SOURCE: PhoCusWright

PhoCusWright

August 18, 2011 06:00 ET

First Ever DEMO Award for Travel Innovation Announced

Tech Leaders Will Compete for Coveted Award at 2011 PhoCusWright Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - For the first time ever, The PhoCusWright Conference's Travel Innovation Summit, the industry's most powerful showcase for startups, is partnering with DEMO, the world's leading emerging technology conference, with participants competing for tens of thousands of dollars in prizes.

The 18th annual conference will host travel, technology and financial leaders from around the world in Hollywood, Nov. 15-17. These international executives will be demonstrating the latest apps and cutting-edge technologies in Startup, Mobile, Social Media, Emerging, Established and International, competing to win the Best Innovation Award in their respective categories.

There are no speakers or presentations to sit through. Instead, the innovators must demonstrate their products through live walk-throughs in front of a critical audience. The Best Innovation winners will go on to battle it out for The DEMO Award for Travel Innovation. Along with bragging rights, the winner will receive a free showcase sponsorship during the spring 2012 DEMO event, including two complimentary tickets and special signage; an invitation to VIP dinners during the 2012 DEMO; and participation in DEMO's marketing campaigns.

Those interested in demonstrating their products can get more information by clicking here. Professional, working media can be accredited to attend the entire conference for free here.

PhoCusWright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Independent, rigorous and unbiased, PhoCusWright fosters smart, strategic planning and tactical decision-making. To complement its primary research in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia, PhoCusWright produces several high-profile conferences in the U.S. and Germany, and partners with conferences in Canada, China and Singapore. Industry leaders and company analysts bring this intelligence to life by debating issues, sharing ideas and defining the ever-evolving reality of travel commerce.

DEMO conferences in the U.S. and China focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations that are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. They've earned a reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies and have served as launch pads for companies like Palm, E*Trade, Tivo and more.