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Canon Middle East hosted its 2012 Partner Conference from 5th to 7th December 2012 in Morocco under the theme: "Build the Future". Over 100 Canon partners from 45 countries in the Middle East, North, West and East Africa region participated in the event that focused on the future of imaging technology.
Anurag Agrawal, managing director, Canon ME said: "In an ever changing environment, new technologies are constantly being integrated in everyday life. From input through cameras, to output through printers, Canon's integrated cross media imaging solutions enable connectivity across different technology components including Canon's own devices as well as other devices such as smart phones and tablets, Wi-Fi and cloud enabled devices."
   Canon also hosted workshops and forums to present its business strategy and objectives for 2013, including managed print services and impact of WiFi and cloud on connectivity.
   Agrawal added, "While the global cloud computing market is anticipated to increase to $241 billion by 2020, the Middle East and Africa region is expected to have the highest cloud traffic growth rate – estimated at 79% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), followed by Latin America (66% CAGR), and Central and Eastern Europe (55% CAGR) – by 2016. Similarly, the number of web-connected devices is expected to grow more than fourfold by 2020, reaching a watershed of 50 billion devices globally."