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If you can't be there in person, you can at least tune into our live feed of the days' events.

For this week’s Skift Global Forum we will broadcast live videos of speakers, discussions, and more direct from the stage of the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

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The livestream will be broadcast between 8:35am and 5:45 on both Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28.

While you will miss out on the networking, bonus sessions, evening events, and one-on-one time with speakers, Skift staff, and others (plus some good coffee and food, too), you will get to hear what’s being said from the stage.

That includes Tuesday morning’s kick-off conversation with Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald, insights from giants of online travel including the CEOs of Expedia and TripAdvisor, and the latest from the hospitality industry, including CEOs of Marriott, Standard International, Commune Hotels, and Club Med.

If you can’t make the event or watch the livestream you’re not out of luck. Later this fall we will upload edited videos of each presentation. You can view videos from Skift Global Forum 2015 and Skift Global Forum 2014 on our YouTube channel.

Our complete schedule is below. There is also a downloadable PDF available at the bottom of the page.

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Day One

Time On Stage Topic
8:35 AM Rafat Ali, Founder and CEO of Skift Welcome to Skift Global Forum 2016
8:50 AM Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation Winning Over the 98%
9:20 AM Brett Tollman, CEO of The Travel Corporation State of Packaged Travel and Why it Matters
9:50 AM Benjamin Smith, President Air Canada Creating a Home in the Sky for Every Passenger
10:20 AM Networking Break Networking Break Sponsored By Cendyn
10:50 AM Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune Hotels and Resorts Next Generation Lifestyle Brand
11:05 AM Robert Albert, CEO of Routehappy What Airline Passengers Really Want
11:20 AM Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO of Expedia, Inc. What’s Next in Online Travel
11:50 AM Rich Barton, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Zillow Group, Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO of Expedia, Inc., Brad Gerstner, Founder and CEO of Altimeter Capital and Jay Walker, CEO of Upside Online Travel at 20 Years Old
12:25 PM Michael Klein, Head of Retail of Travel and Hospitality at Adobe, Carolyn Corda, VP of Industry Strategy for Travel/Hospitality at Epsilon, Barry Goldstein, Chief Digital and Distribution Officer at Wyndham Hotel Group and Gordon Ho, SVP of Global Marketing and North America Sales at Princess Cruises Doing to Being—The Zen of Digital Transformation Sponsored by Adobe
12:45 PM Lunch Lunch
1:45 AM Clayton Reid, CEO of MMGY Global Avoiding the Plague of Traveler Stereotypes
2:00 PM Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Director of Visit Iceland and Creative industries of Promote Iceland Pros and Cons of Rapid Tourism Growth
2:20 PM Roger Dow, President and CEO of U.S. Travel Association and Meryl Levitz, President and CEO of Visit Philadelphia What Ails US Travel
2:50 PM Brian Kelly, Founder of ThePointsGuy.com and George Hobica, Founder of Airfarewatchdog.com The Great Debate: Points vs. Price
3:20 PM Kevin Cohn, SVP of Operations at Smartling Rethinking the Global Customer Journey in the Age of Uber and Airbnb Sponsored By Smartling
3:30 PM Break Networking Break
4:00 PM Carlos Garcia, Co-Founder and CEO of HYP3R On-Location: The Next Frontier of Social Sponsored By Hyper
4:10 PM Matthias C. Hühne, Publisher at Callisto Publishers Iconic Design in Aviation
4:25 PM Ije Nwokorie, CEO of Wolff Olins The Heroic Purpose of Travel
4:40 PM Fredrik Korallus, CEO of Generator Hostels Reinventing the Hostel
5:00 PM Amar Lalvani, CEO and Managing Partner of Standard International and Liz Lambert, Founder and CCO of Bunkhouse Building a Hotel Brand in the Sharing Economy Age
5:20 PM Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. The Opportunities of Scale
6:00 PM Evening Reception Sponsored By Chase Sapphire Reserve

Day Two

Time On Stage Topic
8:35 AM Rafat Ali, Founder and CEO of Skift Welcome to Day 2
8:50 AM Gillian Tans, President and CEO of Booking.com Scale and Choice in an Age of Personalization in Online Travel
9:20 AM Henri Giscard d’Estaing, Chairman and CEO of Club Med The Future of All-Inclusive in a Changing World
9:50 AM Frits van Paasschen, Author and former Starwood CEO The Disruptors’ Feast
10:20 AM Intro by Rafat Ali, Founder and CEO of Skift Video: The DNA Journey Sponsored by Momondo Group
10:25 AM Break Networking Break Sponsored by Momondo Group
10:55 AM Andy Yang, CEO of 500px Visual Intelligence is the Future: Your Photos Are Your Product, Optimize or Die Sponsored by 500px
11:05 AM Oliver Heckmann, VP of Engineering at Google Travel Google’s Growing Travel Footprint
11:25 AM Sarah Personette, VP of Global Business Marketing at Facebook Changing From Agency Thinking to Platform Thinking
11:45 AM Aaron Gowell, Co-Founder and CEO of SilverRail Technologies Travel’s Next Chapter: Seamless Mobility
12:00 PM Paul English, Co-Founder and CEO of Lola Next Big Travel Business: Mature Founders Solving Hard Problems
12:20 PM Tara Russell, President of Fathom Travel Deep: Unleashing Human Potential Sponsored by Fathom
12:30 PM Lunch Lunch
1:40 PM Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy at Airbnb The Hospitality Mindset for Changing Guest Desires
2:20 PM Rashesh Jethi, Head of Research and Development at Amadeus North America, Inc. Creating a Framework for Travel Innovation Sponsored by Amadeus
2:35 PM Ruzwana Bashir, Founder and CEO of Peek Navigating The Complex Landscape of the Travel Industry as a Startup
2:55 PM Anand Sanwal, Co-Founder and CEO of CB Insights The Unbundling of Travel
3:05 PM Jay Walker, CEO of Upside On the Next Frontier in Online Booking
3:20 PM Scott Case, President and COO of Upside Special Announcement Sponsored by Upside
3:25 PM Break Networking Break
3:55 PM James Sanders, Principal of James Sanders + Associates Celluoid Skyline, Tourism and New York in the Movies
4:10 PM Luke Bujarski, Research Director at Skift Travelers’ Manifesto on the Future of Travel
4:20 PM Leonard Brody, Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist; Colin Nagy, Head of Communications Strategy at Fred & Farid; Jalak Jobanputra, Founding Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures; and Alexandra Wood, COO of Wearable Experiments The Needs of Super Travelers And Why They Matter Sponsored by Allianz
4:45 PM Mike Shea, Chief Logistics Officer & Partner of SXSW Conference & Festivals and Richard Goodstone, Co-Founder of Superfly SXSW and Superfly on Creating Experiences
5:20 PM Stephen Kaufer, President and CEO of TripAdvisor The Tripadvisor Effect: How Big Can it Get?

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