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Skift Global Forum 2018 is here. It’s happening. My team has worked all year for this. It all started with the launch of our Megatrends Defining Travel back in January. Since then, we’ve held regional conferences in Berlin and Silicon Valley, enjoyed some bonding time on our company retreat in Puerto Rico, turned 6 years old, published 18 research reports and reported on a whole lot of breaking news.

But now it’s time for the big show — our flagship Global Forum that brings together Skift loyalists and newbies alike to collaborate, network, brainstorm, and learn. There’s still time for you to register and be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event!


This is not a freakin’ tradeshow. Forum kicks off Wednesday evening with our opening event at Mandarin Oriental, New York. This will be a night of networking and fun where you’ll get to experience our inaugural Air Pitch startup competition and a hear a keynote talk by Ricardo Roselló, Governor of Puerto Rico.

Thursday it’s down to business as our conference doors open at 7:00 AM at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. It’s a day guaranteed to be filled with great conversations on the stage and well as equally great ones among attendees during the meals, networking breaks, additional workshops and receptions. Topics we’ll cover in sessions include “The Next Generation of Boutique Hotels”, “Creative Frontiers at the Intersection of Destinations and Dining”, “Can Airbnb Disrupt Accommodations for a Second Time?”, “The World’s Largest Airline Plots Its Future” and much more.

Don’t binge on day one! Pace yourself to be ready for another action-packed day on Friday. More sessions, more networking, and more chances for you to be inspired, transformed, energized and enlightened by the future of travel. I’ll see you there.

ONLY 3 SPOTS ARE LEFT so act now and register and join us this week in New York!


The complete schedule for both days is below.

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If you aren’t joining us in person, you see coverage from Skift Global Forum here.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for making Skift Global Forum 2018 possible!
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