MONDAY The Technical University of Crete and the Technical School of Western Crete (TEE) hold a seminar titled «Solar-Powered Air-Conditioning,» starting at 3.30 p.m. at the TEE premises in Hania. For further information, log on to The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Greece and the Development Ministry hold an international workshop titled «Development Strategy of Large-Scale Research Infrastructures of the Russian Federation & Cooperation with the European Union,» starting at 9 a.m. at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Athens (7 Tzavella Street, Halandri). To tomorrow. For further information, call 210.745.8101. TUESDAY Global Forum 2008 «Collaborative Convergence: Users’ Empowerment in the Global Digital Economy» begins at Zappeion Hall in Athens. The forum is an international event dedicated to issues of business, policy and civil society and is organized in collaboration with the Finance Ministry. For further information, call 210.360.7791 or log on to The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce holds the «Regional Finance and Investment Conference for Southeast Europe,» starting at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis will speak. To Wednesday. For further information, log on to WEDNESDAY The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Athens hosts a conference titled «Water Management – Chances for Greek-Czech Cooperation» at 9 a.m. at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (7-9 Academias). For further information, call 210.671.9701 or log on to www. THURSDAY The 28th Panhellenic Dental Conference starts at the Helexpo fairgrounds’ I. Vellidis Conference Center in Thessaloniki and will run through Sunday. For further details, log on to The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce is hosting a discussion with keynote speaker Patrick Malone, the technology director of Microsoft Hellas, who will speak on «Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Northern Greece.» The discussion will take place at 3 p.m. at the Electra Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki. For further details, call 2310.286.453 or log on to FRIDAY The Professional Chamber of Thessaloniki and the Exporters’ Association of Northern Greece hold a conference on «Consumer Policy in the Globalized World,» starting at 11 a.m. at the chamber’s premises in Thessaloniki. EU Consumer Affairs Commissioner Meglena Kuneva will speak. For further information, log on to