"Diversity as a competitive advantage." Speaker: Annette Cummings, director of diversity services for Bernard Hodes. Expo from 6-7 p.m. Presented by NAWBO Miami. $35; $30 for members with reservations. 7-8:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport, 950 Lejeune Road. Details: (305) 444-4437.
"Up Close & Personal." Presented by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. Speaker: Richard Barreto, police chief. Seating limited; reservations required. $15. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Ocean Resort, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: John Ingram, (305) 672-1270, ext. 19.
Speaker: Jos‚ Alfredo Graca Lima, under secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Brazil. Presented by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida. $45; $25 for members. 7 p.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 SE Second Ave. Details: (305) 579-9030.
MINORITY CONTRACT WORKSHOP
Targets health care institution professionals and medical supply purchasing managers. Presented by the Pharmed Group in conjunction with Baptist Health Systems. Two days. Pharmed Corporate HQ, 3075 NW 107th Ave. Details: (305) 592-2324, ext, 126.
"Miami-Dade: Give your business a life." Speaker: Frank Nero, president of the Beacon Council. Organized by the Doral & Airport West Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 p.m. Union Bank, 12500 NW 107th Ave. Details: (305) 592-5141.
"Technology's Influence on South Florida Markets." Speaker: F. Michael Langley, CEO of the Langley Resource Group. Presented by the South Florida chapter of the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties. $40; $20 for members. 8 a.m. Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek Hotel, 555 W Cypress Creek Road. Details: (954) 938-2137.
"Tech Marketing 2001: Marketing in the Digital Era." Panelists: Susan Kidwell, vice president of Xcelerate; Sergio Restrepo, director of marketing for IBM Latin America; Bruce Turkel, executive creative director and partner with Turkel Schwartz & Partners. Presented by Women in International Trade Miami. RSVP. $15; $10 for members. 7 p.m. Silvana Facchini Gallery, 35 NE 38th St. Details: Victoria@liaisonit.com.
"Leadership in the 21st Century: Advantage Women." Speaker: Sue Kronick, group president of Federated Department Stores and former CEO of Burdines. Organized by the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade. Noon. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-6660.
"Good Morning Coral Gables." Monthly general membership meeting of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. Guest: Jim Morris, coach, UM baseball. $10; free for members. 7:30 a.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657.
"City Council Candidates." Sponsored by the Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. $15; $12 for members. Noon. McDonald Center, North Miami Beach City Hall, 17051 NE 19th Ave. Details: (305) 944-8500.
"Meet the Florida Marlins." Featuring owner John Henry, President & General Manager Dave Drombrowski, Manager John Boles, Charles Johnson and other Marlins players. Presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Autographs & lunch. $45. Noon. Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave. Details: (305) 577-5432.
"How to start & run a successful business." Billed as a must for startups and expansions. Presented by the SCORE group of the US SBA. Free. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Citadel Building, 49 NW Fifth St. Details: (305) 371-6889.