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Last year’s inaugural Skift Global Forum was called “the TED talks of travel” and “the best conference ever done in travel” by attendees.

Bigger conference, bigger venue, and double the time, double the speakers, double the learnings, that’s what it will be with this year’s Forum on October 14 and 15 at the uber-cool Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The early bird tickets are on sale, AND THE LAST 3 TICKETS LEFT. So grab them now and brag about them to your colleagues!

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Here is the goodness we have lined up for you, CEOs and other C-level speakers, and we are adding more diversity of creative and business speakers and topics in the next lot we’re working on now.

The confirmed speakers:

» Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO of Hyatt Hotels, on bringing humanity back to hospitality.
» Keith Barr, COO of InterContinental Hotels Group, on the right way to talk to different demographics across the Guest Journey.
» Paul Hennessy, CEO of, on why conversion is the most important metric in travel.
» Fred Dixon, CEO of NYC & Company, on the future of tourism marketing for iconic travel brands.
» Geoffrey Kent, CEO & Founder of Abercrombie & Kent, on understanding the socio-cultural impact of travel on societies.
» Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, on how to build an airline brand by not participating in the premium rat race.
» Craig Greenberg and Alice Gray Stites, President and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels, respectively, on why hotels should become a portal to local arts and culture.
» Sally Balcombe, CEO of Visit Britain, on marketing a mature brand to a whole new audience.
» Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, on the future of city branding.
» Kevin Shinkle, Chief Communications Officer of Delta Air Lines, and Nancy J. Friedman, Founder & President of NJFPR, on the changed nature of travel PR and communications in a digital-first world.
» Michael Small, CEO of GoGoAir, on the digital habits of air travelers and what brands can learn from them.
» Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, on how the right kind of travel agent survived the digital change.
» Darrell Wade, CEO of Peak Adventure Travel, on the launching of a breakthrough new brand out of a large travel company.
» Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott, on the rise of invisible design in travel.

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