Stuart, who volunteers on PCMA’s Executive Committee, leads RIMS global meetings and events initiatives, including the Society’s Annual Conference & Exhibition that attracts approximately 10,000 attendees and features over 400 exhibiting companies. In a given year, the Society can produce upwards of 25 international events designed to engage, educate and connect the world’s risk management community.
“The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards are one way we give back to the event management industry, and we are proud to help recognize people adopting new ideas and creating change,” says President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski. “As the independent judges concluded, Stuart Ruff-Lyon continues to demonstrate his commitment to the profession, inspiring others through his volunteer work and his impressive events. It is an honor to present him with this award.”
“RIMS’ events are critical to the Society’s ability to achieve its strategic goals and deliver thought-leading knowledge and networking opportunities to our members around the world,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “Stuart has transformed RIMS conference experience. This is a much deserved honor and we are proud to have him as a member of the RIMS team.”
“Stuart has always been a passionate PCMA member and more recently a board director,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO. “He is a true advocate for our industry, always contributing new ideas and this award is well deserved.”
The crystal SMOTY obelisk trophies will be presented August 22 during the TSNN Awards event in New Orleans. In addition, The Expo Group will donate $500 in each honoree’s name to the preferred charity. Since 2000 the SMOTY program has resulted in more than $75,000 donated by The Expo Group and matching funds honoring individual winners.
About The Expo Group
The Expo Group is a trusted exposition, exhibits and events partner that invests in clients to help them grow attendee, sponsorship and exhibits revenue by creating compelling experiences from ideas to design to execution to results. The company has headquarters near Dallas with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C.