Monday – Piraeus Marine Club holds the fourth international conference on «Transparency – The P&I Perspective,» on its premises at 51 Akti Miaouli, Piraeus. For further information, call 210.429.3606. – The Greek External Trade Organization (OPE) holds a conference on «Business Opportunities for Greek Exporters» in the Syrian Market and the Broader Area.» President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Al Assad and Syrian Foreign and Trade Minister Gassan Al Rifaee will be the keynote speakers. At OPE’s premises, 86-88 Marinou Antypa, Ilioupolis. For further information, call 210.998.2223. – Oracle International is holding a two-day «Oracle Partner Forum Southeast Europe,» at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Loverdos and US Ambassador Thomas Miller will attend. For further information, tel 210.678.9200 or visit www.oracle.com/gr. – The Finance Ministry, in cooperation with the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE), will hold a conference on the «New Tax System,» at the Vellideion Congress Hall in Thessaloniki. Deputy Finance Minister Apostolos Fotiadis will attend. For further information, call 2310.522.314. Tuesday – Boussias Communications to hold the e-Banking Forum 2003 on «The Next Challenges for Commercial Banks.» At the Divani Caravel Hotel. For further information, tel 210.613.6720 or visit www.boussias.com. Wednesday Catering chain Everest shareholders’ AGM at the Athens Plaza Hotel. Thursday – Parliament begins five-day debate on 2004 budget proposal. – The board of Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) holds general meeting at the company’s headquarters, 10 Akti Miaouli, Piraeus. – Disa Card Hellas presents the new Disa Card Hellas-Visa Electron. At the Hotel Grande Bretagne at noon.