The Americas Linkage Program, in partnership with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, presents seminars and networking events offering Latin American and Caribbean business leaders the opportunity to increase their knowledge about Florida's economy and business. Topics include Using Florida as a Global Platform, South Florida Real Estate Forecast, Doing Business in the US Post-9/11. Through Oct. 29 at the Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $100-$150. Details: Beatriz E. Cordona, (305) 577-5477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUILDING BETTER BRANDS
The International Advertising Association, Florida Chapter, presents a conference examining how to build and maintain successful brands, followed by an awards ceremony honoring Latin America's most enduring brands over the past 10 years. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 6 p.m. for awards ceremony at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP by Oct. 22. $20-$95 conference; $250 ceremony. Details: Muriel Sommers, (305) 529-5006 or www.iaaflorida.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host a women's business networking luncheon featuring Angela Gittens, director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. 11:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. RSVP required. $20-$35. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
REAL ESTATE SEMINAR
The German American Business chamber will host a seminar on real estate investments in Florida, focusing on residential property in Florida and real estate as a mechanism for investment. 5-7:30 p.m. at Merrill Lynch, Wachovia Center, conference room, 45th floor, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $50. Details: (305) 371-4282 or www.gabcfl.org.
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a business card exchange with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. 5:30 p.m. at the University of Miami Convocation Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables. RSVP required. $10-$15. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgaableschamber.org.
The German American Business Chamber of Florida will host an immigration seminar to discuss types of visas and double citizenship. Attorney Mark Weiner and Stefan Trauman will focus on green-card restrictions, laws, criminal convictions, rights and privileges of citizenship and naturalization. 5-7 p.m. at Merrill Lynch, Wachovia Center, 45th floor, conference room, 200 S Biscayne Blvd. RSVP required. $50. Details: email@example.com or www.gabcfl.org.
Net-Work Inc, an organization of small business owners and professionals, will meet to exchange qualified business referrals and business-building ideas. Event will include two eight-minuet presentation by members on their products and services. 7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. RSVP required. $15. Details: Stella Kessler, (305) 271-0004.
The Florida Association of British Business will host a British Network and Business Card Exchange for those interested in making British contacts. A buffet will be included. 6-8:30 p.m. at SAX Music Club, 1756 N Bayshore Dr., Miami. $5-$10. Details: (305) 371-9340 or www.BritishFlorida.com.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
The North Miami Chamber of Commerce will host a network business card exchange. Event is open to everyone in the business community. A buffet will be included. 5-7 p.m. at the Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. RSVP required. $7. Details: Penny, (305) 891-7811.
CREW Miami and the Starwood Urban Group present Cocktails, Community and Connections, a networking event for commercial and real estate professionals, featuring live jazz, an open bar and desserts by local restaurants. A silent auction will benefit the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade. 5:30-8 p.m. at The Via, 55 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $50. Details: Tiffany Zientz, (305) 284-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
ITWomen celebrates its second anniversary with a silent and live auction to benefit the ITWomen Scholarship Fund. The fund awards scholarships and develops training programs for women in college and women re-entering the workforce or changing careers. Maria Azua, engineer and IBM Academy member, will speak. 6-9 p.m. at the Design Center of the Americas, 1855 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach. RSVP required. $45-$60. Details: www.itwomen.org.