Since 1987, The Special Event Company has won numerous awards, including nine coveted Special Event Gala Awards and over 30 international meeting and event awards.

Our Meeting & Event Planning Awards

ISES Trinity Awards

  • 2015, Best Non-proft Event, Budget Over $200,000
  • 2015, Best Corporate Event, Budget Under $75,000
  • 2015, Best Meeting-Conference Program, Budget Under $250,000
  • 2015, Best Marketing-Design Collateral, Budget Under $25,000
  • 2014, Best Meeting-Conference Program, Budget Over $250,000
  • 2014, Best Non-profit Event, Budget Over $200,000
  • 2014, Best Corporate Event, Budget Over $200,000
  • 2012, Best Corporate Event, Budget Under $75,000
  • 2012, Best Corporate Event, Budget $75,000 – $200,000
  • 2012, Best Corporate Event, Budget Over $200,000
  • 2012, Best Team Effort, Budget Under $75,000
  • 2012, Best Team Effort, Budget $75,000 – $200,000
  • 2012, Best Team Effort, Budget Over $200,000
  • 2011, Best Team Effort, Budget Over $200,000
  • 2011, Best Team Effort, Budget Under $75,000
  • 2011, Best Event, Non-Profit Organization
  • 2011, Best Team Effort, Budget Over $200,000
  • 2011, Best Team Effort, Budget Under $75,000
  • 2011, Best Event, Non-Profit Organization
  • 2011, Best Team Effort, Budget Over $200,000
  • 2011, Best Team Effort, Budget Under $75,000
  • 2011, Best Event, Non-Profit Organization

ISES Esprit Awards

  • 2011, Best Team Effort, Budget $75,000
  • 2011, Best Non-Profit Event, Budget $75,000 – $200,000
  • 2010, Best Corporate Event, Budget Over $75,000
  • 2009, Best Corporate Event, Budget Over $200,000
  • 2009, Best Entertainment Production, Budget $25,000 – $75,000
  • 2009, Best Entertainment Production, Budget Over $75,000
  • 2009, Best Entertainment Concept
  • 2008, Best Event Décor
  • 2008, Best Technical Support
  • 2008, Best Industry Contribution
  • 2006, Best Event Industry Team
  • 1999, Best Event with Legacy

ISES EVIE Awards

  • 2011, Best Team Effort
  • 2011, Best Event Team
  • 2009, Best Event Logistics
  • 2009, Best ISES Team Effort
  • 2007, Most Unique Entertainment
  • 2007, Best ISES Team
  • 2007, Best Food Presentation

Special Event Industry Gala Awards

  • 2011, Best Event Entertainment, Budget Under $25,000
  • 2008, Best Fair/Festival
  • 2008, Best Décor, Budget Under $20,000
  • 2006, Best Event
  • 2006, Best Venue Event
  • 2005, Best Event with Legacy
  • 2002, Best Event Marketing Campaign
  • 2001, Best Multi-Day Event

ISES Texas Star Award

  • 2009, Best Entertainment Concept

Other Awards

  • 2013, Steve Kemble Leadership Award
  • 2013, Enterprising Women Magazine, Enterprising Women of the Year
  • 2011, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Business Excellence
  • 2010, Business Leader Magazine, Women Extraordinaire Award
  • 2010, Business Leader Magazine, Top 50 Entrepreneurs Award
  • 2009, Prestige Events Magazine, Top 50 Event Industry Leaders
  • 2008, ISES UK Lifetime Achievement Award: Sally Webb, CSEP
  • 2004, Event Solutions Magazine, Event Professional of the Year


The Special Event Company is proud to offer our award-winning event planning services in California, North Carolina, Sydney, London and beyond.