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We begin the calendar year with a special EICN event to help you prepare for the 12 months ahead.

During November and December we have been surveying regional business leaders to find out their challenges and priorities for 2024, and on 31 January we will convene to explore the results of the Middle East Business Outlook Survey (MEBOS) 2024.

This year's survey includes new questions on the impact of AI and organisations' sustainability agendas and will create a new and original data set that will capture the mood of senior business leaders in MENA.

To set the survey results in context, I will also present the EIU's latest global and regional forecasts.

If you haven't yet completed the survey, you can do so here.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


  • Robert Willock (Director MENA & Regional General Manager of EICN)

    Robert Willock

    Director MENA & Regional General Manager of EICN

    Robert is the Director of the Economist Corporate Network based in Dubai and covering the MENA region. Robert works closely with network members to help inform their business strategies through political, economic and operational insight and to connect them with their senior leadership peers.

    Robert is a business journalist, editor and publisher with 25 years of experience covering a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, retail, construction, energy and transport, and a particular interest in human capital management.

    He is an accomplished event chairman, moderator and speaker.

    Robert completed an MBA at the University of Leicester School of Business in 2012 and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nottingham.

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