The new leader of the New Democracy party, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, pays an official visit to Cyprus.

The American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce holds a luncheon, at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Syntagma Square, Athens, at which the guest of honor and keynote speaker will be Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras, with simultaneous translation from Greek into English. Starts at 1.30 p.m. (Info: 210.699.3559,

The Athens Medical Association holds a 24-hour strike.

The Joy She & Woman Expo 2016 opens at Syntagma metro station. To Saturday. (Info: 210.924.5577, [email protected])

The 14th Retail Business Awards ceremony will take place at the Metropolitan Expo center next to Athens International Airport. Starts at 8 p.m.

The Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host an event to present the plans for new legislation on investment incentives, starting at 6 p.m. (29 Tsimiski, Thessaloniki). (Info: 2310.310.132)


Naftemporiki newspaper’s 2nd Shipping Conference takes place at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso at Vouliagmeni, southern Athens, titled “Four Challenges for Shipping: Employment, Environment, Funding and Piraeus Maritime Center.” (Info:

The International Hellenic University and the Thessaloniki Energy Forum hold an event titled “Natural Gas and LNG: New Developments in the Southeastern European Market,” from 4.30 to 8.30 p.m. at the university campus in Thermi, Thessaloniki. (Info:


The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation begins a 48-hour strike.

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will publish its report on 2014 road cargo transport.


Journalists and all employees working for the mass media will hold a 24-hour strike.

European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos meets with United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, in Athens.

Agrotica 2016, the 26th International Fair for Agricultural Machinery, Equipment and Supplies, opens at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center. To Sunday. (Info:

The 2nd Governance, Risk & Compliance Conference and Seminars, titled “How to Increase Your Risk Intelligence in the Extended Enterprise,” will get under way at the Maroussi Plaza Amphitheater (3 Frangoklissias, Maroussi, Athens). To Friday. (Info: 210.661.7777, [email protected])

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will release its report on the ship repair industry in 2015.


The World in 2016 Gala Dinner by The Economist will take place at the Divani Apollo Palace & Thalasso at Vouliagmeni, southern Athens, in the presence of European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos. (Info: 210.940.8750, [email protected])

The 3rd Expotrof food and drinks exhibition opens at the Fencing Center in Elliniko, southern Athens. To February 1. (Info:

The Athens Fashion Trade Show opens at the Metropolitan Expo centernext to Athens International Airport. To February 2. (Info: 211.180.1801,

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will issue its November data on retail commerce turnover and road accidents, and its December figures on industrial producer prices.

The Athens-listed Hellenic Sugar Industry holds an extraordinary general meeting.


A Youth Entrepreneurship conference, titled “Greece Invests in its Future,” takes place at the Elisso Hotel in Xanthi, from 12.30 to 8 p.m. (Info: 6945.054.384, [email protected])

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