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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The Global Business Services Council is one of the first communities focused on serving the specific needs of the senior-most leaders working across business functions on a global basis.
Global Rewards and Mobility Council
Discussions focus on the policies and challenges connected with the salaries and benefits of international personnel, including local nationals as well as expatriates. Members value the confidential and high level dialogue that develops.
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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.
In 2016, the global economy will continue on a slow growth track for the fifth consecutive year, as mature economies continue to fly at a low altitude and emerging markets slow.(StraightTalk®, November 2015)
Emerging markets have been underperforming over the last year, adding increased downside risks to the global growth outlook(Economics Watch Reports, June 2015)
Book Discussion: The Rise of the Female Executive
23 February, 2016 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 our guest, Peninah Thomson, chief executive of The Mentoring Foundation and coauthor of The Rise of the Female Executive, gives us insights into some of the central themes of her new book such as cross-company mentoring programs and keeping women in the executive pipeline.
Why Inclusive Companies Are Better at Innovation
25 February, 2016 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]
Building a diverse workforce is one thing; cultivating an inclusive culture in which “diversity of thought” consistently sparks innovation is far more challenging. Join us as our guest, Vincent Monziols, general manager of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ (SGPPL) bearings business, describes the company’s journey to achieve double-digit annual growth by making innovation part of every job.