The Athens Forum for Democracy, the International New York Times and Kathimerini organize the Athens Forum 2014. “Democracy Under Pressure” will take place at the Acropolis Museum and the Stoa of Attalos in central Athens. Keynote speakers include Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, former President of Slovenia Danilo Turk and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. (Info:

Traffic restrictions return to downtown Athens after the summer break. Only cars with odd-numbered plates are allowed into the city center on odd dates, and only the even-numbered on even dates, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

The 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) and the 11th Sound & Music Computing Conference (SMC) will take place jointly, under the auspices of President Karolos Papoulias. The main theme of the Conference is “Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echoes to Virtual Ethos.” At various venues in Athens, through Saturday. (Info:

The Association for Advancement of Industrial Crops and the Center for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) organize an international conference on “Industrial Crops and Products.” At the Divani Palace Acropolis, 19-25 Parthenonos, Athens. To Thursday. (Info: 210.660.3382,

The Labor Ministry is hosting the presentation of its “Housing and Reintegration” program at 60 Solomou, Athens (8th floor), at noon. (Info:

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will publish its second-quarter figures on service sector turnover and on retail employment. It will also release its provisional results of its Annual Agricultural Survey for 2012.


The Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE) holds a press conference at the Divani Caravel Hotel (Athens View Room), 2 Vassileos Alexandrou, Athens, following its general meeting. At 11.30 a.m.

The first Packaging Conference takes place at the Maroussi Plaza amphitheater, 3A Frangoklissias, Maroussi, Athens. (Info: 210.661.7777, [email protected])

ALBA Graduate Business School organizes its 22nd Career Forum at its campus, 6-8 Xenias, Athens. To Friday, when its 2nd Career Day event takes place. (Info:


Parliament to debate the bills for the approval of contracts for the concession of areas in Western Greece for hydrocarbon exploration.

EFEPAE, the intermediary entity for the “Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship” program, holds an informative event on “State Subsidies and Growth” at the Divani Caravel Hotel, 2 Vassileos Alexandrou, Athens, at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Info: 210.698.5210)

Listed company Edrasi will hold a general meeting of shareholders.

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will publish the results of its Manpower Survey for the second quarter of the year, and its July data on exports and imports in farming and agriculture.

The University of Macedonia holds a an event on “The Interconnection of the Greek Public University with the Labor Market and Enterprises.” At Thessaloniki City Hall from 1-8.30 p.m. (Info: 2310.891.873)


The Mostra Rota and Gift Show exhibitions take place at the Metropolitan Expo exhibition center, near Athens International Airport. To September 22. (Info:

The 62nd Modern Creations exhibition opens at the MEC exhibition center in Paeania, eastern Attica. To September 22. (Info:

The 10th international Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI 2014) conference opens at the Aldemar Paradise Village on Rhodes island. To Sunday. (Info:

Listed Intracom Holdings is holding an extraordinary general meeting.

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will issue its July data on industrial turnover and on Greek merchant fleet capacity.


The 2nd Modern House exhibition opens at the Peace and Friendship Stadium. To September 28. (Info:

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