ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to present the initiatives and perspectives of the National Center for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) at noon at Zappeion’s Aigli venue. Civil servants’ union ADEDY holds a press conference on union’s nationwide strike on Thursday. TUESDAY The second international conference on «FTTx Architectures, Technologies, Business and Economic Aspects» starts at 9 a.m. at the Classical Athens Imperial Hotel. The conference is organized by Athens Information Technology in collaboration with the Greek ICT Forum. For registration, call 210.422.5520 or log on to www.ait.edu.gr. The «Athens Summit 2009 – The Road to Copenhagen: Managing Climate Change & Energy Security in Southeast Europe and Beyond» starts at 8.30 a.m. at the Athens Hilton Hotel. President Karolos Papoulias will speak. To tomorrow. For details, log onto www.ftglobalevents.com. The second Greek PPP Market Forum begins at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens. Finance Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou will open the conference. To tomorrow. See www.cityandfinancial.com for more. University of Patras hosts a conference, «Tourism and Hygiene,» at 10 a.m. at the conference hall of the Prefecture of Western Greece (former ELKEPA). A seminar on «Management Reporting: Business Assessment and Monitoring System,» to be held at 9 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Athens. For details, call 210.621.5220 or visit www.abpm.gr. WEDNESDAY A two-day EU conference on «Anti-Doping» begins in Athens through Friday at the Divani Caravel Hotel, sponsored by the City of Athens and the European Commission. Visit their websites for further information. THURSDAY Civil servants’ union ADEDY holds a 24-hour strike over financial demands. A conference, «50 Years of Lufthansa in Greece,» begins at 8.30 p.m. at Zappeion Hall. «The Future of the Greek Economy: Searching for a Strategy,» is the main topic of six events to be held through May and June, organized by the Hellenic-American, British, French, German and Italian chambers and institutes of Greece at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. For further details or to register, call 210.721.0361 or log on to www.bhcc.gr. Development Ministry’s General Secretariat for Industry holds a conference on small and medium-sized industries in Greece, starting at 9 a.m. at the National Research Foundation. Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis will speak. For details, call 210.696.9738 or visit www.ypan.gr. FRIDAY Autonomia Expo 2009, an exhibition for the disabled, opens its doors at the Peace and Friendship Stadium through Sunday. Call 210.866.0556 or log on to www.autonomiaexpo.org for more information..