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The Travel Innovation Summit Workshops Center Stage at The PhoCusWright Conference Center Stage at The PhoCusWright Conference

2014 Venue


JW Marriott at L.A. Live
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90015 USA



Dream Demographics

Travel industry leaders from around the world will attend The PhoCusWright Conference live or via streaming and on-demand video. Among them are the travel, tourism and hospitality industry's most influential leaders, visionary thinkers and innovators with the "Next Big Idea."





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Conference Program

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Tuesday, November 11 – The Travel Innovation Summit – Presented By Brand USA

9:00 am – 6:00 pm
30 innovators from around the world show off the travel industry's latest creations. Watch as innovations impacting travel planning, purchasing and memorializing are demonstrated live. CLICK HERE to view the growing line-up!

Wednesday Morning, November 12 – Workshops

9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Industry leaders present dynamic content, covering a variety of the hottest topics for the travel marketplace. Thirty-five minute workshops are offered simultaneously at four times throughout the morning. CLICK HERE to view the workshop presenters.

Wednesday Afternoon, November 12 – Center Stage

2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Feel the buzz as Center Stage kicks off! Travel's best and brightest take the stage for provocative keynotes and tough Q&A with PhoCusWright analysts. (View session topics below.)

Thursday, November 13 – Center Stage Continues

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join online travel's most influential leaders for a second day of needle-moving insights on social, mobile, personalization, privacy, data, emerging markets, growth, the future and more. (View session topics below.)

Center Stage Session Topics

Roadmap to IPO
At some point, all startups wrestle with the challenge and dilemma of funding their future. Go IPO … and be beholden to the world? Or grab venture backing … and cede power to the few? Find out what's next on the complex curve of travel funding.

The Disruptors
Disruptive forces abound in the travel industry. Innovation and new business models proliferate. How and when do these often uninvited interlopers become the next big player? New entrants are bent on upending, but will they become the upended?

Share and Share Alike?
With non-traditional businesses elbowing their way into the travel vertical, the Curve pushes for a fierce debate of the new sharing economy. Who should pay for what in this under-the-radar ecosystem? Should "alternative" entrants abide by the same regulations as their traditional travel industry counterparts? Unfair advantage or merely an innovative edge?

Will Meta Eat the World?
In some markets, global and local metasearch companies are overtaking the space once held by online travel agencies. Can OTAs and suppliers hold their ground, or grab a bigger piece of the pie? What's behind the meta trend, and how can travel businesses position themselves to ride it?

The Mobile-First Future (is Now)
Smartphones and tablets are becoming the dominant path to Internet access, and millions around the globe have leapfrogged desktops entirely. While all travel companies need a solid strategy around mobile, is it time to leave websites behind altogether? Are we there yet?

PhoCusWright Research Spotlights
PhoCusWright analysts present recent research findings and shed light on some of the key trends that are impacting travel, tourism and hospitality distribution. Join us for sessions that are sure to enlighten, surprise and even raise a few eyebrows.



Register for the free Online Ticket to see every innovator, Center Stage session and workshop session.



Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  • Find that elusive funding
  • Outsmart your competition
  • Negotiate your next big deal
  • Source essential innovation
  • Pack your pipeline to the brim