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 working across business functions on a global basis.

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 Social Investing Council
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.

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Publications

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

Emerging markets have been underperforming over the last year, adding increased downside risks to the global growth outlook

(Economics Watch Reports, June 2015)

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

No downside surprises, as the Euro Area slowly moves toward more sustainable growth.

(Economics Watch Reports, March 2015)

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Webcasts

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
13 August, 2015 10:00 AM EST [10:00]

How will a diverse set of Asian Pacific countries be affected by lower oil prices and volatility in the medium-term? Join us for an interactive discussion in this month’s Economics Watch – Emerging Markets View. CPE credit available.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
10 September, 2015 10:00 AM EST [10:00]

A complimentary series for member companies to help executives stay on top of the changing business and economic conditions throughout China, the Asia-Pacific region, India, and Brazil. 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 0.2%
  • Brazil 0.6%
  • China 1.0%
  • Euro Area 0.4%
  • France 0.2%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 0.0%
  • Japan 0.1%
  • Korea 1.2%
  • Mexico 0.4%
  • Spain 0.4%
  • U.K. 0.4%
  • U.S. 0.6%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
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