MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA The greater Miami area of South Florida is an eclectic melting pot of people and cultures, and the events presented here are no different. From lavish see-and-be-seen fund-raising galas to cutting-edge conferences to over-the-top pool parties, South Florida residents gather with purpose. Philanthropy is a common theme that brings people together, as is celebrating L.G.B.T. pride or ethnic heritage, while an appreciation of the visual and performing arts, food and drink, or athletic skill provides the impetus for many more of these events.
To choose and rank the annual events on this list, BizBash considers several factors, including economic impact, buzz, innovation, and an event's prominence within the communities it intends to serve.