ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY – The Bank of Greece board of directors meets to appoint a new governor. – The European Quality Awards Winners’ Conference is held in Larissa. – The Federation of Industrialists of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace and Kavala Technical College are holding a conference on «Corporate Governance and Internal Audit.» For details call 0510.221.051. – Construction company Avax holds its annual general meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel. Agenda includes absorption of J&P (Hellas) group. At 3.00 p.m. – US Capital Market Commissioner Isaac Hunt will speak on «Analysts, Accountants and Conflicts of Interest: The Post-Enron Era,» at an event held by the Greek Capital Market Commission. At the Astir Palace Hotel, Vouliagmeni, at 6.30 p.m. – The National Foundation for Agricultural Research in collaboration with the EU General Secretariat for Research hold a conference on «Food Quality and Safety,» at the Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems and Technology of Forest Products Institute, Ilissia. For details call 010.817.5482. – The European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOR) hosts a Greek-German seminar in Thessaloniki on «Vocational Training for Greeks Living in Germany.» The general secretary of the German Labor Ministry, Gerd Andres, and Deputy Education Minister Nikos Gesoulis will attend. To Tuesday. TUESDAY – The Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) holds a general meeting at the Caravel Hotel. President Costis Stephanopoulos, Economy and Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis and leader of New Democracy Costas Karamanlis to attend. – Representatives of German consortium HWD-Ferrostaal meet minsters for talks over the delayed agreement to buy state-owned Hellenic Shipyards. – National Foundation for Agriculture Research in cooperation with the EU General Secretariat for Research hold a conference on «Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems.» At the PASEGES building, Thermi, Thessaloniki. For details call 010.817.5482. – Piraeus Bank holds repeat general assembly at the Intercontinental Hotel; agenda includes share capital increase and rights issues. WEDNESDAY – Hellenic Business Management Association (EEDE) hosts a conference on «New Measures for Entrepreneurship and the Development of the Greek Capital Market.» – The first Greek-Chinese Shipping Workshop opens at the Piraeus Marine Club on «Shipbuilding and Repair of Greek Ships in China’s Shipyards.» Merchant Marine Minister Giorgos Anomeritis will attend. – UK Minister for Small Businesses Nigel Griffiths will speak to Greek and British businessmen at the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, 25 Vas. Sofias, at 7.00 p.m. Those wishing to attend may contact Mrs Janice Bass, at 010.721.0361. THURSDAY – Simitis chairs a Cabinet meeting to approve a draft law on European Union-subsidized investment projects. Public Power Corporation holds emergency general meeting to approve a contract with the Greek State giving the company the option to buy a 35-percent interest in the Public Gas Corporation. – National Statistics Service to announce the latest figures of the Industrial Production Index and hotel occupancy figures. FRIDAY – Representatives of eight UK companies will be available for contact at the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, 25 Vas. Sofias, 11.00 a.m. to 12 noon. For details, contact Mrs Janice Bass at 010.721.0361.