COMING: October, 2016
New York City
Skift Global Forum
"THE TED OF TRAVEL THAT THIS INDUSTRY DESPERATELY NEEDED."
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2015 Speakers & Topics
For 2016: Skift Global Forum does not accept any speaker suggestions or submissions, speakers selection every year is an internal editorial process done based on the programming needs as determined by Skift editors.
» Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, on the future of city branding.
» Vinicius Lummertz, president of Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur), on building a tourism brand around big events (World Cup & Olympics).
» Michael Klein, Head of Industry Strategy, Travel & Retail of Adobe on seamless, multi-screen integration in the new age of travel.
» Edie Rodriguez , CEO and President, of Crystal Cruises on reinventing cruises through exclusivity and customization.
» Scott Alvis, CMO, of Amadeus North America on building for the future of travel in 2020.
» Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport, on building an airport for the future of travel.
» Craig Vosburg, Chief Product Officer, of MasterCard on future cities, and business leisure
» Ninan Chacko, CEO of Travel Leaders Group, on the merging of business and leisure travel.
» Rafat Ali, CEO of Skift, on the fault lines of disruption in the global travel industry.
Tech and Digital
» Paul Hennessy, CEO of Priceline.com, on why conversion is the most important metric in travel.
» Jonathan Mildenhall, CMO of Airbnb, building a culturally relevant brand by changing the cultural discussion.
» Michael Small, CEO of Gogo, on the digital habits of air travelers and what brands can learn from them.
» Diego Saez-Gil, CEO and co-founder of Bluesmart, on launching a travel startup through crowdfunding.
» Greg Hong, CEO and Co-Founder of Reserve, on why dining is the next frontier of disruption in travel.
» Prof. Camilla Vasquez of University of South Florida, on Loudsourcing, the inside world of online reviews
» James Smith, EVP, Americas of Criteo, on personalized performance advertising