Battleground, designed for early-stage startups, is the best place for innovators to demonstrate fresh ideas to an audience of savvy travel executives and investors. 

Approved Battleground contestants will demonstrate their innovations to a panel of sometimes ruthless and uncensored judges, and the cheers or jeers of a live audience. Only six companies will take the stage – apply early! In the end, only one company will be crowned the EMEA Travel Innovator of the Year. The winner is invited to demonstrate at Summit at The Phocuswright Conference taking place November 13, 2018.

Battleground Eligibility Criteria

  • Startup company 48 months or younger (no limit on funding received)
  • Company is based in Europe, Middle East or Africa (EMEA)
  • Must pass a thorough and rigorous Phocuswright screening
  • Accepted contestants pay €2500 for entrance to Battleground and Phocuswright Europe


Demonstrator Benefits

The demonstrator package provides startups with an affordable and not-to-be-missed opportunity to connect with the travel industry's most influential audience. Your journey starts here!

All Battleground companies receive:
  • One registration to Phocuswright Europe (value €1895)
  • Ten minutes on stage demonstrating to and interacting with travel executives, potential investors and media
  • URL and logo on the conference website and mobile app
  • Company profile in the printed program
  • Listing on all program schedules
  • Coordinated social media campaigns
  • A chance to win the European Travel Innovator of the Year award. The winner is invited to present at Summit at The Phocuswright Conference in the U.S.

Battleground Pricing
Only 6 Spots Available!

Apply early to be considered for an onstage demo spot.

Review the eligibility criteria and demonstrator benefits and apply early!

Questions? Contact our team for help:
+1 860 350-4084 x505

Apply Now 
Yvonne Finlay

Phocuswright Europe is very professionally run with great opportunities to do business with the many senior executives in attendance. We get to meet potential partners and gain great brand exposure.

—Yvonne Finlay,