Innovation Summit

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 Innovation Summit?

Innovation 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 Innovation Summit:

  • Startup and emerging companies five years or younger*
  • No limit on funding received
  • Must pass through a rigorous Phocuswright screening

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:

  • Two registrations to The Phocuswright Conference (value $4,199 per ticket)
  • Nine minutes on stage during Innovation Summit (demo + Dragons' feedback)
  • Pre-conference consultation with Phocuswright analyst experts
  • URL and logo on the Phocuswright Conference website
  • URL and logo on the Phocuswright Conference mobile app
  • Inclusion in all program schedules
  • Pre-event article on PhocusWire featuring all Innovation 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 

Innovation Summit awards

  • Most Innovative Startup: winner and runner-up
  • Most Innovative Emerging: winner and runner-up
  • Innovation Summit People's Choice Award: winner and runner-up


View all award information here.

Apply Now for 2020
Phocuswright Innovation: Summit

Review the eligibility criteria and demonstrator benefits and apply today!

Demonstration Fee: $8,000

Questions? Contact Virendra Jain:
+91 9167 456 457
[email protected]

Apply Now For 2020
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* Exceptions will be considered for the age of company criteria based on a business model pivot or major change in focus. Exceptions will be made at the discretion of the Phocuswright Innovation Committee.