ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting a presentation of the traditional Greek drink ouzo at 4 p.m. at its premises, located at 7 Academias Street in the center of the capital. Entrance is free. For further details, call 210.362.7911 or log on to www.acci.gr. Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11.30 a.m. to announce the municipality’s 2009 budget measures in the light of the international economic crisis. The Institute of International Economic Relations will host a lecture titled «Stories from Borders and Stories of Borders,» by Dr Sriprapha Petcharamesree of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand. The lecture takes place at 6.30 p.m. at the institute’s premises (16 Panepistimiou, Athens). For further information, call 210.362.0274. TUESDAY National Bank of Greece President Takis Arapoglou honors the athletes who took part in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with an award ceremony at 1 p.m. at the the headquarters of National Bank of Greece. WEDNESDAY The Institute of Professional Training and Career Development is hosting a conference on «Occupation and Professional Training, Labor Market and its Perspectives in Europe and Greece,» starting at 9 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens. Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis will make the opening speech. For further information, log on to www.sev.gr. THURSDAY Money Conferences opens the Southeast Europe Investment Conference 2008 on «Real Estate Investment Opportunities and Private Banking in Southeast Europe,» at 9 a.m. at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. For further information, log on to www.moneyconferences.com. The 11th Organic Products and Services Exhibition «Ecofestival» opens at the Helexpo Palace (39 Kifissia, Maroussi. To Sunday. Log on to www.dionet.gr/ecofestival or call 210.822.4384. FRIDAY The Digital Technology Expo 2008 opens its doors at the Expo Athens building in Anthoussa. To Sunday. For further information, call 210.924.5577 or log on to www.dte.gr. The Greek branch of the Harvard Business School holds its centennial celebration at 6.30 p.m. at the National Bank of Greece (82-84 Aeolou, Athens). Professor Nouriel Roubini will make a speech on «The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the European Economy. What Lies Ahead?» For further details, call 210.362.2096. The ALBA Graduate Business School will be hosting the Platon+Networking conference titled «Funding Opportunities within the Socioeconomic Sciences and Humanities Research Field,» at its premises. For further information, call 210.896.4531 or log on to www.platonplus.net.