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The Conference Board

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in the United States of America.

Founded in 1916, The Conference Board has a unique mission: To provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance AND better serve society. 

Headquartered in New York with global offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and Singapore, and work that spans 60 different countries, The Conference Board conducts research and convenes business leaders in forums large and small, public and private.

The insights captured through this extensive network feed directly back into our research and meeting agendas, ensuring that our activities remain sharply focused on the key issues of the day.

The Conference Board produces a number of key metrics and measures, including the Consumer Confidence Index®, The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™, and The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI). In addition, The Conference Board provides objective, world-renowned economic data and analyses that help business and policy leaders make sense of their operating environments; in-depth research and best practices concerning management, leadership, and corporate citizenship; public and private forums in which executives learn with and from their peers, and a platform and thought leadership for the business community worldwide.

The Conference Board conducts work across three practice areas:

Economy & Business Environment
  • Business Scenarios and
    Strategic Planning
  • Consumer Dynamics
  • Economic Indicators and Forecasting
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Global Value Chains
  • Growth, Productivity and Competitiveness
  • Innovation
  • Labor Markets
  • Marketing and Brand Strategy
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy
Human Capital
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employee Engagement
  • Human Capital Analytics
  • Labor Markets
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic HR
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Talent Management
Corporate Leadership
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Philanthropy and Citizenship
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability

Members: 1200+ companies in both established and emerging markets

Councils & Events: Each year connects over 14,000 executives to discuss and debate a wide range of economic and management topics