NETWORKER & EXPO
Presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Miami. President's award dinner and installation starts at 7. Speaker: Denise Mincey-Mills, Turner Construction. $40; $35 for members with reservations. 6-7 p.m. The Crowne Plaza, 950 Lejeune Road. Details: (305) 444-4437.
1ST ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION
"Free trade issues & Miami as a free trade hub." Speaker: Hugh V. Simon Jr., Florida under secretary of state for international affairs. Sponsored by the Colombian-American Bar Journal. RSVP. 7:30 p.m. International Art Center, 70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 567-1750.
"Services at the Helm of Global & US Economic Development." Organized by the FIU Institute for International Professional Services and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce with the American Council for Trade in Services. Speakers: Josephine Ludolph, director of office of services industries, US commerce department; Tony Villamil, CEO, Washington Economics Group; Charles Barfield, American Enterprise Institute, & others. RSVP; seating limited. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wyndham Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 348-2893.
Presented by the Hialeah Chamber of Commerce & Industries. Speaker: Dominador Kaiser Bazan, vice president, Panama. 7:30 p.m. Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave. Details: (305) 828-9898.
"How to start & run a successful business." Billed as a must for startups and expansions. Topics include finance, marketing, legal and accounting issues. Presented by the SCORE group of the US SBA. Free. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Citadel Building, 49 NW Fifth St. Details: (305) 371-6889 or scoremiami.com.
TOP EXPO & NETWORKER
"The Magic of Central America." Organized as a fundraiser by the World Trade Center Miami. Exhibit tables are $25 & $50. 5:30-9 p.m. Hotel Inter-Continental Miami Airport West, 2505 NW 87th Ave. Details: (305) 261-1516.
10th annual event presented by the Miami-Dade County Coalition of Chambers. Speaker: Janet Reno, former US attorney general. $25. Noon-2 p.m. $5 expo from 2-6 p.m. Hall D, Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-1270, ext. 19.