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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Leadership Experience: The Apollo Program
30 April - 02 May, 2014 ()
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.
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.
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)
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.