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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Health & Safety Leadership Academy
26 - 27 September, 2013 (Brussels, Belgium)
Coaching & Mentoring Academy
16 - 17 October, 2013 (Brussels, Belgium)
Global Council of Investor Relations Executives
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.
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.
Middle East Council
Designed for member companies in the region that encompasses Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.
"Just Say No": If only fighting bribery were that simple
An expansive look at bribery today and how both companies and individual executives should handle sticky situations. (The Conference Board Review, April 2013)
Corporate Philanthropy with a Global Footprint
A snapshot of the current state of global corporate philanthropy, specifically benchmarking, structure, strategy, measurement, and cultural and political landscapes for corporate philanthropy from Western Europe to Latin America. (Research Report, March 2013)
19 June, 2013 09:00 AM EST [09:00], 03:00 PM CET [15:00], 02:00 PM GMT [14:00]
Is Europe Evolving Towards a US-Style Lending Model?
EU-banks have been tightening credit supply and increasing credit prices as a result of the financial crisis and new regulation like Basel III. As a result, companies have severe difficulties in financing their investments, further deepening the crisis.
19 June, 2013 02:00 PM EST [14:00]
Strategic Leadership Development
Ric Roi, Head, Global Centre of Excellence for Right Management and Amy Abel, Director, Human Capital Research at The Conference Board, will discuss their latest joint research on strategic leadership development.