September 19-21, 2022
New York City

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Skift Global Forum – September 19-21, 2022 – NYC

Skift Global Forum 2022 — the flagship global conference on the business of travel — is returning this September as a full scale in-person event in New York City and broadcast online globally. 

As we look beyond 2022, the reality is that travel will never truly be the same, leaving it up to the industry to figure out how to adapt and evolve to meet this new future head on. The promise of travel remains as important as ever, and during our premier Global Forum event, we will hear from leaders and innovators across the business of travel as they look ahead with both optimism and vigilance at an industry that is both Reconnected and Reimagined.

Through our incisive executive interviews and deep-dive panels, Skift editors and research analysts will probe the global, economic and technology trends that are reshaping travel across aviation, hospitality, technology, destinations, online booking, and more. As we have said throughout the past 10 years of Skift, “this is not a freakin’ trade show.”

Join us September 19-21 and find out why Skift Global Forum remains the ‘can’t miss’ event of the year.

Join us as we explore the big questions facing travel, for a world that is both Reconnected and Reimagined:

  • How will travel adapt to a future that is far less certain and far less predictable?
  • When will the industry take more coordinated action on climate change?
  • How will the “Great Merging” across our work and personal lives continue to shift how we travel?
  • What are destinations doing to balance the return of travelers with the needs of local communities?
  • How is the traveler experience being reshaped to fit the demands of tech-savvy consumers?
  • What are the industry’s leaders doing to drive travel’s future as a global economic force for good

2022 Speakers

More to be announced


All times are shown in ET.


Moxy NYC Times Square
Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Monday, September 19 6-8pm

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Day 1
Day 2

Tuesday, September 20th

8:00 AM

Registration Opens / Breakfast and Networking

8:50 AM
9:05 AM

A Presentation and Panel on Travel Sustainability, hosted by Skift Research and McKinsey & Company

9:30 AM

What Comes Next for Travel Booking as the World Reconnects

10:20 AM

How Sustained Enthusiasm for Travel Underscores the Importance of Inclusivity

10:33 AM

Dubai as a Lens for the Future of Travel

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:40 AM

Unwavering Service for the Evolving Traveler

11:52 AM

Redefining Our Understanding of Conservation and Travel

12:10 PM

Developing the Next Generation of Hospitality Talent

12:22 PM

What’s Next for Disney Parks and Experiences

12:45 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:45 PM
1:50 PM

The Road Ahead for Business & Leisure Travel

2:15 PM

Capitalizing on a More Seamless Travel Payments Ecosystem

2:30 PM

What Google’s Next Move Means for Travel

2:55 PM

A New Strategy for Talent Management in Travel

3:07 PM

A Look Back at 10 Years of Skift


Rafat Ali, Skift Founder & CEO, Dennis Schaal, Skift Executive Editor/Founding Editor, Jason Clampet, Skift Chief Product Officer
3:15 PM

An Optimistic Outlook for Hospitality’s Future

3:45 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM

Powering The Future of Mobility

4:40 PM
4:55 PM

The Transformational Power of Travel

5:15 PM

What The Great Merging Means for Aviation

5:35 PM

Staying Ahead of The Great Merging of Lifestyle and Travel

6:00 PM

Reception and Networking

Wednesday, September 21st

8:00 AM

Morning Networking

8:55 AM
9:00 AM

Skift Research Presentation: State of the Industry

9:15 AM

Democratizing the Travel Ecosystem

9:40 AM

Tourism’s Future: Interview with a Destination Leader

Speakers TBD

9:55 AM

How Customer Data Is Defining a New Era of Travel Demand

10:10 AM

How Mobile is Reshaping Travel Booking

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

Closing Plenary Sessions

11:15 AM

The Market Drivers Across Hospitality and Tourism

11:30 AM

Bold & Boricua: Fueling Growth by Tapping Into Local Culture

11:42 AM

Building a Sustainable Lifestyle Brand

12:05 PM

The Technology Shifts Driving Asia’s Return

12:35 PM

Reimagining Travel’s Future: A Fireside Chat with Brian Chesky

1:00 PM

Forum Ends

Ways to Attend

Participate In-Person
Join the 30+ speakers, 500+ attendees in an intimate setting made for networking – plus cocktails and entertainment. Vaccinated guests only.

The Glasshouse in New York City at 12th Ave. and 48th St. will host Skift Global Forum in September 2022.

Watch Online
View the live-stream, participate in polls, ask questions via video or chat, and network with other conference-goers on our fantastic conference platform. Please note: This virtual livestream is exclusively available as a Skift premium subscriber perk.

Don’t know what to expect?

Watch highlights of our hybrid Skift Global Forum 2021.


Insights Partner

Want to learn more about partnerships? Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page.

What to Expect

Compelling Conversations
Sessions with the travel industry’s most influential leaders and creative minds facilitated by travel media’s best journalists.

Must-Meet Attendees
Forum attendees are decision makers and innovators within their companies – which they’ve shaped or built themselves. For more information on who you’ll brush shoulders with, check out our Audience Snapshot.

Unmissable Moments
A quote from the stage, a conversation with a fellow attendee, or a personal moment of inspiration – Skift Forums will change your work for the better.


In Person

Register for in-person tickets to the New York event

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Group tickets for $1,500 each

Online Only

Exclusive to Skift’s premium subscribers

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Subscriber Benefits

Subscribers to Skift Pro, Skift Research, Daily Lodging Report, and Airline Weekly can register for free to the online event. Sign in on registration page for free registration.

For in-person tickets, see your discount code on our Subscriber Access page.

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What You GetOnline OnlyIn Person
Live access to all sessions via our online platform
Access to the event app for iOS and Android
Networking with event attendees using event app
Access to on-demand session recordings
Pre-event evening reception in NYC
Entry to the Main Conference event
Option to attend break-out sessions
In-person networking breaks
On-site refreshments during sessions

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I am a subscriber – how do I register to attend this event?

As a subscriber, you are able to join this event online on a complimentary basis, and you receive a discount to attend in-person. Please make sure you are logged into your account before registering. Further discount info here: See you there!

Is there a room block associated with this event?

We don’t have an attendee room block this year, but please visit the following link from HotelMap of all the nearby hotels and rates during our event –

What do I need to show upon check in? Is a booster required?

You simply need to show proof of vaccination to attend the event. A booster is not required.