Speakers and moderators

Gillian Morris

CEO & Founder, HITLIST

Gillian Morris is the Founder and CEO of Hitlist, an app that alerts you when there are cheap flights for your dream trips. TIME named Hitlist one of the 50 Best Apps of 2016 and the app has been recognized as a ‘Best New App’ by the app store in 83 countries. Gillian has been named one of the Young Leaders to watch in the travel industry by Phocuswright and has been invited to speak about travel innovation and distribution trends at SXSW, the Skift Global Forum, IATA’s Annual General Meeting, and Travel Tech Con. 

Before entering the start-up world, Gillian worked as a consultant, journalist, and educator in Turkey, China, the Gulf states, and Syria. Her work has appeared in/on the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Buzzfeed, CNN, CNBC, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and LifeHacker. 

Gillian’s work in emerging markets has made her a passionate advocate for entrepreneurship and private sector investment in the developing world. She is a proud mentor with the School of Leadership Afghanistan and Gaza Sky Geeks. She also serves on the board of Data4America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to bringing data and conversations to advance the understanding of policy. 

Why attend

  • Over 600 attendees from the global youth and student travel industry
  • 150+ pre-selected buyers
  • Up to 48 pre-scheduled business appointments
  • 92% senior management attendees
  • 25 seminars and workshops
  • Up to 7 networking events