Experience Miami’s live music and entertainment scene during Miami Live Month, where you’ll find live entertainment in all corners of Miami and the Beaches.
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The 30th Annual Miami Book Fair International will take place November 17-24, 2013 at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. This flagship Miami cultural event will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities. For details and more information, click here.
280 Jobs – Zoo Miami employs 280 people [non-exportable jobs] and has been a proud GMCVB partner since 2008.
Upcoming GMCVB Events
CORPORATE PARTNER ANNIVERSARIES
A strong CVB begins with a strong partnership base. The support of our corporate partners aids us in promoting Greater Miami and the Beaches to the world. Join us in recognizing the GMCVB’s Corporate Partners who are celebrating their membership anniversary this month:
-Carnival Cruise Lines
-Christie’s International Real Estate
The Average wait time in São Paulo, Brazil for a visa interview appointment in order to visit the USA is currently: 5 days; Rio de Janeiro: 2 days; Brasilia: 1 day; Recife: 2 days. Support Visa Waiver now! Support JOLT. Thank you President Obama for reducing visa interview wait times in Brazil. *Visa interviews on average take 3 minutes.
MIAMI TODAY 2013 BOOK OF LEADERS IS NOVEMBER 6, 2013
GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME will attend the Miami Today 2013 Book of Leaders Celebration. The event will take place November 6, 2013 at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust (55 Alhambra Plaza, 6th Floor, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 USA) at 6:00 p.m. The special gathering will honor the year’s past newsmakers and bring together past honorees and friends.
SAVOR THE DATE: BURGERLISCIOUS WILL TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Third Bite’s the Charm! One of the tastiest events of the season, Burgerliscious, will be coming to Fred B. Harnett/Ponce Circle Park (2800 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134 USA) on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 6-8:00 p.m. The event will feature signature showcase burgers from more than 20 of Coral Gables’ premier restaurants. Treat your taste buds to juicy burgers, cold Sam Adams beers and enjoy live music and entertainment! Burgerliscious is the official launch of Miami Live Month. For a list of participating restaurants and to purchase tickets, click here.
2ND ANNUAL TIGERDIRECT TECH BASH TO SHOWCASE LATEST TECH, FOOD AND FUN – NOVEMBER 7, 2013
TigerDirect and Intel present their 2nd Annual Tech Summit and Holiday Bash to showcase the latest in technology with baseball style food and refreshments available throughout the night, interactive experiences outside and on the playing field from the top names in tech and tons of prizes (including the latest Ultrabooks, 60” TV and more) awarded all night long! For complimentary tickets, click here.
43RD ANNUAL MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW RETURNS TO MIAMI BEACH NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Auto aficionados will have the opportunity to get a first look at hundreds of 2014 model cars, trucks, crossovers and SUV’s when the Miami International Auto Show returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida USA) for its 43rd annual run November 8-17, 2013. Models from more than 40 manufacturers will be displayed throughout the nearly half million square foot floor along with many of the same special features and exhibits that have made the auto show one of Miami’s fall signature events. Miami is considered among the top five most well-attended auto shows in the U.S. For tickets and more information, click here.
GREATER MIAMI AND TRI-COUNTY VETERANS TO BE HONORED AT GOLDEN VETERANS PARADE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
The Miami-Dade County Military Affairs Board, presided by Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, municipalities within the county, local military organizations and a diverse group of community leaders will be hosting the Golden Veterans Parade – 50th Anniversary Commemoration presented by Hershey’s (Bayfront Park) where the entire region will welcome back Vietnam & Bay of Pigs Veterans while honoring all veterans in the Tri-County area. GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME will be in attendance. The Parade starts at noon on Flagler Street and ends at Bayfront Park with a Commemorative Ceremony and a Free Concert with Willy Chirino, The 13th Army Band, and Grand Funk Railroad. Admission is Free! For more information, click here.
GMCVB’S CHAIRMAN OF THE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE HIGH SCOOL (DASH) HOSTS 6TH ANNUAL TASTE OF DESIGN GALA AND SILENT AUCTION – NOVEMBER 8, 2013
GMCVB’s Associate Vice President of Cultural Tourism and DASH Chairman, George Neary will host the annual Taste of Design Gala, a scholarship fundraiser for The Design and Architecture Senior High School, a Miami-Dade County magnet high school in the Design District. The event is set to take place November 8, 2013 from 7 – 11:00 p.m. at The Moore Building (4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Design District USA). US News ranked DASH as the #1 High School in Florida and the 16th best public high school in the entire U.S. in 2012. The school is known for its architecture/interior design, entertainment technology, fashion design, industrial design and visual communications/web design programs. The Dash Taste of Design, organized by the DASH Parent Teacher Student Association, is the premier fundraiser event. Guests can enjoy signature dishes from some of the top local restaurants, refreshing beverages, live entertainment and a bidding auction on fabulous items. All proceeds will directly support the DASH student activities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305/546-5169. For online ticket sales, click here.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MIAMI INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 9, 2013
Be a part of the fastest-growing water sport in the world and enjoy the teambuilding benefits Dragon Boat Racing has to offer. Dragon boat racing has its roots in an ancient Chinese folklore, dating back more than 2,000 years. The 45ft vessel seats 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerperson. Eye-dotting ceremonies are common at festivals in order to wake up the dormant dragons. The festival will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. November 9, 2013, at the Miami Rowing Club/Miami Marine Stadium (3601 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, Florida USA). Registration is now open! For more details and information, click here.
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT VOTED AMONG TOP THREE IN THE WORLD FOR AIRPORT SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAMS
Miami International Airport (MIA) was recently named a runner-up for Best Emerging Airline/Airport at the 4th Annual SimpliFlying Awards for Excellence in Social Media ceremony in Amsterdam, in conjunction with the EyeforTravel Social Media in Travel conference. MIA led all finalists in the Emerging Airline/Airport category with 26 percent of the votes online. More than 50 nominations were submitted in two weeks and 37,000 votes were collected in three weeks. The finalist presentations for SimpliFlying Awards 2013 can be found here. SimpliFlying Awards for Excellence in Social Media is the only annual awards dedicated to recognizing the best social media campaigns and practices in the aviation industry. MIA is the busiest gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, with more flights to the region than any other U.S. airport.
GMCVB’S BLACK HOSPITALITY INITIATIVE OF GREATER MIAMI PRESENTS CA$H MOB NOIR AT JACKSON SOUL FOOD – NOVEMBER 16, 2013
Come for Lunch, Happy Hour, or Dinner! Enjoy jazz, good food & great social ambience while supporting a black-owned business. Afterwards, hop on a Miami Trolley for a 45 minute guided tour of Historical Overtown (aka the Harlem of Miami) with stops at the Black Archives and the Black Police Precinct – Historical tour is $10 addition. The event will take place Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Jackson Soul Food (950 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, Florida USA) from 2-8:00 p.m. Minimum spending is $20. To RSVP, please click here.
1ST ANNUAL MIAMI BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL IS NOVEMBER 16, 2013
The first annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival takes place November 16, 2013, at the historic Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach. The event will feature some of the most talented true jazz musicians – locally as well as from all over the globe. Musical artists include Ed Calle, Markus Gottschlich, Mads Tolling, Michelle Coltrane – Shea Welsh, the Ali Ryerson – Joe Carter Duo and more. Events include Pop Up Performances to be held at Bloomingdale’s in Aventura and The Falls, and teaching artists performing at The Betsy Hotel. To enjoy world class true jazz at its finest, call 305/405-JAZZ or visit MiamiBeachJazz.com.
COUNTING DOWN TO THE MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL
Approaching its best year yet, the 30th Annual Miami Book Fair International will take place November 17-24, 2013 at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. This flagship Miami cultural event will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities, including the beloved ‘Evenings With…’ series, the IberoAmerican Authors program, literacy and learning activities for children and teens during Generation Genius Days, and demonstration panels for food enthusiasts in partnership with MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute. Fairgoers will also enjoy more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere and hundreds of author readings and new book discussions during the weekend street fair. For more information, click here.
ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM’S 23RD ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA TOURISM PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD AND LUNCHEON IS NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Join the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) this year as they honor those who have given back and demonstrated leadership and service in the hospitality & tourism community at the 23rd Annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year Award & Champion Recognition Luncheon on November 19, 2013. The Luncheon will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami (400 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida USA) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit students and/or teachers in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools AOHT programs. Click here to submit your nominations through November 1st. To view more details and register for this year’s event, click here.
THE GMCVB AND PORTMIAMI INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN WELCOMING MSC DIVINA
Join us in welcoming PortMiami’s newest arriving cruise ship, MSC Divina from MSC Cruises on November 20, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Smith & Wollensky (1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Florida, 33139 USA). This event is open to GMCVB partners and friends; space is limited to 90 attendees who RSVP. To RSVP by November 17th, please email CruiseMiami@GMCVB.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
NICOLE HENRY HOLIDAY CONCERT BENEFITING MIAMI CHILDREN’S INITIATIVE IS DECEMBER 14, 2013
Internationally acclaimed vocalist and 2013 Soul Train Award Nominee, Nicole Henry will perform ‘A Joyful Sound’, a special holiday concert at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach, December 14 2013. Nicole Henry has three international top-10 albums and has enchanted audiences around the globe. Called “a pop-soul superwoman” by The New York Times, Ms. Henry has earned rave reviews by the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Essence and more, establishing herself as one of the most special voices in jazz and adult contemporary music. The concert will benefit the Miami Children’s Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to transforming Liberty City into a prosperous community and improving the lives of children and families by providing a unified system of support, education and care. Join some of Miami’s leading companies as a Sponsor of ‘A Joyful Sound’. Sponsors will receive both significant marketing benefits and a package of VIP Tickets and hospitality, all while supporting an incredibly important cause. Sponsorships range from $1,500 to $3,500 and individual VIP tickets can also be purchased. For further information, please contact Dennis Ostern at 305/672-7424 or email email@example.com. For tickets, click here.
THE GMCVB AND OTHER TARGET INDUSTRY LEADERS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE ONE COMMUNITY ONE GOAL (OCOG) INITIATIVE
The purpose of the OCOG plan is simple: growing jobs and investment in Miami-Dade County. The plan has led to the community’s most targeted economic development initiative yet. It has rallied thousands of leaders from business, education, civic and government organizations in support of a focused set of target industries whose investment in Miami-Dade County will spark economic growth across the county. The plan seeks to further advance Miami-Dade County as a global destination for business. To find out more on the OCOG initiative, click here.
|News||MEDIA RELATIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES HOSTING URUGUAY PRESS TRIP
GMCVB’s Media Relations Team in partnership with American Airlines will host a group of 10 media participants from top travel and tourism outlets of Uruguay November 5-8, 2013. While in Miami, the journalists will experience a Miami Live Month opportunity and research what’s new in Downtown Miami, Coral Gables and Miami Beach. Participants on this press trip include El Pais newspaper, Paula Magazine, El Observador newspaper, La Republica newspaper, Semanario Busqueda, Caras magazine and Cicerone VTV.
GMCVB’S MEDIA RELATIONS ASSISTS GERMAN TV SHOW GALILEO
GMCVB’s Media Relations Team is assisting a crew from the German TV infotainment show Galileo, which runs on Pro7, one of Germany’s largest private channels. The show will be in Miami October 31- November 3, 2013 to film a segment for the show Crazy Jobs starring Jumbo Schreiner. The concept of the show is to feature various cities and the very unique jobs that shine a light on how the city “ticks”. The moderator usually works in these jobs for a day and general destination footage helps to portray the city along with it. Pro7 has a market share of 16.8 percent among the 14-49 age group (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and 2.3 million viewers (Germany). United Kingdom ranked #7 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $560 million.
GMCVB’S MEDIA RELATIONS U.S./CANADA ATTENDS SOCIETY OF AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITERS ANNUAL CONVENTION & MEDIA MARKETPLACE
GMCVB Media Relations participated in the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) 58th Annual Convention in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA October 20-25, 2013. The conference was attended by more than 150 travel writers and broadcast media from North America. The Team had the opportunity to network with members of the media via day tours, professional seminars and a media marketplace inside the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino to promote Miami’s latest developments. The GMCVB met with journalists representing the following media outlets at the conference: National Geographic Traveler, AFAR, Boston Globe, Conde Nast Traveller, Frommers.com, enRoute, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, USA Today, Virtuoso Life magazine, New York Daily News, Travel + Leisure, Fox News, BBC, AirfareWatchdog, and Cosmopolitan - to name a few. In addition, with donations from GMCVB partners, Miami and the Beaches were included in SATW’s online travel auction. The travel auction is SATW’s only fundraiser, with the proceeds used to promote responsible journalism, provide professional development for the 1,000+ SATW members, and encourage the conservation and preservation of travel resources worldwide. Their goal is to raise $16,000. The annual SATW Online Auction ends on November 15, 2013 and is open to the public and reaches hundreds of thousands of travel-minded consumers. A special thank you to B2 Hotels, Meat Market, Miami Culinary Tours, Miami Seaquarium, Monkey Jungle, and Wynwood Kitchen & Bar for their generous donations!
GMCVB’S MEDIA RELATIONS ASSISTS DUTCH TRAVEL MAGAZINE
|Partner Opportunities||CRUISE WORLD 2013 – NOVEMBER 6-10, 2013
Cruise World 2013 will be hosting their event featuring cruise products, tour products, destinations, technological tools and more in Fort Lauderdale November 6-10, 2013. A strong selection of cruise oriented travel agents are expected to attend. The GMCVB works closely with cruise partners to help educate staff and clients on all that Miami has to offer for the first-time and returning visitors. Together with Cruise Miami partner, PortMiami, the GMCVB has reached over 2,000 agents through seminars, trade shows and familiarization tours. Click here, to view and complete our registration form.
WEDDING SALON SHOW NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 11, 2013
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH GMCVB’S MEDICAL TOURISM INITIATIVE
For more information on how to be a part of this program, please visit MiamiHealthCare.org or call the partnership department at 305/539-3076
JOIN THE “GMCVB PARTNERS” FACEBOOK GROUP
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|United States & Canada||GMCVB’S NORTH AMERICA PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
This week, the Media Relations Team focused extensively on Miami digital projects: The first Home for the Holidays LGBT
promotion winner was selected from possible candidates. In the final days of Miami Attractions Month, the Team notes 3,500 Facebook offers were claimed, and Miami Live Month social promotions have begun with Bon Appetit’s Grub Crawl and the GMCVB’s Rock the Bus tours kicking off.
|Latin America||GMCVB’S ARGENTINA PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s Argentina PR Team had a media meeting with the website EntreMujeres.com from Clarin newspaper. Excellent coverage on Miami’s family vacation offers was recently garnered in this website which can be viewed here. The
Team also translated the Miami Live Month press release and is following up on any generated coverage. Argentina ranked #3 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $1.01 billion.
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|Europe & Asia||GMCVB’S FRANCE PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s France PR Team is currently assisting Femme Actuelle, the most read women’s weekly magazine in France (circulation: 872,650), which will be writing an article about Miami as a top tourist destination. The team is also assisting Télématin Broadcast on France 2 TV (viewers: 1.3 million) which is planning to conduct a TV show on French expats and Miami from the point of view of a disabled accessible destination. France ranked #9 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $438 million.
GMCVB’S GERMANY PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau extends warm birthday wishes to:
AJ Balsera, Carmen Morris, Dave Anton, Doug Bartel, Dr. Jeffrey Solomon, Felicia S. Robinson, Gino Caliendo, Phil Feek, Sandy Briscoe, Tim Moses, Adria Rasken, Brian Johnson, Carmen Herin, Charlie Cinnamon, Eric Knowles, U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Art Noriega, Bobby Bryant, Jon Murakami, Manny Diaz, Gisela Marti, Ana Diaz, Christine Singsaas, Burt L. Saunders, Don Slesnick, John Fox, John Kaatz, Karen J. Mathis, Sumner Hutcheson, Jose Diaz-Balart, Julio Laguna, Frankie Ruiz, Chris Manger, James K. Loftus, Jose Sotolongo, Steve Sauls, Judith Patron-Fernandez, Lyan Tassler, Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli, Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Alan Wilson, Art Torno, City of Miami Commissioner and GMCVB Board Member Wilfredo Gort, Don Nardini, Eddy Gonzalez, Julio Rebull Jr., Carlos A. Manrique, Carlos Planas, Daina Leon, Glenda Hood, Joe P. Lacher, Mark Coats, Miami-Dade County Commissioner and GMCVB Board Member Sally A. Heyman, Monty Trainer, Oscar J. Braynon, Philip Blumberg, Sallie Byrd, Charlie Safdie and Luis Cerezo.
4 Miami-Dade Golden Veterans Parade
11 Ford Championship Weekend
13 30th Annual Miami Book Fair International
15 MSC Divina arrives at PortMiami
17 American Airlines inaugural flight between Miami and Milan
19 Costa Luminosa arrives at PortMiami
30 Pérez Art Museum Miami Opening
31 Art Basel Miami Beach/Design Miami
60 Discover Orange Bowl
94 Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway arrives at PortMiami
101 Miami International Boat Show
103 51st Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival
108 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
909 International Pow Wow 2016 (IPW) Miami
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In 1944, the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department established the Fruit & Spice Park as the only garden park of its kind in the U.S. on 32 acres of fertile farmland in the area known as the Redland. It is internationally known for its more than 500 varieties of exotic and subtropical fruit, nut, spice and herb trees and shrubs. Visitors can sample and learn about many of these varieties and take daily guided tours and naturalist-led workshops.
46 Jobs – Golden Strand Resort employs 46 people [non-exportable jobs] and has been a proud GMCVB partner since 2011.