Innovation isn't just for startups – established companies are breaking new ground and developing new technologies. This is the stage for established companies that are changing the travel landscape. 

What is Launch?

Launch provides established companies that are ready to unveil a groundbreaking innovation with a spot in the limelight and a chance to wow the travel industry's most savvy and engaged audience during The Phocuswright Conference.

Eligibility Criteria

Companies eligible for Launch:

  • Established companies 48 months or older
  • No funding limit
  • Must be presenting a new, breakthrough and market changing innovation
  • Must pass a thorough and rigorous Phocuswright screening
  • Accepted contestants pay $23,000 for entrance to Launch and The Phocuswright Conference (discounted fee of $20,000 valid through June 1)

Still not Sure?

Not sure what category best fits your innovation? Fill in our interactive form to find out!


Launch provides established companies a comprehensive innovator package, including time on stage, a spot in the Innovator Showcase and access to travel's most discerning audience.

All contestants of Launch receive:

  • Two registrations to The Phocuswright Conference (value US$4,199 each)
  • Ten minutes on stage during Launch
  • Video recording of on-stage demonstration
  • Innovator Showcase kiosk during The Phocuswright Conference
  • URL and logo on the Phocuswright Conference website
  • URL and logo on the Phocuswright Conference mobile app
  • Company profile in the innovator booklet
  • Inclusion in all program schedules
  • Coordinated social media campaigns
  • Demonstration streamed live
  • Pre-event article on PhocusWire featuring all Launch innovators
  • Pre-event, on-site and post-event conference promotion
  • Membership to an elite alumni group

Launch Awards

  • Launch People's Choice Award: winner and runner-up

Launch Pricing

Fee Deadline:
Demonstrator Fee Increases on June 1

No need to apply. Use the link below to connect with our team.

Review the eligibility criteria and demonstrator benefits and contact us today to find out how to get on stage.

Kristin Kennard
Event Sales Manager
+1 201 902-2067


Email Kristin 
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Hear From Past Winners

Peter Hilton at Phocuswright

We found being part of the innovation summit very beneficial in raising our profile, resulting in a very successful Phocuswright conference. As always it was a well planned and executed event.

—Peter Hilton,

Phocuswright Attendees networking between center stage and travel innovation sessions at the phocuswright conference