CANTO Encourages Stakeholders to ‘Reimagine’ ICT in 2017

written by BVC May 22, 2017

The 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition, affectionately referred to as CANTO 2017 is the Caribbean’s premier telecommunications event for industry professionals, academics and regional governments. The event will be held from the 16th -19th July at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana Dominican Republic –   the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country.  


Dominican Republic is situated just two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York and eight hours from most European cities. Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich culture.


At the Conference & Trade Exhibition, top executive telecommunication operators, Regulators , Ministers and suppliers from over 35 countries will focus on the theme:  “Reimagining ICT as a Tool for National Growth and Development”.    The theme is high on CANTO’s agenda and focuses on ICT connectivity beyond the modernization of societies as a catalyst for real economic change.


The onus is on all the stakeholders to encourage creators, developers and consumers to take advantage of the dynamism of ICTs and expand their thought process to view all possibilities. This will require a paradigm shift, fostering an environment which stimulates creativity necessary for the development of our national and regional markets. The theme’s objective is to connect more of what our stakeholders do with the goals and ambitions of the markets served.  This ever-changing field of technology has made the world more accessible as information is easily and rapidly exchanged. CANTO is at the vanguard of this movement and will encourage discourse amongst its membership to reimagine ICT in all its different spheres to reap benefits which would promote national growth and development. 


The trade exhibition will cover the spectrum of communications technologies, offering in-depth information on the latest developments in voice, data, image, and multimedia captured in 85 exhibits.  The conference on the other hand will lead discourse on key issues from a panelist of experts on areas such as:

  • Ministers’ Roundtable Discussions on Policy and Regulations
  • Operators & Regulators Forum
  • Caribbean Women in ICT Forum
  • Creative Marketing of Telecommunications Product and Services
  • 11th Annual Human Resource forum
  • 4th Sales,  Marketing  and Customer Car e5G and Beyond



CANTO 2017 and Dominican Republic has it all! Great business, social and networking opportunities await from the 16th -19th July, 2017.  For more information visit



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