BRING IN THE EUROS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a global business briefing on "The Europeans are Coming! What's in it for South Florida?" Panelists from leading European multinationals are to address what industries are making their move into the US via South Florida, why, and what the opportunities are. Features Michael Claus, managing director of the Hellman Network; Fernando Perez-Hickman, chairman of the board of Sabadell United Bank; and Diego Stecchi, managing director of Ferragamo Latin America. Moderated by Jerry Haar, associate dean for international programs at Florida International University's College of Business Administration. 8 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $25-$45.
Details: (305)577-5477 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
Area professionals are invited to mingle with elected officials and candidates running for office at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Hobnob Reception. 5:30 p.m. registration. 6-8 p.m. reception. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $25-$50. Details: (305) 577-5466 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
SELLING YOUR BUSINESS
Learn a mix of basic and advanced e-mail-marketing strategies at an event hosted by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. Topics include how to avoid spam, how to measure the impact of a campaign and more. 6-8 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 695-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The American University Washington College of Law holds a conference on "Practicing Law in an Interconnected World: Exploring Trends and Opening Dialogue." Includes panels and small group discussions on issues of interest to both domestic and international practitioners and opportunities for networking. Ends April 10. Intercontinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $100-$295. Details: http://www.wcl.american.edu/events/miami2010.
Chamber South hosts its Business After Hours networker, including the launch party for "SoMi Mag," the publication known as "South Miami Town Center Magazine." 5:30-7 p.m. Pikkolo Mondo, 5960 SW 70th St., South Miami. Details: (305) 661-1621 or email@example.com or www.chambersouth.com.
CHAT WITH THE MANAGER
Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess speaks at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's "Trow Knows CEOs" event, hosted by chamber president and CEO Mark Trowbridge. 8:30 a.m. Coral Gables Chamber, 224 Catalonia Ave., Coral Gables. $20. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosts a breakfast featuring Welber Barral, Brazilian secretary of international trade, speaking about prospects for trade and investment in Brazil, the Brazil-US trade relationship and opportunities for US companies in Brazil. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Bankers Club, 2 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30 members. $45 nonmembers. Details: (305) 579-9030 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.brazilchamber.org.
SUPPORTING THE ARTS
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its first "Support Our Cultural Arts Members" event. Includes a pre-opening night party for contemporary artist Michael Costello's first solo exhibition in Florida. Includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The artist is to be present. 101/exhibit gallery, 101 NE 40th St., Miami. Details: (305) 573-4000 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
Join business-skills coach Michelle Villalobos at a cocktail networker and fun, interactive workshop on "How to Communicate More Powerfully (Without Being a Bit&%)." 4-7 p.m. Gotham Steak at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $37-$57. Details: (888) 531-3830 or Jessica@mivistainc.com or www.theempoweredwoman.info.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Human Resources and Business Education Committee presents "HR Insights 2010," a conference for small business owners, executives and human resources professionals. Topics to be covered include employment law, workforce education, performance management and more. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $65-$145. Details: (305) 577-5458 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly networking breakfast on Miami Beach. 7:30 a.m. registration. 8-9 a.m. breakfast and networking. Angler's Resort Hotel, 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $12.90 for breakfast. Details: (305) 573-4000 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS
Small businesses are invited to learn about certification and qualifications for Miami-Dade County contracts, financial opportunities, mentoring programs and more at the Miami-Dade County Small Business Development Expo. Representatives from Miami-Dade County departments, the City of Coral Gables and Great Florida Bank will be there. 8:30 a.m. Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables. $10. RSVP required. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
CHAT OVER ITALIAN
Chamber South hosts its monthly networking luncheon. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Carrabba's Italian Grill, 5829 SW 73rd St., Kendall. $20 members. $30 nonmembers. Details: (305) 661-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.chambersouth.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts its Good Morning Coral Gables breakfast featuring speaker Mark Rosenberg, president of Florida International University. 7:30 a.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Alhambra Ballroom, Coral Gables. $20-$45. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.