Why We Chose India For Our Next Skift Summit

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India is having a moment. With the India outbound traveler poised to become the biggest global force in coming years, and major global brands racing to take part in India’s strong domestic market, there is no better time to host an event that seeks to shape the future of travel.

In an exciting milestone for Skift, we are thrilled to bring our first-ever Skift India Summit to India on March 19-20 in Delhi-NCR. The decision to host a groundbreaking Skift event in India has been a long time coming. It reflects why now is such a critical moment for India’s growth and its impact on the global travel industry.

Here are a few exciting topics and reasons we’re looking forward to this inaugural Summit:

India‘s Rising Middle Class

As we highlighted in our Megatrends this year, India is projected to have a middle class population of around 1 billion in the middle of this century. As we examine the rapid demographic and economic transformation of the world’s most populous country, Skift India Summit will delve into the ways these new travelers will reshape the global travel industry. This includes conversations with the CEOs of Air India, OYO, and the U.S. Ambassador to India. Check out our recent India Travel Podcast for a further dive into the role of the middle class in India’s outbound resurgence.

How Hospitality Will Evolve in India

India’s thriving hospitality sector is booming. Both big brands and privately-held groups are racing to keep up with the pace of expansion. We’ll hear from Marriott on their mission to add 100 hotels by 2025, advice from Ennismore’s CEO on the growth and lure of lifestyle hotels, and how India-based brands like Leela, LaLiT, and others are evolving and competing. We’ll also hear about booking patterns and preferences for travelers. This serves as a follow-up to the insights shared in our India on the Move: A Traveler Survey research report.

Bringing India’s Travel Leaders Together

Skift India Summit and this moment in India’s growth story represents a golden opportunity for global players to connect with local stakeholders, government representatives, industry influencers, and invited press. As the world becomes more interconnected, the significance of fostering international relationships cannot be overstated. This Summit serves as a catalyst for these connections.

Don’t Miss Out on Skift India Summit 2024

This is not just an event; it’s an in-depth look at India’s integral role in shaping the future of travel. As we countdown to March, you won’t want to miss what promises to be an unforgettable day. Join us as we unpack the opportunities and complexities ahead for India’s vibrant travel landscape.

Limited early-bird priced tickets are still available, but will be increasing soon. Make sure to lock in your seat as soon as possible to save.

Skift India Summit

Watch recordings from the event starting in late March at Skift Live.

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