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Travel’s brightest minds are gathering in London this week for the return of Skift Forum Europe. Please join us in person or online for networking, learning, and inspiration.

Series: Skift Forum Europe 2022

Skift Forum Europe

Skift Forum Europe was held in London, England on March 24, 2022. Find out about future Skift events through the link below.

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It has been a long time since we’ve been able to do business face to face or hear new ideas while surrounded by our peers. So Skift Forum Europe 2022 can’t come soon enough.

We have a day’s worth of high-quality sessions planned for you. With leaders from companies including Accor,, Airbnb, Air France, Turespana, and IAG, you can expect insightful, honest discussions on the top travel trends. We will dive into our cautious future, ask the hard-hitting questions, and share insightful data points from Europe’s top leaders and global executives – all with the intention of understanding what lies ahead for travel’s optimistic 2022 return.

If this piques your curiosity, tune in online, or better yet buy a ticket last-minute in-person ticket and join us the evening of March 23 and all day March 24 in central London. Come experience the best thought-leadership conference focused on Europe’s travel industry.

Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, March 23

We’ll be hosting our opening reception on March 23 at 6 PM at citizenM Tower of London’s cloudm rooftop bar near the Tower of London for a laid-back evening of food and drinks. Truly the perfect setting for networking and relaxing on an early spring day.

Thursday, March 24

For the full-day program, the venue shifts to the newly opened Londoner Hotel on Leicester Square.

9:00 AM: Conference Welcome with Rafat Ali, Skift
9:10 AM: Skift Research: Travel Health Index and the Big Trends to Follow
9:25 AM: A Macro View on Recovery and Europe’s Future with Ariane Gorin, Expedia Group
9:50 AM: Innovations Driving Hospitality and a Path for Growth with Klaas van Lookeren Campagne, citizenM
10:15 AM: The Role of Online Travel in Europe’s Rebound and Beyond with Carlo Olejniczak,
10:45 AM: Networking Break
11:15 AM: What Comes Next for Tour Operators in a Changing Landscape with Ulla Hefel Böhler, The Travel Corporation, and Travis Pittman, TourRadar
11:45 AM: Regenerative Travel and The Future of Global Tourism with Sue Harmsworth and Piers Schmidt, The Red Sea Development Company
12:00 PM: How Travel Will Change as Work, Life, and Mobility are Redefined with Amanda Cupples, Airbnb
12:20 PM: An Action Plan for Sustainability with Dupsy Abiola, IAG, and Elke Dens, The Travel Foundation
12:45 PM: Lunch Break
1:50 PM: Market Shifts Across Travel with Richard Clarke, AB Bernstein
2:10 PM: Tourism’s Renewed Domestic Focus and Future Growth with Miguel Sanz Castedo, TURESPAÑA, and Caroline Leboucher, Atout France
2:40 PM: Using Payments to Design a Smarter Guest Experience with Manika Singh and Rory O’Neill, Planet
2:55 PM: How Discount Carriers Plan to Gain Market Share as Travelers Return with Marion Geoffroy, Wizz Air UK
3:15 PM: Networking Break
3:45 PM: Reinventing the Digital Travel Experience with Frank Rosenberger, TUI Group
4:15 PM: Is Live Video The Future of Travel Marketing? with John Tertan, HeyGo
4:35 PM: 10 Years of Skift with Rafat Ali
4:45 PM: The Role of Europe’s Evolving Aviation Landscape in the Global Recovery with Anne Rigail, Air France
5:05 PM: Looking Ahead to the Future of Travel with Sébastien Bazin, Accor
5:40 PM: Closing Remarks with Rafat Ali, Skift, and Charles Oak, The Londoner
5:45 PM: Closing Reception at The Londoner Hotel

Networking Breaks: Although our conference days are heavily content-focused, we’ve built in time for networking. You’ll have multiple breaks throughout the day to chat with our experts and fellow conference-goers.

F&B: Real food is just as important as brain food. Skift will serve delicious breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the one-day event.

Finish Skift Forum Europe with drinks and snacks and additional networking time at the Londoner Hotel.

P.S. We have a few more tickets for startups available. Please email [email protected] for more information.

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Photo credit: The Londoner Hotel Exterior. The Londoner Hotel