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Economic insights and analyses on the global economy and specific current topics relevant to business executives.
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The Conference Board Economics Watch®

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Live forecasts and commentary addressing changing business and economic conditions, worldwide. Complimentary for members of The Conference Board.

Business Scenarios & Strategic Planning

Tools to assess uncertainty and unlock opportunity, providing you with the powerful framework of scenario analysis to enhance your strategic planning and stay ahead of trends.

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Consumer Dynamics

Insights and research to interpret and act on our Consumer Confidence Index®, covering such topics as demographics and consumer behavior to help you identify opportunities for growth.

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Economic Indicators & Forecasting

A broad range of indexes, forecasts and projections to help you understand and anticipate the conditions of the economy that will most affect your business, now and in the future.

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Energy & Sustainability

Guidance and scenarios to inform your long-term, global energy strategy, helping you assess new energy sources, rising demand from emerging markets, political factors and the regulatory environment.

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Global Value Chains

Reports on the latest trends in the structure of global value chains, along with outsourcing, offshoring and business services, to position you to seize competitive advantage.

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Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness

A clear, cohesive picture of our outlook for the global economy, based on the forces that drive competitiveness and productivity, to help you maximize your global strategy.

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Data and research to support your innovation strategy, ranging from traditional R&D to new ways of utilizing big data and cloud computing to your cultivation of creativity.

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Labor Markets

Metrics and analysis that support your decision making by illuminating labor supply and demand, as well as the human capital issues that help shape economies around the world.

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Marketing & Brand Strategy

Cutting-edge research into the business and financial value of brands, providing you with new understanding of customer market segments, ROI, image building and global brand strategy.

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Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy

A strategic view of your business environment, along with the different conditions that impact purchasing of goods and services, to enhance your procurement practices and decisions.

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Products & Services


Clean Energy Megatrends and Innovations Seminar
05 - 06 April, 2016 (New York, NY)

12th Annual Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management Conference
29 - 30 March, 2016 (Chicago, IL)

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China Center Data Flash - Property sector continues to struggle as inventories are drawn down
September 2015 | China Center Publications

Some observers have recently been touting a rebound in the real estate market, and while both sales and prices have improved in recent months, it is essential to keep in mind that actual construction and investment in the sector are still contracting.

Moving to the Next Level: Insights from the 11th Annual Women's Leadership Conference
September 2015 | Conference KeyNotes

Women in business have come a long way, but moving to absolute parity with men requires continued planning and even consciousness raising on the part of both genders.

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The Conference Board Economics Watch®
13 October, 2015 | Economics Watch®

As the end of the year approaches, business must brace itself for a legislative traffic jam in Washington. Join this interactive webcast to explore the key impending decisions that  promise to have the most impact on business and the US economy. CPE credit available.

Policy Watch: Strengthening the Workforce through Competency-Based Education
13 October, 2015 | Special Webcast

A discussion on how competency-based education—along with the policies needed to advance it—can close the US skills gap through educating both young adults and older workers to higher skill levels at a lower cost. HRCI, SHRM and CPE credit available.