Launchpad premiered in 2016 and offers start-ups the chance to receive extensive marketing support, exposure to the show’s attendees and an entry into the Travel Technology Disrupt Award, the winner of which receives a full-sized stand worth £8,000 at the next year’s show. Last year Travel Technology Europe increased its investment in innovation by doubling the size of Launchpad. This means that up to 15 start-ups can now exhibit for free at the show.
As well as providing support for start-ups, Launchpad has proved a hit with visitors as they benefit from being introduced to disruptive technology and the opportunity to build early relationships with the future titans of travel technology.
Last year’s Travel Technology Europe Disrupt Award was won by Wanderpay (previously Flyto), a ground breaking new service that allows travellers to pay for flights in easy, fixed monthly installments rather than upfront in one go. Wanderpay has enabled its customers to boost their conversion rates and average order values.
Wanderpay is already confirmed to return to Travel Technology Europe in 2018 to exhibit, alongside more than 130 leading travel technology suppliers.
“Winning the TTE Disrupt Award was and still is a huge deal for us; it really validated the concept of the business and since then has given us some credibility when approaching travel brands. We love the exposure we received from this and can't wait to be one of the exhibitors at TTE 2018,” said Raphael Babalola, Co-Founder and CEO, Wanderpay.
David Chapple, Show Director, Travel Technology Europe, said: “Travel Technology Europe is the largest show of its kind in Europe and innovation has always been a fundamental reason why people visit the show. Since its introduction in 2016 Launchpad has become a really valuable part of the show for buyers, enabling them to be the first to discover disruptive and game-changing technologies. I’d encourage all qualifying start-ups to apply for Launchpad and have the chance to showcase their technologies for free to some of the biggest names in travel and hospitality.”
To apply for a free stand in the Travel Technology Europe Launchpad, businesses must have been established for three years or less. The application form must be completed and returned by 1 December 2017 and successful applicants will be notified by 12 January 2018.
Online registration is now open on the brand new Travel Technology Europe website.
Visit: www.traveltechnologyeurope.com/register to apply for a free visitor pass.