"What is Happening with Office Space in Broward County?" Presented by the Southeast Florida Caribbean chapter of the Urban Land Institute. Limited to 80. $65; $55 for members. 7:30-10 a.m. Las Olas City Centre, 401 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 525-9316.
AUCTION & LUNCH TALK
Speaker: Ellen Bristol, Bristol Strategy Group. Presented by the Women's Council of Realtors to benefit Suited for Success, Safe Space and WCR educational programs. $35. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Palms Hotel, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: Peggy Helfond, (305) 821-3525.
"Monopolize Your Marketplace." Speaker: Bill Busutil, principal consultant, Y2K Marketing. Select from two 3-hour sessions today or Oct. 8 limited to 35 participants each. Presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Main Conference Room, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (954) 964-9109.
"Positioning Your Law Firm for Success in Tomorrow's Marketplace." Managing Partner Forum for Florida firms with 10 or more lawyers. Panelists: Henry Adorno, Adorno & Yoss; Rhea Law, Fowler White et al.; Paul Steven Singerman, Berger Singerman, others. Presented by the Remsen Group. $395. Fort Lauderdale Airport Hilton Hotel, Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 527-9111.
"How to prepare an invitation to bid." Presented by the Miami-Dade Department of Procurement Management. RSVP. 10 a.m.-noon. Vendor Information Center, Suite 112, ground floor, Clark Center, 111 NW First St. Details: (305) 375-5773.
"Monopolize Your Marketplace." Speaker: Bill Busutil, principal consultant, Y2K Marketing. Select from two 3-hour sessions limited to 35 participants each. Presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Main Conference Room, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (954) 964-9109.
Ribbon cutting for new chamber building & Miami Beach Visitor Center. 5-7 p.m. 1920 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. Details: Manuel Pila, (305) 674-1300, ext. 318.
"Everything You Ever Needed to Know About How to Improve the Quality of Life in Miami-Dade County." Workforce development for persons with special needs is among topics at what Alliance for Human Services plans to become an annual event. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Renaissance Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 646-7138.
"How wome business owners can be educated on important issues, take action and impact public policy." Presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners. Speakers: Miami-Dade commissioners Sally Heyman and Katy Sorenson. $40; $30 for members in advance. 6-8:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 950 Lejeune Road, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-4437.
"Food, Drink & Merriment." Panel on the hospitality industry. Joseph West, dean, FIU hospitality management; Alert Mertz, resident manager, Mandarin Oriental Miami; Scott Jacobs, general manager, Hard Rock Cafe, and RIp Ortega, general manager, Dave & Busters. Presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Industry Committee. $35; $20 for members with reservations. 8 a.m. FIU School of Hospitality Management, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Details: Betsey Greene Freeman, (305) 577-5442.