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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Conferences

Peer Networks

  • Council of Financial Executives

    This Council is one of the most prestigious forums that exist for bringing together CFOs of multinational companies to discuss current issues and challenges. Because of the confidentiality that governs the meetings, members develop a incredible trust.

  • Council of Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives

    Executives engage in strategic discussions on issues and challenges currently facing chief diversity officers. Members value the expert speakers, benchmarking opportunities, and ability to shape best and next practices in diversity.

  • Council on International Compensation and Benefits

    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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Publications

  • International Indexes of Consumer Prices 2013
    Based on price indexes compiled by The Conference Board International Labor Comparisons program, average annual inflation in 2013 slowed in 13 of the 16 economies compared. (Research Report, April 2014)
  • CEO Succession Practices: 2014 Edition
    The rate of CEO succession in calendar year 2013 was 8.4 percent, down from 10.9 percent in 2012 and below the average succession rate of 10.8 percent for the period 2000–2013. (Research Report, April 2014)

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Webcasts

  • 29 April, 2014 01:00 PM EST [13:00]
    Mad Men, the Internet, and Big Data
    How do you make good business decisions about Internet advertising? This webcast will go into some of the salient features of new research and examine implications for substitution to other marketing channels.
  • 30 April, 2014 09:00 AM EST [09:00], 03:00 PM CET [15:00]
    Managing the Audit Tender

    In the Netherlands, companies are now required to change auditors every eight years and mandatory rotation is being considered at the EU level.

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CEO Challenge® 2014

More than 1000 business leaders identified their most critical challenges in The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014.

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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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The Conference Board Middle East

Samir Haddad
Regional Director
P.O.Box 333901
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 506 53 9331
E-mail: samir.haddad@conference-board.org

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