Join the World's Most Influential Travel Leaders

The travel industry's most influential leaders from around the world have gathered at The Phocuswright Conference for more than 25 years. During the event, industry leaders and company analysts bring our primary research intelligence to life by debating issues, sharing ideas and defining the ever-evolving reality of the travel industry in 2020 and beyond.

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 room at the longest-running and most prestigious digital travel industry event.
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Program Elements

Phocuswright Innovation

Starts Tuesday Nov. 19

Since 2008, 300+ thoroughly-vetted innovators have taken the stages at Phocuswright Innovation events on three continents. The Phocuswright Conference features the most innovative startups, emerging and established companies.

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Center Stage

Starts Wednesday Nov. 20

Phocuswright 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. The audience is encouraged to question the speakers – challenging them and providing their own insight.

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Innovator and Exhibitor Showcase

Open all days Nov. 19-21

Attendees are encouraged to explore the showcase to learn about the latest products and services, ask questions and meet new partners. The event's floor plan, traffic flow and audio-visual effects are carefully designed to bring the most attention to exhibiting companies.

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Wednesday Nov. 20

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

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Young Leaders Summit

Starts Monday Nov. 18

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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Startup Program

Starts Monday Nov. 18

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

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Justify your trip

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

Hear why travel's pioneering executives attend The Phocuswright Conference.

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. 35+ hours of networking: 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.
  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.

  • 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. 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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