Overview


Photo from Caribbean Internet Forum 2008, Trinidad and Tobago

 

Theme: Building a Caribbean Broadband Platform for Regional Development

Dates: The Seventh Caribbean Internet Forum will be held November 25-26, 2009.

Target Audience: Participants from the major regional service providers, regulators and governments in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and internet service, media and communications as well as members of the public with an interest in the subject matter

Forum Objectives

As we move into the second decade of the new millennium, there is a need determine a coordinated approach towards “Building a Caribbean Broadband Platform for Regional Development” in order to promote ubiquitous internet access while capitalizing on economies of scale, regional expertise and global experiences.
The specific objectives of the forum are:

  • To investigate the reach of broadband internet in the Caribbean and recommend ways in which more open and effective broadband access can be achieved
  • To determine possible approaches to the expansion of the regional broadband network
  • To review e-government initiatives from within and outside of the region as a basis of information-sharing and collaboration
  • To tackle issues of internet governance and e-security
  • To review policy and regulatory issues and challenges for ubiquitous broadband access
  • To arrive at solid strategies, conclusions and recommendations towards “Building a Caribbean Broadband Platform for Regional Development”

Conference Email - cif2009@uwimona.edu.jm

Registration Fees:
Early Bird (before November 6):  US$100.00
Regular:     US$120.00
Students:    US$30.00
One Day:    US$60.00
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CONFERENCE LOCATION:
Knutsford Court Hotel, Blue Mountain Suite, Kingston, Jamaica.
Address:  11 Ruthven Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica.
Tel:   (876) 936-3570
Fax:   (876) 906-2224
Website:  www.knutsfordcourt.com

 

Sponsorship Information

For information on sponsorship please contact: Ms. Allison Brown, Telecommunications Policy and Management (TPM) Programme, Mona School of Business, The University of the West Indies, cif2009@uwimona.edu.jm.