What is Battleground?

During Battleground, applicants will 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 one company will be crowned the Asia Pacific Travel Innovator of the Year and move on to demonstrate at Summit at the U.S.-based Phocuswright Conference (November 2018).

Battleground Eligibility Criteria

  • Startup company 48 months or younger (no limit on funding received)
  • Based in the Asia Pacific region
  • Must pass a thorough and rigorous Phocuswright screening
  • Accepted contestants pay $699 for entrance to Battleground and the full Phocuswright India event

Demonstrator Benefits

The demonstrator package 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 India (value US$999)
  • Ten minutes on stage demonstrating to and interacting with travel executives, potential investors and media
  • URL and logo on the Phocuswright India website
  • Company profile in the innovator booklet
  • Inclusion in all program schedules
  • Coordinated social media campaigns
  • A chance to win the Asia Pacific Travel Innovator of the Year award and move on to the larger competition at the Phocuswright Conference in the U.S.

Add a la Carte Package Items

  • Subscription to Phocuswright's Asia Pacific and Innovation Edition Research Subscriptions for one year
  • Additional discounted registration tickets
  • Kiosk during Phocuswright India

Applications will open soon.


Battleground Pricing

Review the eligibility criteria and demonstrator benefits and apply early!

Questions? Contact our team for help:
+1 860 350-4084 x505

Applications will open soon.

Learn More

Explore Phocuswright's full Innovation Platform – conferences and events, research and learning, networking opportunities, advanced consulting – HERE.