Skift Take

The Skift Global Forum 2018 program is set! This year's topics are fresh, timely, and challenging as ever. Read on for a preview and be sure to check out the full schedule.

I’ve been making announcements each week leading up to Skift Global Forum, which is less than two months away. This week I’m excited to reveal information on one of the most critical pieces of the Forum, our editorial program!

Now’s your to chance learn when each trailblazer, luminary, and icon of travel will take the stage and go head-to-head with the Skift editorial team. Don’t miss hearing from Airbnb, Delta Air Lines, Marriott International, Booking Holdings, Carnival Cruises, TripAdvisor, boutique hotel pioneer Ian Schrager and celebrity chef Thomas Keller. Check out the full schedule with topics and our complete list of speakers in preparation for September.

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This year’s program will be fast paced, intimate and thought provoking. The mix of sessions features in-depth CEO fireside chats and our signature Skift Talks, which are TED-style presentations by disruptive innovators. Skift moderators will ask tough questions that go way beyond the obvious, draw on original Skift Research and push the boundaries of travel strategy and creative imagination. You, the audience, will be in the game too, asking questions via our mobile app on the topics you care most about.

Show Me The Topics

We continue to explore our industry through insider knowledge and insights from experts outside of travel. We’re going deep on aviation, with leaders of JetBlue, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines Group. We’ll also be covering lessons for travel from luxury retail and urban development with Robert Chavez, CEO of Hermès of Paris and Ken Himmel, CEO of Related Urban, the developer of NYC’s Time Warner Center (where our conference takes place!) and Hudson Yards. Perhaps the hardest question we’re asking is what’s next? Where do travel companies go after the experience bubble bursts?

You’ll find out the answer when you attend Skift Global Forum this Fall. If you haven’t secured your spot yet, what are you waiting for?


We’d like to thank our amazing sponsors for making this event possible! Check them out: CventFive Star Alliance, RateGainAccentureAccenture Amadeus Alliance, VisitDallas, HotelBedsSojern, Travelsify, Switchfly, Fareportal, TinycluesAIG Travel, Mastercard, LiveRamp, MediaAlpha and LivePerson.

To become a sponsor or for any other questions about our events, email [email protected].


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