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Sudharsan Natesan
Regional Head of Marketing - Middle East, Africa & APAC
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  • Region Economic Statistics
    GDP at current prices : $2.303 trillion
    GDP growth rate : 3.51%
    Exports : US $1.194 trillion, Growth Rate: -0.52%
    Imports : US $885 billion, Growth Rate : -1.62%

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  • Population Statistics
    The Middle East has a total estimated population of around 1.231 billion people.
    There are a total of 20 countries located in Middle East

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  • Trade and Commerce Statistics
    In the Gulf states, duties are only 5 percent, and this has a big impact incentivising imports into the region.
    Exports remained in the positive territory for the seventh successive month, but the 35 per cent growth in shipments in May was lower than that in the same month last year.

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  • Top 10 in Middle East
    Biggest Cities:
    1. Karachi, Pakistan - 11,774,000
    2. Dhaka, Bangladesh - 10,979,000
    3. Istanbul, Turkey - 9,413,000
    4. Tehrăn, Iran - 7,380,000
    5. Lahore, Pakistan - 6,030,000
    6. Baghdăd, Iraq - 4,796,000…

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  • Mobile Facts in Middle East
    The value of mobile commerce in MENA could reach $4.9 billion by 2015
    Saudi Arabia currently leads the Middle East by smartphone penetration level, achieving a level of 63 percent and is closely followed by the UAE with 61 percent, meaning more than half the total population of these two countries are connected to a smartphone device.

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  • Internet in Middle East
    There are an estimated 90 million internet users in the region, and ecommerce sales are predicted to reach around $15 billion in 2015, up from $9 billion in 2012.
    Fifteen (15) percent of Middle East businesses have an online presence.

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Dinner Dialogue: The Customer Success Barometer

March 10, 2015
- Boston, MA
6:30 pm

Smart Data Summit 2015
May 25, 2015
Sofitel - The Palm Jumeirah
Dubai, UAE

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