The Greater Washington Board of Trade plays host to J.W. “Bill” Marriott Jr. on Wednesday.

The chairman and chief executive of Bethesda-based hotel company Marriott International is to talk about his book, “Without Reservations: How a Family Root Beer Stand Grew into a Global Hotel Company.”

The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Mayflower Renaissance Washington, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. $85 for members, $105 for everyone else.

Other events of note
Wednesday, Dec. 4

The Eurasia Center and the Eurasian Business Coalition are hosting their sixth annual “Doing Business with Russia” conference. The daylong event begins at 8 a.m. at the Russian Trade Representation, 2001 Connecticut Ave. NW. $225.

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is having a holiday reception, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Madame Tussauds, 1001 F St. NW. $10 for members, $25 for everyone else.

Thursday, Dec. 5

The Issaquah, Wash.-based BBB Mobile Giving Foundation is holding its fourth annual “Mobile Giving Forum” for nonprofits, foundations and technology providers. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the American Society of Association Executives headquarters, 1575 I St. NW. $95 to $195.

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar on employment law. Shirley Tang of Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner is to speak. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the chamber’s offices at 506 Ninth St. NW. Free.

Dec. 6

Fairfax-based BL Marketing Enterprises is holding the “Ultimate Nova Business Expo.” The event begins at 8 a.m. at Shriner’s International, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. $25.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby