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 Council on Business Conduct
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.

Council on International Compensation and Benefits
Discussions focus on the policies and challenges connected with the salaries and benefits of international personnel, including local nationals as well as expatriates. Members value the confidential and high level dialogue that develops.

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.

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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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The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
15 October, 2015 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

How will your company adjust to the ‘new normal’ of slower Chinese growth? Join us for an interactive discussion on the underlying factors behind recent developments and the impact  it may have on the global economy and business environment.    CPE Credit available.

Sustaining Business Profitability Through Productivity Growth
28 October, 2015 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

Recent research highlights productivity growth as a vital component for sustaining business profitability. Join us for this webcast, as we share our findings on productivity drivers in the United States and Europe, and explore how you can apply our insights to your business.

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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

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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Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.3%
  • Brazil 1.5%
  • China 1.0%
  • Euro Area 0.3%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 0.7%
  • Japan 0.1%
  • Korea 0.3%
  • Mexico 1.6%
  • Spain 0.2%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.1%
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