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    1. Team Europe’s Roger Federer warms up in front of fans in the Laver Cup Fan Zone Practice Court, a glass-enclosed court built outside the United Center. Approximately 17,000 fans had to the chance to walk through the facility to see players up close.

    1. Team Europe’s Roger Federer warms up in front of fans in the Laver Cup Fan Zone Practice Court, a glass-enclosed court built outside the United Center. Approximately 17,000 fans had to the chance to walk through the facility to see players up close.
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    2. Team World’s Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock perfect their handshake as the Laver Cup trophy looks on in Chicago’s United Center.

    2. Team World’s Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock perfect their handshake as the Laver Cup trophy looks on in Chicago’s United Center.
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    3. Team World’s Kevin Anderson and Jock Sock rally to defeat Team World’s Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer during Day 1 of Laver Cup Chicago.

    3. Team World’s Kevin Anderson and Jock Sock rally to defeat Team World’s Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer during Day 1 of Laver Cup Chicago.
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    4. Team Europe celebrates winning the Laver Cup back-to-back.

    4. Team Europe celebrates winning the Laver Cup back-to-back.
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    5. Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock rally the crowd in their custom Chicago Bulls jerseys for Team World on Day 3 of the Laver Cup.

    5. Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock rally the crowd in their custom Chicago Bulls jerseys for Team World on Day 3 of the Laver Cup.
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    6. Team World’s John Isner and Jack Sock pose with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Laver Cup ball kids and Team Europe’s Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev on Day 3 of the Laver Cup.

    6. Team World’s John Isner and Jack Sock pose with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Laver Cup ball kids and Team Europe’s Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev on Day 3 of the Laver Cup.
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    7. Chicago welcomes the Laver Cup to Chicago, with Team World and Team Europe kicking off the week’s festivities at Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion in downtown Chicago.

    7. Chicago welcomes the Laver Cup to Chicago, with Team World and Team Europe kicking off the week’s festivities at Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion in downtown Chicago.
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    8. Team Europe poses for a selfie on Chicago’s Riverwalk.

    8. Team Europe poses for a selfie on Chicago’s Riverwalk.

Held at the United Center Sept. 21-23, 2018, the Laver Cup—a men’s tennis tournament pitting six top European players against six of their counterparts—marked the first time this major event has been held in the United States. Total event attendance was more than 93,000 people, with fans from around the world traveling to Chicago for an unforgettable experience with the game’s best players. “The Laver Cup was a huge win for Chicago,” says Kara Bachman, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission. “To have Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and the athletes of Team Europe and Team World compete at the United Center was a great showcase for the city.” Over three days, 12 live matches took place, recorded by 54 cameras. ESPN and Tennis Channel were both live at the event, which was broadcast in more than 200 countries and streamed worldwide through Amazon Prime Video.

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Dallas Chapter spread some holiday cheer at its annual Holiday Giveback. The organization chose to work with Senior Source and the Diversicare facility. Members of the group held a party for the facility complete with caroling, live music, holiday crafts and bingo—and of course plenty of cookies and punch. The group also collected items for Diversicare’s wish list, along with a $5 donation from each member who registered for the networking happy hour that followed the party.

 

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel

 

Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) held its annual auction on Dec. 7, 2017, at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington. The auction wa s a fundraiser for the MPIWSC Educational Fund.