The Top CEO Conference and Awards, organized byTRENDS magazine in association with INSEAD Business School, target the region’s CEOs, CMOs, Presidents and VPs, as well the most affluent people in the GCC. 
 
The Conference
The Top CEO Conference brings together the CEOs of publicly listed and private companies that operate within the GCC. Its main purpose is to feed the region’s business community with insight and knowledge.
The conference is an open discussion between thought leaders, executives and officials, with the goal of bringing global issues – specifically, disruption – into a regional context, helping the region’s business heads analyze the possible impact of such issues and consider the best ways to take their organizations forward, while taking advantage of the coming transformations.
 
The conference’s format will comprise on-record and off-record sessions, allowing delegates to discuss and exchange ideas freely.
 
The Awards
At the annual Top CEO Awards ceremony, the 100 best-performing companies and CEOs will be announced. The Awards aim to recognize the 100 CEOs of publicly listed companies in the GCC that are creating growth and profitability while upholding corporate governance and transparency.
 
Every single company – and its CEO – that is listed on the GCC stock markets is evaluated. Mediaquest’s Top CEO Awards are distinctive in the GCC region because only the CEOs of listed companies are eligible. The awards are based on performance, revenue, profitability, share price evolution and, of course, transparency in companies’ disclosures. Furthermore, the process is transparent and audited. 
 
TRENDS works closely with INSEAD to ensure that the formula is the most accurate and also with corporate governance institute Hawkamah to ensure that corporate governance and disclosure criteria, among others, form a part of the ranking. We also have the support of global auditors, Deloitte to ensure complete transparency, making Top CEO the most credible and transparent awards in the region.