Executive Leadership Forum

The Executive Leadership Forum is offered upon registration to attendees that are VP level and above. The fee for both core conference and the Executive Leadership Form is $995.

The Executive Leadership Forum will offer a unique and carefully curated experience for executive level participants.  It will include all of the content from the Core conference plus separate exclusive sessions with special programing, guest speakers and time with Expedia Group executives.  This is your chance to not only hear from the brightest minds in our industry in a more intimate setting, but also to engage with your peers and claim your place among our industry’s thought leaders.

The Executive Leadership Forum is designed to allow travel industry executives an exclusive experience with special lounges, receptions, check-in and more.  Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the forum’s inaugural class! 

Benefits of Attending the Executive Leadership Forum

Attend the Executive Welcome Reception

Hear exclusive speakers and executive content

Participate in thought leadership sessions

Interact with top Expedia Group leaders

Enjoy the “Executive Experience” including Executive Lounge access in the Expo area and Invited Guest Hotel Check-In

Executive Leadership Forum Agenda

Wednesday, November 13

11:00AM – 2:00PM

  • Welcome Executive Partners to the Leadership Forum – Mark Okerstrom, President & CEO, Expedia Group
  • Leadership: Taking Charge (Q&A) – General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.), former Secretary of State
  • Exclusive Networking Lunch: Meet the Expedia Group Leadership Team
  • Transforming Travel with Technology (Part II)– John Kim, President, Vrbo
  • Fighting Fraud – David Montague, SVP, Enterprise Risk & Security, Expedia Group
  • Thank You for the Dialogue – Mark Okerstrom, President & CEO, Expedia Group

Thursday, November 14

12:15PM – 3:15PM

  • Welcome to Day Two of the Executive Leadership Forum – Melissa Maher, SVP LPS Marketing & Innovation
  • True Grit: The Surprising, and Inspiring, Science of Success – Angela Duckworth, Founder & CEO, Character Lab
  • Exclusive Working Lunch: Partner Spotlights
  • Ready to Reframe your Perspective? – Gary John Bishop, Urban Philosopher & Best Selling Author
  • Lessons to Live By: Closing Comments – Mark Okerstrom, President & CEO Expedia Group

Featured Speakers of the Executive Leadership Forum

General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.)

General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.)

former Secretary of State

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth

Founder and CEO of Character Lab

Gary John Bishop

Gary John Bishop

Urban Philosopher and Best-Selling Author

Lior Suchard

Lior Suchard

Master Mentalist