Monday Greece’s Deputy Minister for Agricultural Development and Food Alexandros Kontos is to visit the northern prefecture of Rodopi in order to hold talks with local agricultural organizations on the issues of government policy on agriculture and EU proposals on subsidy regime changes. Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee is to hold a special event at which 438 companies will be awarded accessibility certificates within the framework of the program «Hermes: Accessible Choice.» The event will take place at the Makedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. For further information, tel 2310.370.100, 2310.370.132. Black Sea Trade and Development Bank holds annual general meeting in Tirana, Albania. Albanian Prime Minister Fatos Nano will make the opening speech. Posidonia Maritime Policy Forum, a day-long conference, to be held at the Eugenides Foundation conference hall. Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis will attend. First International Conference «AMIREG 2004» on «Advances in Mineral Resources Management and Environmental Geotechnology,» begins at the Panorama Hotel in Hania, Crete. The conference is being organized by the Technical School of Crete. To Wednesday. For further information, tel 210.973.0697. The «Terena Networking Conference 2004 – One Step Ahead» opens at the Rhodes Campus of the University of the Aegean. The conference is organized by the Greek Research and Technology Network. To Thursday. For further information, tel 210.530.4488 or log on to www.terena.nl/conferences/tnc2004. Tuesday Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias chairs meeting of the National Monitoring Committee of the 2000-2006 Community Support Framework. Bank workers’ union (OTOE) meets with bank representatives to resume talks on an annual collective labor agreement Mobile operator CosmOTE holds annual general meeting at Zappeion Hall. Wednesday Microsoft Hellas organizes a conference on «Security and Reliable Computer Operation.» Detlef Eckert, Senior Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), will be the keynote speaker. At the Ledra Marriott Hotel in Athens. For further information, tel 210.689.8488. Friday University of La Verne is hosting a seminar on «Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets.» For further details, tel 210.822.3055. Athens Water Supply and Sewage Company (EYDAP) holds annual general meeting at 10.30 a.m. at company’s headquarters, 16 Oropou, Galatsi. EYDAP’s new chairman will be announced. The Second Direct Marketing Forum on «Creating Durable Relationships with Customers» is being organized by Marketing Week magazine in cooperation with Hellenic Post (ELTA). Direct marketing guru Lester Wunderman will be the keynote speaker. At the Sofitel Hotel, El. Venizelos Airport. For further information, tel 210.613.6720 or log on to www.boussias.com. Bank workers’ union (OTOE) stages a 24-hour strike demanding more money and 35-hour week with no cut in pay.