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Pitch and Exhibit at the Connect Travel Destination Marketing Leadership Summit Feb 19-21

We are pleased to announce that Travel Startups Incubator (TSI) will be presenting “Destination Travel Innovation,” a technology and innovation panel session at the Connect Travel Marketing Leadership Summit, a 3-day destination marketing conference in Orlando, Florida Feb 19-21.

Calling all travel and tourism technology startups.
Do you have breakthrough technology that will impact destination marketers? Destination marketers include Destination Management Companies, (DMO’s), State and City Visitor & Tourism Bureaus, Tour Operators and In-Destination Travel Suppliers.

If yes, please submit the simple form at the bottom of this page to be considered to present at the conference.

“New marketing technology presents tourism marketers with both opportunities and challenges. The Marketing Leadership Summit will connect destination marketers with the products, services, people and ideas, helping them thrive in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive global marketplace. The Summit will feature new trends and technologies that will transform travel and tourism marketing over the next 3-5 years.”

Connect Travel Marketing Leadership Summit Feb 19-21, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida.

• 4 startups will have an opportunity to pitch their technology solution to 200+ global executives. Heads of digital and marketing, CMO’s, GM’s, and industry tourism leaders. Get in front of buyers and destination marketers for your technology pilots and commercial agreements.
• 5-7 minute pitch-presentation.
• 15-20 minute panel discussion to follow the presentations including Q&A from the audience.
• Exhibit space in the Innovation demo area during the 3-day conference to demo your technology and meet with travel executive attendees. Note* We will have more details soon regarding the space configuration in the exhibit area and what you can bring to display.
• 2 conference badges to attend the full-conference.

Timeline/Due Dates:
Now thru December 9th: Apply to present.
Dec 10th: Presenter agreements and payments due.
Jan 1st: TSI to announce 4 companies selected to present and attend the conference.
Jan 21st: Pitch deck due along with high-res logo, company summary, detailed bio and contact info.
Feb 2-7: Video presentation and/or live presentation due.
Feb 19th or 20th: Pitch/Presentation day, exact day and time, TBD.

Free to submit to pitch.
If your company is selected to present a $995 fee will be charged by TSI.

At TSI, we are excited to be partnering with Connect Travel for this event as Florida is the #1 travel destination in the world and TSI’s home base is here in Central Florida. This is an opportunity for travel tech startup to get their technology in front of USA & International buyers attending the event.

• This is a business development opportunity for Presenters to promote and pitch a new technology or product to the attendees of the conference, NOT an investor presentation.
• 1 Presenter to pitch per company and to participate in the panel session.
• Presentations should be a combination of:
o Professional education on your new technology entering the destination marketing vertical
o The benefits of your product for destination marketers
o Why they should consider partnering with you to test/pilot the technology and or license/buy your product/technology
o How the technology or product will impact the attendees business now or in the near future.

Presentation Guidelines
• 5-7 minute presentation on stage followed by 15-20 minute moderator/panel discussion with all the 4 presenters.
• Presentation Format TBD
• Presentation must be kept relevant to attendees who are destination marketers, CMO’s, digital marketing managers of DMO’s/Visitor Bureaus, State & City Tourism Bureaus, Tour Operators, Travel Suppliers

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