MIAMI BUSINESS ALLIANCE
The Miami Business Alliance biweekly networking event, first and third Thursday of every month, 8-9 a.m. The cost is $10 for buffet breakfast and parking. Bankers Club, One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor, Miami. RSVP required. Details: Alberto, (305) 361-9662 or email@example.com.
An evening that features a feast of dishes and cocktails from various cultures around the world. CafÈ Ibiza, E-Bar, Java, Bacardi, Mariposa, Pescado, La Estancia Argentina and the Palm restaurant are among participating vendors. The event will feature live entertainment by Grupo Ma'duro. The event is an opportunity to enjoy the diversity of Miami's international cuisine and entertainment while also networking with members of the business community. 5:30-7 p.m. today (3/4) at Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables. Cost is $20 for members of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and $30 for all other guests. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
TONY ROBBINS 'BREAKTHROUGH' SEMINAR
One-day introduction to the Science of Momentum that allows you to "turn fear into power." This is a seminar that pushes participants onto the path of achievement and teaches strategies for self-empowerment. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (3/6) at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island, Plantation. Tickets are $279. Details: (954) 308-4508 or www.breakthroughmiami.com.
INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION
Roundtable presentation and cocktail reception featuring guest speaker Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, one of the world's leading communications service companies. Tickets for members are $50 and $75 for non-members. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Details: Muriel Sommers (305)529-5006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Harry Brautigam, president of the Central American Bank of Economic Integration, will speak at the Central America-US Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation. Noon-3 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 30 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. Cost is $35 for members; $45 for non-members. Details: (305) 569-9113 or email@example.com.
STRATEGIC ECONOMICS LECTURE
Louis E. V. Nevaer, author of "Nafta's Second Decade" and "The Rise of the Hispanic Market in the United States," conducts the seminar "Miami and the FTAA: Successful Strategies for Emerging Opportunities Throughout Latin America." Mr. Nevaer, an authority on the integration of the Mexican economy into the former US-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the emerging continental Hispanic consumer market, will discuss how Miami and the South Florida business communities can best pursue strategies as hemispheric integration unfolds. 6 p.m. March 11 at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. $25. Details: www.hispaniceconomics.com or (917) 880-8587.
TRADE IN AFGHANISTAN
Kevin Stephens will discuss how to establish links to commercial opportunities, internships, humanitarian assistance programs and investments in the developing Afghani state. Trade and foreign business ties will play a vital role in Afghanistan's efforts to rebuild itself . 4-6 p.m. March 11 at the Radisson Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. RSVP recommended. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Ninth annual Bankers Luncheon at noon March 11. Keynote speaker will be Raul Martinez, mayor of Hialeah. Adrienne Arsht, chariman of TotalBank, and Joseph Guerra, president of Unibank, will be honored. Bongo's Cuban CafÈ, 601 Biscayne Blvd. $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Reservations available. Details: (305) 534-1903.
INCUBATOR NETWORKING BREAKFAST
The Entertainment Industry Incubator Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the growth of small businesses through technical assistance. 8:15-10 a.m. March 16 at Tides Hotel, 1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. RSVP recommended. Details: (305) 604-5048 or www.thetideshotel.com.
The Chamber South Small Business Committee presents Business Expo 2004 as an opportunity for exposure and sales for locally developing businesses. The event is designed to provide an occasion for businesses to display products and/or services to possible clients. 5:30-8 p.m. April 20 at Miami Dadeland Marriott, 9090 S. Dadeland Blvd. Registration deadline is March 31. Cost is $150 for exhibit space for members and $300 for non-members. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.