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Event Date Tue Sep 21 EDT - Thu Sep 23 EDT (30 days ago)
Location Live Online
Region Americas

Skift Global Forum 2021 – the flagship global conference on the business of travel – will take place as a three-day online conference.

Now in its eighth year, the event is where leaders and learners come together to discuss important issues across all sectors of one of the world’s most consequential industries. This year’s Forum will be one of the more consequential in its history as speakers and attendees attempt to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and work to forge a smarter future for the travel industry.

The Forum will feature talks with 50+ travel leaders coming – like our attendees – from around the globe. In 2020, we welcomed our largest audience ever from over 150 countries. Join us in 2021 as we approach the coming years with optimism and intelligence.

Why You Should Participate?
Skift Live events are transformative to businesses and brands.

• Marketing - Learn from the experiences and strategies of the most creative leaders at major travel brands.
• Strategy - Our agendas are jam-packed with opportunities to learn from experts, gain tactical knowledge, and understand the latest trends in travel.
• Technology - Attendees will hear insights on how tech is disrupting the industry and adapting to consumer demand.


2021 Speakers

Naledi K. Khabo
CEO, Africa Tourism Association

Francis Davidson
Co-Founder & CEO, Sonder

Rainer Jenss
Founder, Family Travel Association

Glenn Fogel
CEO & President, Booking Holdings

Jacqueline Gifford
Editor in Chief, Travel + Leisure

Parag Khanna
Founder & Managing Partner, FutureMap

Audrey Hendley
President, American Express Travel

Tyler Morse
Chairman & CEO, MCR

Wendy Olson Killion
Senior Vice President, Expedia Group Media Solutions

Adam Stewart
Executive Chairman, Sandals Resorts International (SRI)

Greg O’Hara
Founder and Senior Managing Director, Certares

David Peller
Global Head, Travel and Hospitality, Amazon Web Services

Kevin Neher
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Brian Chesky
Co-Founder & CEO, Airbnb

Marlene Valle
Founder, Deafinitely Wanderlust

Carl Shepherd
Investor and Co-Founder, HomeAway

Frederic Lalonde
CEO & Co-Founder, Hopper

Michael Trauttmansdorff
Group Product Manager, Travel Ads, Google

Christopher Nassetta
President & CEO, Hilton

Robert Jordan
Executive Vice President & Incoming CEO, Southwest Airlines

Tom Kershaw
Chief Product & Technology Officer, Travelport

Dara Khosrowshahi
CEO, Uber

Jeanne Jones
VP, Community and Customer Marketing, Amperity

Lisa Borromeo Checchio
Chief Marketing Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Sébastien Bazin
Chairman and CEO, Accor

Matt Gaghen
CEO, Under Canvas

Richard Holden
VP & GM, Travel, Google

Haixia Wang
VP of Research, Skift

Anthony Capuano
CEO, Marriott International

Benjamin Smith
CEO, Air France-KLM

Elliott Ferguson
President and CEO, Destination DC

George Turner
Chief Commercial & Technology Officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Jeremy Sampson
CEO, The Travel Foundation

Axel Hefer
Managing Director & CEO, Trivago

Carleigh Jaques
SVP & General Manager
Cybersource, a Visa solution

Joseph Rajadurai
VP & General Manager, Travel & Hospitality

Caryn Seidman Becker
Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO

Caroline Beteta
President & CEO
Visit California

Dr. Lynn Minnaert
Academic Director & Clinical Associate Professor, Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality at New York University

Stephen Kaufer
President and CEO, Tripadvisor

Andres Barry
President, JetBlue Travel Products

Peter Kern
Vice Chairman and CEO, Expedia Group

Dana Young
President & CEO, Visit Florida

Michael Brown
President and Chief Executive Officer, Travel + Leisure Co.

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• American Expess
• Amperity
• aws
• Cognizant
• expedia group
• Google
• hopper
• mastercard
• Sandals
• TravelZoo