Latest Skift Event Updates

Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith to Speak at Skift Global Forum East

We are excited to welcome Ben Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM who will speak via video at Skift Global Forum East next month. Ben Smith is a senior airline industry veteran, having spent twenty years at Air Canada before joining Air France-KLM as Chief Executive Officer. In 1990, while at university, he started part time as…

Skift Ideas: The Weekly Round-Up

A weekly round-up of the stories featured on our Skift Ideas Blog, highlighting the exciting new creative projects, campaigns, designs, and future-making ideas from across the travel industry. In this week’s round-up, Ras Al Khaimah aims to inspire visitors to relax with a new campaign starring the ‘most relaxed cat in the world’, Indigo Hotels…

Sharan Pasricha joins inaugural Skift India Summit Lineup

Founder and Co-CEO of Ennismore Sharan Pasricha will be taking the stage at the first ever Skift India Summit March 19th-20th, 2024. Sharan founded Ennismore in 2011 and built its brands, The Hoxton, Gleneagles, SLS, Delano, Mondrian, 25hours, and Working From, into a lifestyle supergroup. When he spoke with Skift Founder and CEO Rafat Ali at Skift Global Forum in 2022,…

Katerina Giannouka, CEO of Jumeirah Group and Adnan Kazim, CCO of Emirates Airline to Speak at Skift Global Forum East

We are looking forward to welcoming Katerina Giannouka, CEO of Jumeirah Group and Adnan Kazim, CCO of Emirates Airline to Skift Global Forum East next month.  Katerina is a recognized professional in the international hospitality industry, with over 20 years of experience in business leadership, operations, hotel development, asset management, and strategic advisory. Her passion…

Skift Ideas: The Weekly Round-Up

A weekly round-up of the stories featured on our Skift Ideas Blog, highlighting the exciting new creative projects, campaigns, designs, and future-making ideas from across the travel industry. In this week’s round-up, Emirates announced a limited edition luggage collection made from upcylced aircraft interiors, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi launched a sustainable art project, and…

The Types of People You Will Meet at Skift Global Forum East

Skift Global Forum East presented by Dubai, is just around the corner, and it promises to be an event where the travel industry’s brightest minds gather to discuss and shape the future of travel. As you navigate the bustling halls and engaging sessions, you’ll encounter a diverse array of attendees.  Based on the attendees from last year’s…

Skift Ideas: The Weekly Round-Up

A weekly round-up of the stories featured on the Skift Ideas Blog, highlighting the exciting new creative projects, campaigns, designs, and future-making ideas from across the travel industry. In this week’s round-up, unlikely ‘Best Friends’ Robert De Niro and Asa Butterfield star in Uber One’s latest campaign, Alaska Airlines unveils ‘Mickey’s Toontown Express’, and the…

New Speaker: Zina Bencheikh, Managing Director for EMEA at Intrepid Travel

We are looking forward to welcoming Zina Bencheikh, Managing Director EMEA for Intrepid Travel to Skift Global Forum East next month. Regarded as a leading advocate for gender equality, Zina is on a mission to make the world a more inclusive and just place through travel. Based in Morocco, Zina has overseen record business growth…

Skift Ideas Podcast: Designing a Sustainable Legacy, with Bill Bensley

Join us as for episode six of the Skift Ideas Podcast, where Colin Nagy is joined by designer Bill Bensley, Founder of Bensley, to discuss the remarkable journey that has shaped his unique perspective on the world of design. Listen here. You can catch up on previous episodes, listen and subscribe to the podcast on all of…

Jimmy Carroll, Co-Founder and Business Development Director at Pelorus, Joins Skift Global Forum East Speaker Lineup

We are pleased to welcome Jimmy Carroll, Co-Founder and Business Development Director, Pelorus to the Skift Global Forum East stage. Jimmy’s passion for travel and adventure started at a young age and has seen him lead multiple expeditions around the world and his latest challenge saw Jimmy rowing across the Atlantic as part of a…