VIP Membership Information
This page provides you with all the crucial information about your CSI+ VIP membership.
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What is CSI+?
CSI+ is the exclusive platform for Members-only networking and product sourcing for the global cruise interiors community. Whether you’re a procurement manager, head of interior design, shipbuilder, project manager, architect or superintendent, CSI+ is THE space for you to stay connected with the community all year round, and enhance your professional reputation in the industry.
What’s included within my membership?
- Personal profile
Create your VIP profile to let the community know who you are, what you’re working on, and how they can help you.
- Find who you need, quickly and easily
Browse our Supplier Directory to check out all the supplier within the CSI+ Community. Search by sector or location and have contact details at your fingertips!
- Discover the most innovative products
From fabrics to furniture, carpet to coverings, wallpaper to windows, and everything else you could need to bring your vision to life – discover hero products and what makes them so special.
- Showcase your achievements
You work hard on projects and we would love to give you the recognition you deserve so why not share your accomplishments on our community notice board.
- Immersive online networking and learning opportunities
Connect with like-minded professionals and experts through our dynamic online networking and educational events, fostering invaluable connections and knowledge exchange. Do you have a topic you’d like to discuss? Participate as a guest speaker at one of our online events by reaching out to Nikita.
- Connect at in-person socials
Build relationships at exclusive in-person social gatherings, in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Connecting with suppliers could benefit you when you are next sourcing for a project. Events include ‘Meet the Designer’ brunches, ship tours and lunches, parties, and exclusive Q&A with cruise design leaders. What’s more – your ticket is always FREE!
How do I book upcoming events?
You can view the upcoming in-person and online CSI+ events here. To book onto an event, click the event graphic and then click ‘Book now’. You will then be directed to a booking form. Once you’ve submitted the booking form, you will receive confirmation of your booking from email@example.com. Please ensure this email address is added to your safe senders list.
How do the CSI+ online events work?
For the CSI+ Online Meetups & Q&As we use the online event platform Remo. Prior to attending a CSI+ Online Meetup & Q&A we suggest signing up to the platform by registering your email address. This will take 1 minute, and you will receive confirmation via email once this is done.
If you would like to check your technology before entering an Online Meetup, click here to run a Remo Gear test. This will test your computer device, microphone, and camera before joining the online meetup. It will indicate a green tick if the system check is passed and a red ‘X’ if the system check has failed. If you’re experiencing any technical problems with Remo, we suggest speaking to your IT department first as sometimes this could be down to your company’s firewall. If the problem persists, please book in a Remo Tech check call with the CSI+ team so we can help! Book Here.
Keeping up to date about upcoming CSI+ events
Join the CSI+ WhatsApp group
The CSI+ WhatsApp group will regularly keep you updated on the upcoming CSI+ events schedule and any other exciting announcements. Use your phone camera to scan the QR code below or click here to join.
Join the CSI+ LinkedIn group
(Please see more guidelines on best practice on using the LinkedIn group below)
What brand awareness & promotional support is included with my membership?
Outlined below is the brand awareness and promotional support included in your VIP CSI+ membership.
How to add a new VIP profile in the community directory
To add a new profile in the community directory please go to ‘My Account’ > ‘VIP Profile’ > ‘Add New VIP Profile’ > Input Essential Information > Click ‘Publish’ or ‘Save Draft’.
Each VIP Member gets one profile per account.
How to edit an existing VIP profile in the community directory
To edit a profile already on the company directory please go to ‘My Account’ > ‘VIP Profile’ > Click ‘Edit’ and then amend any of the essential information. Once you have finished making your changes, click ‘Update to publish’ or click ‘Unpublish and save the draft’ to come back and edit at another time.
The use of social media
Cruise Ship Interiors and CSI+ use LinkedIn as our main social platform.
Below is where you can find and connect with the CSI+ and Cruise Ship Interiors community on social media
The CSI+ Community
It’s important to have a presence on LinkedIn and other forms of social media so other members of the community can connect and engage with you, your brand, and your content. Here’s some top tips on how to have a great online presence within the CSI+ Community.
- Have a picture! It’s important that people know who you are as it makes it easier to recognise you when attending a CSI+ event.
- Seize the opportunity to connect with all members of the CSI+ Members group, build your own community.
- Like, comment, and engage in the content shared within the community. This also works in your favour, the algorithm goes on to recognise you as an engaged member of the community.
- Be consistent! Although LinkedIn is the main social media channel we use, it’s just as important to keep your brand reputation going on other social media channels.
Still unsure how to utilise social media for your brand? Book in a call with Nikita here.
Outlined below are the different ways CSI+ can benefit you.
Community Notice Board
The community notice board (CNB) is a place for you to source new products and suppliers. Here you can share what you are working on and what products you are looking to source to a dedicated CSI+ approved supplier list. You can also share your exciting company news, press releases, charity events, case studies, links to your newsletters, insightful blog posts (and everything in between!).
We will select posts from the CNB for extra promotion via LinkedIn and the CSI+ Newsletter.
To add a post, head to ‘My Account’ > on the left-hand side menu select ‘Community Notices’ > add your content.
CSI+ Members LinkedIn Group
Join our private CSI+ members group on LinkedIn and share your content with the cruise ship interiors community! Posting content consistently can be daunting, so having a well-presented introductory post can be a great way to build presence on social media. Sharing a recent project and fun fact about yourself is an ideal first post.
This group is a safe place for you to engage with other members and share ideas or any of the following content;
- Product requests
- Current projects & previous projects
- Case studies
- Upcoming events
- Anything else you are looking to promote to the wider network
Meet the VIP Member Q&A Interview
Promote you and your brand by completing our CSI+ Meet the VIP Member Interview. Introduce yourself to the community and give everyone an exclusive insight into the talented individual behind the successful business. Once you have completed the Q&A, we will transform it into a branded LinkedIn article which will be promoted via the CSI+ LinkedIn members group, the community noticeboard and through our personal LinkedIn accounts.
VIP Member Spotlight
The CSI+ VIP Member spotlight allows you to highlight your most recent successes including projects and company news. This is a chance for you to showcase your offerings to a wider CSI audience.
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please share the desired content with a member of the CSI+ team.
Send us your recent press releases for the opportunity to be featured on the CSI+ blog.
Please note, we like to give everyone an equal opportunity to promote their content, please share the desired content with the team to determine which method of promotion is best suited.
You can expect to receive two emails per month from CSI+. One which will outline the upcoming events and another which will promote our community notice board.
CSI+ Team & Key Contacts
Click here to meet the CSI+ Team. We’re a friendly bunch so at any point if you want a catch-up, please just give us a call!
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