The Incredible Impacts Programme, an initiative created by BestCities Global Alliance and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), takes a new step.
Starting this year, the Incredible Impacts Programme will award one association a grant of $20,000 (USD) – a change from previous years, where three grants of $7,500 (USD) were distributed.
With a goal to celebrate further the “beyond tourism” value of international association meetings, the programme will now include the ICCA Congress attendees in the voting of the unique winner.
“By bringing Congress attendees into the final judging process raises the impact value, kudos, and ‘wow’ factor to the Incredible Impacts win,” says Senthil Gopinath, CEO, ICCA.
The Incredible Impacts Programme will also provide a seed grant of $5,000 (USD) to associations seeking to establish a new legacy programme.
“We’re pleased to provide support to associations eager to implement a legacy programme, with an eye towards encouraging most, if not all, international associations to integrate legacy and impact into their conference planning going forward,” says Lesley Williams, Managing Director, BestCities.