Top 5 Reasons to Attend Skift Future of Lodging Forum

With summer approaching, it’s time to get ahead of travel trends.

On May 11-12, live from New York, Skift brings together leaders from every hospitality industry – hotels and short-term rentals – for a groundbreaking new conference about everything the industry has ever seen.

Here are the main reasons why you should reserve a place.

The first conference of its kind.

Skift Future of Lodging Forum is First-time hotels and short-term rentals will be featured on a program – offering the ultimate opportunity to address the parallels between the two consumers and how consumers have taken control of these decisions. Whether it’s future strategy, trends to anticipate, outdoor recreation, investing, sustainability, we’ll cover it all.

More than 20 world-class speakers.

Speaking of experts, the range of speakers is unmatched. From long-standing brands like Marriott and Airbnb to new players like Sonder and Autocamp, our 20+ global leaders are inspiring, bringing perspective from all over the map.

In typical Skift fashion, our writers and research analysts will ask the hard-hitting questions, for candid commentary you won’t hear anywhere else.

Network at international level.

Whether you’re looking to reconnect or meet new colleagues, Future of Lodging is just what you need. With over 250 attendees in New York and more than 500 virtual attendees, you’ll rub shoulders with international executives, leading hotel and short-term rental executives, investors, start-ups, and more. At our last hybrid event, over 54% of registrants were VP level and above, meaning you’ll be in good company with proven makers and industry players.

Networking opportunities aren’t limited to in-person attendees, either. The Skift Live platform is available online and on mobile apps, and has many out-of-the-box tools to help you get the most out of your event. Whichever way you choose to connect, you’ll feel like you’re in the room with a comprehensive list of attendees, opportunities to facilitate meetings with peers, and even a matchmaking tool to help you narrow down potential contacts based on of your goals.

Watch your time from anywhere in the world.

Life is busy. That’s why every in-person Skift event this year will also be streamed live online with on-demand sessions available after closing, so you can watch on your schedule.

Join us in the heart of New York, in the brand new and state-of-the-art etc Madison 360 locationsfor inspirational design, face-to-face speaker presentations, breakout sessions, an exclusive networking reception…the list goes on.

Or join us remotely wherever you are in the world – at a time that suits you best. With an online ticket, you will have access to the live stream of the sessions, as well as opportunities to chat with peers, ask questions of the speakers, and more.

Feel inspired.

This event is more than just an opportunity to meet the players shaping the future of accommodation – it’s a chance to discover new ideas and forge new partnerships with like-minded people who will inspire you for and long after the conference is over.

Don’t take it from us either. Take it from the 8,000+ attendees who joined us in 2021 alone…

“I come to the Skift forums to be inspired and this year I was not disappointed!”

“No one offers the Skift range of speakers. It’s amazing. Do you pay for them?

inspiring and developer. Fantastic opportunity to reconnect with the industry.

“I loved the one-track sessions that were organized – it meant a lot of people were listening to things they wouldn’t normally listen to and the chance to broaden horizons was welcome.

“I love the disruptive questions, brilliant speakers, good mix of topics. Very well done!”