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This is our fourth year doing Skift Global Forum in New York, and the more we do these Forums, the bigger they get.
On September 26 and 27, over 1,000 travel industry leaders, thinkers, and doers are gathering in New York — that includes all of your closest peers and biggest competitors.
As you can see from the highlight reel above, and from our 2016 Forum sessions on YouTube, we bring you the most brilliant strategists in the industry every single time.
Expedia’s new CEO Mark Okerstrom is making one of his first on-stage appearances in his new role at the Skift Global Forum. We’re also giving you Priceline Group CEO Glenn Fogel, TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer, Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, among many more.
We have so many heavy-hitters from all sectors of travel that the Forum is getting longer every year. Straight up, we need more time to ask these leaders tough questions and get you some answers. So who else are we giving you?
Nathan Blecharczyk is a co-founder of Airbnb and its chief strategy officer. The company continues marching down the road to an IPO and keeps the hospitality industry on edge. Some hotels and online travel agencies see Airbnb’s presence in the marketplace as a good thing — others not so much.
Richard Fain has been the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises since 1988 and guided its growth to its current place on the S&P 500. Now he’s thinking about expansion in China, and more urgently, climate change and recovering from one of the roughest hurricane seasons the Atlantic has seen in about a decade.
René Redzepi is the chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dining is quickly becoming the main attraction for global travelers — restaurants are destinations, and Redzepi will explain what it’s like to help transform a city through food.
These travel industry leaders will take the stage at Skift Global Forum along with our expert journalists and researchers. In fireside chats, panel discussions, and presentations, they’ll pitch us their take on the future of travel.