PODCAST: REDWOOD FORUM INTERVIEW 1

Around the Globe We Go: Airbnb Experiences Provide the Ultimate Adventure.

Farzad Sharif, Airbnb’s Senior Marketing Manager & Outpost Community Member, has helped launch, develop, and grow several products and brands throughout his career. His latest enterprise, Airbnb Experiences, hit the ground running in 2016. The new platform is designed to combine where you stay, what you do, and the people you meet along the way.

Farzad creates an identity for each experience by creating an immersive, experiential full or multi-day adventure. A few of his favorite “experiences” include bar crawls or speakeasy tours to connect with likeminded people.

It was Farzad’s job to introduce Trips to the world by producing the reveal film shown in CEO Brian Chesky’s Airbnb Open keynote at the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The company has ambitious endeavors to add car rentals, grocery deliveries, and flights to its platform to make it a seasoned travel company.

Podcast Co-Hosts

Marcus V Colombano, Pineapple
Red Rainey, @findredrainey

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Airbnb Experiences Poster

AirBnb Experiences are the is purest distillation of the Airbnb mission to create a world where anyone can feel like they can belong anywhere.”

Farzad Sharif, Airbnb

About The Outpost Redwood Forum

For Outpost’s 2018 flagship event, Pineapple produced and hosted the Redwood Forum. As the business track for the event, Pineapple led an open discussion with industry insiders who shed light on business growth, market risks, and brand partnerships. They contributed anecdotal tales of past experience and broader insights from their current positions. As a forum, the panel and Outpost attendees joined in an interactive conversation to discuss key themes and related insights.

Open and engaging, the forums were held in a redwood grove in the middle of Camp Navarro, with the panelist and attendees at the same level. Instead of leading conversation from the front, the conversation was interactive, and started from topics contributed by the attendees. In the end, attendees talked as much as panelists, answering questions and contributing their experience to the conversation.

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