ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY Development Minister Christos Folias holds a press conference on Greece’s energy policy abroad, particularly on the South Stream natural gas pipeline. At 1 p.m. at the Development Ministry. The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) holds a press conference on «Forest Protection: Yesterday – Today and Tomorrow,» at noon at the Athens Imperial Hotel. The Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) hosts a conference titled «IT and Communication Technologies as a Means of Prevention and Protection of Citizens and Ecosystem from Forest Fires,» starting at 9 a.m. in the Transport Ministry’s amphitheater. European Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas will be the keynote speaker. Tel. 210.329.1252 or log on to www.tee.gr. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is hosting a «Week for the Future of Transport,» including a series of conferences and events dedicated to all forms of transportation. Events will take place at the Thessaloniki Science Center & Technology Museum. To Thursday. The Institute of International Relations (IDIS) is hosting a conference on «Global Environmental Governance: Challenges and Prospects,» starting at 7.30 p.m. at its premises in Plaka. Tel. 210.331.2325-7 or log on to www.idis.gr. TUESDAY OME-OTE, the telecom group’s union, begins a 48-hour strike, opposing the government’s decision to sell part of OTE to Deutsche Telecom. A rally will be held at 1 p.m. in Klafthmonos Sq. The Vakalo School of Art and Design and the Benaki Museum are hosting a 50-year anniversary conference and exhibition, titled «Greek Design: 50 Years of the Vakalo School,» starting at 8 p.m. in the museum’s amphitheater. Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis will open the exhibition. For details, log on to www.vakalo.gr. IDC IT Security Roadshow 2008 on «Securing Your Business: Technology Meets People,» begins at the Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel. For details, log on to www.idc-cema.com. WEDNESDAY The first conference of the Mediterranean countries of the World Poultry Science Association begins at 6 p.m. at the Porto Carras Hotel in Halkidiki. To Saturday. Tel. 2310.9999.53. THURSDAY The British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the British Embassy will hold the «Two Ministers» luncheon with guest speakers Development Minister Christos Folias and UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Digby Jones at 1.30 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. For details log on to www.bhcc.gr. Philon Net Engineering Solutions is hosting a conference on «Drive Innovation with Simulation,» starting at 9 a.m. at the training center of the National Bank of Greece in Glyfada. For details, log on to www.philonnet.gr. The Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) is hosting a conference on «Pay, Benefits and Career of IT Executives,» at 5 p.m. at its premises (200 Ionias & 61 Iakovaton). For details, log on to www.eede.gr. FRIDAY Europe Day. The Development Ministry is hosting a conference on the new business program «Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship 2007-2013,» at 10 a.m. at the Dais cultural center. Development Minister Christos Folias will speak. For details, log on to www.antagonistikotita.gr/epan/. The 14th scientific congress for Greek medical students begins at the Athens Concert Hall. To Sunday. For details, log on to www.14esfie.gr. SATURDAY Auto Moto Fiesta 2008, the second exhibition of vehicles, cars and motorcycles, begins at the Helexpo fairgrounds in Thessaloniki and will run through May 18. For details, log on to www.helexpo.gr.