ECONOMY

AGENDA

Monday – The Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds its annual general meeting. Prime Minister Costas Simitis and other top government officials expected to attend. At the chamber’s headquarters, 1 Loudovikou St. – The General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) to meet with employers’ representatives to discuss the national collective wage agreement. – The Development Ministry, in cooperation with the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), holds a conference on «Special Kinds of Tourism: Agritourism and Spa Tourism.» At the Divani Caravel Hotel. For further information, tel 210.884.2916. Wednesday – The Hellenic American Union holds a three-day seminar on «Effective Negotiation: A Step-by-Step Guide.» To Friday. For further information, tel 210.368.0056. – The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) holds a conference on «Greece in the International Investment Market» at Zappeion Hall. Deputy Governor of the Bank of Greece Panayiotis Thomopoulos, the president of the Federation of Greek Industries, Odysseas Kyriakopoulos, and New Democracy deputy Giorgos Alogoskoufis will be the keynote speakers. For further information, tel 210.921.1200-210. Thursday – The 11th International Exhibition of Professional Equipment «EXPO 2004» opens at the Center for Vocational Orientation (EKEP) at the 12th km point on the Athens-Lamia national road. To January 26. For further information, tel 210.522.5133, 210.5225203 or access www.expro.gr. Friday – The 35th International Tourism and Industry Exhibition «XENIA» opens at the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) exhibition center. The exhibition is organized by Xenia Exhibitions SA and will run through January 26. For further information, tel 210.884.2916. – The Second Communication and Marketing Exhibition «Marketing Expo 2004» opens at the Expo Athens congress center in Anthoussa, organized by Boussias Communications. To Sunday. For further information, tel 210.613.6720.