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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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Emerging Markets Corporate Compliance and Ethics Council
This council provides invaluable opportunities for senior compliance and ethics executives in Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets to exchange experiences, access relevant research and expertise.

Publications

25 Truths about Joint Ventures

More and more, companies are looking to joint ventures: to help topline growth, allay local fears about loss of intellectual property to foreign competitors, and to help companies enter new international markets. 

(Conference KeyNotes, April 2017)

30 Truths about Cybersecurity

There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. Cyber risk is not just an IT concern, but a crucial business issue.

(Conference KeyNotes, April 2017)

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Webcasts

Is GDPR the Death Knell for Human Capital Analytics?
June 28, 2018 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Many HR leaders are wondering whether the data protections under GDPR will tie their hands in human capital analytics (HCA). Is this the end of companies’ new-found ability to generate business insights from human capital data? CPE, HRCI, and SHRM credit available

A Marriage of Algorithms and Human Capital - Part III
September 04, 2018 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Part III will focus on strategic workforce planning and EY's "Monte Carlo" simulations. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

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Blogs

2018 Excellence in New Communications Awards: Winning Case Studies
As the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) prepares for its annual dinner and gala celebrating the 2018 Excellence in New Communications Awards, we’re happy to share this year’s winning case studies in a special edition of "SNCR 2020: Exploring New Communications Tools and Technologies." (Society for New Communications Research Blog, June 2018)

The Impact Genome Project and Benchmarking Social Outcomes
Earlier this year, The Conference Board and Mission Measurement announced a new partnership to benchmark social outcomes data. Using Mission Measurement’s Impact Genome Project® (IGP), the two organizations will collect and analyze data on the social outcomes of corporations’ charitable contributions. Companies are now invited to participate in the IGP and to share their impact measurement data. (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, June 2018)

A Culture of Responsibility
“Culture” is the word of the moment: societal culture, organizational culture, corporate culture. The media blames culture—and rightfully so—when things at an organization go bad, referencing it as the reason for why people break the rules, disrespect others and go against societal values. But culture is also a good thing that leads to innovation, accomplishment and integrity. Managing culture is the responsibility of everyone in an organization and the board should set the tone. (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, June 2018)

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The Conference Board Europe, Middle East & Africa Region

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Contact: Rainer Schultheis
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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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  • Global 0.5%
  • India 1.1%
  • Japan 0.4%
  • Korea 0.8%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 0.3%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.2%
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