The sixth annual Women in International Trade International presents International Businesswoman Of The Year awards luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $50-$60. Details: (305) 639-2133.
<6p>The Commonwealth Institute presents its third annual leadership luncheon featuring guest speaker Susan D. Kronick, vice chairman of Federated Department Stores. The event honors women who have influenced business in South Florida. Noon at Parrot Jungle Island, Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. RSVP required. $75-$3,500. Details: (305) 799-6547.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2007 Sand In My Shoes Award. The dinner and award ceremony honors Jayne and Leonard Abess. Nov. 2. 6:30 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Business attire. RSVP required. $350-$25,000. Details: (305) 577-5425 or email@example.com.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation celebrates the launch of The Network, an organization for Jewish professionals under 40. 7 p.m. at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, 1732 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. $15. Details: (786) 866-8447 or (305) 674-1160.
Miami-Dade Department of Business Development hosts a reception in celebration of a new program that guarantees loans to Community Small Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise. 6 p.m. at Continental National Bank of Miami, 1801 SW First St., Miami. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-3135 or (305) 375-3121.
Commercial Real Estate Women-Miami hosts a cocktail reception and networking event for commercial real estate professionals. Proceeds benefit the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County. 6-9 p.m. at Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $50. Details: (305) 284-0118.
Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida presents Marketing Places and Managing the Brazil Brand-; A business luncheon with guest speaker and author David Gertner. Noon-2 p.m. at One Biscayne Tower, 14th fl., Miami. $45-$65. Details: (305) 579-9030.
Vision Foreign Trade Zone hosts a business forum on international trade. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Miami Dade College, Homestead Campus, 500 College Terr., Rm.222, Homestead. RSVP by Nov. 10. $35. Details: (305) 247-7082.
Miami-Dade County Commission for Women celebrates its 35th anniversary with a reception. The county also will distribute this year's Connections Directory of women's organizations for free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Grand Bay Miami Hotel, 2669 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. RSVP by Nov. 10. Details: (305) 375-5011 or www.miamidade.gov/cfw.
BUSINESS IN ASIA
The Institute for Asian Studies hosts From East to West and West to East conference. The event will also include a panel discussion on Asian values in the business world, investments, global issues, leadership, entrepreneurship and more. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Florida International University, University Park Campus, Graham Center, 11200 SW 8th St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 348-1914.