NEWS

This Week

Monday The consular section of the United States Embassy in Athens is closed to the public for internal administrative reasons. For emergencies, call 210.720.2490 or 210.720.2491 between 8.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. An international conference on Concept Development and Experimentation is taking place in Athens organized by NATO, the Greek armed forces and the US military. To Thursday. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis opens the 1st International Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which is taking place at the Divani Apollon Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni, southern Athens. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis and Nitin Desai, the United Nations secretary-general’s special adviser for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), will also speak. To Thursday. The 12th Panhellenic Conference on Internal Medicine is taking place at the Divani-Caravel Hotel in Athens. For more information visit www.acnc.gr. To Friday. Wednesday The British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2006 Euromoney Conference. titled «Greece 2006: A Gateway for Business,» at the Hotel Grand Bretagne in Athens. The conference will cover the overall economic role of Greece in the world. For further information, log on to www.euromoneyconferences.com. To Thursday. The 15th Hellenic Academic Libraries Conference is taking place at the Cultural and Conference Center in Patras. To Friday. The Foreign Press Association of Greece is holding a press conference organized by the Aristides Daskalopoulos Foundation on the First International Science Food and Nutrition Conference. Thursday The Alba Graduate Business School is hosting a seminar on «Managing and Leading People» at the school premises in Vouliagmeni, southern Athens. For further information, go to www.alba.edu.gr. To Friday. Friday The Europe Corporate Games begin in Athens at the Hellinikon Complex. Sports include basketball, tennis, mountain biking, soccer and tug of war. For more information, visit www.corporate-games.com. To Sunday. The 21st International Jewelry, Watch and Gem Exhibition, titled «Kosmima 2006,» is held at HELEXPO in Thessaloniki. To Monday. The Foreign Press Association of Greece holds a press conference on food labeling, an event organized by the Hellenic Association of Dietitians. Saturday The 1st Panhellenic Secretary and Top Management Assistants Conference takes place in Athens. For more details, visit www.secretaries.gr. The 1st Career Guide Conference, titled «Career Guidance: European Dimension,» takes place at the ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens. It is supported by the Comenius Project of the Socrates Action, «Career Guide for School Network,» and funded by the European Commission. The Hellenic Culture Center is holding training seminars on Teaching Greek as a Foreign/Second Language. For further information, call 210.523.8149. To November 12. Sunday The Athens Classic Marathon and the 5&10km Road Races take place in Athens and start at the Panathenaic Stadium. For more information, go to www.athensclassicmarathon.gr.