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Future of Travel: MasterCard to Address Skift Global Forum 2015

skift media invite_feature imageIn the 21st century, with the rise of urbanization as well as advancements in technology, we have a shared opportunity across sectors and industries to make cities better and to make better cities.  Craig Vosburg, MasterCard Chief Product Officer, will put this into perspective for the approximately 800 travel, tourism, and hospitality delegates attending this year’s SKIFT Global Forum on the Future of Travel, being held on October 14 & 15 at the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, New York. Tweet: Excited to see #MasterCard making cities better & making #BetterCities at #SkiftForum

In addition, as a sponsor of the event, over the course of the two days MasterCard plans to break news and host an array of activities:
Wednesday, October 14:

MasterCard Media Lounge 2nd floor mezzanine:

  • 8:00- 8:30 a.m.: Press Breakfast: Welcome and News Announcements, hosted by Craig Vosburg
  • 8:30- 8:55 a.m.: Exclusive Report: Travel Destinations Data & Insights, with Sarah Quinlan, Vice President of Market Insights MasterCard Advisors
  • 12:40- 1:10 p.m.: Power Lunch & Learn: Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities, with Matt Blanks, Vice President of Urban Mobility, MasterCard

SKIFT Main Stage:

  • 12:05- 12:20 pm: Brand Talk: A Shared Opportunity To Make Cities Better and To Make Better Cities with Craig Vosburg

Thursday, October 15

MasterCard Media Lounge 2nd floor mezzanine:

  • 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Power Lunch & Learn: EMV/Chip Cards- Protecting the Traveler with Carolyn Balfany, Senior Vice President, U.S. Product Delivery, MasterCard

On the show floor, MasterCard will exhibit and demo a new generation of services driven by data, analytics, and insights, as well as bring to life it’s world renowned Priceless advertising and marketing platform through Priceless Surprises and Priceless Cities.

To meet with any of the presenting MasterCard executives, please contact Flor Estevez at or Kathy Boerner at  Follow @MasterCardNews for updates