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  • We're Coming to Kuwait | ArabNet Kuwait 2016 | October 4-5
  • Meet the Initiators of Change | 50 Regional & International Speakers
  • Mingle and Connect | 500+ Exclusive Attendees & 20 Exhibitors
  • Have an Astounding Idea? Make It Happen at the Ideathon Competition
  • Looking to Grow Your Startup? Move Up at the Startup Demo Competition

BUSINESS

The Kuwaiti eCommerce market was estimated at $1.26B in 2015 according to Payfort. Coupled with high GDP & a 91% Internet Penetration Rate, the opportunity for growth of online goods and service providers, as well as mobile transactions, is very high. ArabNet Kuwait will focus on trends and opportunities in eCommerce, Omnichannel Retail, Online Payments, Digital Banking and Business Transformation.

MEDIA

Social Media penetration in Kuwait is at 96% (one of the highest globally), while Kuwait leads in MENA, on platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram. Kuwait is also home to GCC’s most affluent online influencers. ArabNet Kuwait looks to highlight Social Media platforms and trends, Native and Programmatic Advertising and Video Content, through panel discussions, workshops and the OMD academy.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

After the announcement of the $7B Kuwait National Fund for SMEs in 2013, the market has witnessed a surge in entrepreneurship support and institutions: funds, co-working spaces, angels and investors. This was further inspired by the acquisition of Kuwait's Talabat.com, which marks the largest regional exit since Yahoo! Maktoob in 2009. ArabNet Kuwait will host the leading investors and stakeholders driving digital entrepreneurship in Kuwait and MENA; the Startup Demo and Ideathon competitions; as well as workshops targeted towards startup founders to boost their business.

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Abdulla Elyas Co-founder, Careem
Abdullah AlZabin Founder and CEO, Lamba
Bilal Z. Al Mourad Connect Director - Kuwait, Ipsos
Charles Saliba Founder and CEO, HR Works
Dany Farha Co-founder and CEO, BECO Capital
Hasan J. Zainal Partner, Arzan Venture Capital
Ihsan Jawad Managing Partner, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
Lloyed Lobo Chief Growth Officer | Speakeasy.co, Co-founder | TractionConf.io and Boast Capital
Mohammad Jaffar Entrepreneur and Investor,
Raghav Prasad General Manager, Gulf Countries, MasterCard
Reine Farhat Senior Editor, Content Lead, Wamda, Nuwait
Tarek Amin CEO | Digital @ Adline Media Network, Founder | Dubai Angel Investors
Yaser Bishr Global Executive Director of Digital Media, Al Jazeera Media Network
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