MONDAY Greek Research and Technology Network to host the 16th Global Grid Forum at the Divani Caravel Hotel. To Thursday. For details, log on to www.ggf.org. Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SVVE) to hold a conference on «The Current Framework for the Commercial Transactions between Greece and Bulgaria,» at 6 p.m. at the SVVE premises in Thessaloniki. Call 2310.539.817 or log on to www. sbbe.gr. Former Prime Minister Costas Simitis to speak at a conference «Globalization-European Union-Greece,» hosted by the The Association for the Modernization of Society (OPEK) at 7 p.m. at the Thessaloniki port. For details, log on to www.p80.gr. WEDNESDAY Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in cooperation with the Egnatia Odos SA to host a conference on «Egnatia Odos SA: Innovative Actions, Research and Modern Management Systems,» on the university’s premises. Call 2310.470.200 or log on to www.egnatia.gr. THURSDAY KPMG to host the 9th Human Resources symposium at the Athens Imperial-Grecotel Hotel. Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University, California, will be the keynote speaker. To Friday. Call 210.606.2100 or log on to www.kpmg.gr. Economist conferences on «Enhancing Growth and Prosperity of SMEs in Greece and Southeastern Europe» to be held at 9 a.m. at the Ledra Marriott Hotel. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas will make the opening address. Call 210.940.8750 or log on to www.economistconferences.com. FRIDAY Eighth International Franchise Exhibition KEM 2006 to open at the Athens Exhibition Center, 124 Kifissias. To Monday. For details, log on to www.kemexpo.gr.