A grant programme that celebrates international associations for making inspiring, lasting impacts to their meeting destinations is calling out for final submissions for 2018 – with a chance to secure US $7,500 towards creating a legacy with future events.
The Incredible Impacts Grants Programme – run by BestCities Global Alliance, the network of 12 premier meeting destinations, and ICCA, the global meetings industry network – urges associations to submit entries featuring innovative legacy examples before the deadline on Wednesday 1st of August.
Now in its second year, the Incredible Impacts Grants Programme presents an opportunity for associations to be rewarded for creative approaches – delivering above and beyond traditional business tourism measures to deliver their events. Powerful examples from the programme are also utilised as a tool for inspiring other planners, with each example shared as a case study online.
Submissions will be put to an independent jury who will determine which three associations will be awarded grants, with winners set to be announced at the ICCA Congress in Dubai from 11-14 November 2018. Factors such as accessibility, environmental impacts and knowledge sharing are all considered in the judging process.