GLOBAL BUSINESS FORUM
The University of Miami hosts a three-day meeting of international business leaders during who will share their strategies for harnessing growing global connectivity. Speakers and panelists will include Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric; Muhtar Kent, president and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company; University of Miami President Donna Shalala and others. Ends Jan. 16. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-4643 or www.bus.miami.edu/gbf.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee meets. 8:30-9:30 a.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 577-5438 or www.miamichamber.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Government and Legislative Affairs Committee meets. 8 a.m. 224 Catalonia Ave., conference room 1, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
BAGELS WITH THE BOSS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast meeting with chamber President Barry Johnson. 8 a.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Details: (305) 577-5446 or www.miamichamber.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a women's business network luncheon providing an outlook on business in the coming year. The event will host guest speaker John L. Manley Jr., managing director of Smith Barney. 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $35 members, $40 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
DISCUSSING THE YEAR AHEAD
CCIM Commercial Real Estate hosts a 2009 outlook conference titled "Back to Basics." The conference will bring together experts from myriad fields to discuss what challenges and opportunities may present themselves in the coming year. 7:30 a.m. Riviera Country Club, 1155 Blue Road, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 270-0710 or www.miamiccim.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a meeting to discuss US policies toward Latin America. 3-5 p.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 577-5464 or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a special presentation by Activate Group Inc. President Howard Shore on expanding businesses during a recession. 8 a.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 577-5458 or www.miamichamber.com.