Special D Events

Special D Events


SDE is excited to announce that we have joined the Michigan SGMP! We are enthusiastic about the additional education, training, and industry relationships this membership will bring to our team and clients!


Special D Events is excited to announce that we are officially one of the newest partners of Meetings Michigan, we are thrilled to be part of the family! 


Congratulations Kelly Woo on your nomination and being one of the top three finalists at the #roseawards25! We are so proud of you!


Love this advice from planner Kayla Wurst: Give the power to the people. Event engagement leads to successful events. Read more on page 64 in the summer edition of  Michigan Meetings & Events magazine.


Find out how Carol Wolfe Galle has recruited 6 of our planners in this New York Times article all about recruiting in today’s small business job market.


Special D Events is proud to sponsor three engaging breakouts at orgpro2019.


In support of female founders everywhere! Carol Galle, president and CEO of Special D Events, talks with Fem Founder about what inspired her to become an entrepreneur, plans for the future, and everything in between. #WomenOfEO


Kayla Wurst shares some expert advice on how event engagement leads to successful experiences on page 64 in the summer issue of Michigan Meetings + Events.


Our CEO, Carol Wolfe Galle, is participating in conversations at the United Nations this week. She’ll be joining a group of global entrepreneurs to discuss how business owners can support UN sustainability goals such as ensuring that all children have the ability to complete free primary and secondary schooling.

According to the UN, more than half of children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Disparities in education along the lines of gender, urban-rural location and other dimensions still run deep.


#LeadLikeAWoman – Our fiercely inspiring leader, Carol Galle, talks leadership!


Alix Chapie is interviewed by Midwest Meetings in their summer 2019 issue!


Congratulations to our high school co-op Lundyn Williams who is graduating this month and heading to the University of Michigan! We will miss you! Best of luck in your next adventure! #goblue


SDE is proud to announce that we have become an ADMEI-certified DMC. We are the only certified DMC in Detroit. ADMEI establishes DMC standards and best practices, supports excellence and ethical business, and practices and promotes the value of destination management companies to the meetings industry.


Our very own Kayla Wurst sits down with Comerica’s VP and Senior Marketing Manager, Shelly Pisors, during the Comerica Detroit podcast to discuss our decades-long relationship with Comerica and our role in coordinating their Women’s Business Symposium!


Special D Events’ President and CEO, Carol Galle, shares Expert Advice on Additional Gratuities with Michigan Meetings + Events.


Special D Events subsidiary The Anniversary Company unveils new website!


Special D Events featured in the Event Showcase section of Michigan Meetings + Events spring issue!


Kelly Dickinson-Woo shares a story on how constructing a sweet surprise helped overcome a challenge and led to one of her greatest success stories in Successful Meetings magazine.


Alix Chapie and Shanthi Sivanandham discuss how SDE incorporates Sustainable Practices and Hannah Wong talks about A Day in the Life of Active Planners in the Winter Issue of Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine!

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