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 2019).

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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Increase your presence with a Startup Kiosk Package

Eligible startup companies can create a home base on the showroom floor with a kiosk package – with special pricing. Learn more here.

Battleground Pricing €2500

Carefully review the eligibility criteria and demonstrator benefits.

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