Enterprise Community Center hosts two business seminars — small-business loans at noon and sales and taxes 1-4 p.m. at 3050 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
University of Miami hosts a discussion on China in Latin America featuring panelists from Brazil, Chile and Mexico. 8 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. Free for students and academics with identification; $30 others. Details: (305) 284-3707.
American Advertising Federation hosts its annual conference and awards ceremony. Through Sunday. Various times at Wyndham Miami Beach Resort, 4833 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $25-$236. Details: (305) 552-8111 or www.adfedmiami.com
Enterprise Community Center hosts a business seminar on credit and construction loans. Noon at 3050 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
Develop public speaking, presentation, leadership skills, and network with other professionals from Brickell Toastmasters Club. Every Friday. 12:15 p.m. at SunTrust Bank, 777 Brickell Ave., 1st floor, Miami. Free for guests; $45 membership. Details: (305) 374-5940 or www.brickelltoastmasters.com
Enterprise Community Center hosts a seminar on how to start a successful business. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 3050 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
The German American Business Chamber of Florida presents its Distinguished German American Award of Excellence to Walter A. Loy. 6-8 p.m. at The Bankers Club of Miami, 1 Biscayne Tower, 14th floor, Miami. Business attire. RSVP required. $50 includes hors d'oeuvres and auction. Details: (305) 371-4282.
The U.S. Commercial Service presents a Venezuelan buyers' mission to South Florida, a briefing and meetings with participating companies. 8 a.m. at Miami Free Zone, 2335 NW 107th Ave., Miami. $25. Details: Michelle Hernandez, (305) 526-7425, Ext. 22, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ffta.com.
Enterprise Community Center hosts a seminar on business plans and government contracting. In English 10 a.m.-noon and in Spanish noon-1 p.m. at 3050 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
Chamber South hosts a network luncheon. Noon at Radisson Kendall Hotel and Suites, 9100 N. Kendall Dr., Kendall. $20-$30. RSVP required. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com
Chamber South presents a seminar on sales strategies. Noon at South Miami office, 6410 SW 80th St., South Miami. $12-$20. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com
YALE CLUB DINNER
Yale Club of Miami hosts a dinner with guest speaker V. Manuel Rocha, former US ambassador to Bolivia. Topic: "The Americas: Integration or Disintegration?" 7-11 p.m. at Mendoza Restaurant, 1155 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami. $65-$75. Details: (305) 218-1392.
Intel Corporation hosts a five-part seminar on how to thrive and incorporate technology in small businesses. 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, 8001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. RSVP required. $20. Details: (408) 494-0212.
Enterprise Community Center hosts two seminars — market research for a small business noon-1 p.m. seeking out foreclosures 5-7 p.m. at 3050 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
NORMAN GILLER AWARD
North Beach Development Corp. presents the Norman Giller Award to architect and Miami Beach businessman Kobi Karp, known for North Beach projects including Regatta, Bel Aire and Ocean Blue. 6 p.m. at La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 573-1818.
Florida International Bankers Association presents the annual Ex-Im bank-certification training for bankers. Through May 19. 8:30 a.m. at SunTrust Bank, 777 Brickell Ave., Miami. $395 includes breakfast, lunch and materials. Details: (305) 579-0086 or email@example.com