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 Human Resources Council
Allows senior most global HR executives to discuss current challenges and trends regarding the strategic and structural management of their firm's multinational human resources. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking.

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.

Global CSR & Philanthropy Council
This council advances the practice of cross-border corporate social responsibility and strategic philanthropy on a global scale through continuous dialogue on latest trends, issues and solutions encountered, as well as inspiring practices.

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Publications

22 Truths about Strategic Community Impact: Insights from the Strategic Community Impact Symposium

Becoming involved in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals can help companies boost employee engagement, increase brand value and customer loyalty, build trust, and reinforce the social contract with society.

(Conference KeyNotes, March 2017)

The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Future of Work (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017)

This series focuses on the Future of Work and how technology is transforming every aspect of work—and in the process, opening a Pandora’s box of complex issues for today’s human capital practitioners.

(Human Capital in Review, March 2017)

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Webcasts

Using the Principles of Curation to Drive Sustainable Change
27 March, 2017 03:00 PM ET [15:00] (New York), 07:00 PM UTC [19:00]

Explore the concept of curation as a 21st-century mindset and skill set. Learn to collect credible content, communicate it in a way that supports the brand voice and values, and deliver it through a variety of communication channels. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

4 Phases of Women's Careers: Becoming Gender Bilingual
28 March, 2017 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Join our guest author for a discussion of her newly released book: a simple, holistic, forehead-smacking career guide that boils it down to the essential. CPE credit available

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The Conference Board Europe, Middle East & Africa Region

Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
6th floor B-1170
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 0.4%
  • Brazil 1.0%
  • China 1.2%
  • Euro Area 0.5%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.2%
  • India 1.3%
  • Japan 0.2%
  • Korea 0.9%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 0.4%
  • U.K. 0.4%
  • U.S. 0.6%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website