The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a Hurricane Preparedness and Business Continuity panel featuring business continuity planning and emergency preparedness information. Learn how to protect your company, employees and assets in the event of a disaster. 8 a.m. registration. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ballroom Level, Miami. $35 members. $45 others. $50 onsite. Details: (305) 577-5451 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Tuoroell International Export Trade Conference is a seven-day conference on trade, networking, exhibits, and presentations. Events include a sponsors dinner and shows featuring swimwear, celebrity fashion, body paint, and international costume ball. An exhibit by local artists has the option to buy art. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Through June 20. The Coral Estates, 912 NE 81st St., Miami. $30-$120 single events. $2,500 all conference. Details: (305) 420-5352 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.tuoroell.com.
The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts breakfast panel "Miami as a Medical Tourism Destination," featuring an influential group of healthcare practitioners and medical institutions discussing the next steps on Miami as a medical destination. Dr. Alejandro Badia, orthopedic surgeon presents. 8-9:30 a.m. Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, 701 Brickell Ave., 27th floor, Miami. Free to attend with RSVP. Details: (305) 539-3062 or email@example.com or www.gmcvb.com.
The four-day XVIII Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities provides a forum for representatives of local, regional and national governments, NGOs, various international and multilateral organizations, and those interested in local government issues to share experiences and discuss best practices. This year's theme is "A New Local Agenda: Democracy, Economic Development, and Environmental Sustainability," focusing on challenges to the world economy created by complexities in job creation, sustainable and equitable economic development, poverty reduction, climate change and other issues. Both Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Commissioner Javier Souto participate. 6 p.m. Through June 21. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $500 for private US companies. Details: (305) 348-1271 or www.ipmcs.fiu.edu.
The Business Referral Group hosts a business networking event featuring Dr. Douglas Deam, the resident group dentist. Noon. Ana Capri Restaurant, 2530 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables. Reservations requested. Qualified prospective members free first time. Details: (305) 525-6742 or (786) 268-2779 or www.businessreferralgroup.org.
The Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade hosts its monthly community outreach meeting featuring speaker Lynn Pitts, director of economic development at Florida Power & Light Company. Community residents and business owners are welcome to attend. 8 a.m. Palmetto Bay Village Center, 18001 Old Cutler Road, Palm Room, Palmetto Bay. Free to attend. Details: (305) 378-9470 or www.edcsouthdade.com.
CREW-Miami presents panel "Miami's Midtown & Design District: How Investment and Artistic Innovation are Shaping its Growth," featuring experts discussing how new development and investment are creating high-end fashion and design destinations in this area. Panelists include Tony Cho, president and founder of Metro 1 Properties; Joe Furst, legal counsel for Goldman Properties; Adam Greenberg, managing director of BayBridge Real Estate and Steven Gretenstein, COO of Dacra. 11:30 a.m. registration and networking. Noon-1:30 p.m. lunch. Four Seasons Brickell, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45 members. $55 others. $65 walk-ins. Details: www.crewmiami.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a two-day 2012 annual Goals Conference featuring a presentation on business growth models. The chamber hosts a dinner for the George E. Merrick Award of Excellence; honoring former US Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland, Charles E. Cobb, among others. 6-10 p.m. Conference through June 22. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $175 members. $195 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association's Sustainable Hospitality Council hosts a luncheon featuring keynote speaker and "Sustainable Hospitality Advocate" Hervé Houdré, regional director and general manager of InterContinental New York Barclay. Moderated by Robert Hill, general manager of InterContinental Miami. 11:30 a.m.-noon networking and business expo. Noon-1:30 p.m. program. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. Free for members. $60 others. Details: (305) 531-3553 or email@example.com or www.gmbha.com.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosts a reception for the chamber's 2012 Excellence Award honoring Randy Millian, Diageo's president of Latin America and Caribbean. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. RSVP required. $200 members. $250 others. Table reservations available. Details: (305) 579-9030 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.brazilchamber.org.