WOMEN'S BUSINESS LUNCHEON
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host a networking luncheon for business women. Featuring Jill Beach, president of Jill Beach Productions Inc., as the event's keynote speaker. 11:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $20-$35 members; $35 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
SMALL BUSINESS FORUM
Nova Southeastern University will host a forum focusing on establishing and improving small businesses. Attendees will meet representatives from local, state and federal agencies including the Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce, IRS and SCORE. 6-9 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, East Campus, 3100 SW Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. RSVP required. Free. Details: (305) 854-7194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lorman Educational Services will present a seminar to give attorneys critical insight into successfully prosecuting a plaintiff's punitive damages case. Ervin A. Gonzalez, board certified as a specialist in civil trial law and business litigation law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, will speak. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $309 single attendees; $299 for two or more attendees. Details: (888) 678-5565 or www.lorman.com.
The South Dade Parliamentary Law Unit will present a meeting featuring MaryScull Brown, professional registered parliamentarian. A business session will follow the instruction. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Central Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 222 Menores, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 448-9928.
Caribbean-Central American Action will host a conference focusing on the regional integration efforts in the Caribbean and Central America and their impact on investment and economic development. Guest speakers will include Prime Ministers of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Haiti. Through Dec. 8 at the Inter-Continental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. RSVP required. $900. Details: (202) 466-7464, ext. 28 or www.c-caa.org.
LOGISTICS PROVIDERS CCONFERENCE
World Business Research presents a Global Logistics Providers conference on how to increase profitability and gain market share. Conference will include a one-day executive summit to discuss how technological and operational strategies can enhance customer relationships. Through Dec. 8 at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral. RSVP required. $999-$2,999. Details: (800) 882-8684 or www.wbresearch.com.
VIDEO MARKET BRIEFING
The US Commercial Service Fort Lauderdale will present a live video market briefing with the US Commercial Service in South Africa. The teleconference will provide an opportunity to meet with commercial specialist and companies from five industries, pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnology, ports and marine transportation, education, tourism and environmental, in South Africa. 9:30 a.m. at the Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 107 Ave., Doral. RSVP required. $5. Details: Stephanie Heckel, Stephanie.Heckel@mail.doc.gov.
A SAFER MIAMI
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon entitled "Making Miami Safer: A Two-Year Report Card." Featuring John F. Timoney, city of Miami chief of police. New trustee, Carlos Fernandez-Guzman, executive vice president and marketing director of BankUnited, FSB, will be recognized. Noon at the Radisson Downtown Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Open to GMCC members only. $50; $60 if received after Friday. Details: (305) 371-6248.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Center for Financial Training South Florida present a workshop focusing on methods for analyzing and improving work productivity. The workshop is geared to those who lead a work team. Attendees will learn to define and measure productivity, identify obstacles and develop action plans to improve productivity. 6-9 p.m. 8 at the Miami Free Zone, first-floor conference room, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. $175. Details: (800) 823-5714 or www.ffta.com.
The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum will present an educational program focusing on the future of healthcare administration. Guest speakers will be Heather J. Rohan, chief executive officer of Palms West Hospital, and Doug G. Cueny, executive vice president, medical operations and networks, of AvMed Health Plans. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Knight Auditorium, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $25 members; $35 others. Details: (954) 894-9405 or email@example.com.
BRITISH CHRISTMAS LUNCH
The British American Chamber of Commerce South Florida will host a Christmas luncheon featuring traditional British foods such as Christmas pudding, mince pies and brandy butter. Event will feature a live auction, raffle prizes and British entertainment. 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel Intercontinental, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $60 members; $70 others. Details: Muriel Sommers, (305) 377-0992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newly formed Miami chapter of the Promotion Marketing Association will host a luncheon aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Fascination. Jorge Arrizurieta, the event's keynote speaker, will address the local impact of the FTAA and the marketing impact in South Florida should Miami be chosen as the FTAA headquarters. Christina Hoag, of The Miami Herald, will moderate a panel discussion regarding the evolving Hispanic market. Noon-3:30 p.m. at Carnival Cruise Lines' Fascination, Miami (port of Miami). RSVP required. Space is limited to 200 people. $35 members; $45 others. Details: Richard Mansfield, (212) 420-1100 ext. 238 or www.pmalink.org.