The premier global conference on the business of travel.

September 21-23
New York City
Live In-Person & Online

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Vaccinated-only event

Strongest safety protocols in place

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SKIFT GLOBAL FORUM IS BACK


Now in its eighth year, Skift Global Forum in 2021 will be a travel industry event for the books.

Taking place at the iconic TWA Hotel next to New York’s JFK Airport, SGF will bring together over 30 expert speakers, including executives from leading companies, along with 150+ attendees to discuss all things travel. Together, we’ll celebrate the industry’s long-awaited return, while rediscovering and reimagining travel’s global impact.

We look forward to welcoming you in September to our amazing new venue in New York City.

WAYS TO ATTEND

Participate In-Person
30+ speakers, 150+ attendees in an intimate setting made for networking – plus cocktails and entertainment. Vaccinated guests only.

Watch Online
View the live-stream, participate in polls, ask questions via video or chat, and network with other conference-goers on our fantastic conference platform.

Strongest In-Person EVent Safety Protocols in Place

Skift Global Forum will continue to take place as a physical event at the TWA Hotel, September 21-23. Here is what you need to know:

  • We are continuing to follow all state and city guidelines for events in New York City.
  • All attendees – speakers, sponsors, attendees, and Skift and hotel staff – will be required to have verified vaccinations to attend.
  • By design, we are limiting our event to half capacity and have seating spaced in the venue accordingly.
  • Lunch and receptions will take place outside or in the large open TWA Hotel lobby if weather is an issue.
  • Wearing masks will be required while attendees are inside the conference center.
  • The TWA Hotel has a state-of-the-art HVAC system with air ionization technology installed.

The safety of our attendees is and always has been our top priority. As Skift Global Forum returns in person, we feel these precautions and verifications will allow for a safe event for attendees and staff in September.

Read more about our protocols here.

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THE VENUE

A LANDMARK REBORN:
LIVE FROM THE ICONIC TWA HOTEL


With the amazing promise of travel’s big return in mind, we have chosen the perfect venue to reflect the industry’s bright future: the awe-inspiring, jet-age classic TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK Airport.

This stunning venue and proximity within one of the world’s largest travel hubs feels especially poignant after a travel-less year for most of the industry.

Learn more about TWA and book your room

Interior of TWA Hotel Flight Center

“The coolest hotel in New York City.”
-TIME

THE PROGRAM


As the world reopens, travel has a renewed purpose and importance. At SGF 2021, we’ll dive into new opportunities and challenges ahead – as well as how the industry can rebuild stronger and with a broader responsibility in mind.

A World On The Move
How we live and work has dramatically changed through the pandemic, and there are bigger shifts in mobility and accessibility ahead. How can travel become a geopolitical force for good? 


Regional Tourism is Here to Stay
Travel has found new strength in its own backyard. But will destinations and hotels preserve this local focus and open arms as the International jet-set return


Aviation’s Imminent Inflection Point
As government aid comes to an end, how will airlines evolve with the delayed and sluggish return of business travel and international routes? Is the real test still ahead?


Hospitality’s Uncertain Rebound
As leisure travel returns, hotels are facing a tale of multiple cities, with some faring well and others still closed. How long can this last given the lack of group, business, and urban travel?


A Return to Experience
After an extended period of living life online, how will the industry return to a focus on experiences, along with balancing heightened consumer expectations of convenience? 


Unlearning Travel’s Old Habits
Will the industry go back to the old status quo and forget lessons of the pandemic? How can travel look beyond attracting travelers at any cost, and instead find a better way to rebuild?


SEE AGENDA

“Incredible speakers on interesting topics. Inspirational from start to finish.”

WHY ATTEND?


Skift Global Forum 2021 promises to be the most insightful and inspiring travel event of the year.
Don’t miss out! Need to convince your boss? Download and share the event guide here.

Learn from the most creative leaders at major travel brands. With an agenda packed with insightful, informative sessions, SGF is the industry event to understand the latest trends in travel.

Meet 300+ attendees from around the world from companies like Booking Holdings, Marriott, Accor, Hilton, Visit California, Uber, and Tripadvisor, and more.

Experience live music and entertainment, great food, cocktails, and lively conversation during our opening night event at Connie, TWA’s airplane-turned-cocktail-lounge.

Access on-demand content, workshops, networking, and much more through our new mobile app – before, during, and after the conference.

Join us for the travel industry’s most insightful, informative – and fun – global event!

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IN-PERSON

$2,495

Includes access to live sessions, receptions, networking experiences, mobile app, and on-demand content. Book early to reserve your space.

Limited tickets available, due to safety restrictions.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated. Read more about our safety efforts on our FAQ.

ONLINE ONLY

SOLO

Solo Ticket
$345
Full access to the event for one person.

GROUP

Group Booking
starting at $570
Invite up to seven co-workers.

Includes access to event livestream,
mobile app and on-demand content.

Subscriber Discounts

Are you a current Skift Pro or Skift Research subscriber?

Smart move. Sign in and use promo code PRO21 or RESEARCH21 through the Solo Ticket option above to receive your discount to either the online or in-person event.

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