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Rachel Thompson of The Special Event Company Promoted to Global Chief Operating Officer

Event Planning and Management Firm Celebrates the Success of Integral Employee

Research Triangle Park, NC, September 13, 2012 --( Sally Webb, CSEP, CEO of The Special Event Company (, a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced that Rachel Thompson has been promoted to the firm’s Global Chief Operating Officer (COO). Since joining The Special Event Company in 1996, Thompson has played an integral role in expanding the company’s reach and influence in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She will use her 16 years of experience to maintain a strong company structure, as well as expertly oversee the day-to-day operations of all programs for The Special Event Company.

“I am really looking forward to taking on the role of global COO at The Special Event Company,” said Thompson. “It is a really exciting time for us. We have an excellent client base and many creative programs in the pipeline, and I look forward to bringing my international experience to the table.”

“We are delighted to have Rachel based at our headquarters in Research Triangle Park,” said Webb. “It is a new chapter for The Special Event Company, and her vast experience will help us grow into an even bigger and stronger organization.”

- Thompson relocated to The Special Event Company’s North Carolina office from the firm’s London office in July of 2012.

- She is a shareholder in both the United States and United Kingdom branches of The Special Event Company. She was the director of the original company in the United States and has been the primary planner for international programs since 2000.

- Thompson boasts extensive experience in managing high volume and complex logistics for academic, legal and pharmaceutical programs and has overseen events across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Asia on behalf of many international organizations.

About The Special Event Company:
The Special Event Company is a strategic event and meeting management company based in the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. Founded in 1986 in London, England, and operating in the United States since 1999, the company opened its U.S. headquarters in the Triangle in 2005. TSEC has won or been nominated for more than 30 international awards, including 12 for Triangle-based events. The company maintains a prestigious local client base, and is a one-stop shop for all aspects of event production, logistic management, and marketing through its group of companies. For more information, please visit

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