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Partnership Insight Series: Kuwait Expo 2018

The Kuwait Expo 2018 is an annual knowledge economy flagship event that is organized under a new theme that focuses on a specific business-oriented knowledge economy application. This year, the Kuwait Expo 2018 provides a one-stop marketplace featuring full range of knowledge-based business opportunities and solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises.

No matter what that path, the Kuwait Expo 2018 always begins with a mindset. That is why the Kuwait Expo 2018 delivers a distinctive knowledge management solutions and contents on every venue taken by the international knowledge economy standard, driving national economies across the region.


Kuwait’s geographic location on world trade road “Silk Road” in the southwest of the Asian continent and in the northwest corner of Arabian Gulf head, has contributed to its prosperity and its transformation into a commercial center and a major port for each of the peninsula and Mesopotamia. Kuwait’s total area is of 17.818 km2 with a population of 3 million people – 2010 census.

The history of the Kuwaiti economy goes back to the seventeenth century when the City of Kuwait was established as a commercial port on the Arab Gulf Coast. The economy of the seventeenth century included pearl diving, shipbuilding and maritime trade, which has helped transformed Kuwait city into a commercial city that plays an important role in regional trade when many commercial markets become crowded with traders and buyers. Kuwait has the fifth largest oil reserves in the world, and is one of the high-income countries, according to the World Bank classification.

Kuwait is a constitutional state with a semi-democratic political system. It has a high income economy backed by the world’s sixth largest oil reserves. The Kuwaiti dinar is the highest valued currency in the world. According to the World Bank, the country has the fourth highest per capita income in the world. The Constitution was promulgated in 1962.The Kuwait National Cultural District is a member of the Global Cultural Districts Network.

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