Events for March 13, 2007

7:30 a.m. Panel discussions on China’s growing industrial competitiveness, renewable resources and other topics will be held at the Basic Industrial Conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at 301 Park Avenue.

8:15 a.m. The New York Law School’s Center for Real Estate Studies holds a breakfast forum on the future of city real estate at 47 Worth Street.

9 a.m. The directors of the city’s Industrial Development Agency will meet at the New York Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street.

9 a.m. The mayor’s senior policy adviser in the Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability speaks at lighting industry forum at the Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue and 45th Street.

10 a.m. Councilman Bill de Blasio and family advocates discuss efforts to increase the number of Family Court judges on the City Hall steps.

11 a.m. Rev. Al Sharpton and other ministers, community leaders and health care workers speak against the governor’s proposed health care cuts in front of North General Hospital, 1879 Madison Avenue.

6 p.m. A St. Patrick’s Day corned beef cook-off will benefit the families of Fighting 69th and Fisher House at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue.

7 p.m. Domestic violence survivors and supporters will gather at a Girls Night Out anti-violence fundraiser at Fizz Restaurant & Lounge, 137 E. 55th Street.

7 p.m. Author and activist Larry Kramer commemorates the 20th anniversary of ACT UP at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 W. 13th Street.

7:30 p.m. Former ABC News correspondent John Miller and “The Looming Tower” author Lawrence Wright discuss Western media coverage of radical Islam at the Council on Foreign Relations, 58 E. 68th Street.

– Gillian Reagan