ECONOMY

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MONDAY – Chinese Deputy Transport Minister Hong Shangxiaug due to sign a bilateral agreement on shipping cooperation with Cypriot counterpart Kikis Kazamias in Nicosia. – Hellenic Petroleum, in a consortium with Australia’s Woodside Energy and Spain’s Repsoil, is due to announce hydrocarbon exploration and production agreement with Libyan National Oil Organization. At company’s headquarters, 54 Amalias Ave. – Actions for Tourism Development and Training (DRATTE) and the Development Ministry organize the first Greek hotel management congress on «The Contribution of Management to Profit Maximization.» At Park Hotel, Alexandras Ave; to tomorrow. For further information, tel 210.380.6877. – OTE telecoms holds an extraordinary general meeting on renewal of share buyback scheme; at company headquarters, 99 Kifissias, Maroussi. – Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis starts a two-day visit to Turkey, where he will sign a double taxation agreement. He is accompanied by the country’s top business and labor union leaders. TUESDAY – PriceWaterhouseCoopers holds a conference on «New Tax Regulations,» at the Holiday Inn Hotel. For further information, tel 210.687.4596. WEDNESDAY – Chipita International shareholders hold a general meeting at company’s headquarters in Metamorphosis. – The Development Ministry’s Secretariat for Competitiveness holds a two-day forum on entrepreneurship in Greece. Development Minister Akis Tsochadzopoulos will deliver the opening speech. At the Divani Caravel Hotel. For further information, tel 801.11.36300 or visit www.antagonistikotita. gr. – Hellenic Mensa High IQ Society in collaboration with iForce Communications hold a conference on «Artificial Intelligence – Human Intelligence.» At the Holiday Inn Hotel. For further information, tel 210.339.2501 or www.iforce.gr. THURSDAY – Boussias Communications holds the first «Human Resources Expo 2003» At the DAIS Culture & Sports Center, 151 Mesogeion. For further information, tel 210.613.5720. – Euro-Chinese Center for Research and Development in cooperation with the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) hold the first International EU-Chinese tourism conference on «The Future of Tourism in the 21st Century: The Chinese Challenge.» At the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 6 Academias. For further details, call 210.339.2500. – Two-day banking forum on Southeast European Markets opens at the Divani Caravel Hotel. National Bank of Greece Governor Theodoros Karatzas and chairman of the Greek Capital Market Commission, Stavros Thomadakis, are due to speak. For further information, tel 210.940.8750-2.