Date Archives November 2013

CS2 Brings PhoCusWright Conference to the Big Screen

For the 11th consecutive year, our Creative Show Services team is gearing up for one of the biggest annual events in the online travel, tourism and hospitality industry, The 2013 PhoCusWright Conference November 19-21 in Hollywood, Florida.

About The PhoCusWright Event

The conference is the flagship event of PhoCusWright – a leading travel and hospitality industry research company. Every year, the three-day event attracts an average of 1,600 attendees who gather together to share industry know-how; learn about market-changing innovations, technologies and solutions; obtain fresh ideas; and create new partnerships and investment opportunities.

This year’s keynote speakers include the CEOs of major corporations including Expedia, Kayak, TripAdvisor, Priceline, Orbitz, and, as well as representatives from Google, IBM, and Facebook.

The conference will be streamed live for those unable to travel to Florida for the event. Additionally, attendees and online viewers will be able to utilize social media to interact with the speakers and moderators, who will see a live-feed of questions and comments.

During the Travel Innovation Summit, which is part of the conference, a panel of judges will determine the award winners in select categories including Startup, Emerging, Established, Best B2B and Best B2C companies, as well as the People’s Choice Award. The top award, sponsored by the leading venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners is a $250,000 convertible bridge loan to the travel technology company that demonstrates the most groundbreaking travel solution.

Our Partnership: 11 Years and Beyond

An event of such scope requires intense preparation. We’ve worked closely with the event’s Executive Producer Richard Zucker for the last 11 annual events, and this close relationship allows us to successfully translate his creative vision to the stage year after year. The dynamics of this show require many months of meetings as concepts are developed and come to life for each year’s event. These efforts are led by CS2’s Producer Bill Baxter and a team of nearly 30 members working to support the event theme through HD animations, graphic packages, videos, lighting and audio effects.

This year, we are projecting on giant 120 ft. x 15 ft. screens using state-of-the-art Spyder technologies. In addition, we incorporate television-style Chyron graphics that you see on network sports and news programs. Our executive team describes this event as a cross between a network television show and a live sporting event environment.

Previous Year’s Photos

Here are a few photos from prior PhoCusWright Conferences. Check back here after the event for photos from this year’s event.


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