The International Congress & Conference Association (ICCA) and BestCities Global Alliance are celebrating three outstanding Associations that are winners of The Incredible Impacts Programme.
The Incredible Impacts Programme is a joint initiative by ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance that is committed to legacy building. The winning Associations have set the industry standard in the last 12 months and driven real change through passion, education, creativity, and fun.
Aside from being awarded US$7,500 for future projects, the winners will also get the chance to speak about their initiatives and experiences at the ICCA 61st Congress in Krakow from November 6-9, 2022.
The winners are:
- International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, where the association planned a series of interactive city-wide events in Glasglow, which brought together experts, artists, students, and the general public. Children were also encouraged to build brains, and everyone was encouraged to explore brain installations, empowering them to become advocates for brain health and lead healthier, smarter lives.
- International Water Resources Association (IWRA), where the association sought out five global ambassadors to represent their local communities operating on the front line of water security issues to share their stories during the IWRA World Water Congress. Topics included sanitation and homebuilding in the Dominican Republic; safe access to surface and groundwater in New Delhi and Nepal; and water access rights in Zimbabwe to agrochemical pollution on The West Bank.
- The University of the Faroe Islands, where the association hosted a Football is Medicine event that showcased the many benefits of playing soccer. Experts from all aspects of sports medicine, nutrition, and training delivered a compelling programme detailing how football can be used to enhance and enrich the lives of people everywhere.