WAVE OF OPPORTUNITY
Miami Growth Advisors hosts panel "Miami's Economic Wave of Opportunity" featuring speakers Ken Roberts, founder of WorldCity; Marlon Hill, founding partner of Delancyhill; and Katy Sorenson, president and CEO of The Good Government Initiative at UM and former Miami-Dade County commissioner. Panelists discuss the influx of business in Miami due to an expansion of the Panama Canal. 8-10 a.m. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: www.miamigrowthadvisors.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a theater night featuring Tony-Award winning play "In the Heights." 7 p.m. reception. 8 p.m. show. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Bites provided by Pardos Peruvian Cuisine. $30 chamber members. $40 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
BritWeek expands from California to Miami. This international charitable event features high-profile events celebrating the UK and Florida trading relationship and British innovation in areas ranging from technology through to the creative arts. Through March 14. Times Vary. Locations Vary. Highlights include the UK/Miami/Brazil business conference and chambers luncheon on March 8 at the InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. Details: www.britweek.org.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosts a new members breakfast. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Shutts & Bowen, 201 S Biscayne Blvd., suite 1500, Miami. Free for members and first-time non-members. $35 others. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
MEET & GREET
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a meet and greet event with Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera.11:30 a.m. registration and networking. Noon-1:30 p.m. meeting. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $25 members. $35 others. Details: (305) 577-5464 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Business Referral Group hosts a luncheon networking event featuring attorney Deborah P. Matthews speaking on family law. Noon. Ana Capri Restaurant, 2530 Ponce De Leon, Coral Gables. Free for prospective members. Details: (786) 268-2779 or www.businessreferralgroup.org
The Financial Planning Association of Miami hosts its chapter dinner meeting featuring presentations "To Burst or Not to Burst? Fixed Income Opportunities in 2013" by Patrick Maldari, CFA, Artio Global Management; and "Commodity Market Overview and Investment Themes for 2013" by John Isaacson of The Hightower Report. 5:30-6 p.m. registration and networking. 6-8 dinner and presentations. UM's BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Hurricane Room 100, Coral Gables. $50 members in advance. $60 others in advance. $75 members at the door. $80 others at the door. Details: (786) 390-7655 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fpamiamidade.org.
The Florida Association of British Business hosts a networking event for those interested in establishing British business contacts. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The News Lounge, 5580 NE Fourth Court, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 371-9340 or email@example.com or www.britishflorida.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber's "Top Minority Business Awards" honor South Florida's minority business community and celebrate the region's diversity and entrepreneurship. Finalists are recognized and awards are presented to minority businesses in different categories. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. awards luncheon. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $80. $100 on site. Details: (305) 577-5451 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents its monthly networking program for attorneys, judges and legal professionals. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. luncheon and networking. City Hall, The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $35 members. $45 others. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gaybizmiami.com.
The fourth annual Hype Miami Awards program recognizes innovation and achievement in young professionals who have lived, worked or attended a university or college in Miami-Dade County for at least four consecutive years. Winners are announced in the following categories: Entrepreneur, Go Getter, Difference Maker, Rookie of the Year, and Most Valuable Graduate. 6 p.m. registration. 6:30-8:30 p.m. program. Four Seasons Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45 members. $55 others. Details: (305) 577-5486 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts "Taste of the Chamber Business Expo," featuring participating businesses such as Bacardi and Baptist Health South Florida; and restaurants such as Morton's the Steakhouse, Sushi Maki and Cao Chocolates. 5:30 p.m. Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $20 chamber members. $30 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.