The Conference Board offers valuable insights into how the Middle East fits within the global economy. A major recent report - "Managing Beyond Oil" - reviews productivity in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and outlines the implications for companies.

The Middle East Business Leaders' Council, formed in 1999, convenes local business leaders who are Associates of The Conference Board with representatives of multinational enterprises to discuss regional issues.

Researchers from The Conference Board make regular presentations in the region about corporate governance, human resources and economic development issues. We provide the opportunity for companies to understand this complex, fast-changing region and will tailor individual programmes to suit specific corporate requirements.

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Peer Networks

Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council
Executives engage in strategic discussions on issues and challenges currently facing Chief Diversity Officers. Members value the expert speakers, benchmarking opportunities, and ability to shape best and next practices in diversity.

Global Business Conduct Council
Senior executives responsible for shaping global ethics and compliance programs discuss current issues and challenges facing corporations globally. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities.

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Publications

25 Truths about Joint Ventures

More and more, companies are looking to joint ventures: to help topline growth, allay local fears about loss of intellectual property to foreign competitors, and to help companies enter new international markets. 

(Conference KeyNotes, April 2017)

30 Truths about Cybersecurity

There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. Cyber risk is not just an IT concern, but a crucial business issue.

(Conference KeyNotes, April 2017)

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Webcasts

Seeing the Unseen
31 May, 2017 04:00 PM CET [16:00] (Brussels), 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

Join us for this webcast to hear about 5 new principles that are challenging the traditional approach to market research. CPE credit available

Mature Workers: A Solution To Europe's Changing Demographics
20 June, 2017 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Join this webcast to get insights from a new Conference Board report on how companies should plan for Europe’s shrinking and aging workforce. HRCI and SHRM credit available

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The Conference Board Europe, Middle East & Africa Region

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Brussels, Belgium

Contact: Rainer Schultheis
Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Telephone: +32 2 675 5405 brussels@conference-board.org

Business Perspectives

The Conference Board offers Business Perspectives in Europe across a broad range of topics for executives from different functions.

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.5%
  • Brazil 0.4%
  • China 1.2%
  • Euro Area 0.7%
  • France 0.3%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • Global 0.6%
  • India 0.5%
  • Japan 0.2%
  • Korea 1.0%
  • Mexico 0.4%
  • Spain 0.7%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.3%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website