The University of Miami's Launch Pad hosts "Global Entrepreneurship Week," a five-day initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation featuring more than 20 events involving hundreds of entrepreneurs in technology, fashion, entertainment, law, sciences trade and more. Topics include "Export Panel and US Trade Discussion" and speakers include Bart Houlahan, founder of BCorp and Michael Spring, director of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Ends Nov. 18. The Launch Pad at Toppel University of Miami, 1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.thelaunchpad.org/GEW.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and Miami Beach Convention Center host "The Convention Center Means Business," a networking opportunity and panel discussion on how to bring conventioneers and trade show attendees to your business. Panelists include Erin Kozlowski, events and marketing manager for South Beach Group; Felix Vega, sales and marketing director of Mango's Tropical Café; Marianne Schmidhofer, former director of convention service for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and Bob Balsam, Global Spectrum, Miami Beach Convention Center general manager. 6-8 p.m. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Hall C, Miami Beach. RSVP required. Details: (305) 695-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
2011 SUSTAINABLE AWARDS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2011 Sustainable South Florida Awards Best in Green, announcing finalists for the third annual awards including individuals, groups and organizations that have been exemplary leaders in sustainable practices. Finalists include Carlisle Development Group, UM Life Science and Technology Park, The 600 Brickell Team, Clifton South Beach Hotel, DecoBike, TRANE, Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability, Miami River Commission, Youth Lead Miami, Citizens Independent Transportation Trust, Zoo Miami and The Palms Hotel & Spa. Individual finalists include Ralph Avallone, Green Energy Council; Michael Gongora, Miami Beach commissioner; and Greg Hamra, Everblue Training Institute. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, treetop ballroom, Watson Island. Advanced registration is $55 for members and $65 others. $75 on-site. Details: (305) 577-5462 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its chamber spotlight mixer for attendees to mingle and network. Free bowling, pool table, games and music. Complimentary food items and open bar. 7-10 p.m. Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes, 1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members, others $10. RSVP required. Details: (305) 673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
Chamber South, Florida CHAIN and Small Business Majority host "Your Bottom Line: What Healthcare Reform means to Florida Small Businesses," a free informational listening session to help Florida small business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs understand how the new Affordable Care Act affects their business. Panelists include Jessica Stone, outreach manager for Small Business Majority; Laura Goodhue, executive director of Florida CHAIN and Cherene Deem, senior stakeholder liaison tax specialist for Internal Revenue Service. 9:30-11 a.m. Light breakfast included. Chamber South, 6410 SW 80th St., College of Business and Technology Conference Center, South Miami. Details: www.chambersouth.com.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and the Young Professionals Club host the third annual "BACCF Soccer Tournament." 9 a.m. Soccer Planet USA, 7910 NW 25th St., Miami. $300-$600 teams. $1,000-$10,000 sponsorships. Details: (305) 579-9030 or email@example.com or www.brazilchamber.org.
The French-American Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon with the Ambassador of France to the United States HE Francois Delattre on the topic "The Economic Partnership between the United States and France and France's Role in the Euro Crisis Management." Noon. Four Season Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami.
$60 for members $75 others. Details: (305) 374-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or