The upcoming World Cup will be like no other. Not only it will be the most expensive tournament ever with a tab of over US$11 billion, but also the one with the highest security personnel of over 170,000.
Advertise sales are expected to surpass the South Africa’s cup. Among FIFA sponsors, Coca Cola has said that its worldwide campaign will be its biggest. And, when it comes to social media, the 2014 World Cup is expected to be the most social event ever, surpassing the latest Olympic games and the 2010 World Cup.
This special series will feature a tech discussion, a Brazilian Heritage Night & friendly soccer games!
Join us on May 6 to discuss the impact of the World Cup on Brazil’s business & consumer markets, culture & social life. Speakers will reflect on how hyper-connected Brazilians will harness technology to interact to each other, get updates on matches and ultimately influence the country’s economy as a whole.
When: Tuesday, May 6th, 6pm-8:30pm
Location: Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Dr, Santa Clara, CA
Ambassador Prisco Ramos, Consul General of Brazil in SF
Andre Madeira, Staff Software Engineer, Google
Frank Martin, Co-founder & CEO, Restorando
Rick Fant, VP of Marketplace and Apps, Mozilla
Vicente Silveira, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
In parallel, our World Cup Series will feature, the second Brazilian Heritage Night organized jointly with MSL’s San Jose Earthquakes during a Championship match.
On May 10 bring friends & family for the soccer match between San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas at Buck Shaw Stadium. In the FC Dallas squad you will watch Brazilian player Michel, from Vitoria. In the Quakes squad, Chris Wondolowski, a potential player for the U.S. team in the World Cup!
When: Saturday, May 10, 5:30pm-9pm
Location: Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara
Special Event Ticket includes:
- Seating in the Brazilian Heritage section, from 5:30pm
- All attending kids will get to participate in our pre-game Rally Tunnel & exclusive post-game chat with Chris Wondolowski, the most prolific goalscorer in MLS over the last five years.
- First 50 people who purchase tickets will get to watch pregame warm-up on the players bench
- Arrive early for pre-game cultural performance
- Private tour of the new Earthquakes stadium in Santa Clara, for a BayBrazil group. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our members and friends at Silicon Valley Bank, Zazzle and San Jose Earthquakes for contributing to the success of our World Cup series!
Thanks to the families & Capoeira Irmandade for participating in the Brazilian Heritage Night! And, thanks to tech Brazilians & Silicon Valley Bank’s players for a very friendly soccer match!