Kick-Off CarPIF Forum

Philipsburg – the third annual Caribbean Peering Forum (CarPIF) under the theme “Expanding the Caribbean Internet” will kick-off on may 5th 2017 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort at 8.30am.

The CarPIF is an initiative of the Packet Clearing House (PCH) and the Internet Society - supported by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the CaribNOG, and facilitates in-depth discussions on issues critical to Internet-enabled development.


The local host of the CarPIF is Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten, while Telem, UTS & WTN TV provided sponsorships to make this meaningful event possible.  


The first day of the forum will focus on Connectivity & Caribbean Trends, with a Key note address of Mr. Bill Woodcock, Executive Director of the Packet Clearing House, which is an international organization charged with providing operational support and security to critical Internet infrastructure.


The second day of the forum will focus on Commerce and Content, with a feature address of Ms. Rhea Yaw Ching, Executive Director of the Covela Foundation in Trinidad and Tobago, and is considered as a true expert in Technology and Internet Development.


The CarPIF forum will be very interactive, with several panel discussions, debates and open mic sessions, and caters to Internet service providers, Telecom operators, regulators, government, content providers, ICT-ers, educators, ICT students, and Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Operators.


The event is free of charge, and breakfast & lunch will be provided. The ICT community of St. Maarten is encouraged to participate, and those interested can still register at BTP via  / +1(721) 542-4699, or onsite tomorrow before 8.30am.  


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