CANWISP is the annual conference and AGM of Canadian Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs). The 7th edition of this much sought-after event will start on Monday, 25th March, 2019.

Hosted by the Canadian Association of WISPs (CANWISP), CANWISP 2019 is expected to see over 200 attendees, 25+ exhibitors/vendors, industry experts and consultants. 

The event will be back at the beautiful Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel in Ottawa/Gatineau – a 4-star property just 5 minutes from Ottawa downtown. 

CanWISP 2019 will feature an interesting mix of technical as well as other sessions. This includes some interesting ones like “Understanding Millennials” as well as regulatory sessions on Spectrum sharing, Telecom policy, and related topics. Participants get an opportunity to not only learn from the speakers but build connections with their peers. It’s also the perfect opportunity to learn and get inspiration from other Canadian WISPs as fixed wireless industry grows here.

CanWISP 2019 will also allow WISP owners and operators to experience some of the latest products and services that cater to the fixed wireless industry. Leading manufacturers like Cambium networks, Telrad and Baicells will be joined by many leading service providers including Lintechs, Sonar, Preseem (yeah!) and others.  

 

 

Preseem at CanWISP 2019: Agenda

 

Preseem will be exhibiting at CanWISP 2019 for the first time. Above all, being a Canadian company, we’re excited to be participating in a fixed wireless conference, here at home! 

CanWISP 2019 will start off with a Wine & Cheese reception at 5 pm on Monday. After that, a Gala dinner shall start around 7 pm. Tuesday, March 26th begins with a welcome session & speed dating at 8.30 am. Beyond the breaks between sessions, dedicated exhibit hall time starts at 3.15 pm and continues alongside the cocktail hour ending at 5 pm. There’s a lot of time after the 6 pm on Tuesday for participants to mingle with other guests or go for after parties/ networking dinners. Similarly, Wednesday, March 27 at CanWISP 2019 features some more sessions culminating with a lunch around noon. CanWISP AGM for members only begins around 3.30 pm on Wednesday. In other words, CanWISP 2019 will be over for most participants around lunch time on Wednesday.

The full event agenda is available here.

In summary, if you’re participating in this year’s CanWISP – don’t forget to meet the Preseem team in the exhibit area. We’ll be at booth #11. Most importantly, you may also book a private demo/meeting by clicking here.

 

CANWISP 2019 – Getting the most value

 

Speaker sessions and panels are always enlightening and sought after by participants in a conference. However, the real value at a show like CanWISP 2019 comes from informal networking. For example, conversations with fellow ISP owners and consultants allows owners and operators to form meaningful long-term connections. Subsequently, one can leverage such connections to get help, support or just inspiration for continued growth. Next, networking with vendors has its own advantages as well. For instance, establishing first-name connections at vendor companies can lead to first-access to beta solutions, special deals, priority support or just better customer service. 

Moreover, CanWISP 2019’s agenda includes frequent breaks as well as dedicated networking times which encourages such informal networking.

Above all, if it’s your first time in Ottawa/Canada, don’t forget to head out and see the nation’s beautiful capital region. Club networking with some of the delicious food Ottawa offers, inspired by numerous global cuisines. More information on Ottawa sightseeing and tourism is available here.

If you’re interested to know more about QoE monitoring and optimization for your network, make your way to the Exhibit location and meet the Preseem team at booth 11. More details here.

 

If you like this post, please help us by sharing it with your network by using the icons here