ECONOMY

Agenda

Thursday – The Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy hosts a conference on «Refugees Today,» at 8 p.m. at the foundation’s premises (11 Vas. Sofias). Tel. 210.370.9081 or visit www.foundation.parliament.gr. – Agriculture Minister Evangelos Bassiakos opens the 20th International Food and Drink exhibition at 5.30 p.m. at the Expo Athens in Anthoussa. The exhibition will run through Monday. Tel. 210.656.4411-7 or visit www.mackbrookshellas.gr. – The second international Real Estate conference on «A Changing World» begins at the Helexpo grounds in Thessaloniki. To Saturday. Tel. 2310.291.213 or visit www.helexpo.gr. Friday – The Agricultural Development and Food Ministry hosts the first International Influenza Seminar, at 9 a.m. at the auditorium of the IIBEAA (4 Soranou Ephesius). Minister Evangelos Bassiakos will speak. Tel. 210.659.7000 or visit www.bioacademy.gr. – The 9th KEM International Franchise Exhibition opens at the Athens Exhibition Center (124 Kifissias, Ambelokipi). Deputy Minister of Development Yiannis Papathanassiou and French Ambassador Bruno Delaye will open the exhibition at 6 p.m. To Monday. Tel. 210.608.4550 or log on to www.kemexpo.gr. Saturday – The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) hosts the preliminary meeting of communist and labor parties in preparation for the 9th international convention in Athens later this year. – Naftemboriki newspaper holds a conference on «Thrace: At the Edge of Greece, In the Heart of Developments,» at 5.30 p.m. at the Arcadia Hotel in the prefecture of Komotini. Macedonia-Thrace Minister Giorgos Kalatzis and Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis will attend. Tel. 210.519.8148-9. – The Association of Greek Architects (SADAS PEA) holds a conference on «Policies for Architecture and the Urban Environment in Greece,» starting at 9.30 a.m. at the amphitheater of the Culture Ministry. Tel. 210.321.5146 or log on to www.sadas-pea.gr.