For the first time, Phocuswright is hosting Battleground as a standalone event. Battleground: The Americas will spotlight the most promising early-stage travel startups from North, Central and South America.

This one-day event is dedicated to bringing promising travel innovators into the limelight to demonstrate fresh ideas in front of potential investors and partners. 

Attendees should come prepared to discover the next market-changing innovations, fresh ideas, new partners and investment opportunities. The event will feature keynotes and panel conversations as well as networking events.

What is the format of Battleground?

During the Battleground, participants have six minutes each to demonstrate their innovations to a panel of sometimes ruthless and uncensored judges, and the cheers or jeers of a live audience of conference attendees.

In the end, only the two most innovative companies win the right to move on to be part of the Summit, where they will demonstrate their groundbreaking innovations on the main stage of The Phocuswright Conference among 1,800 of the most influential leaders in travel.

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