CANTO Prepares Regional Stakeholders in Transitioning to a Digital Region

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Georgetown,  17th September, 2018

CANTO together with one of  its founding members – Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GTT) will co-host the 35th Annual General Meeting & Mini Expo at the Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown. The event carded for the 27th – 30th January, 2019, will welcome over 200 C- level CANTO members and stakeholders in the ICT sector from over 30 countries.

The conference segment of the event will be guided by the theme ‘Transitioning to a Digital Region – Opportunities and Challenges’, and its emergence as a key driver of sweeping change in the world around us. The telecommunications industry is at the forefront of this transformation, both as an industry witnessing large-scale change in its market environment and as a key driver of worldwide digitalization.

Deliberations along the captioned theme will contribute to improving the state of our region and by extension the world through the harnessing of the value added from digital transformation, both for business and society, while identifying the challenges to be overcome in order to deliver premium customer value in an equalized digitally transformed ecosystem.

A pivotal aspect of this event is the Annual General Meeting which will allow members to focus on the statutory obligations and chart the course of the Association for the 2019/20 financial year.

The Mini Expo will showcase emerging technologies from global suppliers while the GSMA led workshop will center on ‘Unlocking Rural Mobile Coverage’.

35 years is a major milestone for CANTO and what better way to celebrate this prestigious event with GTT at the helm in an emerging country such as Guyana.  With the recent development in the oil and gas sector, Guyana’s economy is expected to burgeon in the future. The transition to a digital economy is inevitable and GTT and CANTO will be part of that transformational change.

For more information on the 35th AGM visit – www.canto.org/agm

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About CANTO

CANTO is recognized as the leading trade association of the ICT sector for shaping information and communication in the Caribbean. Founded in 1985 as a non-profit association of 8 telephone operating companies, CANTO has now grown to over 130 members in more than 35 countries.  A Board of Directors appointed by the membership directs policy of the Association. This strategy is executed by the staff of a permanent Secretariat based in Trinidad and Tobago

About GTT  
GTT, headquartered in Georgetown, Guyana operates in the cloud, managed services, broadband, mobile and traditional  wireline space throughout Guyana. The company also owns significant, resilient and redundant subsea and terrestrial  fibre assets which supply the country with its bandwidth needs. Established since 1991, the firm upholds the highest  ethical standards and is solely focused on improving life experiences by unlocking innovation through applications and  infrastructure to every home and business in Guyana