Monday, March 23, 2009

Brazil Ready to Learn From South Africa for 2014

A recent global business and marketing conference focused on the World Cup brought 2014 host country officials into close contact with 2010 host country officials. The Soccerex conference was held in Brazil, which hopes to utilize its 2014 hosting chance as an opportunity for broad civic improvement in the country.

Orlando Silva, the Brazilian minister of sport, said the 2014 World Cup will offer his country many opportunities to improve their infrastructure, adding that they also hope to learn a lot from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

“The 2014 World Cup will also help us fast-track community developments. We will also be able to develop the business part of football,” Silva said.


Gauteng will host the next three editions of the Soccerex forum, from 2010 to 2013.

In November this year, Gauteng will also host the last of its three Soccerex conferences, which are usually attended by the top brass from Fifa, including president Sepp Blatter.


From next year until 2013, the Soccerex conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .

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