ECONOMY

Agenda

WEDNESDAY The secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Angel Gurria, releases the OECD’s annual report on the Greek economy in the presence of Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis. Gurria will also meet with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas presents a draft law for consumer protection. The Greek Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) holds the second «CSR: Values and Practices for Responsible Entrepreneurship» conference, starting at 9 a.m. at the DAIS cultural and conference center. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis will make the opening address. For details, tel 210.362.7337 or log on to www.csrhellas.gr/ CSR-gr/homegr.ht. The Association of Chief Executive Officers (EASE) hosts the 18th leadership conference on «Creativity and Innovation in Modern Management» at the Athens Hilton Hotel. For details, tel 210.689.4323 or log on to www.ease.gr. The American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts a conference on «Education as a Development Tool for a Society of Knowledge: Does Our Education System Contribute to this Development?» at the the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. Education Minister Marietta Giannakou will speak. For details, tel 210.699.3559 or log on to www.amcham.gr. The Express Kalofolias Group holds annual conference on business trends in tourism in the Epirus region at 6 p.m. at the Du Lac Hotel in Ioannina. For details, tel 2610.220.607 or 210.617.2807. The Panhellenic Federation of Real Estate Owners (POMIDA) and the Athens Traders Association hold a press conference to discuss the problems posed to small and medium-sized enterprises by the large department stores. THURSDAY The sixth Panhellenic conference on «Chemical Engineering» takes place at ATEbank’s training center in Nea Erythraia. To Sunday. For details, log on to www.pesxm.chemeng.ntua.gr. The General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) presents the conclusions of a study for the development and prospects of the ports in Piraeus and Thessaloniki, at noon at the Park Hotel. Eurobank EFG and the WWF Hellas hold a press conference to present the environment program «Know, Participate and Protect» at 11.30 a.m. at Zappeion’s Aigli restaurant. FRIDAY The National Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) hosts the second international conference on «Broadband Internet,» at 10 a.m. at the Grand Resort in Lagonissi. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will make the opening address. To Sunday. For details, tel 210.361.7277 or log on to www.eett.gr.