PRO BONO SUMMIT
The 2012 "Miami Pro Bono Summit" addresses pressing legal needs of poor Miamians who would lack access to justice without the benefit of pro bono legal service from a community of lawyers working together. The summit brings together public interest groups, private attorneys and judges mutually committed to increasing pro bono activity in Miami. A fair and cocktail reception, where public interest organizations share information on how to get involved and sign up lawyers to provide pro bono services, follow the summit. 2-5 p.m. summit. 5-7 p.m. fair. Akerman Senterfit, One SE Third Ave., 25th floor, Miami. Free for attorneys. Details: (305) 663-3543.
The Accountant/Attorney Networking Group of Florida hosts an annual Miami/Dade Chapter Post Tax Season cocktail reception. 5:30-8:45 p.m. Coral Reef Yacht Club, 2484 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. Free for members. $75 others. Details: (954) 806-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.aangfl.com.
The Center for Hemispheric Policy at UM hosts the seventh annual "Latin America Conference." Topics include "The Economic and Trade Outlook for the Region," "The Political Risk Environment and Security Challenges," "Scenarios for the Upcoming Presidential Elections in Mexico and Venezuela" and "Expectations for US Policy toward the Region." 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Conrad Hotel Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami. $125. Details: (305) 284-9871 or email@example.com or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts the "R.E.A.L Awards Luncheon and Ceremony," honoring those who have achieved success in the field while also being leaders in the community. Candidates are professionals in the real estate industry: realtors, brokers, developers, architects, attorneys, lenders, accountants, consultants or anyone involved in the real estate industry who meets the award category criteria, whose projects or transactions are based in South Florida. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. awards luncheon. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $75 members. $85 others. $100 onsite. Details: (305) 577-5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Business Referral Group hosts a luncheon meeting. Network with experienced industry professionals, share ideas and listen to the weekly featured group speaker. Qualified prospective members free first time. Ana Capri Restaurant, 2530 Ponce De Leon, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 525-6742 or (786) 268-2779 or www.businessreferralgroup.org.
Crew-Miami hosts panel "Downtown Miami: Epicenter for Next Wave of Development," discussing the next wave of development set to take shape, the economic impact it will have, and how downtown Miami is poised to emerge as a global powerhouse. Panelists include Tim Weller, vice president of MDM Development Group;
Sergio Bakas, senior vice president of Arquitectonica; and Harvey Hernandez, chairman and managing director of Newgard Development Group. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. lunch and program. Four Seasons Brickell, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45 for members. $55 others. $65 walk-ins. Details: www.crewmiami.org.
VP OF COCA-COLA
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosts a luncheon with Javier Goizueta, vice president of the Coca-Cola Co. Topics include an overview of the company's global business and success elements of their partnership with McDonald's; Coca-Cola's market share and product mix in Latin America, and specifically Brazil; efforts in sustainability and a preview of Coca-Cola's presence at the world's largest global events. Noon-2 p.m. The Bankers Club, Two S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $45 members. $65-$75 others. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
The Business Referral Group and Forshee and Lockwood host a wine and food networking event with South Florida professionals. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Forshee & Lockwood, 220 Miracle Mile, suite 221, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (786) 268-2779 or (305) 525-674 or www.businessreferralgroup.org.
TRANSIT & TRAFFIC
The Greater Miami Chamber's New World Center Committee discusses downtown transit, traffic enforcement and parking. Panelists include City of Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa, Miami Dade Transit Director Ysela Llort and Miami Parking Authority CEO Art Noriega. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $35 members. $45 others. $50 onsite. Details: (305) 577-5491 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
BAGELS WITH BOSS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Bagels with the Boss" with chamber CEO and President Barry Johnson to learn more about the chamber and how you can get involved, get connected and get business. 8 a.m. registration. 8:30-10 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 577-5467 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami hosts a "Legislative Update" by Brian Felcoski and panel presentations by Maria Korvick, Celeste Muir, Arthur Rothenberg and Lawrence Schwartz, probate and guardianship division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. 5-6:30 p.m. workshop. 6:30-8:30 p.m. dinner and presentation. Bankers Club, Two S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free for members. $65 others. Details: email@example.com or www.greatermiami-fl.councils.naepc.org.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce host "Upper Eastsiders at The Station," a new networking program held monthly in the Upper East Side of Miami. 5-7 p.m. News Lounge, 55 Street Station, 5556 NE Fourth Court, Miami. Free admission. Details: (305) 673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.