The Conference Board Asia helps member companies navigate the ever-changing business climate in India, Southeast Asia, greater China and Australasia. The Conference Board’s unique perspective on the global economy gives both local and multinational member companies a strategic edge on issues that affect their business.

From our offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai, and Singapore, we provide resources and events for decision makers like you in this complex region. Our members in Asia can access an array of information and content on corporate leadership, economy and business environment, and human capital. Executives from member companies benefit from The Conference Board’s global and Asia-specific research and reports, an indispensable webcast program (live and on demand), complimentary entry to senior executive briefings, direct access to world-renowned subject-matter experts, eligibility to join Asia and Emerging Markets peer learning groups, and unlimited support from the Ask TCB business information service.

The bottom line? The Conference Board tracks economic developments and business trends in the region and abroad so you have the tools you need to navigate them successfully.

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Asia-Pacific Talent & Diversity Council
The mission of the Council is to provide its members, who are leaders in the areas of talent management, leadership development and organization effectiveness, with a forum for sharing best practices and actionable ideas.

Asia-Pacific Communication and Marketing Council
This council draws on the expertise of its members, augmented by insights of respected leaders in the fields of public relations, public affairs, investor and legal communications, employee relations, community relations and communications technologies.

China Communication and Marketing Council
Meets to discuss issues and exchange best practices such as branding, stakeholder relationships, public affairs, employee relations, community relations, interactive marketing and communication technologies issues with a strong focus on Greater China.

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Global Labor Market Outlook 2018: Finding Ways to Counteract Worker Shortages

The global economy has entered 2018 with strong economic growth, and the US is not alone in experiencing a tightened labor market, leading to several labor market challenges for businesses in advanced economies.

(Key Business Issues, March 2018)

China Center Research Brief: Appraising China's Financial Sector Risk in 2018

Data show that financial system risks are being tamped down by regulators in China, albeit slowly. Juxtaposed to this good news—and, in fact, a consequence of it—other indicators suggest that corporate default risks in China are on the rise.

(China Center Publications, March 2018)

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Recruiting Human Capital for the Competitive Edge
April 09, 2018 01:00 PM ET [13:00] (New York), 05:00 PM UTC [17:00]

Join our panel of experts as they share key takeaways from our 4th Annual Talent Acquisition conference and reveal what strategies thought leaders are using to gain a competitive edge. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

Economics Watch
April 11, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

Over the last few years a pickup in global trade volume has played a key role in fueling stronger global growth. This webcast considers how recent changes in US and global trade patterns have affected the global economic environment. CPE credit available

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Companies See Gun Reform as a CSR Issue: Why Now?
This weekend, Americans will join students in the March For Our Lives to demand that safety and the lives of our young people become a priority. Marchers will call for an end to gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Ever since the horrific murder of students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) School in Parkland, Florida, not only are individuals responding to the MSD students’ call for action, but companies as well. (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, March 2018)

GDPR Will Expose Brands That Don’t Care About Their Customers
On its surface, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has touched off a technical fire drill for American companies operating in Europe. These new data privacy rules, set to take effect in May, have companies scrambling to inventory their data and develop systems and policies that comply. But as challenging as GDPR may be for those working on compliance, the regulations should force a much-deeper appraisal of what values companies apply to their interactions with customers. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, March 2018)

Granting to China Made “Easy?”
The China Overseas NGO Management Law went into effect January 1, 2017. The law requires that foreign NGOs coordinate their efforts with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and provides the framework within which they can continue their activities in the country through two ways: opening a representative office in China or applying for a temporary activity license. (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, March 2018)

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Contact: Nick Sutcliffe
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Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 0.8%
  • China 1.1%
  • Euro Area 0.9%
  • France 0.5%
  • Germany 0.5%
  • Global 0.6%
  • India 0.1%
  • Japan 0.6%
  • Korea 0.9%
  • Mexico 1.0%
  • Spain 0.0%
  • U.K. 0.0%
  • U.S. 0.6%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website