ECONOMY

Agenda

Monday The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce will hold a conference on «The Organization of the Greek Gaming Market» at 4 p.m. at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel. www.amcham.gr The fifth international conference on philosophy will take place at the St George Lycabettus Hotel. Organized by the Athens Institute for Education and Research, it will run to Thursday. www.atiner.gr The National Coordinating Committee against Smoking meets at noon at the Health Ministry. Health Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou will attend. The US Embassy and Consular Section in Athens and the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, a US national holiday. The University of Athens is hosting a conference titled «Thermal Comfort and Energy Saving in the Building Sector: Recent Developments» starting at 10 a.m.Tel. 210.727.6847, www.enterprise-hellas.gr Tuesday The second exhibition on «Greek Tourism Destinations» opens its doors at the Syntagma Metro multipurpose venue. To Thursday. Tel. 210.924.5577 Communist-affiliated PAME trade union will rally at 6.30 p.m. in Omonia Square to protest new social security and pension measures. ALBA Graduate Business School holds its first Academic Entrepreneurship Symposium at 10.30 a.m. at ALBA in Vouliagmeni. Tel. 210.896.4531-8, www.alba.edu.gr Wednesday The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce organizes the eighth annual CSR conference titled «Corporate Social Responsibility: Building Responsible Companies: Best Practices in Sustainability» starting at 9.30 a.m. at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. www.amcham.gr Economia Business Tank is holding a conference on «Greek Shipping 2010 and Piraeus» starting at noon at the Piraeus Port Authority. Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Merchant Marine Louka Katseli is invited to speak. Tel. 210.331.4714 European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek to visit Athens. The Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) is holding a conference on «Hazardous Waste Management: Present and Future» at 9 a.m. at the Acropol Hotel. Tel. 210.329.1522, www.tee.gr The Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds a lecture titled «Domination and Responsibility. EU and Cooperation Between Member States,» to be delivered by President of the German Federal Parliament, or Bundestag, Norbert Lammert. Starts at 10.30 a.m. Tel. 210.641.9038 Thursday Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu to resume unification talks on Cyprus. Pope Benedict XVI begins an official two-day visit to Cyprus. To Sunday. Saturday On the occasion of World Environment Day, MEP Kriton Arsenis is organizing a conference titled «Climate Change and Biodiversity,» which will take place at 11 a.m. at the Old Parliament. Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos and former European Commissioner for the Environment, Stavros Dimas to speak. Tel. 210.324.8779 General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and Civil Servants’ Union ADEDY will hold a protest rally at 11 a.m. at Klathmonos Square, while demonstrations will take place in Thessaloniki and Iraklio. A public conference focusing on volunteerism will be held in the Apostolou Pavlou pedestrianized street in Thiseio. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and attendance is free. Tel. 210.867.7872, www.simetexo.gr