NEWS // The Special Event Company Wraps Production for 2017 North Carolina CEO Forum

Event and Meeting Management Firm Produced 8th Forum for North Carolina Executives

CARY, N.C. – The Special Event Company announces their recent involvement in the 2017 NC CEO Forum, held at North Ridge Country Club, in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3. The eighth forum focused on the theme of Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare and brought together more than 400 CEOs and business, government, and non-profit executives from companies and organizations statewide.

Attendees welcomed North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, and GSK President Jack Bailey as featured keynote speakers, plus more than 15 additional speakers throughout the two-day program, including the following Title Sponsor keynotes:

  • Scott Byers, President & Chief Executive Officer, EDM Americas
  • Frank Holding Jr., Chairman and CEO, First Citizens Bank
  • Joe Laurin, President, Fidelity Health Group
  • Cynthia Verst, President, Clinical Operations, QuintilesIMS
  • Brad Wilson, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

A charitable opportunity was included as part of the Forum, with all proceeds from the live auction being donated to Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina, which works to empower children battling life-threatening conditions, and Teen Cancer America, an organization that provides specialized facilities for teens with cancer. Total proceeds from this year’s event will be divided between the two organizations in support of their respective missions. As corporate supporters of Teen Cancer America, The Special Event Company donated a Paul Reed Smith S2 Standard 22 guitar signed by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Eddie Vetter, and Joan Jett as a unique live auction item, which sold for $9,000.

The Special Event Company was an official Partner of the Forum, and has been since the Forum’s inception in 2009. The team provided production needs, registration assistance, speaker and sponsor management, venue coordination, and décor design.

For more information about the 2017 NC CEO Forum, visit