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Skift Global Forum 2020

Skift Global Forum 2020 — the flagship global conference on the business of travel — will took place as an online conference. The Forum featured talks with 40+ travel leaders spread over three days and accessible from anywhere in the world, any time you want.

Through our 2020 global theme, “The Decade Ahead: Safeguarding Travel’s Future,” Skift editors led frank and transparent conversations focused on what 2021 and beyond may look like for travel. This event is essential for hearing how the industry’s leading business minds are working towards recovery and answering the big questions facing travel.

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Dan Holowack
Co-Founder and CEO
Eric Liebman
Global Head of Travel
Ingenico ePayments
Workshop Speaker
Virginie De Visscher
Senior Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors
Destination Canada Business Events
Federico J. González Tejera
Radisson Hotel Group
Amy Weinberg
SVP, World of Hyatt
Melissa Dalrymple
McKinsey & Company
Mark Vondrasek
Chief Commercial Officer
Glenn Jones
Interim CEO
Bermuda Tourism Authority
Linda Jojo
Executive Vice President, Technology and Chief Digital Officer
Monya Mandich
Vice President, Marketing
Expedia Group Media Solutions
Jason Glas
Head of Travel, US
Workshop Speaker
Beks Ndlovu
African Bush Camps
Arne Sorenson
President and CEO
Marriott International
Lisa Checchio
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Brian Kirkland
Chief Technology Officer
Choice Hotels International
Danielle Brown
Chief Marketing Officer
James Thornton
Intrepid Travel
Keith Barr
Gertjan Dewaele
Product Innovation Lead
Ingenico ePayments
Workshop Speaker
Wouter Geerts
Senior Research Analyst
Haixia Wang
VP of Research
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau
Executive Director
Destination Canada Business Events
Laurie Gablehouse
Head of Travel Solutions
Ingenico ePayments
Workshop Speaker
Clare Akamanzi
Rwanda Development Board
Maya Leibman
EVP and Chief Information Officer
American Airlines
Stephen Cluskey
Co-founder and CEO
Mobility Mojo
Julie Coker
President and CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority
Peter Kern
Vice Chairman and CEO
Expedia Group
Julie Grieve
Muna Haddad
Founder and Managing Director
Joshua Neckes
Co-Founder and President
Simon Data
Adam Sacks
Founder and President of Tourism Economics
Oxford Economics
Geetika Agrawal
Founder and CEO
Vacation with An Artist (VAWAA)
Prakash Ranjan
VP, Marketing Technology
MGM Resorts Inc.
Sven-Olof Lindblad
Lindblad Expeditions
Gustavo Segura Sancho
Minister of Tourism
Costa Rica Tourism Board
Scott Kirby
United Airlines
Dan Frommer
Founder and Editor in Chief
The New Consumer
Suzan Kereere
Global Head of Merchant Sales and Acquiring
Max ZT & Priya Darshini
National Hammered Dulcimer Champion & Vocal Artist
Christian Selchau-Hansen
Co-Founder and CEO
Betsy O’Rourke
Chief Marketing Officer
Jeanne Jones
Head of Community
Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg
Co-Owner and Co-President
Valerie Wilson Travel
Glenn Fogel
CEO and President
Booking Holdings
Clayton Nelson
Head of Strategy and Business Development
Jules Seeley
Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company
Sébastien Bazin
Chairman and CEO
Bex Deadman
Managing Director
Blue Cube Travel
Joanna Geraghty
President & Chief Operating Officer
Judy Emma
Senior Manager, Global Travel
Deborah Pevenstein
Chief Revenue Officer
Optii Solutions
Atif Rafiq
President of Commercial & Growth
MGM Resorts International
Barry Diller
Chairman and Senior Executive
IAC and Expedia Group
David Peller
Global Head, Travel and Hospitality
Amazon Web Services
Eric Bailey
Global Director of Travel
Sooho Choi
EVP, Global Head of Travel & Hospitality
Publicis Sapient
Casper Overbeek
Director of Customer Experience
Elliott Ferguson
President and CEO
Destination DC
Andrew Watterson
EVP & Chief Commercial Officer
Southwest Airlines
Keith Tan
Chief Executive
Singapore Tourism Board
Ed Bastian
Christopher Evans
Joint CEO
Collinson Group
Gavin Landry
Executive Vice President / Director, The Americas
Neil Jacobs
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Darren Murph
Head of Remote
Pauline Rigaudy
Client Partner, Travel, EMEA
Workshop Speaker
Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz
Chief Product Officer
MGM Resorts
Ford Blakely
Founder, SVP & GM
Medallia Zingle
Laurie Garrett
Award-winning Science Writer

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What Attendees Say About Skift Events

We asked participants of Skift Global Forum 2019 for one word to describe the event. Here’s what they said.








Why You Should Participate

Skift Forums Are Transformative to Businesses and Brands


Hear the experiences and strategies of major travel brands, insights from tourism boards, experts reinventing guest experience in hotels, and more.


Our agenda is jam-packed with opportunities to learn from experts, gain tactical knowledge, and understand the latest trends in travel.


From CEOs to startups disrupting the travel landscape, attendees will hear insights on how tech is disrupting the industry and adapting to consumer demand.

Who You’ll Connect With

Decision makers and strategists attend Skift Global Forum to learn from other leaders as well as their peers. Here’s a cross-section of who participates each year:


Online travel and travel tech executives looking to hear from the leading CEOs in their sectors and to connect with suppliers and customers

Entrepreneurs seeking to connect with decision makers to help shape their ideas and partner with their startups 

Investors and business development executives looking to examine shifts in the market and assess partner opportunities for expansion

Hospitality executives exploring the evolution of service and technology partnerships that can improve their business performance

Tourism and destination professionals looking to understand their markets, new consumer sentiments, and learn best practices from travel’s most innovative leaders

Consumer and enterprise tech companies providing platforms and solutions that support the industry

Airline strategy and distribution executives looking to broaden loyalty strategy, understand new technology, and find creative ways to drive demand

Travel advisors and tour operators seeking new ways to surprise and delight their customers in an experience-driven world

Marketers and creative executives looking to inspire consumers and develop engaging campaigns to drive travel’s recovery


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