise design has changed over the past 29 years – how has cruise responded to guests’ expectations and changing demographics?
  • The do’s and don’ts of procurement – how the market for materials has expanded, and how to drive collaboration.

Join us on Tuesday 19th April 2020 at 12pm EST (5pm GMT) for Cruiseday Tuesday with… Derek Barkas. To tune in, just subscribe to our YouTube channel, tap the bell icon and be ready at 12pm EST!


If you have any questions for Derek, suggestions for topics, or would like to propose a speaker, please get in touch at webinars@elite-exhibitions.com

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