ECONOMY

Agenda

Monday Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to meet with the chairman of the Hellenic Banks’ Association, Yiannis Costopoulos. The Hellenic Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Handicraft SA (EOMMEX) in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Rhodope prefecture hold a conference on «New Funds for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises to Boost Competitiveness.» For further details, call 210.210.749.1100 or 25310.22.831/36.831. Tuesday The Federation of Hellenic Information Technology and Communication Enterprises (SEPE) holds a press conference on growth of the Internet in Greece, at 2.30 p.m. at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. Bank employees meet to decide whether they will strike on January 31. Wednesday Telecommunication and information technology conference «Cisco Expo 2005» opens at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. To Thursday. For details see www.ciscoexpo.gr. Thursday The Hellenic Association of Chemical Engineers organizes the first Panhellenic conference on «Alternative Fuels,» at the National Technical University of Athens. To Friday. For further details, tel 210.772.3825 or visit www.psxm.gr. Friday Bank of Greece Governor Nicholas Garganas and Tevfik Bilgin, the head of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey (BDDK), to sign a cooperation agreement in Istanbul on the mutual exchange of banking information. The 36th International Tourism Industry Exhibition «Xenia 2005» opens at the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP). To January 31. For further details, see www.xenia.gr. The 12th International Exposition of Professional Equipment Exro 2005 opens at the EKEP exhibition center, 12th km Athens-Lamia National Road. To Sunday. For further details, tel 210.522.5133, 210.522.5203.