ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY In the presence of President Karolos Papoulias, political leaders meet to discuss and exchange views on the course of the country and its economy, starting at noon at the Maximos Mansion. Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis and the president of the Jewish Community of Athens to unveil the Athens Holocaust Memorial during a special ceremony at 7.30 p.m. in Kerameikos Park. Pharmacists in Athens and Piraeus begin a 48-hour strike. University of Patra holds a conference on «Literacy Practices in Political, Religious, Journalistic and Historical Speech,» starting at 7 p.m. at the university. Info: www.auth.gr. National Technical University of Athens organizes the fourth conference on «Application of Renewable Energy Sources: Toward an Ambitious and Reliable National Action Plan» starting at 9 a.m. at the Megaron conference center. To Wednesday. Info: http://renes2010.conferences.gr. First Innovation Festival with the theme «Thessaloniki – Future City» starts today with conferences, an exhibition and many other activities. Specifically, on Thursday there will be a conference on «The Future Belongs to Those Preparing It» at 6.30 p.m. at Vassiliko Park, in White Tower Square. Organized by the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Thessaloniki International Exhibition, the festival will run through Sunday, May 16. Info: www.innovationthessaloniki.gr. TUESDAY Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) holds its annual meeting starting at 7.30 p.m. at the Athens Concert Hall. President Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister George Papandreou and Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou to attend. WEDNESDAY University of Athens accessibility unit for students with disabilities holds a conference on «University for All: Challenges in Studies for Students with Disabilities» starting at 11 a.m. at the university’s new amphitheater. Info: www.uoa.gr. THURSDAY Foreign Ministry to launch the book «Vyron Theodoropoulos: Diplomat and Teacher,» at noon in the ministry’s amphitheater (1 Academias). Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou will speak about the book and the man. Athens University of Economics and Business is holding a conference on «Youth Entrepreneurship and the Digital Environment» starting at 9 a.m. in the conference hall of the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE). Info: http://ism.dmst.aueb.gr/fsdet/index.html. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to make a two-day official visit to Athens. The premier along with 10 of his ministers will attend the first summit of the Supreme Cooperation Council. He will attend talks with Prime Minister George Papandreou, among other dignitaries. Exporters’ Federation of Northern Greece holds a conference on «Extroversion Support Systems» at 9 a.m. at the Porto Palace Hotel in Halkidiki. Deputy Foreign Minister Spyros Kouvelis and Deputy Minister of the Economy Markos Bolaris will speak. Info: www.seve.gr. University of Thessaloniki and the University of Thessaly hold the third conference on «Small and Decentralized Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants» at the Skiathos Palace Hotel on the island of Skiathos. To Sunday. Info: www.swat3.prd.uth.gr. SATURDAY General Secretary of the Communist Party Aleka Papariga to address party rally at noon at the Pedion tou Areos park. ACS is holding a conference on «Leading by Example: Holistic, Meaningful and Harmonious Approaches to Teaching All Children» at its premises (129 Aghias Paraskevis, Halandri). Info: tel 210.639.3200, www.acs.gr.