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Conference Agenda

Our theme is “Re-imagining ICT as a tool for National Growth and Development”. The conference will drive this discussion as we highlight the challenges facing the regional ICT and Telecommunications sector and solutions to these challenges.

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Conference Headline Sponsor

Support provided by corporations and businesses allows for the development and implementation of CANTO programs, projects and resources. These partnerships make it possible for the work of CANTO to reach and benefit both the corporations and the citizens of the region and beyond.

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Conference Agenda (Provisional)

2017-07-15
2017-07-15
2017-07-16
2017-07-16
Hard Rock Hotel
2017-07-17
2017-07-17
2017-07-18
2017-07-18
2017-07-19
2017-07-19
Hard Rock Hotel
10:00 - 17:00
Closed Session: CANTO Board of Directors Meeting
09:00 - 13:00
CANTO Committee Meetings
  • Marketing and Communications Committee Meeting – 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Regulations Committee – 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
  • Financial Advisory Committee Meeting – 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
  • Disaster Resource Management Committee Meeting – 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Human Resource Committee Meeting – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Meeting – 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
  • Vendor/Supplier Working Committee – 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Technology Trends Working Committee – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
14:00 - 15:30
Closed Session – CANTO Committee Chairs Presentation to the Board
  • Marketing and Communications Committee Meeting – 2:00pm
  • Regulations Committee Meeting – 2:10pm
  • Financial Advisory Committee Meeting – 2:20pm
  • Disaster Resource Management Committee Meeting – 2:30pm
  • Human Resource Committee Meeting – 2:40pm
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Meeting – 2:50pm
  • Vendor/Supplier Committee Meeting – 3:00 pm
15:30 - 16:30
Welcome Session – CANTO Welcome and Networking Session

A complimentary information and networking session to maximize your experience; Melissa Harris, Telecom Training
Corporation

16:00 - 05:30
Closed Session – CANTO Directors and ICT Ministers

Optional

18:00 - 07:30
Official Opening of CANTO 2016

Government Ministers, CANTO Executives, Members, and other Dignitaries in attendance
Opening Ceremony:

  • MC:
  • Presentation of National Flags
  • CANTO Song
  • Invocation
  • Welcome Remarks: Teresa Wankin, Secretary General CANTO
  • Remarks: Julian Wilkins, Chairman, CANTO Board of Directors
  • Remarks from Dominican Republic
  • Remarks from Huawei, Headline Sponsor of CANTO 2017
  • Feature Address:
  • Cultural performance
  • Vote of Thanks:
19:30 - 21:00
Exhibition Viewing and Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Huawei
07:45 - 08:45
Ministerial Breakfast: Sponsored by C&W Communications

Chair: Cable and Wireless Keynote:

09:00 - 13:00
Ministerial Roundtable 1: Sponsored by C&W Communications

Moderator: Julian Wilkins, CANTO Chairman & Rochelle Cameron, CANTO Vice Chair

Keynote: Huawei

Feature: C&W

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00
11:30 – 1:00 Panel Discussion: Can Telcos take Advantage of the Disruptive Digital Economy?
13:00 - 13:30
Feature Address: Net Neutrality
13:30 - 17:00
Exhibition Viewing
13:30 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 16:00
Session 2: GSMA Capacity Building Training

Advanced Spectrum for Mobile Telecommunications

14:30 - 16:00
Session 1: Converged Regulations – How to set a level playing field for operators/OTTs.

Session Chair: Opal Neil, CANTO Director

15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
16:00 - 17:00
Session 3: Smart Communities – Reimagining the partnerships between Government and Businesses

Session Chair: TBA

16:00 - 17:00
Session 2 continued – GSMA CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING
18:00 - 18:55
Ministerial Cocktail
19:00 - 22:00
Social Networking Dinner
07:30 - 08:30
Ministerial Breakfast: Sponsored by Digicel

Digicel Business

09:00 - 10:30
Panel Discussion: New Strategies in the Selling and Distribution of Spectrum
  •  Luciana Camargos, GSMA
  • TV White Space – the Next Internet Disruption
10:00 - 17:00
10th Annual Human Resource Forum and launch of Caribbean Leadership Forum
10:00 - 17:00
4th Annual CANTO Sales, Marketing & Customer Care Forum
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00
Ministerial Roundtable 2: Sponsored by Digicel

Moderator: Julian Wilkins, CANTO Chairman

  • Keynote: Huawei
  • Feature: Digicel
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
13:00 - 17:00
Exhibition Viewing
14:30 - 17:30
Session 5: GSMA Capacity Building Training – Internet of Things
14:30 - 17:30
Session 4: Multi-play and Content Strategies

Chair: Rochelle Cameron, CANTO Vice Chair
• Telesur & Tempo

15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
09:00 - 10:30
Session 7: GSMA Capacity Building Training
09:00 - 14:00
Exhibition Viewing
09:00 - 10:30
Session 6: CWIC – Caribbean Women in ICT CEO’s Forum
10:00 - 17:00
4th Annual CANTO Sales, Marketing & Customer Care Forum
10:00 - 17:00
10th Annual Human Resource Forum and launch of Caribbean Leadership Forum
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:30
Session 7: Regulation for Small Island States in a Converged Era
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 16:30
Session 8: Cyber Security Trends in 2017 and Beyond

Chair: Melesia Sutherland, CANTO Director
• Internet Society
• ICANN LACNIC
• ARIN

19:00 - 21:00
7:00 – 9:00 Recognition and Awards Ceremony & Networking Dinner
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4th Sales Marketing & Customer Care Forum: 18th -19th, July

The  Sales Marketing & Customer Care Forum is a two-day conference targeting global, Caribbean, and Latin American leaders in Marketing, Sales, IT, and Customer Service

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11th Annual HR Forum: 18th -19th, July

A two day annual interactive forum where persons in the HR field can learn from industry experts, and each other.

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Hotel & Venue

Thrilling gaming action in the biggest and best casino in the Caribbean, exhilarating nightlife, tantalizing culinary options, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and rooms worth tweeting about.