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 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 Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council
Executives from European firms 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.

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.

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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

Climbing a steeper hill? Sub-Saharan Africa’s recent development and business prospects
27 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 to learn about various business environments in Africa in terms of challenges and opportunities.

Book Discussion: Digital vs Human - How we'll live, love, and think in the future
11 July, 2016 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Join us for a witty but critical discussion with Richard Watson, author of the book Digital vs Human. We will discuss how the next 50 years will be about the relationship between people and technologies, how these inventions will undoubtedly change our lives, and to what end.

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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 0.5%
  • Brazil 2.5%
  • China 0.2%
  • Euro Area 0.1%
  • France 0.2%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 0.0%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 0.3%
  • Mexico 1.3%
  • Spain 0.4%
  • U.K. 0.0%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website