Calendar Of Events Business
Written by Miami Today on January 27, 2011
Network and take your pick among 10 free business seminars at the Florida Foreign Trade Association’s VII International Trading-After-Hours Business Expo. Joe Martinez, chairman of the Miami-Dade County commission, is to speak. 3:30-9:30 p.m. Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. Details: (305) 471-0737 or email@example.com or www.ffta.com.
Seth Gordon, managing principal at The Seth Gordon Initiatives and managing partner of business-advisory firm GDB Miami, gives a talk on "Businesspeople are from Venus, Techies are from Mars" at the West Kendall Business Association’s monthly networking luncheon. 11:15 a.m. networking and registration. Noon luncheon. Grand Salon at the Killian Palms Country Club, 9950 SW 104th St., Miami. $25-$45. Details: (305) 386-4030 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds an even on "New World Marketing." Panelists Christine Barney, CEO of rbb Public Relations; Sandy Tinsley, CEO of Tinsley Advertising and C.L. Conroy, CEO of the Conroy Martinez Group, discuss "Cutting Through the Noise to Get Your Message Heard." 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30 members. $40 others. Details: (305) 577-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau and the Miami Design Preservation League present a 90-minute "Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour of South Florida." 6 p.m. Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., suite 100, Miami Beach. Members free. Others $20. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The University of Miami’s Center for Hemispheric Policy presents "Forecast 2011: Economic and Political Risk Scenarios for Latin America." 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $100. Details: (305) 284-9918 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Business and Education Committee presents its Realtor Showcase 2011. 8:30 a.m. Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables. $25-$35. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds its Go Green Breakfast. Edwin Perkins with Moss & Associates speaks. 8 am. Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, 224 Catalonia Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$30. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce holds its Annual Feijoada. 1-5 p.m. Botequim Carioca, 900 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $20-$65. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds a "Bowling League" networker, kicking of a ten-week tournament that runs through April 5. Two games played every Tuesday night with team of four. Lucky Strike Lanes, 1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. $190. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce holds an introduction to the chamber for new and prospective members. Network and learn how to take advantage of what the organization has to offer. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Van Dyke Café, 846 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Free. RSVP encouraged. Details: (305) 695-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a panel discussion on increasing regional competition for the Port of Miami, including the challenges and opportunities arising for South Florida businesses. Panelists are Rafael Diaz-Balart, Latin America coordinator for the American Association of Port Authorities; Bill Johnson, seaport director for the Port of Miami; Dr. Paul Kent, vice president of infrastructure, planning and economics for Nathan Associates and Jean-Serge Martins, vice president of sales, trade and marketing for CMA-CGM. 8 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $20-$35. Details: (305) 577-5477 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
OUTLOOK ON THE AMERICAS
In an open dialogue, the "Outlook on the Americas" program will provide discussion on economic and political issues expected to have the most significant impact on hemispheric trade and investment in the coming year. Featured speakers include Jose W. Fernandez: U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs; Susan Kaufman Purcell: Director at Center for Hemispheric Policy; and Jeffrey Schott: SeniorFellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics. Registration at 11:30 a.m. Noon luncheon. The InterContinental Hotel, Chopin Ballroom, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $65 members. $75 others. Details (202) 463-5573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH CARE REFORM LECTURE
A lecture by University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala will be held on "Health Care Reform: An Idea Whose Time Has Come." This is to be the first Collegetown Lecture held annually to enhance the community with intellectual insight and dialogue by University of Miami faculty in various disciplines. President Shalala will share insights gained from her role as former secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services. Refreshments at 6 p.m. Lecture at 6:30 p.m. University of Miami, Storer Auditorium, School of Business Administration, 5250 University Dr., Coral Gables. Free. Details RSVP to (305) 284-3356 or email@example.com.