Join the World's Most Influential Travel Leaders

At a time when the industry confronts an extraordinary challenge ahead, The Phocuswright Conference promises to be the platform that inspires innovative and smart thinking for global travel leaders and innovators.

Taking place entirely online (November 11-12 and 17-19), The Phocuswright Conference Online 2020 will be a platform for smart insights and healthy debate as we navigate a brand new, post-pandemic environment.

Join us and expect:
  • Highly-targeted, deep networking and real exchange: Intelligent matchmaking, based on decades of learning about our attendee demographics, connects you to people who can accelerate your key goals.
  • Live sessions that inspire interaction, thoughtful questions, feedback and debate via the live chat with other attendees.
  • Research-driven, first-to-market content: Nowhere else is global, primary research unveiled and debated by the people who are actively leading and shaping the future of the industry.
  • Flexibility: Our multi-day event offers live content throughout five days to best accommodate your schedule, allow time for networking and not overwhelm your schedule.
  • Access: C-level travel tech players are accessible and actively engaged in our content, programming and networking.
  • Professional production: At a time when the industry confronts an extraordinary challenge ahead, The Phocuswright Conference promises to be the platform that inspires innovative and smart thinking for global travel leaders and innovators.
  • Carefully curated partnerships: Sponsors and partners play a key role in the Phocuswright community and we ensure that they are bringing something special to the table that can positively impact your business.

Every day around the world, senior executives, marketers, strategists and research professionals from all segments of the industry use Phocuswright research for competitive advantage - and nothing gives you more of an advantage than being in the (virtual) room at the longest-running and most prestigious digital travel industry event.

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Program Overview

Young Leaders Summit

Tuesday November 10

This elite program is a launching pad for the next generation of travel luminaries to connect, debate and collaborate. The Young Leaders Summit promotes executive management development among rising stars in travel, tourism and hospitality.

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Diversity in Leadership

Wednesday November 11

Phocuswright's Diversity in Leadership sparks discussions and actions around the gender gap, diversity, anti-bias and allyship, recruitment and much more.

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Thursday November 12

Phocuswright is at the forefront of innovation in the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry. We bring travel industry leaders together with the most promising entrepreneurs.

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Future Proof Think Tank

Tuesday November 17

As travel demand moves along at a trickle, executives from across the industry are developing individual strategies to pull their companies through this challenging period.

By combining travel industry stakeholders, prominent healthcare leaders and executives from other industries, this session will help define how travel can take the conversation "beyond the middle seat" to establish an effective plan to speed up recovery.

Startup Program

Tuesday November 17

Young companies get even more advantages with the Startup Program. Benefits include: private one-on-one meetings, curated roundtable discussions with industry experts, office hour appointments with the Phocuswright Innovation Advisory Board, (virtual) cocktails and more!

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Industry Roundtables

Wednesday & Thursday November 18 & 19

Participate in intimate, off-record roundtable discussions based on your business interests, moderated by industry experts and Phocuswright analysts.

The roundtable discussions are an opportunity for you to get together with like-minded attendees and industry experts in an informal setting to examine issues as they relate to the table topic.

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Center Stage

Wednesday & Thursday November 18 & 19

The highest quality content with ample opportunities to interact with speakers and fellow industry experts.

Phocuswright's signature Center Stage sessions feature an unrivaled speaker lineup participating in roundtable discussions, keynote presentations, candid conversation and more. Our expert analysts also take the stage to reveal data and insights from recent travel research.

Educational Breakout Sessions

Wednesday & Thursday November 18 & 19

During breakouts, attendees receive educational content from industry leaders in an intimate, interactive environment to discover, learn and hone skills.

Position your company as a thought leader and lead a breakout!

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All Days November 11-12 &

An online event can never replace the experience of meeting in person. Still, we are known for creating a culture of connection and networking that's unrivaled and that won't change with an online event.

Justify your participation

The Phocuswright Conference delivers an unbeatable combination of compelling content, top-tier attendees and an electrified atmosphere.

The meeting place for the greatest minds in travel
The meeting place for the greatest minds in travel

The largest assembly of influential leaders, pioneering executives and innovative startups.

Why travel's most influential leaders attend
Why travel's most influential leaders attend

We bring together travel’s most experienced and innovative minds.

Everything you want in a conference
Everything you want in a conference

See why The Phocuswright Conference has the best networking in the travel industry.

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10 Reasons to attend

Why The Phocuswright Conference is THE travel industry event of the year

  1. No sponsored content – just in-depth, strategic discussions moderated by unbiased and expert analysts.
  2. The most prestigious roster of speakers: 59% are CEOs and managing directors, 25% are C-level executives or founders, and 15% are upper-echelon management.
  3. An audience of travel’s top decision makers: 55% are C-level or vice presidents, 23% are director/senior directors, 16% are senior managers and managers.
  4. The epicenter of travel innovation: Demonstrators bring the best solutions onstage to compete for recognition, funding and partnerships.
  5. Dedication to networking, online: From the conference app and pre-conference tools to mealtimes, happy hours and late night bashes, our networking is the #1 reason people attend.
  6. White-glove service: We give personalized attention to our sponsors and exhibitors because we are obsessed with the details.
  7. Unmatched production quality: Our savvy audience demands high quality production – and that’s what they get via our online event platform.
  8. We run on time: period.
  9. Results: 95% of attendees recommend The Phocuswright Conference.
  10. Deals: Time and again, we receive updates from attendees applauding the amount of business deals that began – or closed – at the event.

What's in it for ...


You represent the very best in travel innovation. Wow the audience on stage, get feedback on your product, build your business development opportunities and meet with your next investor or partner. Innovation at Phocuswright is more than just a pitch.

  • Meet with investors
  • Close new partnerships
  • Showcase your innovation
  • Network with peers
  • Receive critical feedback
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Sales & Business Development
Sales & Business Development

Boost your brand with sponsorship opportunities and place your team on the showcase floor with a turnkey exhibit or virtual booth. Millions of dollars of deals get done each year and your brand can be at the center of the action.

  • Access dream demographics
  • Experience superior production
  • Receive personalized attention
  • Close your next big deal or partnership
  • Rub shoulders with your clients
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Learn from the best speakers in the industry as they share their knowledge and vision for the future. Discover the latest trends, innovations and technologies shaping the travel industry. Don’t be left behind.

  • Learn from our speakers
  • Discover the latest trends
  • Find new customers
  • Become the authority on innovation
  • Network with travel leaders
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Travel Leaders
Travel Leaders

Join the industry’s most influential crowd of visionary thinkers. Phocuswright unites a diverse and dynamic mix – where you’ll find strategic partnerships, vendors, suppliers, hear from travel luminaries and network with your peers.

  • Meet with the highest level leaders
  • Meet industry influencers
  • Meet your next best employee
  • Sign your biggest deals
  • Avoid being disrupted
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