Innovation Summit: EMEA

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Phocuswright Europe attendees come prepared to discover the next market-changing innovations, seeking fresh ideas, new partners and investment opportunities. The innovators who take the stage represent the best of the best travel startups focused on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. 

What is Innovation Summit: EMEA?

This is where the battle gets big! Innovation Summit: EMEA innovators can also spend dedicated time with attendees, partners and prospects – demonstrating their products in a hands-on environment at their virtual booth. 

Eligibility Criteria

Companies eligible to apply for Summit: EMEA

  • Startup and emerging companies five years or younger*
  • Headquartered in the EMEA region or have a meaningful sales focus or customer base in the region
  • No funding limit
  • Must pass through a rigorous Phocuswright screening
  • Accepted contestants pay €2500 for entrance to Innovation Summit: EMEA and the Phocuswright Europe conference

Demonstrator Benefits

Pitching isn't everything, nor is it the only thing. The demonstrator package provides innovators with more than just marketing and promotion. Accepted innovators also benefit from business development opportunities, online meetings, critics' feedback, and a chance to wow the travel industry's most savvy and engaged audience during Phocuswright Europe.

All Innovation Summit: EMEA contestants receive:

  • Two Phocuswright Europe 2021 tickets
  • Nine-minute pitch (demo + Dragons' feedback)
  • Pre-conference consultation with Phocuswright's expert analyst
  • Logo and profile on conference website and networking platform
  • Inclusion in all program schedules
  • Virtual exhibit during Innovation (18 May) and Center Stage (18-19 May)
  • Inclusion in PhocusWire article presenting Summit companies pre- and post-event (including video)
  • Social media marketing campaigns
  • Winner moves on to the Global Innovation Summit at The Phocuswright Conference in November

Innovation Summit: EMEA Awards

  • Most Innovative Startup: winner selected by Dragons
  • The People's Choice Award: winner selected by audience voting

Thank you for your interest – 2021 applications will open soon.

Questions? Contact our team:
[email protected]

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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.


Looking for Battleground: EMEA?
Battleground: EMEA has moved to Travel Technology Europe (TTE), held in June. Learn more here.