The French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate of France host a luncheon with Francois Delattre, ambassador of France to the US. Noon-2 p.m. Atrio at the Conrad Hotel Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami. $50 members. $60 others. Details: www.faccmiami.com.
LUNCH & LEARN
"Lunch & Learn" panel discusses emergent literacy in early childhood for parents. Featured speaker and early childhood director of the Gordon Schools of Beth David Congregation, Sandra Huzenman speaks about the beginning phase of literacy development between birth and when children read and write conventionally. Noon. Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, 201 S Biscayne Blvd., 17th floor, Miami. Free. RSVP required. Details: email@example.com or www.bethdavidmiami.org.
The Miami Finance Forum hosts a CEO Power Breakfast and panel discussion on "Private Equity: Industry Outlook and Election Fallout." Panel speakers include partners and managing directors from private equity firms, as well as investment banking and law firms. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami. $25 members. $65 others. RSVP required. Details: (877) 336-4264 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamifinanceforum.com.
FRANCE & US
FIU hosts lecture "France and the United States: At the Core of Innovation," by Francois Delattre, ambassador of France to the US. 10:30 a.m. Frost Art Museum, FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami. Free to attend. Details: (305) 348-7266 or email@example.com or www.international.fiu.edu.
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts an annual meeting, featuring live music, the Marlins' mascot and more. 4 p.m. business meeting, reception to follow. Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami. $30 in advance and $50 at the door for GMCVB partners. $50 others. Details: (305) 539-3076 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gmcvb.com.
UM's Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts "Venezuela: Post-Election Outlook." Panelists include Carlos Blanco, research scholar at Boston University; Natalia Brandler, director of GEPAL in Paris; Stephen Johnson, senior fellow and director of the Americas Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC; Daniel Kerner, analyst, Latin America, Eurasia Group, Buenos Aires; Francisco J. Monaldi, visiting professor at Harvard University, and director of the Center on Energy and the Environment, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion, Caracas; and Aníbal Romero, retired professor of the Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas. 8-8:15 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:15 a.m.-noon program. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Hall of Ambassadors, Coral Gables. Free for academics and students with valid ID. $75 others. Details: (305) 284-9871 or email@example.com or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Miami Association of Realtors presents the 18th annual "Miami International Real Estate Congress," featuring over 300 US and foreign real estate professionals in a three-day event of programming, networking, property tours and receptions. Speakers include National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun delivering "Economic Update and International Markets to Target for Investment;" and Condo Vultures and Realty Consulting founder Peter Zalewski delivering "International Buyers/Investors and the Miami Condo Market." 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 5-6. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $299 Miami, global and secondary members. $399 others. Registration required. Details: (305) 468-7005 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.2012miamicongress.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a trustee luncheon featuring Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, North America. He delivers a speech on "America's Auto Industry: Full Speed Ahead." Also on the agenda is Homestead-Miami Speedway president Matthew Becherer discussing "The Eyes of the World on South Florida - NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend." 11:45 a.m. registration. Noon luncheon and program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $55 by Nov. 2. $75 after Nov. 2. Details: (305) 577-5421 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
LICENSE TO KILL
The British American Business Council hosts luncheon celebrating 50 years of James Bond and release of film "Skyfall." Journalist and documentary filmmaker Peter Taylor delivers panel "License to Kill: Fact or Fiction," discussing whether 007, or "license to kill," really exists. Noon. Conrad Hotel, 1385 Brickell Ave., Miami. $39.50 members. $44.50 others. Details: (305) 377-0992 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.babcmiami.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts "Maximizing your Membership Benefits" networking breakfast. Learn how to maximize the use of marketing tools and programs available as part of the chamber's membership. 8:30-9:30 a.m. LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.