The Phocuswright Conference attendees come prepared to discover the next market-changing innovations, seeking fresh ideas, new partners and investment opportunities. The global innovators who take the stage represent the best of the best, and the event's demonstrations deliver an attendee experience like no other.

What is Summit?

Summit takes place during prime time on the main stage in front of the full Phocuswright Conference audience. This is where the battle gets big! Summit innovators can also participate in the Innovator Showcase to spend dedicated time with attendees, partners and prospects – demonstrating their products in a hands-on environment. 

Eligibility Criteria

Companies eligible to apply for Summit:
  • Startup companies 24 months or younger
  • Emerging companies 24 to 48 months old
  • No funding limit
  • Must pass through a rigorous Phocuswright screening
  • Non-refundable $300 application fee
  • Accepted contestants pay $5,000 for entrance to Summit and The Phocuswright Conference

Still not Sure?

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

Demonstrator Benefits

The demonstrator package provides innovators with more than just marketing and promotion, they get business development opportunities, on-site meetings, critics' feedback, and a chance to wow the travel industry's most savvy and engaged audience during The Phocuswright Conference.

All Summit contestants receive:
  • One ticket to The Phocuswright Conference
  • Ten minutes on the main stage during Summit
  • Pre-conference consultation with Phocuswright analyst experts
  • URL and logo on the conference website and mobile app
  • Company profile in the innovator booklet
  • Listing in all program schedules
  • Pre-event, on-site and post-event conference promotion
  • Coordinated social media campaigns

Add a la Carte Package Items

Special reduced pricing for Innovators
  • Kiosk exhibit during The Phocuswright Conference
  • Video recording of your on-stage demonstration 
  • Subscription to Phocuswright's Innovation and Global Edition Research Subscriptions for one year
  • Discounted additional tickets for company employees

Summit Awards

  • Most Innovative Startup: winner and runner-up
  • Most Innovative Emerging: winner and runner-up
  • Summit People's Choice Award: winner

Apply to Compete Today

Startup and emerging companies (including past demonstrators) are invited to apply based purely on their innovative accomplishments, regardless of organizational size, sector or location and are judged by an esteemed panel of industry professionals.

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Summit Pricing

Review the eligibility criteria and demonstrator benefits and apply now! Questions? Contact our team for help:
+1 860 350-4084 x505


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Innovation Platform

Use the links below to learn more about the Phocuswright Innovation Platform at The Phocuswright Conference:

•   Summit
•   Launch
•   Compare Category Pricing

Hear From Past Winners

Cyrielle Callot

The Phocuswright Conference is a great time to network with our partners and customers in travel, as well as to research the current trends in the industry.

—Cyrielle Callot, Bla Bla Car

attendees in the audience for phocuswright's center stage program