October 14 & 15 2015
Skift Global Forum
"THE TED OF TRAVEL THAT THIS INDUSTRY DESPERATELY NEEDED."
DUGGAL GREENHOUSE, OCT 14-15, BROOKLYN, NY
STRATEGY + MARKETING + TECH
Skift Global Forum 2015: Our Promise
Skift Global Forum, from Skift, is the biggest creative business conference in the global travel industry. It is the first conference focused on top strategists, technologists, and marketers in travel, the people creating the future of travel in 2015 and beyond.
The Global Forum is carefully curated with the topics and speakers — single track, no panels, no overt pitches — to inspire the professionals in travel about the business and creative promise of the sector.
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2015 Speakers & Topics
» Fred Dixon, CEO of NYC & Company, on the future of tourism marketing for iconic travel brands.
» Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, on the future of city branding.
» Sally Balcombe, CEO of Visit Britain, on marketing a mature brand to a whole new audience.
» Josh Lesnick, CMO of Wyndham Hotel Group on the importance of middle America that travel brands ignore.
» Vinicius Lummertz, president of Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur), on building a tourism brand around big events (World Cup & Olympics).
» Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO of Hyatt Hotels, on bringing humanity back to hospitality.
» Ivanka Trump, Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for the Trump Organization, on why obsessing over details is the only way to build hospitality luxury brand.
» Keith Barr, CCO of InterContinental Hotels Group, on the right way to talk to different demographics across the Guest Journey.
» Darrell Wade, CEO of Intrepid Group, on reinventing a large travel company.
» Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, on how to build an airline brand by not participating in the premium rat race.
» Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, on how the right kind of travel agent survived the digital change.
» Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport, on building an airport for the future of travel.
Tech and Digital
» Paul Hennessy, CEO of Priceline.com, on why conversion is the most important metric in travel.
» Jonathan Mildenhall, CMO of Airbnb, on transforming a marketplace/platform into a hospitality brand.
» Michael Small, CEO of GoGoAir, 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
» Geoffrey Kent, CEO & Founder of Abercrombie & Kent, on understanding the socio-cultural impact of travel on societies.
» Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott on The Happiness Halo: The unexpected benefits from applying behavioral science to experience design
» Craig Greenberg & Alice Gray Stites, President and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels, respectively, on Art, Culture & the Experience Economy: Learning is the New Luxury.
» Jeremy Jauncey, Founder of Beautiful Destinations, on why visuals are the new language of engagement for consumers.
» Nick Gray, Founder & CEO of Museum Hack, on how millennials hacked travel to create their own experiences.
» Zim Ugochukwu, Founder of Travel Noire, on the growing global community of black travelers.
» Joe Caterini, Managing Director of Zero Point Zero Production (Anthony Bourdain’s production company), on why food has become the biggest entry point into travel.