About The Phocuswright Conference

For over 25 years, the travel industry's most influential leaders from around the world attend The Phocuswright Conference – visionary thinkers and innovators with powerful, groundbreaking ideas among them. You can count on seeing companies like Tripadvisor, Expedia, Google, Airbnb, Booking Holdings, Hilton, Hopper, MakeMyTrip, Trip.com Group, KAYAK, Sabre and more of the biggest names in every sector of travel. No other conference unites this diverse mix in such an engaging format.

When you attend The Phocuswright Conference, you gain a wealth of knowledge – not only about travel, but technology and innovation as well. You gain lasting connections with the industry's most significant leaders. You gain business partners, funding, investment opportunities and the inspiration to go back to your company to make big decisions – and big changes.

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Action-Packed Days

The Phocuswright Conference consists of cutting-edge content from innovator demonstrations and expert workshops to industry influencer panels and exclusive keynotes. The program is broken into three distinct sections, The Phocuswright Innovation series, including the startup program, Innovation Launch, the Hot 25 Travel Startups, followed by industry roundtable, workshops and Center Stage. If that's not enough to keep you occupied there's the exhibitor/innovator Showcase, plus networking breaks, parties and late-night gatherings.

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Innovation Launch demonstrators take the stage to show off innovative travel products/services to an audience comprised of future partners, investors, customers and more. Space is limited and applications must be received by the deadlines.


Attendees participate in educational content in an intimate, interactive environment to learn and hone skills.

Center Stage
Center Stage

Phocuswright's analysts bring their knowledge of the industry’s most important people and issues to Center Stage. Our travel industry expertise and interviewing skills uncover truths, probe for clarity and reject sales pitches.

Sponsor or Exhibit
Sponsor or Exhibit

Gain incomparable exposure to the travel industry's movers and shakers. A wide variety of opportunities are available – or our team can help create a custom package to meet your budget and needs. All sponsorship and exhibition packages have included benefits.

Young Leaders Summit
Young Leaders Summit

An elite group of young travel professionals (aged 35 years or younger) convenes each year at The Phocuswright Conference. They join The Class of 35 to become part of a community with other bright young stars in the industry and to make a difference in their own careers, companies and the industry as a whole.

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Why Phocuswright?

We believe that travel is transformational.

Travel expands horizons, enables personal growth, evolves perspectives and is ever-changing in its complexity.

We believe that curiosity, rigor and smart thinking push boundaries, challenge the status quo and drive innovation.

We are passionate about pursuing knowledge and providing insights that power impact.

We attract bright people for whom excellence is a baseline and exceeding expectations is part of the DNA.

We know that successful travel companies must understand the market, embrace technological change, find business partners, expand their offers and enhance their technology.

We offer fuel for the journey.

Travel is our world.