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Phocuswright 2023: Tech start-ups come under spotlight with Innovation: Launch

Phocuswright 2023: Tech start-ups come under spotlight with Innovation: Launch

As the Phocuswright Conference kicks off this week, Phocuswright has revealed which companies are about to unveil their ground-breaking tech innovations at its Innovation: Launch competition.

Innovation: Launch, which will take place at the Phocuswright Conference in Fort Lauderdale on November 14th, highlights new concepts, technologies and business models entering the scene. 

This year’s conference, themed ‘You, Me & the Machine,’ will explore the massive possibilities for AI in the travel space – so many of this year’s innovations are expected to focus on this.

At Innovation: Launch, companies ready to unveil new, breakthrough and market-changing innovation will present it live onstage to more than 1,300 attendees. 

At this year’s competition, VisaHQ, TourReview, Mobi, BabyQuip, Justt, Ramp, Weeva, Terrapay, rePUSHTI by Qtech Software, Connexpay and TripFusion by Vacayou are expected to unveil new innovations.

“Phocuswright is thrilled to bring another amazing group of companies to our Launch stage that are shaping the future of travel,” said Mike Coletta, manager, research and innovation, Phocuswright. 

“From improving sustainability efforts and customer satisfaction, to reducing fraud and operational inefficiencies, to streamlining payment and distribution infrastructure, this group is directly addressing many of today’s industry pain points.”

This year’s Innovators will compete to win one of two awards – the Travel Innovation Award, which will be decided by an expert panel, and the People’s Choice Award, which will be decided by audience voting.


“Each year, attendees are eager to see the latest innovations and the most forward-thinking companies in the industry,” said Eugene Ko, director, marketing and communications, Phocuswright. 

“At Phocuswright, we make it our mission to not only showcase these companies, but to also make them available for the audience to network with. 

“This type of connection helps solve industry problems, create new partnerships and move the industry forward, together.”

Innovation: Launch is Phocuswright’s platform for companies of any age that are changing the travel landscape. 

Launch provides companies that are ready to unveil a ground-breaking innovation with a spot in the limelight and a chance to wow the travel industry’s most savvy and engaged audience during the Phocuswright Conference.

More Information

More details about the Phocuswright Conference’s Innovation initiatives – Innovation: Launch, Hot 25 Travel Start-ups and the Start-up Program – can be found here.