Phocuswright Europe will once again be the annual meeting place for European industry leaders who demand valuable answers, facts and solutions.

Conference attendees and the roster of impactful speakers make Phocuswright events the best in the industry.

Here are three reasons why Phocuswright Europe is a must-attend event.

1. Unprecedented networking opportunities - We’ll transform your expectations into actionable returns. No other conference provides access to such an elite and motivated group of prospective clients and investors.

2. Fresh inspiration - Our program is designed for the demand of industry leaders within Europe. We’ll inspire through innovation pitches and combine Phocuswright's unique global competence in digital travel with valuable answers, facts and solutions.

3. Valuable expertise - Only the brightest and most influential are invited to speak on stage to share their unique perspectives and deliver elevated content. Plus, our lineup of thought leaders interviewed by Phocuswright analysts is unrivaled.

Join the over 600 decision makers and C-level executives from every travel, tourism and hospitality sector. Register HERE.

Unprecedented Networking

We'll transform your expectations into actionable returns. When we started Phocuswright events 20 years ago, there wasn’t YouTube or LinkedIn. Since then, they’ve changed the way people network and create content.

That’s why our events, with a major focus on connecting people and elevated content, have evolved with the changes in our industry and the way we work to create a better attendee experience.

Connect With Key People

In 2017, Phocuswright attendees sent 8,000+ messages and 1,700+ meeting requests via the conference mobile app.

We've built in hours and hours of dedicated networking time into the program.

It’s clear people want to connect at Phocuswright Europe. Attendees focus on creating, maintaining and leveraging relationships that continue well beyond the conference. It’s no surprise nearly 90% of our attendees are active in our Phocuswright Europe conference app (native app + mobile web +desktop). Curious about how active?

This is all before, during and after the event. You’ll get access to these powerful networking tools - and powerful connections - once you register for Phocuswright Europe*.

*attendees can activate their account ~3 weeks before the event begins

The People You Want to Meet are Here

Dream Demographics

Phocuswright Europe annually attracts over 500 decision makers and C-level executives, representing dozens of countries from every travel, tourism and hospitality sector. No other conference provides access to such an elite and motivated group of prospective clients.

People That Matter

The number one reason to attend Phocuswright Europe is networking. Other attendees are eager to meet you and build a partnership.

A Global Conference

Phocuswright Europe is packed with senior executives from the top travel businesses from Europe – and around the globe.

The Most Qualified Travel Leaders and Influencers Take the Stage

  • An unmatched collection of influential industry CEOs provides accessibility to thought leaders not possible at any other travel conference.
  • Senior executives with significant responsibilities from all over the globe come to debate the hottest issues, challenge the status quo and shape the future of travel commerce.
  • Millions of dollars of deals get done each year by a large, highly qualified audience.

Program topics include:

  • (Not) Alternative Lodging (Anymore): Private accommodation has always been a part of the European leisure landscape. See what happens when Airbnb and other rivals get more established and challenge the status quo.

  • Direct Connect: The Battle of Relevance: Lufthansa and IAG Group are pushing forward their GDS surcharges while NDC is getting to be a real standard. Who benefits? And who pays the bill?

  • Tour Operators: A Question of Uniqueness: There is a strong wind blowing in the European tour operator market, as suppliers push back and legislation keeps coming. How to stay the course amid the noise? Explore the new business models and challenges of an industry in flux.

  • The New Hotel Power: Hospitality distribution is becoming even more complex. Which new hotel brands are trying to steal the show?

  • Real New Activities: Airbnb, Google, Expedia – almost everyone is pushing tours and activities now. Take a deep dive into the in-destination sector.

  • The Ultimate Tech Talk: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Chats and Bots: See and understand the next level of technological innovation.

  • Get Inspired by Asia: Our sister brand, Web In Travel (WIT), takes over for key sessions focused on the global impact of APAC's hottest companies and new technologies.

  • Battleground / Startups: More information about the Phocuswright Innovation Platform coming soon.

View the growing speaker lineup HERE.

Once again, we have a historic venue, brilliant speakers, advanced innovations and the best attendee networking in travel. Every year, Phocuswright analysts stick their neck out by predicting the most impactful trends in tech and innovation on the global travel industry. Amsterdam is where you debate and discuss those trends with us.

You probably met some smart people at our previous conferences. Maybe they are your new business partners or latest investment opportunity.

We predict you can further those connections at the 2018 Phocuswright Europe.


15-17 May, 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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