West Africa: Development Challenges of Fragile States: Join the FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a lecture by Oscar Melhado, resident representative for Guinea-Bissau, International Monetary Fund, discussing “West Africa: Development Challenges of Fragile States”; 2-3:30 p.m., Florida International University — Graham Center, 11200 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. grahamcenter.fiu.edu.
Network After Work: Unwind and socialize with local professionals and entrepreneurs. Make great connections in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to help fuel your career or business goals; 6-9 p.m.; Shooters Waterfront, 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $13-$35. http://bit.ly/2d5GQX7.
Greater Kendall Business Association Business Expo: 100 exhibitors display products and services; 3-8 p.m., Lexus of West Kendall, 13750 SW 136th St., Miami. Free for visitors; varied for exhibitors. 305-386-4030.
Attorney Breakfast Club: Learn how one breakfast a month can increase referrals and profits. Join South Florida’s most effective lawyer networking group; 7:30-9 a.m., Hotel Urbano, 2500 Brickell Ave., Miami. Free for first-time attending attorneys. For questions or to RSVP, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franchise Expo: Meet face-to-face with representatives from top franchise concepts that want to expand or develop locally during this two-day event. Compare a variety of opportunities and learn about many different industries at every investment level; noon-5 p.m., through Sunday; Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $10 at the door, $10 for 2 tickets (2-for-1) online. 954-765-5900 or www.franchiseshowinfo.com.
2016 Braynon Business Brunch: Meet with decision makers from state agencies, who discuss the Request For Proposal and state contracting processes. Also, learn how to become a certified minority contractor or supplier for local government agencies. Sponsored by state Sen. Oscar Braynon II, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce and Florida International University; 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., New Birth Baptist Church, 2300 NW 135th St., Miami. Free. 561-508-9718 or http://bit.ly/2dOrVU8.
Women Empower Expo: Inspiration and confidence-boosting workshops. Event also includes more than 70 vendors; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $30. https://womenempowerexpo2016.eventbrite.com/.
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