Iceberg partners ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) and BestCities Global Alliance have announced that their “Incredible Impacts” grants, which awards associations leaving lasting legacies, are to return for their fourth year in a row, with the partnership also renewed for a further three years.
Incredible Impacts is now open for submissions, and presents an opportunity to showcase best practice examples of legacy in the global meetings industry. With three grants of $7,500 available, entrants have the opportunity to be recognised for innovative work while securing funds that can be used towards future legacy projects.
Those interested in applying for the 2020 grants must demonstrate a track-record in “beyond tourism” benefits or legacy related to their international meetings, and consider how they will use the grant to improve upcoming or future events. Associations interested in applying can nominate themselves or candidate associations can be nominated by any ICCA member.
The deadline for submissions is July 24th 2020.
In the first three videos below, the partner organisations and one of the programme judges encourage 2020 entrants. Further down past winners talk about their legacy projects.
Incredible Impacts 2020.
Lesley Williams, MD of Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance, shares the importance of Incredible Impacts to her organisation. The inspirational examples of the legacies that association meetings leave behind is now more than ever important to share, to highlight the role the meetings industry plays in delivering positive change across global communities.
Lesley Williams, MD of Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance.
Senthil Gopinath, CEO of Iceberg partner the International Congress and Convention Association, shares his thoughts on the role associations play in delivering legacy and the importance of the Incredible Impacts programme in recognising and inspiring others.
Senthil Gopinath, CEO of Iceberg partner the International Congress and Convention Association.
Tracy Bury, Deputy CEO of World Physiotherapy and President of AC Forum, was winner of Incredible Impacts in 2017 and is now a judge for the programme. She explains why associations should consider entering Incredible Impacts and what the judges are looking for in the associations’ submissions.
Tracy Bury, Deputy CEO of World Physiotherapy and President of AC Forum, is a programme judge.
The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (past winner, 2019).
Pragathi Tummala is Executive Director of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), a winner of Incredible Impacts in 2019. Find out what ISPCAN has been doing since winning the grant, and why it is important for associations to link legacy to their missions.
Pragathi Tummala, Executive Director of ISPCAN, and a winner of Incredible Impacts in 2019.
The Union for International Cancer Control (past winner, 2018).
Dr Cary Adams is CEO of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Hear about its winning Incredible Impacts entry in 2018 and why associations should add legacy elements to their meetings.
Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC.