ECONOMY

In Brief

MONDAY Opening session of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SVVE) general assembly at the Makedonia Palace hotel in Thessaloniki, at 8 p.m. Keynote speakers include Economy and Finance Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou, Macedonia-Thrace Minister Stavros Kalafatis and SVVE President Giorgos Mylonas. Last day of Ecotec 09 exhibition press conference, to be followed by a presentation and discussion of proposals for the Ecoweek 2009 convention and workshops, which ends on Monday. At Expo Athens, Anthoussa, eastern Attica at noon. Culture Minister Antonis Samaras will present the book by Nikos Kotzias titled «Political System and Identity: Globalization and the Case of the United Kingdom» at the Old Parliament in central Athens. The Friends Associatin of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki are holding a dinner for its alumnus, Macedonia-Thrace Minister Stavros Kalafatis, at 9.30 p.m. For more information, call 2310.304.555. TUESDAY Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) ad hoc general assembly at OTE headquarters (99 Kifissias, Maroussi) at 6 p.m. UNICEF press conference on the «Love Radio Marathon» at the Foreign Press Association of Greece (23 Academias, Athens) at noon. WEDNESDAY Justice Minister Nikos Dendias will speak on «Greek Justice Against Contemporary Challenges» at 8 p.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel (2 Vas. Alexandrou, Athens). For more information, call 210.725.7495. The conference «Get Paid: Risks and Assurances of Payment in International Trade» is being held by Global Greece, at the Nikopolis Hotel (16-18 Asclepiou, Pylaia, Thessaloniki) at noon. For further information, visit www.globalgreece.gr. «Labor Market in Crisis: Job Security and Unemployment» conference held by the Think Tank for the Modernization of Society (OPEK) at the Foreign Press Association (23 Academias, Athens) at noon. Press conference on «Tourism Movement and Commentary on Developments» by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), at the King George Palace Hotel (Syntagma Square, Athens) at 11.30 a.m. THURSDAY Shops begin the Easter holiday opening hours in Athens and Piraeus. «World Women’s Health and Human Rights» panel discussion, organized by the Athens Campus of the University of Indianapolis (UIndy Athens) and the Hellenic Association for the United Nations, at the cultural center of UIndy Athens (Goulandri-Horn Foundation) (5 Markou Avriliou, Tower of the Winds, Plaka, Athens) at 7 p.m. FRIDAY «Get Paid: Risks and Assurances of Payment in International Trade» conference held by Global Greece, at the Stratos Vassilikos Hotel (114 Michalakopoulou, Athens) at 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.globalgreece.gr. The new Archaeological Museum on the island of Kalymnos, in the Dodecanese, is to officially open. SATURDAY Culture Minister Antonis Samaras to visit the prefecture of Serres, to Sunday.