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 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 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.

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.

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Publications

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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Webcasts

Enhancing Your Global Career as a Senior Female Business Leader
08 September, 2015 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Join us for this webcast, when our guest speakers will give real-life examples of their career highlights and challenges as senior female business leaders. 

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

Slower economic and investment growth in emerging markets contributes to lower demand for commodities and raw materials. What is the outlook for commodity markets and exporters in this slow-growth environment?  CPE credit available

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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 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 0.2%
  • Brazil 0.8%
  • China 0.9%
  • Euro Area 0.3%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 1.5%
  • Japan 0.4%
  • Korea 0.2%
  • Mexico 0.8%
  • Spain 0.4%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
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