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 Services Council
The Global Business Services Council is one of the first communities focused on serving the specific needs of the senior-most leaders in Europe 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.

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 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)

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

Relief from declining oil and commodity prices may stabilize growth in emerging economies temporarily, but structural issues remain.

(Economics Watch Reports, April 2016)

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Escaping the Global Economy's Holding Pattern

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)

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Webcasts

Engaging Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees: What Leaders Need to Know and Do
03 June, 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 for 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. 

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
16 June, 2016 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

Join us for a discussion on Brazil's near-term growth outlook in view of economic hardship and political uncertainty, and the business and economic implications. CPE credit available

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The Conference Board Europe, Middle East & Africa Region

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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 1.2%
  • China 0.1%
  • Euro Area 0.1%
  • France 0.0%
  • Germany 0.6%
  • India 0.5%
  • Japan 0.2%
  • Korea 1.3%
  • Mexico 2.1%
  • Spain 0.1%
  • U.K. 0.0%
  • U.S. 0.6%
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