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
Sustainable Procurement — Lessons from Leading Companies
October 23, 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 webcast as we discuss and present the findings from our latest research on Sustainable Procurement – Lessons from Leading Companies. CPE credit available
Is AI Coming for Your Job?
As artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged in the last three decades, the effect on unemployment has not matched the public's fears. Nonetheless, to avoid obsolescence companies and their employees need to make sure they're able to execute on the opportunities presented by AI and other technologies. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, November 2018)
It’s Time for the Arts to Rally Around Standardized Outcomes
The majority of companies do not measure standardized outcomes related to arts, despite the fact that doing so would help them show the effect of arts support on company objectives. The Impact Genome Project®, an initiative of Mission Measurement, provides a framework for standardized outcomes in the arts sector that companies should be utilizing to understand their contributions’ effectiveness. (Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Blog, November 2018)
On Governance: Agility in Your Boardroom
Boards are expected to be more alert and foresighted. They must be prepared for more rapid situational assessment, faster reaction time and creative solutions for creating value and representing shareholders’ interests. (The Governance Center Blog, November 2018)