Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis and Deputy Minister for National Strategic Reference Framework Affairs Alexis Haritsis will hold a press conference at the ministry (5-7 Nikis, Athens) at 2 p.m.

Employees at the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME) will hold a three-hour work stoppage from 12.30 to 3.30 p.m., as well as a protest rally outside the Environment and Energy Ministry on Mesogeion Avenue.

The Hellenic Illumination Committee hosts the 2nd International Lighting Design Workshop at Ioulis on Kea. To Friday. (Info:

The US Embassy in Athens and its Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki, and all US government offices in Greece will be closed in observance of Columbus Day, a US national holiday.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will publish its July data on construction activity.

The Bank of Greece will release the details of January-July 2015 arrivals from abroad by non-residents.


The 13th Grant Thornton Business Conference, titled “Greek Economy | Restart,” takes place in the Trianti Room of the Athens Concert Hall (Vassilissis Sofias & Kokkali), starting at 6.30 p.m. (Info:


Primary school teachers will hold two two-hour work stoppages, one during each shift.

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos travels to Turkey on a two-day official visit.

The Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) will sell 625 million euros of three-month treasury bills.

The 2nd Packaging Conference takes place at the Maroussi Plaza amphitheater (Frangoklissias & Granikou, Maroussi, Athens). (Info: 210.661.7777, [email protected])

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will publish its June figures on visitors to archaeological sites and museums and its August data on industrial import prices.


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras travels to Belgium for the European Council meeting of European Union heads of state and government. To Friday.

The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) will hold a press conference at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation (9 Vassilissis Sofias, Athens) to present its latest report, titled “The Greek Economy,” at 1 p.m. (Info:


The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will release its August data on the capacity of the Greek merchant fleet and on farming and agriculture imports and exports.


The 5th Greek Furniture Expo opens at the Mediterranean Expo Center at Paiania, eastern Attica. To October 19. (Info:

The Zythognosia 2015 Athens Craft Beer Expo opens at The Hub Athens (5 Alkminis, Kato Petralona), featuring microbreweries and premium beers. To Sunday. (Info:

Kavalaexpo 2015 opens at the Apostolos Mardyris Exhibition Center at Nea Karvali, Kavala, eastern Macedonia, featuring local products, services, technology and ideas. To October 21. (Info:

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