CANTO 2016 – Bigger and Better in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, known as the ‘Island of enchantment ‘La isla del encanto’ is the chosen venue for CANTO’s upcoming 32nd Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition. The highly anticipated event will take place from July 31st – August 5th , 2016 at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel in San Juan under the theme: “Inspiring ICT Innovations: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem through Sustainable Strategic Partnerships”.
The Chairman of CANTO, Julian Wilkins noted that “Inspiring ICT innovations will allow us to take full advantage of the rapidly evolving converging technology environment for the benefit of our Caribbean consumers.
The theme targets the talented citizenry of the Caribbean and the Americas. It encourages all stakeholders to create and foster an environment of entrepreneurship by harnessing the natural talent. The objective is to inspire persons to be creative and innovative by utilizing and fostering strategic partnerships to yield SMART sustainable products and services, adding value to markets to reduce poverty and foster environmental conservation. It is a delicate balance of economical, sociological and environmental goals which will require a public-private partnership (PPP) and CANTO is well poised to take the lead.
CANTO welcomes Affiliate Member Huawei – a global leader of ICT solutions, as headline sponsor for the second consecutive year.
“Huawei is a company that believes in strategic partnerships as these are important to develop investments in technology that will advance nations and regions,” said Jason Deng, General Manager of Huawei (T&T).
“As a leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei has been operating in the Caribbean region for over 15 years, and, as we do in our other operations around the world, we have worked with many partners in this region, which has helped us to grow from a new market entrant into a trusted partner of government, major operators and enterprise. Our experience here has shown that the Caribbean is a significant example of a region where strategic partnerships can result in technological excellence for the countries that make up the region. And so, while we have been an active supporter of CANTO for several years, we are especially glad that CANTO is promoting the theme of ‘strategic partnerships’ for a more sustainable ICT industry in the region. Bringing public and private stakeholders together, as this Conference will do, is certainly a right step in the direction of sustainable ICT development for the Caribbean countries and the region.”
CANTO 2016 promises to be bigger and better with the continuation of such popular staple events as the Ministers’ Monday; Operators’ & Regulators’, Caribbean Women in ICT, 2nd Annual DSS iCreate Hackathon,10th Annual Human Resource and the 3rd Annual Marketing Forums. CANTO 2016 anticipates a full slate of new suppliers and operators fitting perfectly with the tagline ‘Puerto Rico does it better’.
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