ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance are excited to announce that the 2023 Incredible Impacts Programme is now open for submissions! Join us in promoting and celebrating the impressive legacy initiatives of association meetings.

The Incredible Impacts Programme recognises international association meetings that are delivering a proven impact. New this year, only one exceptional winner will receive a USD $20,000 Incredible Impacts Grant, while another association will kick-start their legacy programme with a USD $5,000 Incredible Impacts Seed Fund Grant.

Be part of the excitement at the 62nd Congress in Bangkok! Delegates will be able to vote for the winners after the three finalists present their entries. It's a Congress highlight you won't want to miss!


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One of the three 2022 Incredible Impacts winners, International Water Resources Association (IWRA), showcases how insight and imagination, cleverness and creativity can really make a difference to events of all sizes. 

"The Incredible Impacts Programme is, undoubtedly, a unique, special recognition for the efforts of those that contributed to the World Water Envoys Programme. Particularly, early career and young water professionals from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, as ambassadors of their local communities."   Ignacio Deregibus, Deputy Executive Director, IWRA

ICCA CEO, Senthil Gopinath says,

“We want to celebrate the best of the best and raise the stakes to ‘winner takes all’ scenario because the stories our associations are telling – and the legacies their initiatives are leaving – thoroughly warrant a solo moment in the spotlight. By bringing Congress attendees into the final judging process raises the impact, value, kudos, and ‘wow’ factor to the Incredible Impacts win.”

BestCities Global Alliance Managing Director, Loren Christie adds,

“We are thrilled to introduce the latest evolution of the Incredible Impacts Programme, which not only recognises associations demonstrating innovative thinking and creativity to achieve impact but inspires others to incorporate legacy initiatives into future events. We are also pleased to provide support to associations eager to implement a legacy programme.”


Join the Incredible Impacts Programme today! Visit IncredibleImpacts.com for more information and to access the submission portal.

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