Calling All Startups: Applications Now Open For Travel Technology Europe Launchpad

Travel tech startups can now apply for one of ten free stands in this year’s Launchpad, which returns to Travel Technology Europe for the fifth time in 2020. 

Providing an opportunity for early stage startups to showcase their innovations in front of 5000+ prospective buyers, Launchpad has been instrumental in accelerating the growth of former innovators including Nava, BD4 Travel and Wanderpay.

Offered free of charge to startups registered since January 2018, a place in the Launchpad includes a 4m2 shell scheme stand, access to the meeting diary and PR and marketing support from the show’s organisers – a package worth in excess of £3000.

Launchpad isn’t the only opportunity open to startups at Travel Technology Europe 2020. Debuting this year is the Phocuswright Battleground: EMEA, a competition offering six companies just nine minutes to demonstrate their innovations to a panel of influential judges – all in front of a live audience.

The winner will earn the right to compete in Phocuswright Summit: EMEA during Phocuswright Europe 2020 in Amsterdam.


“The Battleground provides startups with a free and not-to-be-missed opportunity to connect with the travel industry’s most influential audience and demonstrate their fresh ideas to an audience of savvy travel executives and investors,” said David Chapple, Portfolio Director UK, Northstar Travel Group.

“Travel Technology Europe has always been at the forefront of championing innovation in technology and this, alongside our popular Launchpad area, offers a fantastic opportunity for startups to showcase how they can help revolutionise travel for both businesses and travellers.”  

Companies interested in applying for one of the limited spaces in the Launchpad are asked to complete the form at before 12th December 2019.

Prospective entrants to The Phocuswright Battleground can also apply via the website at

Travel Technology Europe is Europe’s dedicated event for travel technology professionals, bringing together more than 5,000 attendees and over 100 exhibitors from every area of travel technology: booking and payment systems, CRM and customer loyalty, content management and marketing.

Visitors can register for a free place at the show at

About Travel Technology Europe:  

Travel Technology Europe, held annually in London for 16 years, is Europe’s specialised exhibition and conference bringing together 5,000+ travel technology professionals. This long established and reputable event connects travel technology buyers and managers with the suppliers, knowledge and contacts to help innovate for the future of travel.

It is the largest travel technology event in Europe, allowing travel technology buyers and managers to evaluate thousands of products and services from over 100 global travel brands and innovative start-up companies across the travel technology sector.

Running alongside the exhibition is Europe’s largest conference programme designed to meet knowledge requirements of beginners through to experienced travel buyers. Independently produced and supported by over 120 expert speakers, the 80 + topical sessions cover the full spectrum of travel technology facilitating peer to peer learning and debate to enable companies to drive the industry forward.

Travel Technology Europe provides the opportunity to meet with 5,000+ professionals from across the European travel and technology community. From peer-to-peer and supplier networking sessions to informal social events, the event allows attendees to build new relationships and to share knowledge and best practice.

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