From the backstage of Skift Forum Europe, Skift interviewed the travel industry's top leaders about the challenges, trends, and opportunities ahead for making travel more seamless.


Jeroen Merchiers

Managing Director, EMEA

Tina Edmundson

Global Brand Officer and
Luxury Portfolio Leader
Marriott International

Sylvain Rabuel

CEO of the Business Unit Europe and Africa
Club Med

Peter Fankhauser

Thomas Cook Group

Richard Clarke

Senior Analyst, European Leisure and Hotels

Wim Derkinderen

Chief Commercial Officer & Board Member

Jennifer Iduh

Head of Research and Development
European Travel Commission

Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir

Director of Visit Iceland and Creative Industries
Promote Iceland

André Gerondeau

Chief Operating Officer
Meliá Hotels International

Pepijn Rijvers

Chief Marketing Officer

Tao Tao

Co-Founder and COO

Joan Vilà

Executive Chairman
Hotelbeds Group

Kenny Jacobs

Chief Marketing Officer

Christian Langer

Chief Digital Officer
Lufthansa Group

Henner Blömer

Director DACH - Automotive, Telecommunications, Finance, and Travel

Suzanna Chiu

Amadeus Ventures

Rob Torres

Managing Director - Travel Sector

Sébastien Bazin

Chairman and CEO

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