The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a HYPE Miami networking reception for young professionals. Complimentary beer and appetizers. 5:30 p.m. registration. 6-7:30 p.m. reception. The Lucky Clover, 1111 SW First Ave., Miami. $15 for members in advance. $20 others. $20 at the door.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking reception and expo "Re-Employment & Outplacement" for executives in transition. Evening includes complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, giveaways, raffle and live entertainment. 5:30 p.m. registration. 5:45-7:30 p.m. cocktail reception. El Dorado Furniture, 4200 NW 167th St., Miami Gardens. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 577-5458 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a "SpeedBiz Breakfast," a complimentary breakfast networking event. 8 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30-10 a.m. networking. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Advance registration required. Free. Details: (305) 577-5430 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its first State of Our Community luncheon focusing on the most important legislative issues, with particular attention to those topics impacting the LGBT community. Featuring Carlos A. Gimenez, mayor, Miami-Dade County; Tomás Regalado, mayor, City of Miami; Matti Herrera-Bower, mayor, City of Miami Beach; and Jim Cason, mayor, City of Coral Gables. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Noon lunch. Hilton Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $35 for Members. $45 others. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts a workshop and luncheon for small business owners. Panelists include J. Antonio Villamil, dean of the school of business, St. Thomas University; Pablo Pino, regional vice president for Miami-Dade County for TD Bank; Louis Boue, Colbert, Boue & Juncadella; Althea A. Harris, assistant district director of marketing & outreach, Area 1 US SBA South Florida District Office; and Roland Sanchez-Medina, Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Crespo, Gomez & Machado. 11:30 a.m. Airport Marriott, 1201 NW LeJeune Road, building A, Miami. $35. $350 table of ten. Details: (305) 534-1903 or www.sflhcc.com.
The Florida Association of British Business hosts a "British Network," open for anyone interested in making professional British contacts. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The News Lounge, 5580 NE Fourth Court, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 371-9340 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.britishflorida.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a global intelligence briefing event "Medical Tourism & Miami," discussing the role South Florida has played in health tourism and its prime position to capitalize on foreigners' growing demands for medical services. Panelists include Rolando Aedo, executive vice president/chief marketing officer of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; Dr. Alejandro Badia, president of the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand; Michael Carricarte, president of IOS Health Services; and Reneč-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association. 11:45 a.m. registration and networking. Noon luncheon and program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $45 members. $55 others. Details: (305) 577-5477 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
CREW-Miami hosts panel "Finding Success amid the Downturn," discussing how leading industry experts are capitalizing on new opportunities to achieve success in South Florida's market. Panelists include Tere Blanca, president and CEO of Blanca Commercial Real Estate; Alexa Hartley, president of Premier Leadership Coaching; and
Marjie Nealon, chair of Bilzin Sumberg's Real Estate Capital Markets Group. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. luncheon and panel. Four Seasons Brickell, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45 CREW members. $55 others. $65 at the door. RSVP required. Details: www.crewmiami.org.
The Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami hosts a dinner meeting and workshop featuring presentations "Portability Issues" by Christopher W Boyett, chairperson of Private Wealth Services Group; and "Litigation," by Jack Falk, shareholder, Dunwoody White & Landon. 5:30-6:30 p.m. workshop. 6:30-8:30 p.m. dinner and program. Bankers Club, Two S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free for members. $65 others. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.greatermiami-fl.councils.naepc.org.
The French-American Chamber of Commerce hosts its first luncheon of 2012 featuring guest speaker Guillaume Dubois, CEO of MAT Concessionaire, discussing "The Port of Miami Tunnel — A Project for the Community." Noon-2 p.m. Conrad Miami Hotel, 1395 Brickell Ave., Atrio Restaurant, Miami. $55 for members. $65 others. RSVP by Feb. 12. Details: (305) 374-5000 or email@example.com or www.faccmiami.com.
STATE OF REAL ESTATE
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "The State of Real Estate in South Florida: What's in store for 2012?" featuring experts discussing current and future residential and commercial real estate trends. 8-8:30 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30-9:30 a.m. residential panel session. 9:30-10:30 a.m. commercial panel session. 10:45 a.m. adjourn. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $35 for members in advance. $50 for others in advance. $60 at the door. Details: (305) 577-5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.