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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.

Consumer behavior expert and author Shawna Suckow, CMP, shared her industry insights during the Meeting Planners International (MPI) Michigan Chapter’s annual Mid-Winter Symposium and Silent Auction in February.

Suckow’s “Meetings 3.0” session focused on the evolution of technology, culture and generations that have led to changes in what audiences now demand and how planners must react to those changes. Her afternoon presentation assessed event practices that need to be disregarded because many of them no longer effectively serve planners or their clients. shawnasuckow.com/blog

 

The 19th annual Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show on March 12-13 was held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver and featured two days of networking, education and an expo. MIC of Colorado is a coalition of 13 professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry.

 

More than 500 representatives of the meetings and events industry gathered on March 11 at Mile High Station and Ironworks in Denver to celebrate the 13th annual Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers’ choice awards and Hall of Fame induction. Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!