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 and emerging companies 48 months or younger
  • No funding limit
  • Must pass through a rigorous Phocuswright screening
  • Accepted contestants pay $6,000 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 registration to The Phocuswright Conference (value $4,199)
  • Ten minutes on stage during Summit
  • Pre-conference consultation with Phocuswright analyst experts
  • 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
  • Pre-event article on PhocusWire featuring all Summit innovators
  • Pre-event, on-site and post-event conference promotion
  • Coordinated social media campaigns
  • Demonstration streamed live
  • Video recording of on-stage demonstration 

Add a la Carte Package Items

  • Innovator Showcase kiosk during The Phocuswright Conference
  • Additional discounted registration tickets 

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 today!

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Innovation Platform

The Phocuswright Innovation Platform at The Phocuswright Conference consists of three distinct segments – use the links below to learn more:

•   Battleground
•   Summit
•   Launch
•   Compare Category Pricing

Hear From Past Winners

Mike Webster

Winning Phocuswright's Innovation award was incredibly beneficial to our startup. In the time since, we've signed influential partners, gained customers and secured the continued success of Mobacar.

—Mike Webster, Mobacar

Douglas Quinby, SVP Research - on Center Stage moderating for Phocuswright