NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skift Inc., the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, today announced that CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will be the exclusive broadcast partner of the Skift Global Forum 2016, Sept. 27-28 at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City. CNBC’s Susan Li will report live from the two-day conference, conducting live interviews during CNBC’s Business Day programming and providing coverage for CNBC.com.
“We’re excited to have CNBC as our broadcast partner once again,” said Rafat Ali, CEO and Founder of Skift. “Their global reach will help us in our goal to raise awareness of travel and tourism’s many contributions to national economies around the world.”
Skift Global Forum 2016 has become what media, speakers and attendees have called the “TED of travel,” and is the first conference focused on the people creating and defining the future of travel: top marketers, strategists and technologists. Topics and speakers are carefully curated to inspire attendees about the business and creative potential of the industry, and to inform them on changing trends across sectors, geographies and functional silos.
Now in its third year, Skift Global Forum 2016 is the largest creative business conference in the global travel industry. This year’s speaker line-up includes one of the biggest gatherings of CEOs and founders in the travel industry, ever. The CEOs of Marriott, Carnival, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Etihad, ClubMed, Travel Corporation, Commune Hotels, Standard International, Generator, VisitBritain, Wolff Olins, Student.com, SilverRail, Lola, Altimeter Capital, Upside, Peek, Superfly, APEX, MMGY Global, CB Insights, Zillow, and top executives from Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Hilton, and others will discuss the future of travel. The entire line-up can be found here: http://forum.skift.com/speakers/.
Event sponsors include 500px, Adobe, Allianz Global Assistance, Amadeus, Boxever, Cendyn, Chase, CityPASS, Criteo, Distil Networks, Epsilon, Etihad Airways, Fareportal, Fathom, HYP3R, Independent Lodging Congress, LivePerson, Local Measure, Mastercard, Momondo, Movable Ink, Olapic, One Night, Pacific Asia Travel Association, SapientNitro, Simulmedia, Smartling, Student.com, The Points Guy, Twitter, Upside and Voyager HQ, to name a few.
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. Skift identifies and synthesizes existing and emerging trends in its daily coverage of the global travel industry and through its Skift Trends Reports. Skift produces Skift Global Forum annually to bring together over 800 of the most influential professionals in the travel industry to discuss the future of travel.