Phocuswright Innovation: Battleground

Battleground, designed for startup and emerging companies, is the best place for innovators to demonstrate fresh ideas to an audience of savvy travel executives and investors.

Approved Battleground: EMEA contestants will demonstrate their innovations to a panel of sometimes ruthless and uncensored judges, and the cheers or jeers of a live audience.

In the end, only one company will be crowned the EMEA Travel Innovator of the Year and move on to demonstrate in Summit at The Phocuswright Conference (November 2020).

Eligibility criteria

Companies eligible for Battleground:

  • Company age must be 48 months or younger
  • Company is based in Europe, Middle East or Africa (EMEA)
  • Company has not raised more than US$10 million in funding
  • Must pass a thorough and rigorous Phocuswright screening


Battleground: EMEA 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 €1899)
  • Ten minutes on stage demonstrating to and interacting with travel executives, potential investors and media
  • Video recording of on-stage demonstration
  • Logo and link on the conference website and mobile app
  • Company profile on website and mobile app
  • Listing in all program schedules
  • Coordinated social media campaigns
  • A chance to win an award
  • Interview with a PhocusWire editor in the onsite PhocusWire Studio; video of interview and article posted to PhocusWire post-event
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Apply for 2020

Applications for the 2020 Phocuswright Europe Battleground event are open.

Check out the U.S.-based Battleground here.

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

Apply today

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