The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy holds its annual meeting. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday. Ends July 31. Miami Hilton Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $45-$150. Details: www.ascecuba.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Human Resources and Business Education Committee meets. 9 a.m. Miami City Club, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: email@example.com
The West Kendall Business Association holds its monthly networking luncheon. Ralph Avallone, president of the National Green Energy Council is to discuss "The New Green Economy." 11:15 a.m. registration. Noon program and luncheon. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25 members. $35 others. Details: (305) 386-4030 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
DOWNTOWN HANG OUT
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds a networking luncheon for its downtown membership. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1 p.m. luncheon and networking. Hard Rock Café, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. Details: (305) 673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds a speed networking event. Bring business cards and your 60-second pitch. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Latitude One, 175 SW Seventh St., Miami. Members free. Others $15. Details: (305) 534-1903 or email@example.com or www.sflhcc.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds its Go Green Breakfast with speaker Hamed Rodriguez of Energy Cost Solutions Group. 8 a.m. Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, 224 Catalonia Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$30. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
A HELPING HAND
WorldCity holds a panel discussion on corporate social responsibility in Latin America and the Caribbean as part of its Global Connections series. Panelists include Carlos Parra, corporate responsibility officer for Citi Latin America; Gilberto Castro, disaster response team manager for the Americas for DHL; and Natalia Riquelme, head of corporate social investment for Nokia Latin America. 8-9:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $50 for nonprofit groups. $75 others. Details: (305) 441-2244.
Celebrate Brazilian culture and cuisine at the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida's annual summer party. 1-5 p.m. Botequim Carioca Brazilian Bar + Grill, 900 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $40-$65. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the Caribbean Trade Center host a breakfast panel discussion on Caribbean growth markets and business opportunities. Panelists include Laura Marie-West, consul general of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Dario J. Avello, business development officer with the U.S. Export-Import Bank and Bill Johnson, director of the Port of Miami. 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m. Courtyard by Marriott, 2051 Le Jeune Road, Coral Gables. $25. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
Interested in building business connections? The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new/prospective member breakfast. Learn what chamber membership can do for you. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., third floor ballroom, Miami Beach. Free. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 695-6829 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez discusses "Investing in What's Important and Ensuring Our Future Success" for county government at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's August trustee luncheon. 11:45 a.m. registration. Noon luncheon and program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $55-$75. Details: (305) 577-5421 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
Kick back and network at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Wind Down Wednesday event. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Grazziano's Restaurant, 394 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$25. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.