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Eurovision Song Contest conference to be held in Greece February 26, 2008

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The University of Thessaly, in Volos, Greece, is organizing a pan European conference on the Eurovision Song Contest this coming weekend.

The conference is expected to attract a large number of fans from all over the country and the University is going to provide international fans with the opportunity to watch the conference online.

The conference, Singing Europe: Spectacle and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest, is organized by the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology of the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece, in association with the The Society of Ethnomusicology, Special Interest Group for European Music, under the auspices of the Benaki Museum of Athens, Greece. It will take place in Volos, Greece, from 29 February to 2 March 2008.

A multitude of speakers from all over Europe and the USA will discuss the various aspects of the Eurovision Song Contest. The conference will be streamed live through the University’s website so that fans from around the country and the world have the opportunity to follow the presentations.

More details on the conference as well as the full schedule can be found at > http://extras.ha.uth.gr/eurovision/en/index.asp

The conference will be streamed live at >  http://extras.ha.uth.gr/eurovision/en/live.asp

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This Week in Greece > conferences and shows November 12, 2007

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Monday >

The Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) and the Economic Chamber of Greece host a conference on «Modern Leadership & Development of Human Resources» starting at 6.30 p.m. at the Pancretan Cooperative Bank, 5 Ikarou Street, Iraklion, Crete. For information call 2810 263351.

The Greek Bank Association is hosting an exhibition titled «Consumer Loans – Cards» at the Athens Syntagma metro station. The exhibition will be open to the public from 2 to 9 p.m. on Monday and from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. For details visit > www.hba.gr.

The seventh Bank Management Conference on «Transformation for Innovation, Shaping Next Practices» begins at the Athinaida Conference Center, Athens. For information call 210 6617777 or visit > www.bankmanagement.gr.

Tuesday >

The Express Kalofolias Group hosts the first Ecofinance Forum, starting at 9.30 a.m. at Zappeion’s Aigli Conference Centre, Athens. Development Minister Christos Folias will make the opening address. For details call 210 6172809.

The Hellenic Migration Policy Institute (IMEPO) and the British Council host an exhibition titled «City Streets» opening at 8 p.m. at the Evnardou Megaron, 20 Aghiou Constantinou Street, Athens. For information call 210 2711721.

Wednesday >

The Greek-American Chamber of Commerce and the Greek Association of Branded Products Manufacturers (ESVEP) host a conference on «Branding: Branded Goods, Adding Value for the Consumer» starting at 4 p.m. at the Ethniki Insurance Conference Center, 101-103 Syngrou Avenue, Athens. Development Minister Christos Folias will speak. For information call 210 6993559 or visit > www.amcham.gr.

The Technical Chamber of Greece hosts a conference on «The Protection of Natural Sources» starting at 6.30 p.m. at National Bank of Greece’s Theodoros Karatzas Amphitheater, Athens. For information call 210 3291252-4 or visit > www.tee.gr.

The German Embassy in Athens and Athens International Airport present the exhibition «Renewables in Germany» strarting at 11 a.m. at the Athens Airport. The exhibition will run through November 25. For information call 210 7285222.

Thursday >

The Educational Research Center and the Education Ministry host a conference titled «The Quality of Educational Work: System & Interventions» at 10 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens. To Friday. For information call 210 3312406 or visit > www.kee.gr.

The Greek Logistics Association hosts the 11th «Logistics» congress, starting at 9 a.m. at Zappeion Hall, Athens. To Friday. For information call 210 3216014 or visit > www.eel.gr.

The IDC Business Intelligence conference 2007 begins at 9 a.m. at the Ledra Marriott Hotel, Athens. For details visit > www.idc-cema.com.

The Greek-Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosts a conference titled «The Athens Stock Exchange: Development, Modernization and Globalization. The Challenges of the Next Day» at 7.30 p.m. at the Ledra Marriott Hotel, Athens. The head of the Athens bourse, Spyros Kapralos, will be the keynote speaker. For information call 210 6084399 or visit > www.hellenic-swedishcc.gr.

Friday >

The University of Patras hosts the fifth Diabetes Congress, titled «Diabetes: Past-Present-Future» at 3 p.m. on its Campus in Patras. To Sunday. For details visit > www.upatras.gr.

The eighth aluminium congress, titled «Aluminium, Constructions and Products» opens at the Creta Maris – Terra Maris Hotel in Iraklion, Crete. To Sunday. For details visit > www.alunet.gr.

The seventh sales congress, titled «Conditions and Changes in the Greek Market» begins at 9 a.m. at the Goulandris Museum in Kifissia, Athens. For information call 210 6202083 or visit > www.bthere.gr.

Green issues now bigger at University November 8, 2007

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Agenda is loaded with events

Next week’s conference on ‘Management and Protection of the Environment Through Research and Tuition’ at the University of Athens comes as a strong starting point of what promises to be a deluge of related events and initiatives over the next few months, right on time for 2008, the Year of the Environment.

It was just days after the wildfires had spread havoc around the country last summer. Some fronts were still slowly burning. Yiannis Karakostas, vice rector at the University of Athens, was in his car driving to his homeland, the large island of Evia, one of the worst-affected areas. The professor needed to see the damage inflicted by the towering flames with his own eyes.

“As I drove along, I noticed that the driver in front of me tossed his cigarette out the window. Not long before, this very same person would have been watching the wildfire news developments on television. At that point I realized that something’s not going well in this land,” recalled Karakostas.

It’s a scene many of us have probably witnessed in this country. In general, much work is needed to improve public conscience. There is no doubt, however, that last summer’s tragic events have raised environmental awareness amid academic circles at the University of Athens, Greece’s largest educational institution.

Earlier this week, Christos Kittas, rector at the University of Athens, disclosed that, last August, firefighting units needed to extinguish 12 fires, all the result of arson, within the University’s grounds, along the slopes of Mount Hymettus on the eastern edge of Athens.

A conference next week on “Management and Protection of the Environment Through Research and Tuition” at the University of Athens comes as a strong starting point of what promises to be a deluge of related events and initiatives over the next few months, in time for 2008, the Year of the Environment.

“The issues concerning the environment are existential for us,” said Kittas. “The environment is our life – us.”

The aim is to inform public opinion and make it more sensitive on matters concerning the environment’s protection, because, as highlighted by Karakostas’s story on the driver and the cigarette butt, “it is not just the forest rangers, firefighters and state that lack knowledge and training, we all do.”

The upcoming conference opens on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the main hall at Athens University. Themes to be discussed include climate change, air pollution, waste management, the legal system pertaining to the environment, environmental education, and economic issues relating to the environment.

“Everyone is involved with the cost of cleaning up. Nobody is involved with the cost of pollution itself,” said Dimosthenis Asimakopoulos, a vice rector at the University of Athens. “Has anyone ever calculated how much the fact that we live in a heavily polluted city costs the state in terms of healthcare?”

While on the subject of healthcare, the presentation of the results of a study on hospital staff should be interesting. Initial results showed that – while the survey was being conducted, 26.37 percent of hospital staff had not been administered vaccinations for hepatitis B and 45 percent had not received tetanus vaccinations. Moreover, the success rates in a test taken by hospital staff on hospital waste management did not exceed 10 percent in most cases. In a repeat test, following specialized seminars for workers, the success rates improved dramatically.

This Week in Greece > Business Agenda October 30, 2007

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Monday >

  • The ninth annual conference on Information Technology and Communications ICT 2007, titled “The Road to Digital Greece,” begins at 11 a.m. at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Athens. To tomorrow. For information call 210 4225585 or visit > www.ictplus.gr
  • The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) hosts the sixth conference on “Tourism and Development,” starting at 8 p.m. at the Athens Hilton Hotel. Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos will be the keynote speaker. To tomorrow. For information call 210 3217165 or visit > www.seteconferences.gr

Wednesday >

  • The University of Athens is hosting a conference on “Research into the Economy,” starting at 6.30 p.m. at the Titania Hotel in Athens. For information call 210 3689358 or visit > www.cc.uoa.gr
  • The Pedagogical Institute hosts a conference on “Marine and Shipping Jobs” starting at 9 a.m. at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens. For information call 210 6013883 or visit > www.pi-schools.gr
  • The CEO and CSR conference on “Mainstreaming Corporate Social Responsibility in Business Strategy,” begins at 9 a.m. at the Athens Hilton Hotel. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis is expected to attend. The conference will be attended by invitation. For information call 210 9967152 or visit > www.eurocharity.org

Thursday >

  • Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis to inaugurate the new building of the Athens Stock Exchange at 11 Athinon Avenue, Athens, at 8 p.m.
  • The 23rd International Tourism exhibition “Philoxenia 2007” opens its doors at 11 a.m. at Helexpo in Thessaloniki and will run through Sunday. For information call 2310 291293 or visit > www.helexpo.gr
  • The second International Hotel Equipment Exhibition “Hotelia 2007” opens at Helexpo along with the “Philoxenia 2007” exhibition. Info details as above.
  • The second international symposium on tourism, titled “Gastronomy and Wine Tourism,” begins at Helexpo in Thessaloniki. The event is part of the Philoxenia exhibition. Info details as above.

This Week in Greece > Conferences and Shows October 30, 2007

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Monday >

  • A three-day event of presentations and discussion about photojournalism begins at 8.30 p.m. at the French Institute. The event will feature works by photographers Yannis Behrakis of Reuters, Nikos Pilos of Zuma Press and Lefteris Pitarakis of The Associated Press. To Wednesday. For information call 210 9210545 or visit > www.hcp.gr
  • IEEE Computer Society hosts its annual international conference, titled “Tools with Artificial Intelligence,” starting at 9.30 a.m. at the cultural center of the University of Patras. To Wednesday. For details visit > http://ictai07.ceid.upatras.gr
  • The Union of Greek Criminologists hosts a scientific conference on “Current Criminal Law,” starting at 7 p.m. at the Athens Bar Association. For details visit > www.dsa.gr

Tuesday >

  • The Institute of Communication hosts a two-day workshop on “Communication and Negotiation Skills,” starting at 9.30 a.m. at the Central Hotel in Plaka. To Wednesday. For information call 210 3318065 or visit > www.instofcom.gr

Wednesday >

  • The Center for Environmental Education in Paranesti, Drama, hosts a three-day seminar on “The Forest Ecosystem and Human Intervention,” in cooperation with the Education Ministry, starting at 4 p.m. at its premises in Drama. To Friday. For information call 25240 21005.

Thursday >

  • The first Panhellenic conference on “Cognitive-behavioral Psychotherapy,” begins at the University of Patras. To Sunday. For information call 2610 338658 or visit > www.mhc.gr
  • The Center of International and European Economic Law (CIEEL) is hosting a conference on “Public Procurement in the European Union – Recent Developments,” starting at 2 p.m. at the National Research Foundation. For information call 210 3611390 or visit > www.cieel.gr
  • The Greek Society for Terminology hosts the sixth conference on “Greek Language and Terminology,” starting at 6 p.m. at the University of Athens. Friday’s session will take place at the French Institute, 31 Sina Street, Athens. To Saturday. For information call 210 9323243 or visit > www.eleto.gr
  • The University of Crete is hosting its third congress on pathology, titled “New Trends in Pathology,” at the Candia Maris Hotel in Iraklion, Crete. To Saturday. For information call 210 9311004 or visit > www.eventmakers.gr

Friday >

  • The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) hosts a conference on “Organized Tours and the Protection of Tourists,” starting at 12.30 p.m. at Helexpo in Thessaloniki. For information call 210 9223522 or visit > www.hatta.gr
  • The Center for the Greek Language is hosting a conference on “Translated Modern Greek Literature,” at 9 a.m. at the Ionic Center in Plaka. For information call 210 3636549 or visit > www.greek-language.gr
  • Rectors of public Universities to meet in Tripolis. Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis will attend. To Saturday.
  • The first Panhellenic Biomedical congress begins at the Egnatia Grand Hotel in Alexanroupolis. To Sunday. For details visit > www.bio-medical.gr
  • The University of Ioannina hosts an international conference on “The Marshall Plan: Reconstruction and Polarization of Europe,” at the University campus in Ioannina. To Saturday. For information visit > www.uoi.gr
  • Eco-Q magazine hosts a conference on “Environmental Management and Health Care,” at the Stratos Vassilikos Hotel in Athens. For information call 210 6026454.

Philoxenia and Hotelia Exhibition to open next week October 24, 2007

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This year’s Philoxenia tourism fair, scheduled for November 1-4 at the Helexpo grounds in Thessaloniki, will be hosting 701 Greek and 113 foreign exhibitors from 30 countries, Helexpo President Aristotelis Thomopoulos told a press briefing yesterday.

The organizers estimate that the event will break last year’s record number of 25,000 visitors. The 23rd Philoxenia will also host a number of parallel events, most prominent of which will be the 2nd International Symposium on Gastronomy and Wine Tourism on the evening of the opening day, which will be addressed by a large number of academics and gastronomy experts. Subthemes will include marketing gastronomy and wine tourism, sustainability issues, managing gastronomy and wine tourism, healthy nutrition and nutritional hygiene, with emphasis on the Mediterranean diet and gastronomy.

Also to be touched upon are tourism as a means of preserving national gastronomic heritage, food and wine events, wine tourism as a special form of tourism, and globalization and gastronomy. The event will include visits to the wineries of Halkidiki and Thessaloniki.

Other events will include the Greek tourism awards to 10 destinations and 11 hotels. The award winners were selected following secret inspections by “mystery guests” who visited them as ordinary clients.

Philoxenia will run in parallel with the Hotelia hotel equipment exhibition, to which 110 buyers from 31 countries have been invited.

Related Links > http://www.helexpo.gr/portal/

This week in Greece > business agenda October 22, 2007

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Monday >

  • The British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts a conference titled «Climate Change and Energy: The Corporate Responsibility Dimension,» at 9.30 a.m. at the Ledra Marriott Hotel in Athens. Development Minister Christos Folias is the keynote speaker. For information visit > www.bhcc.gr
  • Energy Week begins with a series of conferences and workshop in Athens.

Tuesday >

  • The 8th Prodexpo Real Estate and Development conference and exhibition opens its doors at 9.30 a.m. at the Divani Caravel Hotel. Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and Deputy Finance Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou are expected to attend. To tomorrow. For information call 210 7289000 or visit > www.tsomokos.gr
  • The «Energy Technologies» exhibition and conference begins at 9 a.m. at the Eugenides Foundation. To Friday. For information call 210 3628457 or visit >  www.iene.gr

Wednesday >

  • «Fighting Racist Attitudes in the Business World» is the title of a conference that will be hosted within the framework of the Horizons project for «action toward labor and social integration,» at 10 a.m. at the Titania Hotel in Athens. To tomorrow. For information call 210 8224074.
  • The Institute of Energy for Southeast Europe (IENE) hosts the 12th national conference on «Energy and Development 2007: The New Energy Challenge,» at 6 p.m. at the Eugenides Foundation on Syngrou Avenue. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is expected to speak. To tomorrow. For information call 210 3628457 or visit > www.iene.gr

Thursday >

  • The SAS Greece Forum 2007 on business software and artificial intelligence begins at 9.30 a.m. at the Athenaeum Inter-Continental Hotel. For information visit > www.sas.com/greece
  • The Technical Chamber of Greece hosts a symposium on «Greek-Arab Technical Cooperation,» at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens. To Saturday. For information call 210 32913692 or visit > www.tee.gr
  • The Alexander S. Onassis Foundation hosts a lecture on «The Geostrategy of Oil: Rising Prices and the Protection of the Environment,» at 8 p.m. at the Museum of the Cycladic Art in Kolonaki. For information call 210 3713000 or visit > www.onassis.gr
  • The Institute of International Economic Relations (IDOS) hosts a conference on «Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation,» at the University of Crete in Rethymnon. To Saturday. For information call 210 3626610 or visit > www.idec.gr/iier

Friday >

  • The Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies hosts a workshop on «Photovoltaic Systems and Development,» at 9 a.m. at the Eugenides Foundation. For information call 210 3628457 or visit > www.iene.gr
  • The Chamber of Cephalonia and Ithaca hosts a conference on «The Promotion and Diffusion of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving on European Islands,» at 9.30 a.m. at its premises. For information visit > www.cres.gr
  • Grimaldi Group hosts the 11th conference on «The Development of European Short Sea Shipping Needs,» at 9 a.m. at the Grande Bretagne Hotel. Merchant Marine Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis is expected to speak. For information call 210 2113557.