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 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 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 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.

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Publications

The End of Cold, Hard Cash and the Global Shift toward Cashless Consumer Payments

We summarize the global shift to cashless consumer payments and the opportunities for consumer-facing businesses as they navigate the change.

(Executive Summary, August 2016)

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

Brexit-induced financial instability brings more uncertainty but leaves emerging markets’ overall growth outlook for 2016 unchanged for now.

(Economics Watch Reports, July 2016)

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

Sentiment improved somewhat into the second quarter of 2016, but emerging markets’ economic fundamentals are weak and the growth outlook remains fragile.

(Economics Watch Reports, May 2016)

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Webcasts

Twelve Critical Behaviors that Highly Engaging Leaders Master
29 August, 2016 11:30 AM CET [11:30] (Brussels), 05:30 AM ET [05:30] (New York), 09:30 AM UTC [09:30]

Join this webcast to get insights from HR practitioners of global companies into how their leaders approach employee engagement and how their organizations support them in fostering a culture of engagement. 

Embedding Cyber Risk Awareness
06 September, 2016 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 learn how DPDHL has developed a character to help grow cyber risk awareness. CPE 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 0.1%
  • Brazil 1.9%
  • China 0.7%
  • Euro Area 0.1%
  • France 0.3%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 0.4%
  • Japan 1.1%
  • Korea 0.9%
  • Mexico 0.0%
  • Spain 0.2%
  • U.K. 0.3%
  • U.S. 0.4%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website