September 19-21, 2022
New York City

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THE LARGEST CREATIVE BUSINESS EVENT DEFINING THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

Skift Global Forum – September 19-21, 2022 – NYC

Skift Global Forum 2022 — the flagship global conference on the business of travel — is returning this September as a full scale in-person event in New York City and broadcast online globally. 

As we look beyond 2022, the reality is that travel will never truly be the same, leaving it up to the industry to figure out how to adapt and evolve to meet this new future head on. The promise of travel remains as important as ever, and during our premier Global Forum event, we will hear from leaders and innovators across the business of travel as they look ahead with both optimism and vigilance at an industry that is both Reconnected and Reimagined.

Through our incisive executive interviews and deep-dive panels, Skift editors and research analysts will probe the global, economic and technology trends that are reshaping travel across aviation, hospitality, technology, destinations, online booking, and more. As we have said throughout the past 10 years of Skift, “this is not a freakin’ trade show.”

Join us September 19-21 and find out why Skift Global Forum remains the ‘can’t miss’ event of the year.

Join us as we explore the big questions facing travel, for a world that is both Reconnected and Reimagined:

  • How will travel reimagine its future as it adapts to an increasingly turbulent world?
  • What actions are companies taking to implement new strategies to reach net-zero in the face of climate change?
  • How will “The Great Merging” of how we live and work continue to impact how we travel and stay?
  • What innovations will come next for the super-competitive online travel space?
  • Can technology redefine the traveler journey and stay ahead of the demands of a new generation of consumers?
  • What are industry leaders doing to address travel’s labor crisis and heightened service challenges?
  • Are we entering a period of dramatic change for travel as an industry, and how will the industry evolve to move past old habits?

2022 Speaker Highlights

See the full speaker list on our Speakers page.

Full Speaker List

Agenda

All times are shown in ET.

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

Moxy NYC Times Square
Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Monday, September 19 6-8pm

Presented by:

Day 1
Day 2

Tuesday, September 20th

8:00 AM

Registration Opens / Breakfast and Networking

8:50 AM
9:05 AM

Leading the Transition to Net-Zero Travel, hosted by Skift Research and McKinsey & Company

9:30 AM

What Comes Next for Travel Booking as the World Reconnects

9:55 AM

JetBlue’s Future: Balancing Expansion and Operations

10:20 AM

High-Touch Service in an Era of Change

10:35 AM

Driving the Future of Tours & Activities

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

A Fireside Chat with Barry Diller

11:40 AM

How Sustained Enthusiasm for Travel Underscores the Importance of Inclusivity

11:52 AM
12:10 PM

Developing the Next Generation of Hospitality Talent

12:22 PM

What’s Next for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

12:45 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:45 PM
1:50 PM

Why Scale and Strategy Matter as Hotels Look to the Future

Keith Barr

IHG
CEO

Moderator

Sean O’Neill
2:15 PM

Capitalizing on a More Seamless Travel Payments Ecosystem

2:30 PM

A Conversation with Google’s Head of Travel

2:55 PM

Delivering on the Promise of a Personalized Guest and Employee Experience

3:08 PM

Dubai as a Lens for the Future of Travel

3:20 PM

An Optimistic Outlook for Hospitality’s Future

3:45 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM

Navigating Leadership, Community, and the Road Ahead

Neha Parikh

Waze
CEO

Moderator

Seth Borko
4:40 PM

Digital Transformation: Investing in the Traveler Experience of the Future

4:55 PM

The Transformational Power of Travel

5:15 PM

What The Great Merging Means for Aviation

5:35 PM

Staying Ahead of The Great Merging and its Impact on Hospitality

6:00 PM

Reception and Networking

Wednesday, September 21st

8:00 AM

Morning Networking

8:55 AM
9:00 AM

Skift Research Presentation: State of the Industry

9:15 AM

Democratizing the Travel Ecosystem

9:55 AM

How Customer Data Is Defining a New Era of Travel Demand

10:10 AM

Will Social Commerce Reshape Travel Booking?

10:33 AM

Saudi’s Big Bets On Tourism, A CTO’s View

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

The Market Drivers Across Hospitality

11:30 AM

Bold & Boricua: Fueling Growth by Tapping Into Local Culture

11:42 AM

Building a Sustainable Lifestyle Brand

12:05 PM

The Technology Shifts Driving Asia’s Return

12:35 PM

Reimagining Travel’s Future: A Fireside Chat with Brian Chesky

1:00 PM

Forum Ends

What to Expect

Compelling Conversations
Sessions with the travel industry’s most influential leaders and creative minds facilitated by travel media’s best journalists.

Must-Meet Attendees
Forum attendees are decision makers and innovators within their companies – which they’ve shaped or built themselves. For more information on who you’ll brush shoulders with, check out our Audience Snapshot.

Unmissable Moments
A quote from the stage, a conversation with a fellow attendee, or a personal moment of inspiration – Skift Forums will change your work for the better.

The Venue

Participate In-Person

Skift Global Forum will take place at The Glasshouse in New York City at 12th Ave. and 48th St.

Join the 30+ speakers, 500+ attendees in an intimate setting made for networking – plus cocktails and entertainment. Vaccinated guests only.

The Glasshouse in New York City.

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. Please note: This virtual livestream is exclusively available as a Skift premium subscriber perk.

Don’t know what to expect?

Watch highlights of our hybrid Skift Global Forum 2021.

FAQs

What is included in my registration?

  • Pre-event evening reception in NYC
  • Entry to the Main Conference event
  • Option to attend break-out sessions
  • In-person networking breaks
  • On-site refreshments during sessions
  • Live access to all sessions via our online platform
  • Access to the event app for iOS and Android
  • Networking with event attendees using event app
  • Access to on-demand session recordings

I am a subscriber – how do I register to attend this event?

As a subscriber, you are able to join this event online on a complimentary basis, and you receive a discount to attend in-person. Please make sure you are logged into your account before registering. Further discount info here: https://live.skift.com/subscriber-access/ See you there.

Is there a room block associated with this event?

We don’t have an attendee room block this year, but please visit the following link from HotelMap of all the nearby hotels and rates during our event – https://hotelmap.com/M34XX

What do I need to show upon check in? Is a booster required?

You simply need to show proof of vaccination to attend the event. A booster is not required.

Sponsors

Insights Partner

Want to learn more about partnerships? Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page.

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