Sunday, September 19, 2010

Team welcomed at Oracle OpenWorld

Although the BMW ORACLE Racing victory tour officially ended in June, the team is still being celebrated for its victory in the 33rd America’s Cup.
Team founder Larry Ellison (right), the CEO of Oracle Corp., opened the annual Oracle OpenWorld business conference on Sunday night by presenting 15 members of the team to the audience at the Moscone Center ahead of his welcoming keynote speech.

Oracle OpenWorld is the world’s largest gathering of Oracle customers, partners and technologies. Simply put, it is a massive conference with a record attendance this year of 41,000 registrants from 116 countries. It features more than 1,800 sessions, 400 partner exhibits and nearly 400 live Oracle demos.

A total of 726,000 seats were required for the conference, and the estimated population of San Francisco is slightly more than 808,000.

The America’s Cup trophy and members of the team will be on display at the America’s Cup Pavilion in the Moscone North Upper Lobby.

The America’s Cup Pavilion provides a showcase for the BMW ORACLE Racing experience and will be open throughout the week with morning shows and panel discussions hosted by the team’s head of external affairs, Tom “The Chairman” Ehman.

Team members will be available for question and answer sessions and to sign posters. The Pavilion is open daily beginning at 9:30 am.

Team members stand beside the America's Cup at a welcoming reception

Larry Ellison gives his opening keynote speech

A model of USA 17 is on display at the America's Cup Pavilion