Chief executive Risby-Rose accepted the commemorative ‘Champion' award "in recognition of the importance industry exhibitions have played in the development of the venue's businesss".
"The SECC is one of the long-term success stories of the conference and events industry," said Risby-Rose. "It's a very special honour to be one of the first recipients of these awards and to accept it on behalf of the many outstanding industry exhibitions that there are out there."
SECC director of sales Ben Goedegebuure and former politician and BBC reporter Martin Bell presented the award.
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