MONDAY World Animal Day………………………………….. Civil servants’ union ADEDY holds a press conference at noon to present its positions on government’s plans for further cuts to the sector’s incomes. Employees at state broadcaster ERT stage a 24-hour strike over financial demands. The Hellenic Wind Energy Union (ELETAEN) holds a conference titled «Renewable Energy Sources as a Tool for Substantial Environmental Protection» at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel. Tel 210.681.6803 or log on to Real Estate & Development magazine holds a business forum titled «Riding out the Storm» starting at 9 a.m. at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. Keynote speakers include Deputy Environment Minister Yiannis Maniatis, Deputy Labor Minister Giorgos Koutroumanis and business leaders. To tomorrow. Info: TUESDAY The second International conference titled «Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management» starts at the Minoa Palace Resort Hotel in Hania, Crete. Hosted by the Technical University of Crete, the conference will run through Friday. Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce to present the results of the first panhellenic research study titled «Sfygmos Politismou» (Culture Pulse) carried out by Apopsis SMR. The presentation starts at 7.30 p.m. at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation, 9 Vas. Sophias & 1 Merlin. Call 210.361.1206 or log on to City of Athens development agency holds a conference on «The Cities of the Future – Integrated Urban Development, Governance and Funding» to take place at 9 a.m. at the Classical Athens Imperial Hotel. Tel 210.372.2182 or visit President Andrey Kondakov of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank holds a press conference at noon at the Electra Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki on the bank’s credit rating upgrade and its future plans for Greece and the region. On the same day, BSTDB and construction company Terna SA (GEK-Terna Group) to sign a loan agreement. WEDNESDAY Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Cyprus. To Thursday. Greek-German Chamber of Industry & Commerce holds a conference, in collaboration with the Hellenic State Aid Institute, on «State Aid and Development» to take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the King George Hotel, Athens. Info: THURSDAY Civil servants’ union ADEDY holds a 24-hour strike opposing government’s austerity measures. State Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OLME) to participate. An international conference on «Energy & Climate Change» is being offered by energy and climate change network PromitheasNet until Friday. The conference starts at 9 a.m. at the University of Athens. The IT Directors Forum 2010 on «Navigating Change with IT Leadership: Managing Costs while Driving Innovation» starts at 9 a.m. at the Pentelikon Estate. Info: FRIDAY Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos to speak at an official dinner hosted by the British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. At 7.30 p.m. at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. The 24th Infosystem international fair on IT, Telecommunications and Digital Technology opens its doors at the Helexpo fairgrounds in Thessaloniki and will run through Sunday. Parallel events include the 16th conference on ICT applications which will take place on October 8 & 9. For information, log on to The Banker magazine of the Financial Times newspaper holds an international conference in Athens focusing on insurance issues. Labor Minister Louka Katseli to speak. For information log on to

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