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Game changers are joining us at the Skift Global Forum in September

Game changers are joining us at the Skift Global Forum in September

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In addition to top industry executives, the Skift Global Forum is all about showcasing ideas and people who are reshaping travel. Here are a few things you won’t want to miss.

Jane Alexander

Skift World Forum It was never just exchanging business cards. It was about elevating the discussion and coming up with a stronger understanding of the ideas and players that can impact real change in the travel industry.

In addition to the many other CEOs and CEOs who joined us September 19-21 in New York, here are four game-changing leaders who will join us on stage to share how they are helping drive the future of the industry:

Shown here is the interface for Desa Potato Head in Bali. The installation is made of multicolored teak wood shutters from the 18th century sourced from all over the archipelago. Photo: Desa Potato Head

Ronald Akeley – CEO of Potato Head Family

Entrepreneur Ronald Akeley knows the value of going against the tide, in fact he thrives on challenging the status quo in every industry he touches. What started as a one-off restaurant project in Jakarta has expanded to include a range of innovative boutique hospitality properties that inspire guests creatively and also make tourism a force for good through workshops, facilities and low-waste operations. We are thrilled that Akili is traveling from Bali to join us on stage at the Skift Global Forum, where he will share his vision and mission to build a responsible lifestyle hospitality brand that delivers “good times, but also good times in the world.”

Neha Parikh – CEO of Waze

Neha Parikh joined Waze in June 2021 as its first CEO, and is leading Waze through a new era of transportation, where consumers and cities re-evaluate mobility, mobility and safety and prioritize the needs of communities. Neha brings a wealth of knowledge to this role — having served in a variety of roles at Hotels.com and Hotwire — and at the Global Skift Forum, we’ll hear perspectives on the upcoming transformations of transportation in the coming years, how Waze is engaging with cities globally, as well as how It grows its business globally across cultures without a one-size-fits-all approach.

An electric safari vehicle of the Asilia Ol Pejeta Bush camp in Kenya.
Kenyan tourism faces the dilemma of complying with climate change guidelines versus the cost of electric vehicles for use in wildlife parks.

Dr.. Mordechai Ogada – author and ecologist Carnivore

Dr. Mordechai Ogada has dedicated more than 20 years in his battle to make Kenya – and the world – rethink the term ‘conservation’, particularly when it comes to safari tourism. Dr. Ogada has written more than 50 papers and co-authored one book, big conservation lie, In his efforts to restructure systemic deficiencies in how we think about science about sustainability as well as respect for the human rights of local communities that have coexisted with wildlife for thousands of years. At the Skift Global Forum, we will bring these perspectives to global tourism and explore a new roadmap for how the travel industry can reinvent itself in its approach to sustainability, conservation and relationships with local communities.

Frederic Lalonde – Founder and CEO, Huber

Frederic Lalonde, founder and CEO of travel booking app Huber, has taken the impending collapse of the travel industry during the pandemic and turned it into a force for change and growth at his company. With the forced digitization of consumers that has occurred in the past few years, what comes next for Hopper as he quickly adapts to keep pace with the behaviors of younger demographics and the adoption of new financial technology occurring across the industry.

Don’t miss the chance

Join us September 19-21 and find out why the World Skift Forum remains the unmissable event of the year. We are moving the event this year to glass house – A stunning new venue on the West Side of Manhattan and one of the best new event venues in New York City – We’ll welcome over 750 attendees for theater discussions, networking, receptions and more.

Register today via Skift World Forum Registration page. Single tickets are $1,695 each, and group tickets for two or more people start at $1,500 each. Subscribers to premium Skift products get deeper discounts and exclusive access to online presence. Read more on the Subscriber Access page.


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