The Special Event Company to Produce 2013 North Carolina CEO Forum Aug. 22

Strategic Event and Meeting Management Firm to Plan and Execute Annual Event Featuring Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Cisco CEO John Chambers

Research Triangle Park, NC, August 07, 2013 --( Sally Webb, CSEP, CEO of The Special Event Company (, a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced that the firm has signed their second, three-year contract to produce the North Carolina CEO Forum. The 2013 conference will take place on Thursday, Aug. 22 at North Ridge Country Club, located at 6612 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, N.C. The NC CEO Forum is an event for executives and management teams in business, government and nonprofit organizations who are dedicated to helping North Carolina attract jobs and enhance its presence on the national and international stage. Hosts for the event will include Billie Redmond, CEO, TradeMark Properties; Rick Deckelbaum, CEO, Deckelbaum & Associates; Brian Kinahan, partner of Newport Board Group; and Diane Adams, chief people officer of Qlik Tech.

This year’s forum will feature keynote speakers Colin Powell, retired U.S. Army four-star general and former U.S. Secretary of State, and John Chambers, CEO of Cisco. They and other leadership experts will share their knowledge and experience with attendees through story and key points. The program will offer attendees the opportunity to gain insight, develop relationships and participate in discussions with other business leaders. Organizers of the event will focus on giving back to the community by hosting a raffle and live auction with proceeds going to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina and North Carolina Arts in Action.

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“The Special Event Company is proud to be producing this year’s North Carolina CEO Forum,” said Webb. “We are excited to welcome Colin Powell and John Chambers to the Triangle as we bring together the business community for honest discussion about promoting the spirit of innovation and leadership in our state.”

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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