Tuesday, August 7 SYMANTEC WILL host a conference to mark the launch of its Veritas Net BackUp 6.5, a solution for the protection of statistics and the prevention of their disappearance through a flaw in the system. The conference will be held at Stoko Jnr., 2 Sheetrit Street, Tel Aviv, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Guest of honor will be Kevin Bailey of Data Center Foundation, who has 20 years experience in managing information data. For further details, call (03) 638-8457. Wednesday, August 8 THE CEOS Forum of the Kibbutz Industries Club will host Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz at the Kibbutz Shefayim Hotel. Mofaz will speak about reforms in Israel's air and sea ports, and plans that his ministry intends to implement. Also participating will be Iris Stark, who chairs the board of Ashdod Port. The opening addresses at the meeting will be delivered by Amos Rabin, chairman of the Kibbutz Industries Association and General (Res) Ori Orr, chairman of the CEOs club. According to Amos Shalev, the head of the Association's export division. Changes in port regulations are making it increasingly difficult for exporters to send out their cargo and to import raw materials. The inability to guarantee delivery of supplies to overseas clients could have a seriously detrimental effect on Israeli export figures. These issues and others will be raised at the meeting, which begins at 2 p.m. GAZA's ECONOMY... Where to? Is the subject under discussion at the weekly Wednesday forum hosted by IPCRI at the Ambassador Hotel, east Jerusalem, at 3 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Gaza businessman Ali Abu Shahleh who will speak in English. There also will be a United Nations representative from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid. Participation should be confirmed by August 6 to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: (02) 676-8011; Telephone: (02) 676-9460. Thursday, August 23 A TWO-day conference and retreat on The Woman in Judaism, Christianity and Islam has been organized by the Hope Flower School and the Interfaith Encounter Association, which will bring together Israelis and Palestinians in non-political, interfaith dialogue. The purpose is to get participants to know "the other" in his or her humanity and not in the guise of a political or national foe. The retreat, which will be held in the Guest House of the Austrian Hospice at the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, has been organized to allow for religious and cultural songs of all three faiths, as well as for spontaneous conversations through which friendships can develop. Check-in time on Thursday is 4 p.m. Cost for affiliates who have paid dues NIS 100, others NIS 170. For pre-registration, send a check to the Interfaith Encounter Association, POB 3814, Jerusalem 91037 or telephone (02) 651-0520 or e-mail Fathiey@interfaith-encounter.org. The price includes participation in seminar activities, accommodation in double rooms, meals on full board basis and refreshments during breaks. Space is extremely limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Vegetarian meals will be available for those who request them when registering. Friday, September 7 TO MARK the 30th anniversary of the Tel Aviv University Law Review, a conference based on a perusal of important court cases will be held at 10 a.m. in the Buchman Law Faculty on the TAU campus. Speakers will include Professors Hannoch Dagan and Nili Cohen and attorneys Hanan Meltzer and Avi Fisher. For further details, call (03) 640-7430.