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.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its Business Builders networking luncheon. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1 p.m. luncheon and networking. Cane Fire Restaurant at the Marriott Miami Airport Hotel, 1201 LeJeune Road, Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or email@example.com.
BRAZIL AND THE US
Mauro Vieira, Brazilian ambassador to the US, speaks about "Brazil-US Relations and Priorities for the Bilateral Agenda in 2010" at a luncheon hosted by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida. Noon-2 p.m. Bankers Club, Two S Biscayne Blvd, 14th floor, Miami. $40 members. $65 nonmembers. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
DEALS ON THE GREEN
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its ninth annual Golf Classic benefiting the chamber's education enhancement program. Noon-5:30 p.m. Normandy Shores Golf Course, 2401 Biarritz Drive, Miami Beach. $175-$6,000. Details: www.sflhcc.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts its 88th annual Dinner Gala and Silent Auction with master of ceremonies Michael Aller, "Mr. Miami Beach." Honorees include William D. Talbert III, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Elsie Sterling Howard, chair of the Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, ballroom D, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 695-6833 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
PIQUING CHINA'S INTEREST
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a Global Business Briefing on "China-Latin America Connection: What's in it for South Florida?" Speakers include Bruce Bennett, a partner with Pathman Lewis; Dave Woodward, president of the Florida-China Association; and Ana Guevara, president of Aventi Associates. 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 email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a panel discussion on "Greening Your Business." Panelists include Ben Stewart, senior vice president for federal operations at Terremark Worldwide; Yalmaz Siddiqui, director of environmental strategy for Office Depot; and attorney Estrellita Sibila, co-chair of the chamber's Green Initiatives Task Force. 8 a.m. breakfast and registration. 8:30-9:30 a.m. program. $20-$50. Details: (305) 577-5466 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
NEW TO THE GROUP
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast for new and prospective members. Learn what chamber membership has to offer and network with members. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., third floor boardroom, Miami Beach. Free. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 695-6829 or email@example.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
Chamber South holds its monthly networking luncheon. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Carrabba's Italian Grill, 5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami. $20-$30. Details: (305) 661-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.chambersouth.com.
HOME SWEET HOME
The West Kendall Business Association holds a networker and grand opening celebration for its new office. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 5:30-7:30 p.m. West Kendall Business Association, 14221 SW 120th St., suite 120, Kendall. Free. Details: (305) 386-4030 or email@example.com or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosts its Excellence Award ceremony honoring Allen J. Brenteson, corporate vice president for Baptist Health South Florida's International Division. 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. $175-$10,000. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.