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 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 Asia Pacific Travel Innovator of the Year and move on to demonstrate in Summit at the U.S.-based Phocuswright Conference (November 2018).

Battleground Eligibility Criteria

  • Company age must be 48 months or younger
  • Based in the Asia Pacific region
  • Company has not raised more than US$10 million in funding
  • Must pass a thorough and rigorous Phocuswright screening

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 $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 an award
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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
Only 8 Spots Available!

Review the eligibility criteria and demonstrator benefits and apply early!

Questions? Contact our team for help:
+1 860 350-4084 x505
[email protected]