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BayBrazil bridging Brazilian professionals and companies in the Bay Area

Image from BayBrazil's last conference in Stanford.
Image from BayBrazil's last conference in Stanford.
by Bay Brazil

In the past, basically, just Brazilian banking or finance professionals were hired abroad due to their expertise in dealing with intense daily market changes, thus being able to make fast decisions in these areas and able to juggle with several variables at once. Currently, due to Brazil’s growth and consequent increase in foreign investments, professionals of the most diverse areas have been hired abroad and bringing their Brazilian expertise to all four corners of the world. As Brazil gained international projection as a major economic player, so did its professionals, who are now occupying several key and/or leadership positions within many companies here in the Silicon Valley.

Here in the Northern California, BayBrazil is an organization specialized in connecting and developing networks of companies and professionals. Ms. Margarise Correa, who is a journalist and has more than ten years of experience in international business and project management, founded BayBrazil. Ms. Correa is also BayBrazil’s CEO. According to their website, BayBrazil is “a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the Brazilian-American ecosystem of professionals & businesses in the Bay Area and helping to facilitate ties between Silicon Valley and Brazil.” BayBrazil organizes seminars, conferences, meetings, networking events, and workshops throughout the Bay Area, always with top professionals and exceptional quality.

Their web site is and below, there is a list of upcoming events. Become a member and receive BayBrazil’s newsletter, with important news, updates and upcoming events. For details and registration for the events below, visit

Workshop Doing Business with Brazil, featuring Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil’s Southern-most state)

An overview on the business opportunities in one of the most developed Brazilian states.

Date: Tonight, Oct 1 2012, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Kellogg Auditorium, Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Social Media in the Corporate World

A panel of distinguished experts who will share their experience and insights on social media strategies in the corporate world.

Date: Oct 9, 2012, 6pm-9pm

Location: SAP Palo Alto, 3410 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA

Silicon Dragon on Sand Hill Road 2012: China Venture at the Crossroads, What's Next? The Promise of Silicon Global

Date: Oct 3, 5pm-9pm

Location: Rosewood Sand Hill Ballroom, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Global Mobile Internet Conference

Date: Oct 19-20

Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos St. , San Jose, CA 95110

Featuring more than 100 authoritative speakers from around the world as well as local leaders, the Global Mobile Internet Conference Silicon Valley will offer a truly global perspective on the innovations influencing the mobile space. BayBrazil is organizing the “Mobile market in Brazil” panel with speakers from Mozilla, Movile and PlayPhone. BayBrazil network can pre-register free of charge to participate in the Developer Expo.

Gateway California

Date: Oct 23, 2012

Location: South San Francisco Conference Center

The leading export/import forum on North America’s west coast. This one-day event includes a dynamic trade show and focused curriculum of export/import-related training workshops featuring industry experts presenting the latest policy directions and trends. In its first two years, Gateway California gathered more than 1,500 individuals from various industry niches.


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