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As 2018 comes to a close, my team is looking ahead to our first Forum event of 2019, Skift Forum Europe. We love this event because of its laser focus on examining Europe as a bellwether for many of the leading trends in global travel. European executives more often than not signal forthcoming trends that will eventually impact the top and bottom lines for companies across the globe. We’re thrilled to announce that the 2019 Skift Forum Europe program theme is “Defining the Future of Responsible Travel”.
This year our journalists will probe Europe’s unique role in defining and scaling responsible travel practices critical to the long term sustainability of the travel industry; the world’s biggest business. We’ve covered the topic of overtourism for a few years now; editorially keeping tabs on regions like Iceland and cities including Rome and Lisbon, as well as offering potential solutions. We’re excited to expand these discussions onstage and hear insight and first-hand experience from those executives in the trenches of overtourism.
Skift Forum Europe 2019 is returning to London’s Tobacco Dock for its third installment. We hope you’ll join us for a fast-paced day of exploring strategic, marketing and technological innovation throughout the region and across industry sectors including hospitality, tourism, OTAs and aviation. You can purchase tickets now at Early Bird Rate £1,295 — that’s £300 off full price. Act now to secure your spot at the discounted rate.
We already have the following high-level speakers confirmed:
- Alex Cruz, Chairman & CEO of British Airways
- Peter Fankhauser, CEO of Thomas Cook
- Zina Bencheikh, Regional General Manager at PEAK DMC
- Roberto Martinoli, CEO of Silversea
- Rafael Museri, CEO of Selina
Skift editors will ask the tough questions and expect candid, truthful answers from the travel leaders onstage. Is product diversification essential to maintaining brand relevance in Europe’s hyper-competitive market? From home sharing to hostels, how are traditional lines in hospitality blurring? What will Brexit mean for the market and how are travel brands preparing for change? We’ll cover all this and more. Check back often to see the list of speakers grow.
Skift Forum Europe will offer attendees a unique mix of mind-expanding inspiration, actionable insights and superior networking opportunities that open the mind and connect the world. A reminder that Early Bird Tickets are selling out! This is your chance to snag a ticket at $300 off-full price. Save on the most important European travel event of 2019 when you register today!