Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Airbnb
Hospitality entrepreneur, best-selling author, innovation guru, globetrotter and modern business rebel, Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26, he first disrupted the hospitality industry when he founded Joie de Vivre and grew a run-down motel into the second largest boutique hotel company in the world, remaining CEO for 24 years. Today, Chip has helped turn Airbnb from a promising home-sharing startup into the planet’s largest hospitality brand. Inspired by behavioural psychologists Abraham Maslow and Viktor Frankl, Chip has a deep understanding of people and he’s teaching hundreds of thousands of hosts – in nearly 200 countries – how to create a sense of belonging for their guests… and themselves.