CSI Plus Member Feedback & Testimonials

We think CSI Plus is pretty special. But don’t just take our word for it.
Check out what some of our members have to say about CSI Plus membership, events and benefits…

If you’d like any more details on CSI Plus membership, events and benefits please get in touch: claudia@csi-plus.com

I have just joined CSI Plus and taken part in my first CSI Plus Community Networking Hour and have already connected with key industry contacts. Claudia and Gia are professional and actively want to better connect the industry. I look forward to future events and growing my global cruise interiors community network.

Georgina Courtney, Business Development Manager, Northern Lights

CSI Plus has given us lots of networking opportunities. I really like the flexibility of these events because it allows you to move around and talk with different people in this industry and the table shuffles works perfectly as it gives you the opportunity to be in a group a 3-4 people randomly and exchange experiences each other as well as making new contacts.

Oriol Méliz i Cegarra, Export Area Manager, LEDS-C4

I enjoy the forma and concept of being able to move around the room. The table shuffles worked better than I anticipated. I have found that the social and networking aspects of this industry are important to me both professionally and personally. CSI Plus is the perfect platform for that now, and moving into the future.

Bree Louie, Hotel Superintendent, Holland America Cruise Line

In a very short space of time, I was able to engage with- and organise meetings with – a design firm in Florida, an outfitter in Southampton, and connect with people it would have taken me months to meet. The set up here for the cruise industry is second to none. Thank you, team CSI Plus!

Dafydd Watkins, Head of Global Cruise Sales, Panaz

It’s a great place to both meet new people and companies and get introduced to new technology and products as they come to market. It provides an informal place for me to stay connected with current suppliers and manufacturers. It’s a useful forum to discuss the supply chain with other owners. It’s a place for us to share challenges we face and what we need to overcome them.

Matt Easton, Hotel Refurbishment Manager, Marella Cruises

Great platform to catch up with other members! It is easy to use and very useful in creating new relationships. Keep it up!

Ignas Daugėla, Sales Manager, AROS Marine

CSI Plus provides great opportunities to network with both clients and the wider supply chain and of course I like to let the members know how great The Deluxe Group is at every opportunity!

Karen Argue, Business Development Manager, The Deluxe Group

The networking opportunities have been fantastic with CSI Plus, having access to many of the cruise line staff and decision makers in what can be a more informal environment has been great to get to know our clients better in a more relaxed way.

Chris Colvin, Marine Sales Manager, Ulster Carpets

Top night, great to catch up with some familiar faces. Big shout out to Claudia, Toby and the CSI Plus team!

Darren Smith, Head of Business Development, The SMS Group

It was just amazing! I love what you’re doing and how you are doing it! I can’t wait to see what’s next in Miami 🤩 (I would totally recommend CSI to a friend, not to a competitor because you’re too good hehe!)

Maddalena Gamna, Key Account Manager - Marine, Hansgrohe

What a great event, Matt Straker and I really enjoyed meeting some new contacts and introducing our actual faces to the industry. Thanks to everyone who took the time to speak with us and we look forward to meeting with you soon.

Tom Bates, Director, Stewart Signs

I valued the opportunity to continue face to face meetings to further enhance the working relationships that were originally formed at the trade shows in Miami, Barcelona and London. The CSI networking events are a fantastic way of helping our community to support each other. My personal experience is that CSI provides a professional platform for like-minded people to discuss business, share ideas and engage for the betterment of our industry.

Wayne Bowers, Head of Marine Services, Magicman Ltd

The venue was very flashy, which made me feel valued. Then to find out drinks were included only added to the magic. Great bunch of people, great event!

Matt Straker, Key Account Manager, Stewart Signs

CSI+ is great at keeping the community together. We are able to meet and have discussions with possible clients, suppliers and friends!

Mantas Dubavicius, VP Business Development, AROS Marine

CSI+ is great at keeping the community together. We are able to meet and have discussions with possible clients, suppliers and friends!

Sam Nash, Company Director, Kerry Johns

The CSI Plus Social was a great event. Everybody was very friendly and welcoming. It was our first time so this really helped!

Jesse Long, International Business Development Manager, Greenspan Projects Ltd

It’s great to reconnect with people in person, and also to be introduced to others I’ve not met before. It highlights the passion we all share in this industry and the collaboration we all share, despite some being our competitors. Fantastic!

Fiona Hann, Superintendent, Architectural Design & Outfitting (Consultant), Royal Caribbean Group

Well done Claudia and Elite. It’s a great way to keep community bonds fresh and form new ones between the main shows.

Simon Dawkins, Director of Sales, Trimline

I was sceptical as to how the online networking would unfurl but credit where it’s due as it surpassed my expectations!

James Hobbs, Vistona, Vistona

I find that the CSI-Plus platform is innovative and is getting better and better, creating ways to engage with potential prospects in a productive atmosphere online.

Andrie Iglesias, Co-Founder, Andriali Contract

I really like the platform so I could conveniently catch up with people I wanted to speak to. Very efficient during these times when we haven’t been able to meet face to face.

Pekka Vieno, Director, Marahens Group

It is an amazing format! I love the community and the online events we have once a month. It really brings the community together and gives us a chance to really network. The Estonian Marine community is so grateful for the CSI and the team. You have helped us to open so many doors. Cannot wait to see what happens after the Miami and London event. Keep on doing this amazing job!

Argo Silvdee, CEO & Founder, Estonian Marine & Manufacturing Initiative

I’ve always been a little sceptical about this kind of event, but CSI Plus is on another level! Thank you Claudia for setting this up, looking forward to the next one, and then seeing everybody physically in London!!! I just love CSI Plus and Elite Exhibitions! They do such amazing work in bringing together all sides of skilled workers in the Cruise Ship world. Thank you!

Daniele Peroni, Global Cruise Ship Sales, Electronic Theatre Controls

Each and every single product that you deliver deserves a round of applause. Guys, you are amazing!

Arkadi Berman, Managing Director, Eumar

CSI Plus has done a great job of making a community feel for all its members. Not knowing a lot of people in the industry when we first joined, the constant content, introductions and CSI online networking hours helped us to start really getting to know not only some great clients but also some fantastic networking contacts from other suppliers. When restrictions finally got lifted it made the initial meetings in Miami a lot easier, and more fun! I had a month’s worth of key account meetings in just over 1 hour at the last Community Networking Hour!

Steven Davies, UK Sales Manager, Waterbury Bathrooms

Fantastic events. Worth every penny of our membership

Robert Wilkin, Senior Business Devlopment and Sustainability Manager, BakerBellfield Limited and LLC

This community is just amazing. It feels like a family. It is so easy to strike up a conversation, whether it was with a small subcontractor, the head of an architectural firm, or a cruise line executive.

Alexander Rudolph, Creative Director, Marine Interior Images

We are relatively new to the cruising industry and CSI Plus provides a wealth of information as well as key contacts in the industry. The informal and innovative networking program is also a refreshing change from more traditional platforms

Carine Equeter, Director of Sales & Marketing, Morbern Europe

Being a member of CSI provides a platform for companies and likeminded individuals to come together, support each other and promote the Interior Cruise Ship newbuild, fitout and refurbishment sector. Atlantic Marine Interiors are passionate about every aspect of the industry and welcome the opportunity to expand our client base and engage with specialist contractors and suppliers in the fast-paced world of marine outfitting.

Paul Tedore, General Manager, Atlantic Marine Interiors

The platform works well to keep continuously in touch with the industry!

Georg Baumgartner, Technischer Vertriebsmitarbeiter, Lindner Group

The whole event was very professional and well organised. I thought the networking was excellent and preferred the allocated networking hour, as it meant meeting people you may not choose, who may end up making a recommendation of your business. Very impressed so far guys.

Matthew Jensen, Managing Director, Fraiserline

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