Conference speaking opportunities

Speaking at a Phocuswright event is a statement about you and your company. You've made it to the big leagues and your message is important for the industry to hear. If you have what it takes, let us know about it.

Speaking opportunities range from panels, to breakout sessions and live demonstrations. Speakers can be founders, CXOs, specialists, authors and almost anything else in between. If you see yourself in that description, submit your speaker application now.


Talkback, a signature component of Phocuswright events, is when audience members are invited to the stage to ask questions. Immediately following certain keynote remarks, industry peers have a special opportunity to square off with a keynote speaker. After listening to a keynote address, Talkbackers take the stage and lead the Q&A segment. A Talkbacker's mission is to ask excellent questions. He or she should dig beneath the polite surface and explore messier truths that are below the surface. For consideration as a Talkbacker, individuals must be 1) registered to attend the event – as a delegate, sponsor or exhibitor; 2) a senior executive from a large travel, tourism or hospitality company or CEO of a mid-to-small firm; and 3) willing to be probing, pithy and provocative.

Breakout Sessions

Taking place during prime time, breakout sessions give you an opportunity to demonstrate your expertise, get creative, encourage interactivity and workshop ideas. Breakouts are meant to be curiosity-invoking and share-worthy

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Innovation Launch Presenter

Innovation isn't just for startups – established companies are breaking new ground and developing new technologies. This is the stage for companies that are changing the travel landscape. Launch provides companies of any age that are ready to unveil a groundbreaking innovation with a spot in the limelight and a chance to wow the travel industry's most savvy and engaged audience during The Phocuswright Conference.

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Do you have what it takes?

At The Phocuswright Conference, our audience craves to understand the future of travel and hospitality and hear from the most innovative minds.

A quick glance at our previous speakers should give you an idea of the level of quality we work with at Phocuswright – they were selected because they had amazing travel, technology, distribution, financing or innovation stories that were guaranteed to inspire, surprise, delight and educate our audience.