MONDAY The first symposium of the International Hellenic University on «Economic Developments and Challenges in the World Economy and Markets and in the region of Southeast Europe» begins at 3 p.m. at the university’s amphitheater in Thessaloniki. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will be the keynote speaker. For further details, log on to www.ihu.edu.gr. The Hellenic American Union is hosting the third international conference on «Project Management. Best Practices 2008,» starting at 9 a.m. at the HAU conference center. For further details, log on to www.hau.gr. The Greek Sales Institute holds its first general meeting at 6.30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel. The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts a seminar on «Human Resources Management,» at its premises at 5 p.m. For further information, call 210.338.2234 or log on to www.acci.gr. TUESDAY The Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the National Bank of Greece host the fourth LSE conference on «Welfare and Pension Reform in Europe: Learning from Each Other,» at 4.30 p.m. in the National Bank of Greece’s auditorium at 82-84 Aiolou. Employment Minister Fani Palli-Petralia will make the opening speech. Tel. 210.362.2096. The University of Athens, the Greek Marketing Academy and the Greek Sales Institute host the second Global Sales Science Institute conference, «Scholarship & Practice in Sales and Sales Management: Reconciling the two Worlds,» at 2 p.m. at the Titania Hotel. To Friday. Tel. 210.624.2790 or log on to www.-gssi2008.org or www.ipe.org.gr. The European Financial Management Association begins its 17th annual meeting at the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa Hotel in Vouliagmeni. To Saturday. WEDNESDAY KPMG is hosting the fourth IT conference on «CRM and Project Management,» starting at 9 a.m. at the Aigli in Zappeion. Tel. 210.606.2219 or log on to www.kpmg.gr. THURSDAY The Finance Ministry, the Merchant Marine Ministry and the Foreign Ministry will jointly host an international conference on «European Union, Territorial Cohesion and Insularity,» on the island of Kos. Deputy Minister of Finance Yiannis Papathanassiou, Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis and Deputy Merchant Marine Minister Panayiotis Kammenos will speak. To Sunday. For further details, log on to www.mfa.gr. FRIDAY The first Adriatic-Ionian Intercultural Dialogue conference begins at 5 p.m. at the Ionian University on the island of Corfu, hosted by the European Parliament. To Saturday. For details, log on to http://eocf-ai.org.