The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host a networking breakfast focusing on how nature networks featuring keynote speakers Ron Magill, director of communications for Metrozoo, and Glen Ekey, executive director of the Zoological Society of Florida. 7:30 a.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Free for members; $25 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
THE '24-HOUR CITY'
The Commercial Real Estate Women of Miami will host a networking luncheon focusing on 24-hour cities and how Miami compares. Hugh F. Kelly of Hugh Kelly Real Estate Economics will discuss the attributes of a 24-hour city and compare real estate investments with 9-5 locales. 11:30 a.m. at the Banker's Club, 1 Biscayne Tower, Miami. RSVP required. $45 member; $55 others. Details: Karen Symos, (305) 789-6608 or email@example.com, www.crewmiami.org.
The British American Chamber of Commerce South Florida will host an international business briefing luncheon featuring Lord Simon Haskel, deputy speaker of the British House of Lords, speaking on Competition Policy and Trade Liberalization in the European Union: Hurdles and Opportunities for US Companies. Noon at Miami City Club, 55th Floor, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $70 members; $80 others. Details: Muriel Sommers, (305) 377-0992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADVERTISING IN LATIN AMERICA
The International Advertising Association, Florida Chapter, will host a luncheon to discuss trends and potential for advertising in Latin America. Publisher Mike Zellner will speak. 12:15-1:45 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, Prada Room, 1200 Anastasia Blvd., Coral Gables. $20 students with ID; $40 members; $50 others. Details: (305) 529-5006 or email@example.com.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Chamber South will host a networking event for business professionals. 5:30-7 p.m. at Miami Golf, 5850 S Dixie Hwy., South Miami. RSVP required. $5-$7 for members; $15 others. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Center for Financial Training South Florida present a workshop for supervisors and managers on management principles and systems to encourage employees. Topics will include techniques for training employees, establishing expectations and measuring productivity and the use of technology to improve productivity. 6-9 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 at the Miami Free Zone, First floor conference room, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. $325. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
DORAL MASTER PLAN
The Doral Business Council and the City of Doral will present a workshop for business leaders to discuss the city's comprehensive master plan. The plan outlines Doral's direction for the next five years. 6 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue Headquarters, 9300 NW 41st St., Doral. Details: (305) 470-4680.
SERVICES EXPORT SEMINAR
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presents a seminar on how to export services internationally, the best markets of opportunity and the benefits of exporting services from Florida. 8-10 a.m. at the Radisson Downtown Miami, Ballroom Level, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. RSVP required. Free. Details: Andrea Montoya, (305) 577-5460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents a lunch where leaders can offer visions for the future of South Florida public transportation. Featured will be Jose Abreu, Florida secretary of transportation. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel, Bice Restaurant, 2663 S Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. RSVP required. $40 members; $45 others; $320 for table of eight. Details: (305) 534-1903.
The Art of Wine presents three courses about wine. The second will discuss red wines. Courses benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness. 7-9 p.m. at The Art of Wine, 6627 S Dixie Hwy., South Miami. $60. Details: (305) 662-9415 or email@example.com.
The American Society of Association Executives presents a symposium to give business leaders an opportunity to explore priorities for 2005. The two-day symposium will give leaders an insight into organization dynamics. Through Jan. 25 at the Hyatt Regency, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. RSVP required. $495 members; $595 others. Details: (888) 950-2723 or www.asaenet.org.
The Strategic Research Institute presents a networking conference focusing on marketing to US Hispanics and Latin America. Topics include Hispanic Vote 2004, NBA and Motorola's partnership strategies, Hispanic media trends and cross-border expansion strategies for multinational brands. Through Jan. 27 at Wyndham Miami Beach Resort, 4833 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $1,595-$2,195. Details: www.srinstitute.com.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Center for Financial Training South Florida present a workshop for those who conduct presentations for their organization. It will cover all topics of a presentation, from writing a purpose statement to effective uses of visual aids to developing questions and a closing statement. 6-9 p.m. at Miami Free Zone, first floor conference room, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. $250. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
The US Census Bureau and US Commercial Service present the US Export Regulations Expo, featuring a US export regulations seminar and automated export system certification workshop. Experts from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection will present the newest regulations and how to submit a shipper's export declaration through the automated export system. Through Jan. 26 at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Kovens Conference Center, Room 130, 3000 NE 151th St. $175. Details: Rachel Echeumuna, (305) 526-7425 or Rachel.Echeumuna@mail.doc.gov.
The Doral Business Council presents a breakfast with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez. 7:15 a.m. at the InterContinental Hotel West Miami, 2505 NW 87 Ave., Doral. RSVP by Jan. 21. Free for members; $25 others. Details: (305) 470-9597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast featuring Fort Lauderdale Company City Manager George Gretsas. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Union Planters Bank, Tower Club, 28th floor, One Financial Plaza, Fort Lauderdale. $25-$30 members; $45 others. Details: (954) 462-6000, ext. 8009 or email@example.com.
The Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida and the Caribbean District Council host a seminar on transit-oriented development. Robert Dunphy, institute senior fellow in transportation, is keynote speaker. Topics include regional transportation plans and best practices nationally in transit-oriented development. Attendees will receive a copy of "Ten Principles for Successful Development Around Transit." 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. RSVP by Jan. 24. $95 members; $115 others. Details: www.SEFlorida.uli.org.
Steel Hector & Davis presents a labor and employment breakfast seminar focusing on equal employment opportunity. Hollis Larkins, deputy director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will talk. 7:30 a.m. at the Wachovia Financial Center, Miami City Club, 55th floor, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $20. Details: (305) 577-4768.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a women's business networking luncheon. Lettie J. Bien, CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, will be keynote speaker, talking on non-traditional roles for women. 11:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $20 members; $35 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a business card exchange, with free hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. 5:30 p.m. at Hotel Place St. Michel, 162 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables. $10 members; $15 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
CREATING A VISION
Vision: Miami hosts a networking event and panel discussion on creating a company's vision. Event includes artistic performers, musical entertainment. 7-11 p.m. at Wyndham Grand Bay, 2669 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. $10 members; $20 others. Details: (305) 305-2651 or www.vision-miami.com.
The Platts/Center for Business Intelligence's fifth annual Caribbean Energy Conference focuses on changes to the Caribbean energy sector. Attendees will hear from electric utilities, oil and gas companies, regulators, financiers, advisors and suppliers. The conference will cover topics such as the state of capital investment, availability of financing, the oil price crisis and energy security. Jan. 27-28 at Conrad Miami Hotel, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami. $1,695. Details: www.events.platts.com.
OUTLOOK ON THE AMERICAS
The Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America presents the 2005 Outlook on the Americas: Renewing the Agenda for Growth conference. The aim is to bring business executives and political leaders together to discuss the issues that will have the greatest impact on hemispheric trade in 2005. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $200. Details: Marjorie Brands, (202) 778-2402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.