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eCommerce Turkey: International Insights and Consumer Confidence

October 10, 2012

ISTANBUL, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th November 2012, Istanbul

The e-commerce industry in Turkey reported a 57% growth to $12.5bn this year, placing
it firmly ahead of growth in Germany (8.1% growth), France (22% growth), the UK (17%
growth) and the USA (16.1% growth), states AslI Gokdere, Board Member of the Association
of Turkish Internet Retailers ETID and Founder & CEO of Evmanya.com.

It is clear that Turkey is a rare opportunity for growth for businesses looking to
strengthen their offering in these challenging times. eCommerce Turkey has compiled the
latest statistics and cutting-edge research, available to download as part of the online
Content Library, to provide insight into the current position of the Turkish e-commerce
market, along with information on Turkish engagement in social media and online web
trends. The Content Library can be accessed at


eCommerce Turkey is part of eCommerce Expo, the UK’s biggest e-commerce event
providing multi channel and online commerce solutions and will take place this November in

Key speaker at the event, Vural Cifci, VP of Online Marketing & Business Intelligence
at Trendyol, offers his perspective on the opportunities for overseas investors looking to
move into Turkey:

“The [Turkish] online population is engaging in e-commerce activities, and natural
growth will continue within the next couple of years. Businesses that discover how to
utilize mobile and social platforms will be the ultimate winners.”

Cifci joins speakers from IMRG, eBay Turkey, Facebook and DHL Global Mail Russia, who
will take part in two days of discussions focusing on earning the trust of consumers,
maximising the potential of social media to advance e-commerce, and providing an overview
of the Turkish market. Practical tips can also be gained from the sessions focused on
securing funding and investment, engaging the attention of new consumers, and mobile

James Roper, Vice President of EMOTA and Chief Executive of IMRG will also be running
a pre-conference workshop giving practical advice on moving from traditional retail to
e-tail, and discussing tested best practice strategies for setting up a successful
e-commerce business in Turkey.

For the full programme and speakers, visit http://www.ecommerce-turkey.com

Notes for Editors:

eCommerce Expo is the UK’s number 1 event dedicated to online business. The show
provides end-to-end solutions, tools and techniques needed to compete in this rapidly
evolving environment. Part of UBM Plc, a global live media and B2B communications,
marketing service and data provider. For more information visit http://www.ubm.com

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