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*Annual Pass holders received a VIP code for a free ticket via email. 

GlobalSaké In-Person Event + Party:
The Global Outlook on the Cultural Code--New Markets Insights

June 22, 2023. 5-8pm PT at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA

GlobalSaké is excited to invite you to the Grand In-Person Industry event held on June 22 in San Francisco's historic landmark--The Presidio, at Edge & Node, House of Web3. If you'd like to learn more about the sponsorship and cultural performance opportunities at this event, email us at


Event Program

​5-5:30 pm Reception, Networking, and Interactive Experiences

  • Sake Tasting Reception : Our traditional Saké from the Barrel GlobalSaké Gala reception, matcha saké cocktails sponsored by Cuzen Matcha, and some tasty Japan inspired bites. 

  • Multicultural Live Performances: 

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​- Japanese Tea Ceremony​

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5:30-6 pm  World Music Live Shows sponsored by 

  • Bossa Nova live concert from Brazil: vocals and keyboard. Award-winning Bossa Nova crooner Masha Campagne brings you intimate gems from the musical treasure trove of Brazil. Her reverent tributes to Tom Jobim, Roberto Menescal and other giants explore the organic and sensuous nature of Brazilian music full of rich fire and deep soul. Campagne is one of the most lauded new voices in San Francisco, with three internationally acclaimed CDs to her credit. Her recent (2022) concerts include her performance at SFJAZZ  & at the Portola Jazz Series, "Campagne is blending the wistfulness of Astrud Gilberto with the robust liquidity of Flora Purim.” ~Jazz Times Magazine

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Masha Campagne

Bossa Nova crooner

- Mediterranean drumming on Djembé, Darbuka, and Cajon

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6-7 pm: Presentations

  • ​​Welcome Message by GlobalSaké Cofounders and Edge & Node  

  • Building Globally Inclusive Worlds through Game Culturalization. With over 30 years of experience in digital media as a geographer and culturalization strategist, and nearly 29 years in games, Kate Edwards has been involved in the creation of many games, including titles such as: Halo, Fable, Age of Empires, Mass Effect, Call of Duty, Tomb Raider, and many others. She has witnessed creative teams struggle with a wide variety of issues, such as cultural appropriation, geopolitics, and human representation (collectively known as "culturalization" issues) that are often overlooked during the game's creation and negatively affected the game's ability to be viable across all possible markets. Kate will provide a quick overview of culturalization and deliver a case study that demonstrates the complexities that come with striving to build globally inclusive worlds while maximizing the global reach of creative content.

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Kate Edwards, CEO, Principal Consultant & Geographer at Geogrify

  • Inclusive Cultural Adaptation for Creative Content: In this Fireside Chat, we’ll explore script and voice dubbing adaptation, integrating core cultural and regional considerations. And we’ll dive right into the behind the scenes in the making of the 2023 Oscar-winner Best International Feature Film "All Quiet on the Western Front" and other international film titles.


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Talia Baruch, CoFounder CEO at GlobalSaké, (ex LinkedIn, Google, SurveyMonkey)


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John DeMita, Dubbing Director, Language Production at Netflix and Professor of Theatre Practice at USC

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Michal Lebowitsch Dayan, VP, International Growth & Content Operations at Gaia Inc.

  • Exhibitions: Explore future-ready innovative service solutions from global companies, wine & nibbles served with the ambiance of live music

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  • Networking: Connect with industry leaders from across the globe, engage in stimulating conversations, open collaboration opportunities, and enjoy the wine & nibbles served at the "Premium Networking Lounge" sponsored by Flutterwave. Stop by the Africa themed lounge to learn about coffee originating from Africa and started by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo, Mutombo coffee


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Venue Partner: Edge & Node, The House of Web3

Edge & Node is the core development team behind The Graph, working to build a vibrant decentralized future. The team is dedicated to the proliferation of web3 applications that share value, utilize dynamic incentives, and build for human coordination. Founded by the initial team and developers behind The Graph, the team has extensive experience in developing and maintaining open-source software, tools, and protocols as well as building and launching unstoppable applications.

  • Market Adoption Insights - Discovering Africa: Tapping into the continent’s $5.6 trillion growth opportunity. Africa is set to outperform the rest of the world with 4% average GDP growth over the next two years. It already has 8 of the fastest growing economies in the world and, according to McKinsey, the continent offers a $5.6 trillion consumer and business spend opportunity. However, despite accounting for 17% of the world's population, Africa only accounts for 3% of today’s global GDP, which demonstrates a gap in tapping into the continent's development potential. This keynote talk will share the core considerations, opportunities and challenges for expansion into Africa and lessons learned from global enterprises maximizing growth adoption in this grand magnificent continent.

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Jimmy Ku, Head of Global Growth at Flutterwave

7-8 pm:  Dine & Wine, Exhibitions & Networking

  • World-Cuisine International Buffet: Enjoy a diverse selection of tastes from around the globe 

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