ECONOMY

Agenda

Tuesday Prime Minister George Papandreou to meet with Russian PM Vladimir Putin in Moscow during two-day visit to Russia. Wednesday Communist Party-affiliated PAME union to meet with worker representatives at 6 p.m. at the Construction Workers’ Union offices (1 Veranzerou, Kaningos Square) to discuss preparations for the general strike on February 24. British Council holds a discussion titled «If Climate Changes, We Can Change Too,» starting at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki. Tel. 210.369.2333, www.britishcouncil.org/gr The Center for Renewable Energy Sources is organizing a seminar on «Biogas» at the Agrinio Imperial Hotel in Agrinio. www. cres.gr Thursday International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO) holds its annual congress from February 18 to 21 at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens. www.iapco.org Athens University holds a conference titled «Green Marketing: The Environmental Dimensions of Marketing,» starting at 5 p.m. at the Gaia Center (100 Othonos, Kifissia). Attendance is free but reservations are necessary. Tel. 210.808.5565 Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce organizes conference titled «Convert Taxation into a True Business Partner» at 1.30 p.m. at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou will be the keynote speaker. Tel. 210.699.3559 «Infacoma 2010,» the 27th international exhibition on construction materials, starts at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center. To Sunday. www.helexpo.gr Marmin Stone 2010, an international fair for marble and equipment, starts at the Helexpo grounds in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. www.helexpo.gr Friday New Democracy opposition party leader Antonis Samaras chairs ND parliamentary group meeting to elect new general secretary. European Parliament Bureau in Greece holds a public discussion titled «Climate Change & Copenhagen: What Is Next?» to take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Ianos bookstore (24 Stadiou). MEPs Kriton Arsenis, Theodoros Skylakakis and Michalis Tremopoulos will speak. Tel. 210.327.8911 Saturday «Perspectives of Tourism in Crete in 2010» starts at the Galaxy Hotel in Iraklio, Crete. Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Angela Gerekou has been invited to make the opening address. European Parliament Bureau in Greece in collaboration with the Kalamata Municipality hold a conference titled «Economic & Financial Crisis: The European Dimension» starting at 6 p.m. at the Classical e-Filoxenia Hotel in Kalamata. Tel. 210.327.8911