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 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.

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.

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Publications

DNA of Engagement: CEO Business Implications

Higher levels of employee engagement lead to greater productivity. This report outlines six strategies CEOs can implement to help employees play a greater role in managing their own engagement. 

(Key Business Issues, February 2017)

DNA of Engagement: CHRO Business Implications

This report explains the role of individual employees in managing their engagement and provides strategies CHROs can implement to foster employee ownership of engagement throughout the talent management life cycle including: acquisition/onboarding, career development, training, performance/recognition, and retention.

(Key Business Issues, February 2017)

DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Can Foster Employee Ownership of Engagement

We are in an employee engagement crisis. This report explains how everyone in the organization, including employees, can play a role in creating an engaged workforce. Includes case studies.

(Key Business Issues, February 2017)

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Webcasts

Governance Watch
14 March, 2017 12:00 PM ET [12:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

Hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb, Governance Watch is designed to address the latest developments in corporate governance through bi-monthly webcasts featuring provocative expert guests and insights. CPE and CLE credit available.

Using the Principles of Curation to Drive Sustainable Change
27 March, 2017 03:00 PM ET [15:00] (New York), 07:00 PM UTC [19:00]

Explore the concept of curation as a 21st-century mindset and skill set. Learn to collect credible content, communicate it in a way that supports the brand voice and values, and deliver it through a variety of communication channels. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

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The Conference Board Europe, Middle East & Africa Region

Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
6th floor B-1170
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 0.1%
  • Brazil 2.8%
  • China 1.1%
  • Euro Area 0.6%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.8%
  • India 0.3%
  • Japan 1.3%
  • Korea 0.5%
  • Mexico 0.2%
  • Spain 0.2%
  • U.K. 0.0%
  • U.S. 0.6%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website