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We’ve been busy these past few months making sure that all things that happen onstage at Skift Global Forum go smoothly.

But let’s face it: You’ll be in the greatest city in the world for two and a half days and everything that happens offstage is just as important as what happens onstage.

That’s why today, we’re excited to announce that our conference hotel block will be right near Columbus Circle in New York City. We’ll be returning to the iconic Empire Hotel, just a quick five-minute walk from Lincoln Center. You’ll have the opportunity to explore all the city has to offer, including Central Park, in your down time from mixing and mingling with travel’s brightest.

Best of all? Skift Global Forum attendees have access to an exclusive discounted rate at the hotel during the conference between September 25–27. Check out all the details on how to reserve your room here.

Along with our hotel block, we’re thrilled to share that for this year’s event, we’ll be taking over the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center NYC — yes, the entire building! Our venue is larger than last year’s event space because we’re expecting more than 1,000 travel executives to attend. Along with the main auditorium, you can expect a separate hospitality area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Columbus Circle for once-in-a-lifetime NYC views.

Sharing our city with our loyal Skift fans is important but our most important promise to you is that Skift Global Forum will be the most inspiring event of your year. Our CEO speakers, including the CEOs of Marriott, Expedia, Delta Air Lines, Royal Caribbean, and more will assemble to share their visions for what the future of travel will look like. You’re not going to want to miss it.

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Stay tuned for upcoming details on our Opening Event. Last year, it was held at the hip Standard Hotel and this year, it’s going to be even better!

And as always, we couldn’t bring this event to life without our incredible sponsors: Button, Criteo, FareportalSmartlingSojern, and The Points Guy.

Email us at for any questions!