The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast hosts "EU Chambers Joint Networking Cocktail." 7-9 p.m. JW Marriott Brickell, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. Free for members. $20 others. Details: email@example.com or www.iacc-miami.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "The Chamber Challenge Kick Off Breakfast," a complimentary breakfast to start the 2011 Fall campaign. More than 10 teams compete in the Chamber's challenge involving volunteerism and networking skills. 8-9:30 a.m. Sept. 30. JW Marriott Marquis. 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami. Details: (305) 577-5428 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts the first "LGBT Hispanic Heritage Celebration," showcasing the cultural contributions of this segment of the Hispanic community. Includes music, entertainment, dance, food and vendor booths. Noon-6 p.m. Lummus Park, Ocean Drive between fifth and 15th streets, Miami Beach. Free. Details: www.gogaymiami.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Are you Ready to Discuss El Elefante in your Boardroom?" discussing how business and marketing strategies should embrace Hispanics as a significant part of their consumer base. Featuring Juan Tornoe, partner & CMO, Cultural Strategies Editor for Hispanic Trending. 8 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30-10:15 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $15 for members. $25 others. Details: (305) 577-5464 or email@example.com. or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts is October trustee luncheon "Miami's Important Role in Verizon's Global Strategy" featuring Kerry Bailey, president of Terremark, a Verizon company, and Matt Beecher, president of Homestead-Miami Speedway. Luncheon recognizes new trustee member Christine Barney. 11:45 a.m. registration. Noon luncheon and program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $55 per member before Oct. 2. $75 per member after Oct. 2. Details: (305) 577-5421 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
GLOBALIZATION IN LATIN AMERICA
The University of Miami's Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts panel "The Economic and Social Impact of Globalization on Latin America," featuring Roberto Bouzas, chairman of the social sciences department Universidad de San Andrès Buenos Aires, Argentina; Claudio Loser, CEO and president of Centennial-Latin America; and Patricio Navia, master teacher of global cultures, New York University. 8-8:15 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:15-9:45 a.m. panel. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Venetian room, Coral Gables. Free for academics and students with ID. $30 others. Details: (305) 284-3707 or www.miami.edu/chp.