ECONOMY

In Brief

MONDAY Prodexpo 2005 conference and exhibition on «Real Estate as a Means to Greece’s Economic Growth,» at the Divani Caravel Hotel. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.728.9000 or visit www.tsomokos.gr. National Bank of Greece holds extraordinary general meeting at 1 p.m. at head office on Aeolou Street. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis presents draft of the state budget for 2006. Naftemboriki financial newspaper and Epirus Prefecture hold a conference on entrepreneurship in the region, titled «New Environment of Action and Development,» at the Du Lac Hotel in Ioannina. Deputy Finance Minister Adam Regouzas to speak. Tel. 210.519.8148. TUESDAY Shareholders of Piraeus Bank hold general meeting at 11 a.m. at Zappeion’s Aigli restaurant. 30th annual Interferry conference begins at the Astir Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni. To Friday. For details, visit www.interferry.com. WEDNESDAY Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds a conference on «Entrepreneurship in Information and Knowledge Society – Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises,» to be held at 10 a.m. at the chamber’s offices. Tel. 2310.370.100 or visit www.ebeth.gr. THURSDAY Infosystem 2005 international exhibition on information technology, telecommunications & digital technology opens at the Helexpo fairgrounds in Thessaloniki. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to make the opening address. To Sunday. Tel. 2310.291.157 or visit www.helexpo.gr. Greek-German Chamber of Commerce holds a symposium on «Waste Management in Greece – Technologies, Applications, Experience, Legislative Framework, Market and Perspectives,» at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. To tomorrow. Tel. 210.641.9000 or visit www.german-chamber.gr. The board of the European Central Bank meets for the first time in Athens at Zappeion Hall. SATURDAY American College of Thessaloniki hosts the first conference on «Retailing and Mall Development,» at 9 a.m. at the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Deputy Finance Minister Adam Regouzas to speak. Tel. 2310.370.100 or visit www.ebeth.gr.