MONDAY Bank staff continue 48-hour strikes over pension fund demands. Economy Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to attend Federation of Industries of Northern Greece’s (SEVE) national conference on «Developing Exports: The Only Solution – Business Initiatives and Joint Private – Public Sector Activities» at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Thessaloniki. To tomorrow. Tel. 2310.535.333 or www.seve.gr. Center of International and European Economic Law holds conference on «State Contracts,» at the Athens Bar Association, 6 p.m. Tel. 2310.486.900 or www.cieel.gr. Coastal Shipping Transportation Council (SAS) convenes. Annual General Meetings (AGMs): Eltrak, Elval, Sidenor, Etem, Corinth Pipe Works, Albio Holdings, Galaxidi. TUESDAY Sixth International Venture Capital Forum, organized by the Hellenic Center for Investment, is held at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.338.7113 or visit www.vcforum.gr. The Committee of Accounting Standardization and Controls (ELTE) and the Capital Market Commission hold a conference on «Developments in International Accounting Standards,» at the Old Stock Exchange, 1, Pezmatzoglou, 8.30 p.m. Deputy Finance Minister Adam Regouzas to speak. Tel. 210.337.7270. Business consultants KPMG hold the first Information Technology (IT) forum at the Ledra Marriott Hotel. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.606.2207 or visit www.kpmg.gr. Naftemboriki newspaper organizes a conference on «Development, Entrepreneurship and Small & Medium Enterprises» at 7.30 p.m. at the Imperial Hotel in Larissa, Thessaly. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias to be keynote speaker. Tel. 210.519.8148-9. AGMs: Plaisio, Micro Computer Systems, Maillis. WEDNESDAY Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) holds a press conference at 1 p.m. at its premises, 5 Xenophontos. AGMs: Viossol, Halcor. THURSDAY Piraeus port workers begin 48-hour strike. Employees at public utilities (DEKO) stage three-hour work stoppage from noon to 3 p.m. protesting government’s labor reforms. OTE Telecom holds general meeting. Hellenic Post (ELTA) holds the third Direct Marketing forum on «Effective Direct Marketing Uncovered,» at the Sofitel Athens Airport. 9 a.m. Tel. 210.661.7777. Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) holds a conference on «Legislation and Regulations – The Impact on Competitiveness and the Cost,» at the amphitheater of the National Bank of Greece, 5 p.m. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to speak. Tel. 210.323.7325. Merchant Marine Minister Manolis Kefaloyiannis opens the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association’s second global shipbroker forum «Pireaus 2005» on «The Continuous Evolution of an Industry,» at the Divani Apollon Palace Hotel. For details log on to www.pireas2005.com. FRIDAY Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos visits Cyprus.