Program Overview

As the coronavirus pandemic takes us all to the brink in many ways, Phocuswright is striving to keep the industry connected and to find ways to bring us all back together.

Together, we will all set our sights on recovery. 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.

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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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

Wed. & Thurs. Nov. 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.