ECONOMY

AGENDA

MONDAY – Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Athens 2004, the organizers of the Olympic Games, hold a conference on the program «Hermes: Accessible Choice.» At the Macedonia Palace Hotel. – Hellenic Bank Association President Theodoros Karatzas visits Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. – 2004 State budget proposal to be tabled in Parliament. – Piraeus Bank holds extraordinary general meeting. Agenda includes approval of absorption of Hellenic Industrial Development Bank (ETBA) and share capital increase. At the Grande Bretagne Hotel, 1 p.m. – Veterinary inspectors begin rolling 48-hour strikes demanding higher pay. A court is due to decide whether their strike is illegal and abusive. TUESDAY – Workers of Agricultural Bank subsidiaries in Xanthi prefecture to demonstrate outside the bank’s headquarters over pay and conditions. THURSDAY – Merchant Marine Minister Giorgos Paschalidis to attend EU transport ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg. – British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, holds conference on International Financial Reporting Standards and their planned application in Greece as of January 1, 2004. At the Aigli Hall, Zappeion. For further info, call 210.721.0361, 210.721.0493, or visit www.bhcc.gr. – Marine Money Greece organizes the Greek Shipping Finance Forum at the Ledra Marriott Hotel. For further information, tel 210.984.2136. – International exhibition «Infosystem 2003» opens at the Helexpo fairground in Thessaloniki. To October 12. – Panhellenic Union of Shipping Agents meets to elect new board.