ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY -Representatives of the International Monetary Fund, European Commission and European Central Bank (ECB) visits Athens through August 6 to check progress of the country’s fiscal reforms. -The 14th Trade Fair continues through Wednesday in the northeastern city of Alexandroupoli. -Infrastructure Minister Dimitris Reppas holds a press conference at 11 a.m. to present new plans for infrastructure and transport. -Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health Dr Julio Frenk will lecture on «Globalization and Health: Meeting the Challenges Through International Collaboration» at 8.30 p.m. at Athens City Hall. For further information, call 210.372.2182. -The international conference on security and cryptography «Secrypt 2010» is to take place at 9 a.m. at the University of Piraeus (80 Karaoli & Dimitriou) through Wednesday. For further information, call 210.414.2000 or log on to www.secrypt.icete.org TUESDAY -Prime Minister George Papandreou visits Sofia, Bulgaria, to attend the Greek-Bulgarian joint ministerial council. Talks will focus on energy issues as well as the Burgas-Alexandroupoli and South Stream pipelines. -Aiming to boost domestic tourism, a two-day event will take place through Wednesday on the pedestrianizedsection of Korai Square, Piraeus, organized by the Piraeus prefecture. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m passers-by will be able to get information on the islands and other various tourism destinations across the country from a kiosk with well-informed staff. -President of the Greek-American Chamber of Commerce Yiannos Grammatidis to speak on «The Nine-Month Government’s Work: Assessment, Proposals and Perspectives for the Development Course of the Country» at noon at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. Athens University of Economics and Business Professor Yannis Stournaras will speak. The chamber will remain closed through August 23. WEDNESDAY -The fifth Konitsa International Summer School will take place on the theme «Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans» on the campus of the University of Ioannina. To August 12. For further details, log on to www.uoi.gr -The second international symposium, Delphian Idea, begins at the European Cultural Center in Delphi, running through Saturday. This year’s scientific meeting is titled «Society 2030: Communities, Communication, Culture.» Call 210.368.9589 or log on to www.delphikiidea.gr THURSDAY -Coastal Shipping Council (SAS) meets at 1 p.m. FRIDAY -From July 30 to August 8, the port of Hania in Crete will be hosting an exhibition featuring agricultural products titled «August of Agriculture.» The nine-day event will have the theme: «Grains: The Basis of the Cretan Diet» and will take place at the Old Custom House. Log on to www.agrotypos.gr -The World Council of Cretans in collaboration with the Perfecture of Lassithi in Crete host a three-day conference titled «Cretan Communities: Vision and Action» in Lassithi. The three-day conference includes lectures and discussions on topics such as the role of Cretans abroad as well as Cretan infrastructure, culture, tourism and modern life. To Sunday. Log on to www.sae.gr SUNDAY -The fifth Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics is taking place at the University of Crete in Rethymno from August 1 to 8. Organized in collaboration with the Athens University of Economics and Business, the eight-day summer school features Professor Jeffrey S. Racine of McMaster University, Canada, as a guest speaker. Log on to http://assee.soc.uoc.gr