The Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Social Security Organization for the Self-Employed (OAEE) will hold an informative event at the chamber’s headquarters regarding social security issues. (Info:

The US Embassy in Athens and its consular section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki, and all US government offices in Greece will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day


French President Francois Hollande makes an official visit to Athens.

The Economist holds a debate between German deputy Klaus-Peter Willsch and British economist Graeme Maxton on whether the Greek debt constitutes a domestic affair only. At the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, at 7 p.m. organizes a meeting for those interested in learning about developments in tourism and technology, titled “Greek Start-ups in Tourism.” At the HUB Events venue, 12 Alkminis, Athens, from 6.15-10 p.m. (Info:

Listed company ELVE holds an extraordinary general meeting.

Listed firm Jumbo will announce its financial figures for 2012.


Umbrella unions GSEE and ADEDY to hold a 24-hour strike, with the participation of the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation.

The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) holds an informative event on copyright issues from 3-7 p.m. at its headquarters, 7 Academias. (Info:

PMG holds in Nicosia the Pan-Cypriot Conference for Family, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, at the Hilton Park Hotel.

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to publish December 2012 data on the Greek commercial fleet.


Euro Working Group to assess the progress of the Greek fiscal streamlining project in Brussels.

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to issue its January figures on new house construction material prices.

Helexpo organizes three major exhibitions at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center, all lasting until Sunday: 7th FURNIDEC Business and 14th Furnima on furniture and house decoration, the 5th Energy Tech and the 30th INFACOMA. (Info:

The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry and one9six public relations firm organize the 1st International Digital Business Colloquium, on “Silicon Valley, Berlin or London? Greece: The

Alternative Model.” At the Hellenic Olympic Committee, in Kolonaki, Athens, at 2 p.m. (Info:

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), Kantor, the Citizens’ Movement and Transparency International Greece organize a public debate on “Without a Structural Administrative Reform, There Can Be No Growth.” Keynote speakers include European Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamantouros and Finance Ministry General Secretary for Revenues Haris Theoharis. At 7 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall, Vassilissis Sofias & Kokkali. (Info:


The European Commission issues its latest forecasts on the course of the eurozone’s economy.

The Publishing Conference 2013 takes place at the Maroussi Plaza amphitheater, 3 Frangoklisias, Maroussi, Athens. (Info: 210.661.7777,


The 13th Artoza exhibition on the bakery and pastry industries opens at the Metropolitan Expo Center, by Athens International Airport. To February 26. (Info: