In collaboration with TOP CEO Conference and Awards, the Pearl Initiative delivered two key sessions within their overall conference agenda. The two sessions covered the topics of Anti-Corruption & Transparency and Women in Boardrooms. Held in Dubai, the conference was attended by regional and international business leaders and thought leaders. 
The first session was on "Anticorruption & Transparency" and it covered the importance of good corporate governance and strong integrity practices and shared practical ideas on actions to raise anti-corruption standards in the Gulf Region. While the "Women in Boardrooms" session focused on the business case for greater levels of gender diversity in leadership teams and on boards and how it is linked to enhancing strategic decision-making, better governance and a closer understanding of target markets.
With a record number of CEOs and VPs from the Gulf Region in attendance, the conference brought global issues into a regional context, helping executives and leaders look at the possible impact of such issues and consider the best ways to take their organisations forward, while taking advantage of the coming transformations. 
The first edition of the Top CEO Conference was held under the patronage of the Dubai Economic Council and drew to a spectacular close at the Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai, on April 5, 2016.