Three-part event from 12-14 December 2023, will also feature bi-annual ‘City Briefing’ for industry stakeholders and partners hosted by Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism
Skift Global Forum East will bring together global executives and experts for panel discussions, collaboration opportunities and sharing insights on global tourism trends
Dubai Tourism Summit will be a networking platform for industry stakeholders to share their ideas, strategies and best practices
Dubai, United Arab Emirates-— The countdown is on to the second edition of Skift Global Forum East (SGFE). The leading travel conference of Skift, and the annual Dubai Tourism Summit organised by Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), will be held at Atlantis The Royal from 12-14 December 2023. The three-part event will also feature DET’s bi-annual ‘City Briefing’ for industry stakeholders.
The Skift Global Forum East, the MENA extension of the renowned Skift Global Forum, promises to deliver incisive and inspiring insights into the future of the travel industry, exploring key innovations in marketing, strategy and technology. The Dubai Tourism Summit, the world-class thought leadership programme launched by DET during the inaugural Skift Global Forum East last year, is a networking platform for industry stakeholders to share their ideas, strategies and best practices. The ‘City Briefing’ event brings together DET’s stakeholders and partners from across the aviation, travel, hospitality and retail sectors to discuss the latest developments and future outlook for the industry.
Skift Global Forum East 2023 is set to attract an influential assembly of travel and tourism leaders, including CEOs, change makers, thought leaders and innovators from renowned influencers in global travel including Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, Dubai Airports, Google, Global Hotel Alliance, Accor, Emirates, Emaar Hospitality Group and more.
Key discussion topics will include the future of travel, air capacity challenges, the post-pandemic Chinese traveller, filmmaking as a means to market destinations and how AI is shaping the future of travel, with a particular focus on the dynamic Middle East region. The Forum will also enable pertinent conversations around global consumer shifts, how destinations can build capacity and expand hospitality, the future of demographics, sustainability, and macroeconomic trends impacting the industry.
The forum kicks off with an opening night reception on 12 December 2023 at Cloud 22, Atlantis The Royal, providing attendees with an evening of networking and hospitality, allowing them to connect with like-minded industry leaders.