Association Excellence Awards 2024

Aug 31, 2024

Indian Association Congress (IAC) takes immense pride in unveiling the ASSOCIATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2024. These awards stand as the epitome of recognition and prestige, honoring the remarkable contributions of associations and their esteemed leaders in the sector.

Scheduled to be presented at a grand gala evening during the esteemed 11th India Association Congress, slated for the 31st of August 2024, at the esteemed Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, these awards symbolize excellence, innovation, and leadership in the association realm.

Join us as we celebrate the outstanding achievements and unwavering dedication of associations and their visionary leaders who have significantly impacted the landscape of the industry.

Bring increased credibility to your association.

  • Elevate the profile of your association through extensive marketing and branding
  • Inspire your members, boards, committees, and employees
  • Strengthen your public profile

Best Association Leader

The Best Association Leader Award is given to industry partners and consultants who demonstrate exemplary support of the association community.

Best International Association

This award recognizes the International chapter of an association that has created a bridge between its Indian members and international associates and has taken its work at par with global standards.

Association of the Year

Awards are designed to honor individuals and associations who serve as leaders in their fields and make the greatest impact on their communities.

Best Members Engagement

The Member Engagement Award honors the achievement of association for its unique and innovative approach in engaging members and recognizes excellence in leadership and service in membership organizations.

Best Use of Social Media

This award recognizes the optimum utilization of social media and digital platform for coordination between its members, its work and promotion of the cause of its sector.

Best Annual Conference

This Award recognizes the association that utilizes its resources to the maximum and delivers the best annual conference.

Best Exhibition

The Best Exhibition Award is an initiative to recognize the association which fulfilled its mission by innovating and delivering an exceptional exhibition experience for its members.

Best Website

The Best Website Awards recognizes the association for not only creating the best website which stands out from the rest but which best serves its members and everyone involved.

Most Inspiring Leader

This recognizes the exemplary individuals who are truly inspirational leaders and whose lifetime actions are making a significant contribution to the association and the community as a whole.

Best Social Responsibility

The Best Social Responsibility Award recognizes the association which encourages its members to demonstrate their best leadership in driving a social change for the community and beyond.

AI and Association Roundtable

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now being used across many industries in various ways, from drafting emails to writing code. Breakthroughs in the science behind AI have enabled a remarkable surge of new capabilities and use cases for associations and nonprofits, as well as in the for-profit space.

Associations gather and store large amounts of member and event data, feedback, legal documentation, and more. Associations can use generative AI to summarize documents and ask the system to present the data in new ways.

Generative AI can save organizations countless hours of work daily by automating processes, summarizing documents, visualizing datasets, and more. AI systems can perform tasks difficult for humans to accomplish and produce consistent results.

With AI tools aiding in data analytics and visualization, associations can save time and effort and generate more accurate and consistent analyses. In some cases, these AI tools can perform tasks that would tax even the most dedicated human given large amounts of data. However, like with all output from an AI system, analyses need to be validated by a human. Indeed, all text should be fact-checked to ensure accuracy.

Medical Association Roundtable

Medical associations share many common characteristics. They typically depend on the voluntary professional activity of individuals to drive a not-for-profit business model. Their business is to represent the interests of the profession, to use collective knowledge to define standards, to define policy and to be a trusted voice for the public. Yet, beyond those similarities, medical associations are hugely diverse in terms of business model, geography, community, size and of course budget – the mix of challenges they are facing will therefore vary from group to group as well.

Medical Associations must communicate their value proposition, benefits, and services to potential members. Young medical professionals are tech-savvy – over 98% have the latest technology and spend nearly 4 hours daily on the Internet. Since the pandemic, video chatting and social media apps have been the most popular communication methods.

For today’s associations, the challenge of recruiting and engaging young professionals is never-ending. For medical associations and societies, it can seem utterly impossible. Young medical professionals keep rigorous schedules. Therefore, the challenge of competing for their time typically surpasses that of other associations.

The Power of Storytelling: Crafting Compelling Narratives

Storytelling is a powerful tool. This art can help associations effectively convey important messages. Storytelling also allows organisations to connect to target audiences. The art of storytelling remains a veritable sales tool. Salespersons regularly look for ways to better connect with audiences. Hence, this theme will resonate well among marketers and content creators. The session teaches how to craft relatable narratives and also highlight, how to drive action with storytelling.

Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers and Empowering Change

In recent years, we have recorded great progress toward gender equality. Yet, it is still difficult for women to get leadership positions. Hence, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions in many industries. This subject matter deals with the challenges women face in leadership. Session will discuss how to break down the gender barrier in the workplace. The session will provide the tools and support for women to advance their careers.

The Future of Work: Adapting to a Changing Landscape

The way we work is changing. We must evolve with the trend to survive in any industry. This conference theme explores the techniques for adapting to this new landscape. Participants will learn about the latest technologies, business models, and strategies for success. This session will expose participants to the demands of modern work. More importantly, it will help attendees to better adapt to the new realities.

Building Connections in a Crowded World

Branding and marketing are two sides of a coin. Associations engages their members through marketing. Meanwhile, branding allows association to distinguish their products or services. With many associations competing for attention, it becomes necessary to stand out. Hence, this session is all about building connections. The theme will help Association Leaders find ways to connect members to their brands.