North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts business after-hours and VIP cocktail party. 5:30-8 p.m. at BankAtlantic, 1495 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 944-8500.
University of Miami hosts a seminar on urban redevelopment and preservation. Experienced developers and experts share techniques on orchestrating successful real estate development projects. Through Friday. Details: (305) 284-4880.
The Samuel Financial Group hosts its eighth annual international business and investment summit. Featuring guest speaker Berthram B. Samuel, an international business consultant. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Newport Beachside Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $200 and up. Details: (786) 207-9415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Synovate hosts a seminar and launches the US Diversity Markets Report, formerly the Blue Book. The industry bible for US Hispanic demographics, the book has been expanded to include African-American and Asian-American demographics. 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at Omni Colonnade Hotel, Coral Gables. $999 includes book, breakfast, lunch and cocktails. Details: (305) 716-6776 or email@example.com.
EMPLOYMENT LAW LUNCHEON
Arnstein & Lehr LLP hosts an employment-law and human-resources luncheon. Noon-2 p.m. at Miami City Club, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 55th floor, Miami. RSVP required. $30. Details: (305) 357-1904.
The Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County hosts its chairman's reception with cocktails, appetizers, music and door prizes. Details: (305) 446-6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will offer one-day continuing legal education course on claims by US and Cuban émigrés on confiscated properties in Cuba and taxation issues. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the institute's offices, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $125-$150. RSVP required. Details: (305) 284-2822 or www.miami.edu/iccas.
Jamaican USA Chamber of Commerce celebrates a recognition and installation luncheon featuring the Jamaican Milestone Awards with guest speaker Aubyn Hill, chairman of the National Investment Bank of Jamaica. Noon-3 p.m. at Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, 1825 Griffin Rd., Dania. $55-$500 donations. Proceeds benefit the Chamber's Small Business Expansion, Disaster Assistance and Student Scholarship funds. Details: (305) 576-7888 or email@example.com.
ACTING FOR BUSINESS LEADERS
Miami Beach Cinematheque hosts a monthly acting for business leaders workshop. Presented by Achim Nowak, international performance coach and author of "Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Speaker," and Barbara Pergament, chairwoman of the Cinematheque. 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $95. Details: (305) 673-4567.
WOMEN'S HISTORY RECEPTION
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Black Women Lawyers Association hosts a reception. The event will recognize the accomplishments of women in Miami-Dade County. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Casa Valentina, an organization that builds and provides housing for at-risk girls. 6-8 p.m. at Mellon Financial Center, 30th floor, 1111 Brickell Ave., Miami. $15-$20 includes refreshments. RSVP required. Details: (305) 372-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN OF LEADERSHIP
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts its Women of Leadership awards in celebration of Women's History Month. The event honors Eva Barreto, vice president of Ocean Bank; Roymi Membiela, chief diversity officer at Baptist Health South Florida; and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa. 5:30 p.m. at The Palm Restaurant, 4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Free for members; $10 others. Details: (305) 534-1903.
A South Florida summit on citizen diplomacy will feature keynote speakers, panelists and former U.S. ambassadors. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Conference Center of the Americas, Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP required. $45-$75. Details: (305) 421-6394.
The Harvard Business School Club of South Florida hosts its South Florida Business Statesman dinner, honoring Sheldon T. Anderson, Miami-Dade County president of Northern Trust Bank of Florida. 7 p.m. at Grove Isle Resort, 4 Grove Isle Dr., Coconut Grove. $125-$5,000. RSVP by today (3/16). Details: (954) 815-4522 or email@example.com.