MASTERING THE GAME
The West Kendall Business Association holds its monthly membership luncheon featuring Mario Cristobal, Florida International University's football coach. 11:15 a.m. networking and registration. Program and luncheon, noon. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25-$40. Details: (305) 238-9966 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds its Business Builders Luncheon for its downtown membership group. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1 p.m. lunch and networking. Hard Rock Café Bayside, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
Network with members of the local and international business community at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's "Gables Global Groove." Festivities include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. 6 p.m. Novecento, 121 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $25-$35. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts its Be Smart Go Green Breakfast featuring Hamed Rodriguez, principal of Hamed Rodriguez Architects Inc. and co-owner of Energy Cost Solutions Group. 7:30-9 a.m. Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, 224 Catalonia Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$30. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
HOUSING MARKET KNOW-HOW
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a panel discussion on "Bridging Gaps in Today's Housing Market," part of its "Navigating the New Rules of the Housing Market Series." Panelists are Debbie Edmundson, senior risk manager with Fannie Mae; Armando Fana, Miami Field Office director and acting San Juan Field Office director for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Alex Sanchez, president and CEO of the Florida Bankers Association; and real estate appraiser Phillip G. Spool. 8:30 a.m. registration. 9-10:30 a.m. breakfast and program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $25-$45. Details: (305) 577-5464 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presents its Technology Leaders of the Year Awards. Categories include "CIO/CTO," "Technology Infrastructure and Resource Management," "Best Up and Coming Technology Innovator," "Best Use of Technology" and "Top Technology Student." 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $75-$650. Details: (305) 577-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Council of Bi-National Chambers of the Americas holds its VI Anniversary Luncheon featuring a presentation by Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado. Special recognition awards are to be given to US Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen, Odebrecht Construction CEO Gilberto Neves and Eduardo Marturet, conductor of the Miami Symphony Orchestra. Noon-2 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $40. Details: (305) 374-7401 or www.brazilchamber.org
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts an International Business Forum. Panelists include Ana Guevara, former deputy of the US Department of Commerce; Liz J. Reilly, director of TradeRoots at the US Chamber of Commerce, and Manny Mencia, senior vice president of Enterprise Florida. 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $30-$40. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds its May trustee luncheon featuring Don Browne, president of Telemundo Communications Group, speaking on "The Future of Spanish-Language Television." 11:45 a.m. registration. Noon luncheon and program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $55-$75. Details: (305) 577-5433 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
ALL ABOUT MARKETING
The Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce holds a membership meeting. Susana Alvarez-Diaz, CEO of The Alvarez Diaz Group, is to speak about public relations and marketing for corporations, government and public organizations. 11:30 a.m. Royal Oaks PCC, 16500 NW 87th Ave., Miami Lakes. $25-$35. Details: (305) 556-2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Elliott Leighton of Leighton Law speaks on "Vacation, Resort and Recreational Litigation in Florida." Eligible for Continuing Legal Education credits. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. SunTrust building, One SE Third Ave., 19th floor, Miami. Free. Details: www.leightonlaw.com.
Looking for new money-making opportunities? The European Business Opportunities Forum includes a conference with 28 European country overviews and individual counseling sessions with senior commercial officers. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $129. Details: www.buyusa.gov/florida/exportnow.html.