December 13-15Dubai

At Madinat Jumeirah

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Skift Global Forum East – December 13-15, 2022 – Dubai

We are excited to launch our premier Skift Global Forum series to a part of the world at the center of global connectivity between Asia and the West — Dubai

Skift Global Forum East, presented by Dubai, will be a two-day conference assembling top CEOs and creative leaders to discuss innovations coming to bear on the future of travel. The energy around the travel industry in the Middle East right now is unprecedented, and Dubai is at the center of it all.

Around the globe, Skift Forums are known throughout the travel industry for bringing expert-level discussions and incisive journalism-led interviews to our stage. Skift Forums are where travel’s most innovative leaders come to decipher and define the future of travel. 

Join us December 13-15 as we bring this exciting new forum to the Middle East and convene leaders who understand the larger context in which travel operates and seek to re-imagine the industry for a post-pandemic world. As we have said throughout the past 10 years of Skift, “this is not a freakin‘ trade show.”

  • December 13: Evening Reception
  • December 14 & 15: Forum Sessions and Networking

Topics

  • Consumer-facing global trends and macro forcing factors for the year ahead
  • How hospitality will adapt to the continued blending of lifestyle and work in travel
  • The growth of emerging inbound markets, and how suppliers are adapting
  • Why technology, collaboration, and regional growth will spur demand
  • Exploring the brand-driven and performance marketing strategies leading bookings
  • How meetings and events will foster growth for destinations in the future
  • What travel can do to take action and drive profits through a more sustainable future
  • How startups across the region are driving innovation and growth from the ground-up
  • Why digitizing and broadening the experiences and activities sector matters
  • How the Middle East will be a vital focal point for global tourism in the years ahead

Speakers


Agenda

December 13, 14, and 15

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

Summersalt Beach Club
Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah
Jumeirah St, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai

December 13, 6-8pm

FORUM VENUE: Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre, Joharah Ballroom – Dubai

Day 1
Day 2

Wednesday, December 14th

9:10 AM

Skift Research Presentation: The State of Travel

10:05 AM

Powering a Connected Ecosystem for Travelers

10:20 AM

Why Travel Should Think Like a Community

10:40 AM

Networking Break

11:40 AM

Expanding the Reach of Today’s Independent Hotel Brands

11:55 AM

Opening the Door to Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders

12:10 PM

Behind the Scenes at Almosafer, the Region’s Largest Travel Business

12:20 PM

Can SuperApps Disrupt Online Travel?

12:45 PM

Lunch

1:45 PM

A Macro View on Travel’s Future

1:55 PM
2:50 PM

Beyond Conservation: The Future of Regenerative Tourism

3:20 PM

Lessons from the World Cup: Where We Go From Here

3:30 PM

Break

4:00 PM

How Tour Operators Can Drive New Demand to the Middle East

4:25 PM
5:00 PM
Remote Session

A Global Outlook for 2023: In Conversation Via Hologram

5:30 PM

Reception

Thursday, December 15th

11:00 AM

Doors Open

11:35 AM

Building Collaboration, Technology, and Regional Growth

12:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM
3:00 PM

Liveable, Agile, and Resilient: Dubai’s Blueprint for 21st Century Tourism

3:10 PM

Putting Data-Driven Insights at the Core of Your Business Strategy

3:25 PM

Unlocking Tourism’s Potential

3:45 PM

The Middle East’s Growth as a Global Gateway

4:30 PM

Forum Ends

What to expect

Skift Global Forum East will assemble top CEOs and creative leaders to discuss innovations coming to bear on the future of travel, in the dynamic Middle East region and globally. The conference program will dive deep into what’s shaping the industry post-pandemic— the intersection of technology and marketing, consumer-facing advances across user experience and design, how sustainability will play an ever-increasing role in the business of travel, how progressive modern economies prioritize travel as their future economic engine, and much more. 

  • Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta at Skift Global Forum 2021
  • Taking a photo at Skift Global Forum

Presented By

Sponsors

Join us December 13-15 for:

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.

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.

Comparing Ticket Types

What You GetOnline OnlyIn Person
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
Pre-event evening reception in Dubai
Entry to the event
Option to attend break-out sessions
In-person networking breaks
On-site refreshments during sessions

FAQs

What is included in my in-person registration?

  • 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
  • Pre-event evening reception in Dubai
  • Entry to the event
  • Option to attend break-out sessions
  • In-person networking breaks
  • On-site refreshments during sessions

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/MMW49

Is COVID-19 vaccination required?

Yes, please be fully vaccinated when attending this event.

How do I apply for a press/media pass?

Please apply via the following link and we will get back to you once your application has been reviewed: https://skift.typeform.com/to/ZKW3l928?typeform-source=live.skift.com

I purchased multiple event tickets – how to share the registration link with my colleagues for them to register?

Upon payment for the event, you will receive a confirmation email, which will contain the registration link to share with your colleagues.

When will I have access to the Skift Live app?

The Skift Live app will be available to all attendees one week prior to the event start date. You will then be able to view all attendee names and titles, and message them directly to set up networking opportunities.