ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to address a conference organized by the Foreign Ministry to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the European Court of Human Rights. The General Secretariat for Information Systems is holding a conference on «Infrastructures and e-services of the Finance Ministry,» at 10 a.m. at the Mediterranean Palace in Thessaloniki. Deputy Finance Minister Antonis Bezas to speak. The 13th Economist round-table discussion «Driving the New Agenda for Global Recovery: Sharing Political, Economic and Business Leadership in Times of Turmoil» begins at 9 a.m. at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and other foreign and Greek government officials to speak. To tomorrow. For details, log on to www.hazliseconomist.com. The Athens Biennale and Cosmote mobile phone company are hosting a public discussion on «Culture and Sponsorship,» starting at 1 p.m. at the Goethe Institute (14-16 Omirou). For information, call 210.617.7650. TUESDAY The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) is holding a discussion on «Business Stripped Bare» at noon at the Athens Concert Hall. For further information, log on to www.sev.org.gr. WEDNESDAY The Consular Section of the US Embassy in Athens will be closed to the public for internal administrative reasons. Stat Bank to present its new edition titled «Diamonds vs Crisis 2009» during an event at 1.30 p.m. at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. Tourism Minister Costas Markopoulos to speak. For details, call 210.342.7869. International conference on «Applied Economics» is to be held in Kastoria. To Saturday. Call 24670.871.197 for details. THURSDAY «Balkan Entente: A New Perspective for Southeastern Europe,» is the title of the two-day conference to be held at the French Institute, organized on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Pact of Balkan Entente. To tomorrow. For details, log on to www.ifa.gr. The third Summer Holidays Expo 2009 begins at the Helexpo fairground in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. For details, log on to www.helexpo.gr. FRIDAY Graphica 2009 exhibition on graphic arts, publishing and communication industries opens its doors at the Athens Metropolitan Expo at Spata (near the airport). The exhibition will be open until Monday from noon to 9 p.m. For further details, call 210.654.7606 or log on to www.graphicaexpo.gr. The Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) is holding a conference on «Boosting Entrepreneurship as an Answer to the Crisis – Funding Programs» at 5.30 p.m. at the Athens Plaza Hotel. For further information, log on to www.eede.gr.