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  • Monday, September 25th
  • Tuesday, September 26th
  • Wednesday, September 27th

Pre-Evening Event

Time

Opening Evening Event Hosted By Mexico Tourism Board and Spring Place
Spring Place - 6 St Johns Ln, New York, NY 10013

Join us at Spring Place for an evening of networking with our high profile attendees, while also enjoying yummy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails of course. Registered attendees only.

09/25 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Opening Evening Event Hosted By Mexico Tourism Board and Spring Place

Spring Place - 6 St Johns Ln, New York, NY 10013
09/25 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us at Spring Place for an evening of networking with our high profile attendees, while also enjoying yummy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails of course. Registered attendees only.

Session Title

Speaker(s)

Time

Doors Open/Breakfast
09/26 7:30 AM
Welcome to Skift Global Forum 2017Rafat Ali09/26 9:00 AM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of The Priceline Group

The new Priceline CEO on the next phase of growth & acquisitions ahead and challenges from disruptive tech and companies such as Airbnb.
Glenn Fogel
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal
09/26 9:15 AM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ President & CEO of Hilton Worldwide

Hilton CEO on being at the forefront of the direct booking battles, life as a true asset light company and doubling down on hotels.
Christopher Nassetta
Moderated by: Jason Clampet
09/26 9:45 AM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ Chairman & CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Royal Caribbean CEO on the importance of ship sizes, attracting next generation of cruisers and the growth of China.
Richard D. Fain
Moderated by: Hannah Sampson
09/26 10:15 AM
Networking Break
09/26 10:45 AM
Deep Dive w/ Head of Industry Strategy - Travel and Hospitality at Adobe and Chief Experience Officer/CMO at MGM Resorts International

Chief Experience Officer & CMO of MGM Resorts International talks about the future of personalization and digital transformation.

Julie Hoffmann,
Lilian Tomovich
09/26 11:15 AM
Skift Talk w/ President of Percepture

The crisis in travel PR and how we got here.
Rene Mack09/26 11:35 AM
Tourism Superpanel w/ President & CEO of Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, VP of Tourism at ProColombia, and Jordanian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities

A panel conversation with tourism CEO & leaders from three different continents on marketing travel in an age of uncertainty.
Ernest Wooden Jr,
Julian Guerrero Orozco FLS,
Lina Annab
Moderated by: Patrick Whyte & Dan Peltier
09/26 11:50 AM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ Chief Digital Officer of Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa Group’s Chief Digital Officer on being a pioneer of digital innovation in airlines and the disconnect between digital experience and physical reality.
Dr. Christian Langer
Moderated by: Brian Sumers
09/26 12:35 PM
Lunch Break09/26 1:00 PM
Lunch Workshop: Creating Award-Winning Video Content with Brands w/ Head of Programming at Tastemade
Location: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Oren Katzeff09/26 1:10 PM
Deep Dive w/ CEO & Co-Founder of Travelsify and Global Personalization Lead at Accenture Interactive

A panel talk about the two-sided coin of personalization: consumer and product.

Bruno Chauvat,
Jeriad Zoghby
Moderated by: Greg Oates
09/26 2:15 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ President & CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group CEO on the company’s future as its own publicly traded company, and how being unsexy and uncool is working for the company.
Geoff Ballotti
Moderated by: Deanna Ting
09/26 2:25 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group

A one-on-one conversation with New York City’s master of restaurant hospitality about the evolving business of dining out.
Danny Meyer
Moderated by: Kristen Hawley
09/26 2:50 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ Head Chef & Co-Owner of Noma

Noma chef and founder on chefs as the new creative leaders, dedication to craft and the importance of NOT scaling up.
René Redzepi
Moderated by: Rafat Ali
09/26 3:20 PM
Networking Break09/26 3:50 PM
Investor Superpanel w/ Managing Director & Analyst of RBC Capital Markets, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager of Jennison Associates, President of JetBlue Technology Ventures, and Venture Partner of TCV

Financial investors on disruption and investment in travel tech and the competitive landscape in travel among incumbents and non-traditional players.
Bonny Simi,
Erik Blachford,
Mark Mahaney,
Natasha Kuhlkin
Moderated by: Luke Bujarski
09/26 4:15 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ Co-Founder & CEO of Button

Co-founder and CEO of Button, Mike Jaconi speaks with Skift's Sean O'Neill on optimizing the mobile experience to address changes in consumer behavior.

Michael Jaconi
Moderated by: Sean O'Neill
09/26 4:45 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group

New IHG CEO on the future of hospitality, including the challenges of expanding in China and improving the hotel guest experience.
Keith Barr
Moderated by: Deanna Ting
09/26 5:00 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Airbnb

Airbnb co-founder on the expanding the brand scope, in accommodation and beyond, globally.
Nathan Blecharczyk
Moderated by: Rafat Ali
09/26 5:30 PM
Cocktail Reception09/26 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Doors Open/Breakfast

09/26 7:30 AM

Welcome to Skift Global Forum 2017

09/26 9:00 AM
Rafat Ali

Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of The Priceline Group

09/26 9:15 AM

The new Priceline CEO on the next phase of growth & acquisitions ahead and challenges from disruptive tech and companies such as Airbnb.
Glenn Fogel
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal

Deep Dive Q&A w/ President & CEO of Hilton Worldwide

09/26 9:45 AM

Hilton CEO on being at the forefront of the direct booking battles, life as a true asset light company and doubling down on hotels.
Christopher Nassetta
Moderated by: Jason Clampet

Deep Dive Q&A w/ Chairman & CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

09/26 10:15 AM

Royal Caribbean CEO on the importance of ship sizes, attracting next generation of cruisers and the growth of China.
Richard D. Fain
Moderated by: Hannah Sampson

Networking Break

09/26 10:45 AM

Deep Dive w/ Head of Industry Strategy - Travel and Hospitality at Adobe and Chief Experience Officer/CMO at MGM Resorts International

09/26 11:15 AM

Chief Experience Officer & CMO of MGM Resorts International talks about the future of personalization and digital transformation.

Skift Talk w/ President of Percepture

09/26 11:35 AM

The crisis in travel PR and how we got here.
Rene Mack

Tourism Superpanel w/ President & CEO of Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, VP of Tourism at ProColombia, and Jordanian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities

09/26 11:50 AM

A panel conversation with tourism CEO & leaders from three different continents on marketing travel in an age of uncertainty.
Ernest Wooden Jr,
Julian Guerrero Orozco FLS,
Lina Annab
Moderated by: Patrick Whyte & Dan Peltier

Deep Dive Q&A w/ Chief Digital Officer of Lufthansa Group

09/26 12:35 PM

Lufthansa Group’s Chief Digital Officer on being a pioneer of digital innovation in airlines and the disconnect between digital experience and physical reality.
Dr. Christian Langer
Moderated by: Brian Sumers

Lunch Break

09/26 1:00 PM

Lunch Workshop: Creating Award-Winning Video Content with Brands w/ Head of Programming at Tastemade

Location: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
09/26 1:10 PM
Oren Katzeff

Deep Dive w/ CEO & Co-Founder of Travelsify and Global Personalization Lead at Accenture Interactive

09/26 2:15 PM

A panel talk about the two-sided coin of personalization: consumer and product.

Bruno Chauvat,
Jeriad Zoghby
Moderated by: Greg Oates

Deep Dive Q&A w/ President & CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group

09/26 2:25 PM

Wyndham Hotel Group CEO on the company’s future as its own publicly traded company, and how being unsexy and uncool is working for the company.
Geoff Ballotti
Moderated by: Deanna Ting

Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group

09/26 2:50 PM

A one-on-one conversation with New York City’s master of restaurant hospitality about the evolving business of dining out.
Danny Meyer
Moderated by: Kristen Hawley

Deep Dive Q&A w/ Head Chef & Co-Owner of Noma

09/26 3:20 PM

Noma chef and founder on chefs as the new creative leaders, dedication to craft and the importance of NOT scaling up.
René Redzepi
Moderated by: Rafat Ali

Networking Break

09/26 3:50 PM

Investor Superpanel w/ Managing Director & Analyst of RBC Capital Markets, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager of Jennison Associates, President of JetBlue Technology Ventures, and Venture Partner of TCV

09/26 4:15 PM

Financial investors on disruption and investment in travel tech and the competitive landscape in travel among incumbents and non-traditional players.

Deep Dive Q&A w/ Co-Founder & CEO of Button

09/26 4:45 PM

Co-founder and CEO of Button, Mike Jaconi speaks with Skift's Sean O'Neill on optimizing the mobile experience to address changes in consumer behavior.

Michael Jaconi
Moderated by: Sean O'Neill

Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group

09/26 5:00 PM

New IHG CEO on the future of hospitality, including the challenges of expanding in China and improving the hotel guest experience.
Keith Barr
Moderated by: Deanna Ting

Deep Dive Q&A w/ Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Airbnb

09/26 5:30 PM

Airbnb co-founder on the expanding the brand scope, in accommodation and beyond, globally.
Nathan Blecharczyk
Moderated by: Rafat Ali

Cocktail Reception

09/26 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Session Title

Speaker(s)

Time

Doors Open/Breakfast09/27 7:30 AM
Welcome to Day 2Rafat Ali09/27 9:00 AM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ President & CEO of Expedia, Inc.Mark Okerstrom
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal
09/27 9:10 AM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ President & CEO of Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott CEO on next phase of growth beyond acquisitions and the battles he is picking and choosing to fight for.
Arne Sorenson
Moderated by: Jason Clampet
09/27 9:40 AM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of Delta Air Lines

Delta CEO on how the airline has managed to most liked among travelers, the next phase of growth for airlines, and state of loyalty.
Edward H. Bastian
Moderated by: Brian Sumers
09/27 10:10 AM
Networking Break09/27 10:40 AM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ Managing Director, Aviation at Accenture
Jonathan Keane
Moderated by: Rafat Ali
09/27 11:10 AM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ Co-Founder & CEO of Vacasa

Airbnb gets all the air time, but the vacation rental sector is also hot because of dozens of other startups addressing previously unmet needs. Exhibit A: Vacasa.
Eric Breon
Moderated by: Sean O'Neill
09/27 11:25 AM
Skift Talk w/ President & CEO of TEAGUEJohn Barratt09/27 11:50 AM
CMO Superpanel w/ CMO of Carnival Cruise Line, CMO of Tourism Australia, and CMO of La Quinta Inns & Suites

Global travel CMOs on marketing travel in the age of overload and permanxiety.
Julie Cary,
Kathy Tan Mayor,
Lisa Ronson
Moderated by: Rafat Ali
09/27 12:05 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ VP of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing for American Express Travel

A conversation about the evolving role of authenticity and connectivity for the modern traveler.

Jamee Lubkemann
Moderated by: Greg Oates
09/27 12:50 PM
Lunch Break09/27 1:00 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ COO of AMAN

Aman Resorts COO on where luxury travel is headed in 2018, and mystique as its marketing strategy.
Roland Fasel
Moderated by: Greg Oates
09/27 2:15 PM
Deep Dive w/ Product Marketing Manager at Amadeus Airlines IT

In this session, we discuss how we may finally see an end to the destructive fare wars that have stymied innovation in the airline industry for decades.

Mike Robinson
Moderated by: Luke Bujarski
09/27 2:40 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of Apple Leisure Group

Apple Leisure Group CEO on why all-inclusive vacations remain extremely popular in a DIY on-demand world.
Alex Zozaya
Moderated by: Andrew Sheivachman
09/27 2:55 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions CEO on building a responsible tourism organization operating in fragile ecosystems and future of expedition travel.
Sven-Olof Lindblad
Moderated by: Hannah Sampson
09/27 3:20 PM
Skift Talk w/ Singapore Tourism Board presented by Kershing Goh, Regional Director, Americas of Singapore Tourism Board
Kershing Goh09/27 3:45 PM
Networking Break09/27 3:55 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor CEO on the transformational challenges facing the iconic company.
Stephen Kaufer
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal
09/27 4:20 PM
Deep Dive Q&A w/ Chief Creative Officer of FacebookMark D’Arcy
Moderated by: Rafat Ali
09/27 4:50 PM

Doors Open/Breakfast

09/27 7:30 AM

Welcome to Day 2

09/27 9:00 AM
Rafat Ali

Deep Dive Q&A w/ President & CEO of Expedia, Inc.

09/27 9:10 AM
Mark Okerstrom
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal

Deep Dive Q&A w/ President & CEO of Marriott International, Inc.

09/27 9:40 AM

Marriott CEO on next phase of growth beyond acquisitions and the battles he is picking and choosing to fight for.
Arne Sorenson
Moderated by: Jason Clampet

Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of Delta Air Lines

09/27 10:10 AM

Delta CEO on how the airline has managed to most liked among travelers, the next phase of growth for airlines, and state of loyalty.
Edward H. Bastian
Moderated by: Brian Sumers

Networking Break

09/27 10:40 AM

Deep Dive Q&A w/ Managing Director, Aviation at Accenture

09/27 11:10 AM
Jonathan Keane
Moderated by: Rafat Ali

Deep Dive Q&A w/ Co-Founder & CEO of Vacasa

09/27 11:25 AM

Airbnb gets all the air time, but the vacation rental sector is also hot because of dozens of other startups addressing previously unmet needs. Exhibit A: Vacasa.
Eric Breon
Moderated by: Sean O'Neill

Skift Talk w/ President & CEO of TEAGUE

09/27 11:50 AM

CMO Superpanel w/ CMO of Carnival Cruise Line, CMO of Tourism Australia, and CMO of La Quinta Inns & Suites

09/27 12:05 PM

Global travel CMOs on marketing travel in the age of overload and permanxiety.
Julie Cary,
Kathy Tan Mayor,
Lisa Ronson
Moderated by: Rafat Ali

Deep Dive Q&A w/ VP of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing for American Express Travel

09/27 12:50 PM

A conversation about the evolving role of authenticity and connectivity for the modern traveler.

Jamee Lubkemann
Moderated by: Greg Oates

Lunch Break

09/27 1:00 PM

Deep Dive Q&A w/ COO of AMAN

09/27 2:15 PM

Aman Resorts COO on where luxury travel is headed in 2018, and mystique as its marketing strategy.
Roland Fasel
Moderated by: Greg Oates

Deep Dive w/ Product Marketing Manager at Amadeus Airlines IT

09/27 2:40 PM

In this session, we discuss how we may finally see an end to the destructive fare wars that have stymied innovation in the airline industry for decades.

Mike Robinson
Moderated by: Luke Bujarski

Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of Apple Leisure Group

09/27 2:55 PM

Apple Leisure Group CEO on why all-inclusive vacations remain extremely popular in a DIY on-demand world.
Alex Zozaya
Moderated by: Andrew Sheivachman

Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of Lindblad Expeditions

09/27 3:20 PM

Lindblad Expeditions CEO on building a responsible tourism organization operating in fragile ecosystems and future of expedition travel.
Sven-Olof Lindblad
Moderated by: Hannah Sampson

Skift Talk w/ Singapore Tourism Board presented by Kershing Goh, Regional Director, Americas of Singapore Tourism Board

09/27 3:45 PM

Networking Break

09/27 3:55 PM

Deep Dive Q&A w/ CEO of TripAdvisor

09/27 4:20 PM

Tripadvisor CEO on the transformational challenges facing the iconic company.
Stephen Kaufer
Moderated by: Dennis Schaal

Deep Dive Q&A w/ Chief Creative Officer of Facebook

09/27 4:50 PM
Mark D’Arcy
Moderated by: Rafat Ali

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