MONDAY – ETBA Leasing shareholders hold a general meeting at company headquarters, 87 Syngrou Avenue, at 2 p.m., to discuss and vote on the company’s absorption by Piraeus Leasing. – Black Sea Trade and Development Bank’s board holds a press conference at the Electra Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. TUESDAY – Alpha Bank shareholders hold a repeat extraordinary general meeting at the Hilton Hotel at 10.30 a.m., to discuss and vote on plans to absorb subsidiary Alpha Investment and the resulting share capital increase. The meeting will be preceded at the same venue by one of Alpha Investment itself on the same issue at 9 a.m. – Clothing firm Ridenco shareholders hold a general meeting at company head office, 52 Aigialeias, Maroussi, at 2 p.m. – Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Athens Stock Exchange hold a conference on «Investing with Knowledge. Portfolio Management Strategics in Uncertain Times.» At ASE headquarters, Sophocleous. For further information, call 210.699.3559, 210.699.3756. – Microsoft Hellas holds press conference to present the Microsoft Office System at the Zappeion’s Aigli restaurant. WEDNESDAY – Hazlis & Rivas organize the third Economist conference on the Olympic Games, titled «Countdown to the 2004 Olympic Games. What Should Be Considered a ‘Successful’ Olympiad?» Ministers and government officials to attend. At the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. For further information, call 210.940.8750. – Emporiki Bank shareholders hold repeat general meeting at head office, 11 Sophocleous, on authorization to management to issue bond loans. THURSDAY – The European Network for Information and Communications (EURONEM), in cooperation with the Athens Chamber of Industry and Commerce, will hold a conference on «Women and Entrepreneurship,» at 2 Academias. For further information, call 210.672.4562. FRIDAY – General Secretariat for Research and Technology opens a three-day conference on «Printed and Electronic Communication 2003.» At the conference center of the old Hellenikon airport. For further information, call 210.682.9092. – Two-day pharmaceutical conference «Pharma Point,» begins at the Helexpo fairground in Salonica.