ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY The Development Ministry’s General Secretariat for Consumers is hosting a conference on «Banks and Consumers: Enter Well-informed, Leave as a Winner,» starting at 5 p.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis and Development Minister Christos Folias will be the keynote speakers. Bank of Greece employees continue a 24-hour strike opposing social security reforms. The Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) hosts a conference on «European Standardization and Greek Reality: Benefits, Problems and Perspectives,» at 5 p.m. at the Esperia Hotel. For details, call 210.322.5094 or log on to www.tee.gr. The Economic Review and the Economia Business Tank host a conference on «Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEB) and the Structures of Greek Society,» at noon at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis will speak. The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is hosting a presentation by Professor Gikas Hardouvelis, chief economist at EFG Eurobank, titled «Global Financial Markets and the Regional Economy,» at the Makedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. For details, log on to www.amcham.gr. The 26th European conference of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health, on «Health Implications of Environmental Contamination,» begins at 9 a.m. at the University of Athens. Tel. 210.727.4314 or log on to http://conferences.geol.uoa.gr/segh2008. TUESDAY The seventh homeland and corporate security exhibition and conference «Exposec 08» opens at Zappeion Hall. Deputy Agriculture Minister Costas Kiltidis and Deputy Merchant Marine Minister Panayiotis Kammenos will speak. To Wednesday. For details, log on to www.tsomokos.gr. The Institute of Energy of Southeast Europe and the Hellenic Bank Association host a conference on «Energy Works in Greece: Obstacles, Difficulties and Solutions,» starting at 9 a.m. at the National Bank of Greece’s Theodoros Karatzas amphitheater. Development Minister Christos Folias will make the opening speech. For details, log on to www.iene.gr. The National Book Center presents a publication titled «M. Karagatsis: 100 Years since his Birth,» at noon at the Stoa tou Vivliou. Culture Minister Michalis Liapis will speak. For further details, call 210.920.0352 or log on to www.ekebi.gr. The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) and the Transport Ministry hold a press conference on the upgrading of regional airports. At 11 a.m. at the ministry. WEDNESDAY The Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece (KEDKE) hosts a conference on broadband Internet, at 9.30 a.m. at the Athens Imperial Hotel. THURSDAY EFG Eurobank is hosting a conference on «Future Trends in International Trade and Transportation,» starting at 6 p.m. at the Goulandris Natural History Museum. Professor Anne O. Krueger, former first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, will be the keynote speaker. Tel. 210.333.7089. The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) holds a press conference at 12.30 p.m. at the Athens Plaza Hotel. FRIDAY A conference on «Environment, Children and Education» begins at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, organized by Artion Conferences. For details, call 2310.257.819 or log on to www.eurocharity.gr. SATURDAY The 25th International Publishers Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. To Sunday. For details, call 210.941.3936.