ICCA Masterclass

Association Impact

26-28 January 2025 | Dublin, Republic of Ireland

In collaboration with

Sponsored and Hosted by

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Deadline: 31 July 2024

Application Process


7 May 2024


31 July 2024


May-August 2024

Hotel + Travel* Bookings

From August 2024

* Accommodation will be hosted by BestCities. Participants are responsible for their own flights and transfers.


The ICCA Association Impact Masterclass is open to all senior association leaders from the international associations that meet the following criteria (one attendee per organisation) on a first come first served basis:

  • You organise events over 500 participants in size,
  • Your events are held on a regular basis and must rotate globally,
  • You are a decision maker or main influencer on the choice of destination for your events,
  • You have not registered for the BestCities Global Forum 2025, and
  • You have or will sign up for the BestCities Madrid Challenge.

Who Should Attend?

Targeted at association leaders in senior positions, such as:

  •  CEOs or General Secretaries
  • Division Directors: Strategy, Innovation, Membership Services, Government Affairs, Chapter Relations, Meetings/Education, Foundation.

  • Key Board Members


BestCities Global Alliance will cover the following: 

  • the registration fee
  • 3 nights of accommodation at the official hotel on 26-28 January 2025
  • meals on 26-28 January 2025
  • social activities

1. Associations will be responsible for their own travels, transfers, visa (if applicable) and expenses. 

2. A cancellation fee of USD 250 will be charged by BestCities Global Alliance to cover costs incurred for accommodation if cancellation of participation is made after 1 November 2024.

3. Please note that places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. A waitlist system (no fees required) will be implemented when the the registration reaches 16 pax. 


  • Dublin Convention Bureau will assist with an invitation letter for your visa application to Ireland only.
  • Please contact Nigel Brown (nigel@bestcities.net) if you require an invitation letter to apply for your visa to enter Ireland.
  • Associations are responsible for their visa applications and the associated costs. 
  • Please ensure you have obtained your visa before booking your flights. ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance will not be liable for flight costs if visa is not granted.
  • Find out if you need a visa here: https://www.irishimmigration.ie/ 


  • Participants are expected to attend the entire ICCA Association Impact Masterclass, starting early evening of Sunday, 26 January 2025 and concluding in the evening of Tuesday, 28 January 2025.
  • Certificate of Accomplishment will only be issued to associations with 100% attendance rate. 

1. Applications are subject to approval. ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance reserve the right to accept or reject the application request

2. Terms and Conditions & Code of Conducts apply. 

3. By submitting the application form, participants authorise ICCA to share their application details and contact information with BestCities Global Alliance and Dublin Convention Bureau for planning and logistics purposes. 

Interested in building capacity by hosting the next ICCA Association Impact Masterclass in your destination? 

Contact ICCA Education Team today at education@iccaworld.org

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