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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Emerging Markets Corporate Compliance and Ethics Council
This council provides invaluable opportunities for senior compliance and ethics executives in Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets to exchange experiences, access relevant research and expertise.
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)
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)
Customer-Centricity: Developing a Customer-Obsessed Culture
November 20, 2018 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]
Join us for this webcast as guest speaker Stuart Crawford-Browne, a regular judge of the UK Customer Experience Awards, shares his insights on how developing a customer-obsessed culture can help achieve competitive advantage. CPE credit available
The T of LGBT: Trans* inclusion in Europe
October 16, 2018 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]
Join us for this educational and thought-provoking overview, to learn more about how your company can create an inclusive culture for all its trans* employees. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available
Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles 2.0 Launched
Seven CEOs of companies that are members of The Conference Board Governance Center are among 20 who have signed on to the Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles 2.0, which has been endorsed by the Governance Center and the Business Roundtable and will be hosted by the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. (The Governance Center Blog, October 2018)
Book Discussion: Governance Professors Explain Revolutionary Board Model
The authors of the book “Outsourcing the Board: How Board Service Providers Can Improve Corporate Governance” recently sat down with Governance Center Executive Director Doug Chia to discuss their unique idea for a new corporate board model. A video of that discussion is available on-demand. (The Governance Center Blog, October 2018)
Executive Series: The “Creative” Dilemma
Creativity is important to developing new ideas and opportunities, but certain corporate cultures can stifle it. Employees have a responsibility to exercise their own creativity for the benefit of themselves and the business. In communications, creativity should be nurtured in three areas in particular: writing, uncovering stories, and ideation. If companies want to promote new ideas and opportunities, being open to employees’ creativity is a good start. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, October 2018)