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Skift Global Forum East

Hany Abdelkawi, Head of Travel Sales at Google, Joins Skift Global Forum East Speaker Lineup

We are pleased to welcome Hany Abdelkawi, Head of Travel Sales at Google, to the Skift Global Forum East stage.  Hany is the Head of Travel Sales at Google, leading global innovations in the travel sector. In this role, he helps partners grow in international markets using AI. Hany steers initiatives to leverage the wealth…

Skift Global Forum East

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 Idea Awards 2023

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…

Skift India Summit

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,…

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Who Joins

Each year Skift Forum attendees are a mix of both experienced veterans and forward-thinking newcomers that seek greater insight into the business of travel. Since we started our events program in 2014, we’ve welcomed over 21,000 attendees from all over the world.

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Why They Attend

Connect with peers from across the travel industry during multiple networking opportunities.

Learn from top creatives and executives during exclusive interview sessions and talks.

Chart your path forward for 2023 and beyond based on your conversations and experiences at the Forum.

Our speakers are the leading innovators from this industry and beyond.

For each event, Skift editors and analysts match the industry’s leading voices with topics in order to deliver the best discussions possible to attendees. From top CEOs of the largest travel brands to new entrepreneurs driving innovation, the voices on stage are a reflection of the best the travel industry has to offer. See a list of our speakers since 2020.

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