University of Miami presents a panel discussion, Will Cuba Follow the Chinese Model? 7 p.m. at Casa Bacardi-Olga/Carlos Saladrigas Hall, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP required. Free for University of Miami students, faculty, and administrators with proper identification; $10 others. Details: (305) 284-2822.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts A Salute to Miami's Leaders, a reception and dinner at the chamber's 2007 Goals Conference. The event also is an awards ceremony honoring Leadership Miami alumni for supporting the community through chamber leadership and civic actions. The Henry M. Flagler Award will be awarded to Peter Dolara, senior vice president of American Airlines. 7 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $200-$220. Details: (305) 577-5445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts Tropical Night to celebrate the 13th installation of its Board of Directors. The event includes dinner, cocktails and music. 7:30 p.m. at Miami Beach Resort and Spa, 4833 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $125-$2,000. Details: www.sflhcc.com.
The third annual Special Olympics Miami-Dade County's Inspire Greatness Awards will honor those who have shown dedication, commitment and philanthropy to the Miami-Dade chapter of Special Olympics. The event is also a fundraiser for Special Olympics Miami-Dade County and includes a reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dave Barry. 6-9:30 p.m. at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $150-$25,000. Details: (305) 406-9467 or www.somdc.org.
The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual installation gala. The event includes a silent auction, food, and music. 7 p.m. at Grand Bay Miami, 2669 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. RSVP by June 7. Details: (305) 444-7270 .
British American Chamber of Commerce hosts Queens Birthday Garden Party. 7-11 p.m. Venue to be announced. $50-$65. Details: (954) 942-7330 or www.baccsouthflorida.org.
The Miami-Dade County Academy of Hospitality & Tourism hosts its 17th annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year luncheon on a Carnival Cruise Lines trip. The luncheon will feature two new awards — Tourism Company of the Year and Mentor of the Year. 10:30 a.m. Meet at Port of Miami, 1015 North America Way, Miami. RSVP by June 1. $70-$600. Details: (305) 673-7400 or (305) 885-8127.