The National Council for Competitiveness and Development meets at the Zappeion Hall. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis will be the keynote speakers. Athens College hosts a two-day seminar on «Marketing Plan.» To tomorrow. For further information, tel 210.679.8100 The Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA) organizes the four-day ALBA Career Forum at the Poseidon Hotel, Palaio Faliron. To Friday. For further details, tel 210.896.4531. Wednesday The National Consumers’ Council convenes at Zappeion Hall to discuss consumer protection during the Olympic Games. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to attend Ecofin meeting in Luxembourg. The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) holds its 12th regular general meeting. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will be the keynote speaker. At the Athens Concert Hall. The Panhellenic Ship Agents & Professional Port Users’ Association organizes a conference on «Competitiveness of Greek Ports.» At the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP). Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis will be among the speakers. For further information, tel 210.422.0536. Thursday The Third International Exhibition Metallon 2004 on «Raw Materials, Metal Processing Machinery Tools, & Automation,» opens at the International Exhibition Center of Thessaloniki. The exhibition is organized by Helexpo SA. To Sunday. For further information, tel 2310.291.264. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will be the keynote speaker at the 80-year anniversary ceremony of Naftemboriki newspaper at the Hotel Grande Bretagne.