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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Global Rewards and Mobility Council
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 Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council
Executives from European firms 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.

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 in Europe working across business functions on a global basis.

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CEO Succession Practices: 2016 Edition

CEO Succession Practices: 2016 Edition analyzes all CEO succession events at S&P 500 companies over the last 15 years with additional analysis based on 2016 survey findings.

(Key Business Issues, October 2016)

Unlocking Value from Integrated Corporate Communications and Marketing

We look at the trend toward integrating corporate communications and marketing and consider the various ways that these two functions working together can contribute value to corporations.

(Key Business Issues, September 2016)

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What Is Digital Transformation and What Does It Mean for Human Capital?
08 November, 2016 04:00 PM CET [16:00] (Brussels), 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

Join this webcast as our panelists outline the implications of digital transformation for human capital, with company examples from Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America. HRCI and SHRM credit available

Window on America: The US Election Results and its Impact
10 November, 2016 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

Join us right after the US elections to see what a Clinton or a Trump victory might mean for economic health, immigration and trade policy, and business prospects worldwide.

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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

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:

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  • Brazil 1.3%
  • China 0.9%
  • Euro Area 0.0%
  • France 0.0%
  • Germany 0.3%
  • India 0.7%
  • Japan 1.1%
  • Korea 0.5%
  • Mexico 0.3%
  • Spain 0.5%
  • U.K. 0.0%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website