The Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation holds a public hearing discussing economic development, local affairs and general legislative issues. 10 a.m. Florida Memorial University's Smith Conference Center, 15800 NW 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens. Free. Details: www.miamidade.gov.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts the "Hop On, Hop Off: Brickell Trolley Tour," an interactive trolley tour offering onsite visits and presentations of real estate and new developments in the Brickell area. Real estate and related industry professionals participate in the tour, which includes a detailed property guide/map, refreshments, snacks and cocktail reception. 2 p.m. registration at Baptist Medical Plaza at Brickell. 3-5:30 p.m. tour. 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception. Baptist Medical Plaza at Brickell, 2660 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45 members. $65 others. No on site registration. Details: (305) 577-5464 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz speaks at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's "Quarterly Pillar Breakfast." 8-10 a.m. Hilton Bentley Hotel Miami South Beach, 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Free for one Pillar members. $20 any additional members. $50 others. Details: www.miamibeachchamber.com.
Franchise Expo South, a three-day expo, offers franchise education in
Spanish and English, bringing together concepts in franchising along with many free seminars and symposia. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 11-12. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 13. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $5 by Jan. 10. $10 after Jan. 10. Details: www.franchiseexposouth.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Building Green and LEED Certification... Is it worth it?" with the chamber's sustainability, environment and energy committee. Developers are on site discussing building green and possible returns on investment from LEED certification. 5 p.m. registration. 5:30-7 p.m. program. Foram Group, 600 Brickell Ave., 14th floor conference center, Miami. $35 members. $45 others. $60 on site. Details: (305) 577-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Florida Association of British Business hosts a British networking event for those interested in making British professional contacts. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The News Lounge, 5580 NE Fourth Court, Miami. Free to attend. Details: (305) 371-9340 or email@example.com or www.britishflorida.com.
The Financial Planning Association of Miami-Dade hosts its chapter dinner featuring presentation "People Who Live in Falling Rock Zones Shouldn't Buy a Glass House, or What Do You Need When a Revocable Trust is Not Enough?" by Carlos F. Arazoza of Arazoza and Fernandez-Fraga. Also features panel "National Compliance Services Update" presented by a representative of National Compliance Services. 5:30-6 p.m. registration. 6-8 p.m. dinner and presentations. UM's BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Hurricane 100 room, Coral Gables. $45-$55 members. $55-$70 others. Details: (786) 390-7655 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fpamiamidade.org.
The UM Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts panel "Can Latin America Adjust to Weak US and European Growth?" featuring David Malpass, president of Encima Global. 8-8:15 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:15-9:30 a.m. program. Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami. Free for academics and students. $30 others. Details: (305) 284-9871 or email@example.com or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Business Referral Group hosts a luncheon networking event featuring a speech by Ricardo Mercado, CPA with Forshee and Lockwood, discussing "What you should know about your Income Tax Return." Noon. Ana Capri Restaurant, 2530 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables. Free for first time prospective members. Details: (786) 268-2779 or (305) 525-6742 or www.businessreferralgroup.org.
CREW-Miami hosts a 2013 economic outlook luncheon "Beyond the "Cliff' Notes," featuring national economist Hugh Kelly, who shares his projections and insights for business in 2013. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. program. Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45 members. $55 others. $65 on site. Details: www.crewmiami.org.