2020 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.

2020 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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Innovation: Summit

Thursday November 12

Startups are the lifeblood of any industry. This year, selected purely for their capabilities by Phocuswright, the top 8 companies that have shown potential to have breakthrough success take the stage and showcase their innovation.

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Innovation: Launch

Thursday November 12

Innovation isn't just for startups - established companies are breaking new ground and developing new technologies. Innovation: Launch is the stage for demonstrators changing the travel landscape within established companies.

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Think Tank

Tuesday November 17

As a slow recovery takes shape, the consensus view is that post-pandemic travel will look very different. Travel executives are beginning to shift focus from short-term survival to long-term growth strategies. Now is the time to mobilize and push for the changes necessary to ensure that the industry can withstand future shocks and stand the test of time.

From travel industry stakeholders to prominent healthcare leaders and executives from other sectors, the Future-Proof Think Tank brings together diverse voices and ideas to establish a framework for building a more resilient industry.

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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

Wed. & Thurs. Nov. 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

Wed. & Thurs. Nov. 18 & 19

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

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All Days Nov. 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.