Ruby Ortiz, business analyst and marketing specialist, will lecture on promotion and advertising. 6-8 p.m. at Miami Beach Police Department Community Room, 1100 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Boaz Ganor, executive director of the International Policy Institute of Counter-Terrorism in Israel, will speak on the challenge of countering international terrorism post-9/11. 8-10 p.m. at the University of Miami, 105 Merrick Building, Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-6882 or email@example.com.
The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum will host a discussion on organizing and providing health-care executives with opportunities for professional development. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at North Shore Medical Center, main conference room, 1150 NW 95th St.
Details: George Andrews, (305) 237-3118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Broward Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will host the fifth annual Spirit of Excellence Awards Dinner. Glenna Milberg, Channel 10 anchor, will be mistress of ceremonies. 6 p.m. at The Signature Grand, 6900 State Rd. 84, Davie. Details: (954) 382-1813.
A forum will be held to give an overview of the economy as the presidential election approaches. Emerging companies, investors and professionals will be updated on the status of the US economy. Alison Reaser, chief economist for Banc of America Capital Management, will speak. 7:30-9 a.m. at Miami City Club, Wachovia Financial Center, 55th floor, 200 S Biscayne Blvd. RSVP by Sept. 20. $35-$40.
Details: (813) 335-8116 or www.floridaadventureforum.org.
A forum on arts and culture will focus on the creative industries and how they contribute to developing Miami and the surrounding areas. Discussion will include the connection between the arts and the cultural community. Arts and cultural organizations will be on display. 11 a.m. at Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. $35 by 9/20; $50 thereafter. Details: Martin Calderon, (305)674-1300 ext. 319 or email@example.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host a women's business luncheon with keynote speaker, Deborah Reyes of Capital American Mortgage. She will speak on business opportunities. 11:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. RSVP required. Members $20; others $35. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting with columnist Robert Steinbeck as speaker. Noon at Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th St., Miami. RSVP required. Members $15; others $18. Details: (305) 944-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Living Laboratory for Entrepreneurs will present a forum detailing work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Institute of Soldier Nanotechnology and the Army's Future Force Warrior Technology Program Office. Discussion focuses on how entrepreneurs can become involved in the development of future technologies. 6-8:30 p.m. at Florida International University, College of Engineering and Institute for Technology Innovation, 10555 W Flagler St. $10-$20. Details: www.mitforum.org.
MIAMI RIVER SYMPOSIUM
The Miami River Commission will hold the first Miami River Marine Industry Symposium to discuss the major river industries and the future of its economic growth. Industry experts will speak about the prospects of employment, investments on the river and government projects. The symposium aims to reintroduce the maritime industrial sector of the waterway and create awareness of the business opportunities on the Miami River. 6-8 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second St. $75. RSVP by 9/18. Details: Brett Bibeau, (305) 361-4850.
The Florida Association of British Business will hold a networking and business card exchange for persons interested in making British contacts. 6-8:30 p.m. at SAX Music Club, 1756 North Bayshore Dr., Miami. Members $5; others $10. Details: (305) 371-9340 or Fwww.britishflorida.com.