ECONOMY

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MONDAY – Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis to attend EU finance ministers (Ecofin) meeting in Brussels. – Hellenic American Union holds a four-day seminar on «MBA Overview.» At HAU premises. To November 28. For further information, call 210.368.0907. TUESDAY – National Documentation Center (EKT) holds a conference on «Industry-Research-Innovation: The Challenge.» Development Minister Akis Tsochadzopoulos will speak. The conference will take place at the Thessaloniki Technological Park, Thessaloniki. For further information, call 210.727.3920, 2310.498.200 or www.ekt.gr. – EU holds two-day ministerial meeting on «Sustainable Development of Fishing in the Mediterranean,» in Venice, Italy. – A two-day Euromoney conference titled «Greece 2003: A Regional Leader» will be held at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis and former Swedish prime minister and former UN special envoy Carl Bildt will be the keynote speakers. To tomorrow. For further information, call 210.998.4870. WEDNESDAY – Parliament begins discussion of 2004 budget at committee stage. – Kalofolias group organizes conference on «Major Public Works: The Next Day.» Environment Minister Vasso Papandreou will make the opening speech. The conference will be held at the Divani Caravel Hotel. To tomorrow. For further information, call 210.617.2700. – Institute of Energy for Southeastern Europe (IENE) organizes the eighth «Energy and Development Conference 2003.» Development Minister Akis Tsochadzopoulos and Christopher Jones, head of the European Commission’s DGTREN, will be the keynote speakers. The conference will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Athens. To tomorrow. For further details, call 210.362.8457 or www.energia.gr. THURSDAY – The Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA) will hold a two-day seminar on «Knowledge Management,» conducted by Jill Shepherd, a lecturer in strategic knowledge & information systems of the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. At the Ledra Marriott Hotel, to tomorrow. For further information, call 210.967.1403 or www.alba.edu.gr. FRIDAY – Kalofolias group and financial daily Express hold a Real Estate Forum at the Divani Caravel Hotel. General Secretary for the Olympic Games Costas Kartalis and opposition New Democracy MP spokeswoman for the Olympic Games Fanny Palli-Petralia will be the keynote speakers. For further information, call 210.617.2700. – Government holds a business forum and exhibition, titled «Building New Bridges: Europe and the Arab World,» at the Piraeus Port Authority exhibition center. Foreign Minister George Papandreou and General Secretary of the Arab League Amr Moussa, will be the keynote speakers. To December 4.. – INV International, in cooperation with the Department of Commerce representation at the US Embassy in Athens, is to hold the «2003 Golf Investment and Real Estate Conference and Exhibition,» at the Intercontinental Hotel in Athens. To tomorrow. For further information, call 210.620.1441, 210.625.1739 or www.invgolf.com. – The Hellenic American Union organizes a two-day seminar on «Logistics & Supply Chain Management.» The seminar will take place at HAU premises. To tomorrow. For further information, call 210.368.0064. SATURDAY – Piraeus University is holding a two-day conference on «Analysis of Financial Statements for Tax Audit – New Regulations in the Tax Audit System.» For further information, call 210.412.2245, 210.414.2000.