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 Investor Relations Executives Council
Senior investor relations officers of large-capitalization companies in both Europe and the United States share best practices in a confidential and member-driven forum. Members value the intimate and candid conversations that develop in the meetings.

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.

Legal Council
Updates on EU competition law developments, building a European legal team, controlling outside costs, and the interface between legal and global management are principle items on this council's agenda.

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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

The Applied Scenario: Thinking Beyond Digital
January 30, 2018 04:00 PM CET [16:00] (Brussels), 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

Join this webcast to discover an approach that explores the future in a way that relates it to your business, makes it tangible, and helps you make your strategic decisions.  CPE credit available

Talent Management for the Age of Career Disruption
February 01, 2018 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

Join this webcast as our guest speaker makes the case for HR and talent professionals to exploit an untapped source of talent while profoundly rethinking their approach to career management. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

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Blogs

Eleven Ingredients for Digital Success in 2018
The past 6 months have seen tremendous upheaval in digital media. Companies that were once high flyers—Mashable, Rolling Stone, Time—sold for a fraction of their former (perceived) value. Whether you think this is massive disruption or simply inevitable course correction, the ingredients for digital success have evolved. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, January 2018)

Achieving Better Results with Inclusive Decision-Making
Evidence is mounting that diverse and inclusive teams make better decisions that lead to more innovation and better outcomes. Foundations can apply this knowledge of the value of diversity and inclusion to drive better results in grant-making and capacity-building for grantees. (Giving Thoughts Blog, January 2018)

Developing Global Leaders Through Service: Research Report on the State of the Practice of Corporate Global Pro Bono
Wouldn’t it be good if there was a business strategy which would build global leadership talent, improve company reputations, and make a positive impact on addressing global challenges? “Pro bono” is just such a strategy and it’s not just for lawyers anymore. Companies are increasingly utilizing Global Pro Bono (GPB) programs to create shared value for the community and the business. (Giving Thoughts Blog, January 2018)

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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 0.3%
  • Brazil 0.5%
  • China 1.8%
  • Euro Area 0.8%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.3%
  • Global 0.6%
  • India 1.3%
  • Japan 0.4%
  • Korea 0.7%
  • Mexico 0.9%
  • Spain 0.3%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.4%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website