MONDAY A press conference is being held jointly by the bank employees’ union (OTOE), the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and the American Express bank staff union, prompted by the bank’s decision to shut down operations in Greece. At OTOE headquarters (9 Vissarionos & Sina, tel 210.364.7589). Conference on «The Enlistment of Greeks in View of the new Greek and International Reality,» organized by the Association of Greek National Defense Officers and the Institute of International Relations, at the War Museum Amphitheater (2 Rizari & Vasilissis Sofias) at 7 p.m. Lecture in the Megaron Plus series by French banker David de Rothschild titled «What the Economic Crisis Teaches Us.» At the Athens Concert Hall (1 Kokkali & Vas. Sofias, tel 210.728.2333) at 7 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the Alexander Onassis Foundation. TUESDAY British Council’s Cafe Scientifique event, titled «Solutions for Climate Change: A Vision for Greece» with WWF Hellas Director Dimitris Karavellas. At 7 p.m. at the British Council (17 Kolonaki Square). To reserve a place, e-mail [email protected] or call 210.369.2342. EXPOSEC 2009, the 8th Homeland and Corporate Security Conference and Exhibition opens at Zappeion Hall, with participants from the government, armed forces, Greek police force and top executives of the industry’s key players. Until March 18. WEDNESDAY Web Science Conference 2009: «Society On-Line» with Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, founder of the World Wide Web. At the Theatron of the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center (254 Pireos). For more information, please contact 212.254.0444. Conference titled «Creative Industries: Driver of Growth, Employment, Innovation» at the Ethniki Asfalistiki Conference Center (103-105 Syngrou). Organized by the NGO Creativity for Growth. For details, call 210.288.1507 or visit Piraeus Marine Club luncheon with Deputy Foreign Ministry Yiannis Valinakis and Theodoros Kouloumbis, vice-president of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy. At 51 Akti Miaouli, Piraeus, tel 210.429.3367 The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) is holding a one-day conference on «The Financial Crisis: Managing in Challenging Times» at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel (89-93 Syngrou). Professor Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winner, will deliver the keynote speech. THURSDAY Lecture in the Megaron Plus series by legal expert Sir Vassileios Markezinis on «Seeking the New: An Overview of Vital Issues of our Time.» At the Athens Concert Hall (1 Kokkali & Vas. Sofias, tel 210.728.2333) at 7 p.m. Economist Conferences will be holding the two-day 3rd International Energy Summit on «The Global Energy Market Following the Economic Crisis» at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel (89-93 Syngrou) at 7.30 p.m.

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