A Big Picture View of Travel’s Future at Skift Global Forum 2023
21.09.2023 - 15:47
/ Christopher Nassetta
/ Dennis Schaal
/ Sean Oneill
/ Glenn Fogel
/ Brian Quinn
/ Seth Borko
Next week will be our 10th annual Skift Global Forum, happening September 26-28, 2023 in New York City. After several years of recovery, it’s clear this year is finally a moment when the industry can finally look ahead to the long-term, while also adapting to a rapidly changing digital future that will be more autonomous and more connected than ever before in history.
As we explore our global theme: “Connection in the Age of AI” at the forum, it’s important to look at this more broadly around how digital automation will open up our future: including implications for the original promise of travel, the human-to-human connection, as well as the impact of human-to-machine, and machine-to-machine connections as our world changes at an ever increasing pace.
We will also look at the long-range themes that will play out over the next 10 years and pop-up throughout this year’s Global Forum, including:
Join us as we unpack these and many others themes across fintech, luxury, loyalty, labor, China, experiences, and more on stage during Skift Global Forum. Get your pass today, and connect with the 1000+ leaders, CEOs, and game-changers driving the industry’s future coming to SGF next week.
Here are just a few moments you won’t want to miss throughout the 3-days of Skift Global Forum this year:
Taking place on the same stage at North Javits as our Forum discussions, our opening night event for Skift Global Forum 2023 will kick things off with Hilton President and CEO Christopher Nassetta in conversation with Skift Senior Hospitality Editor Sean O’Neill.
We are also thrilled to announce that Morocco National Tourism Office CEO Adel El Fakir is flying in to join us on stage for a discussion with Skift Founder & CEO Rafat Ali, sharing his perspectives on how Morocco will rebuild after the earthquake this month and why tourism is a vital part of the country’s future.
Several hundred attendees will then enjoy a reception, presented by our partner Turkish Airlines, capping off an unforgettable evening filled with engaging conversation and new connections.
As with all of our past decade of Global Forums, there will be a wealth of research and insights presented on stage, starting with a co-led report between Skift Research and McKinsey on implementing technology in travel. Later in the day, Skift Research Director Seth Borko will present his update on The State of Travel and the big themes he feels are shaping the industry.
AI’s future impact on travel will also come up throughout the day. Executive Editor and Founding Editor, Dennis Schaal, will sit down with leaders of online travel – Booking Holdings CEO and President, Glenn Fogel, and Expedia Group Chairman and CEO Peter Kern – who are both launching AI