CANWISP 2019 Ottawa/Gatineau – All You Need to Know

Ottawa, site of CanWISP 2019

by | March 11, 2019 | Events

CanWISP 2019

CanWISP 2019 is the annual conference of Canadian Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs). The seventh edition of this much-anticipated event will start on Monday, March 25th.

Hosted by the Canadian Association of WISPs (CanWISP), this year’s event is expected to see over 200 attendees, 25 exhibitors/vendors, as well as industry experts and consultants.

Held at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Ottawa/Gatineau, the event is just five minutes from downtown Ottawa.

CanWISP 2019 features an interesting mix of technical and 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 the fixed wireless industry continues to grow.

WISPs can also discover some of the latest products and services for the fixed wireless industry at the event. Leading manufacturers like Cambium Networks, Telrad, and Baicells will be joined by many leading service providers, including Lintechs, Sonar and, of course, Preseem!


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

CanWISP 2019 will start with a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m. on Monday, followed by a gala dinner. Tuesday, March 26th begins with a welcome session and “speed dating” exercise at 8:30 a.m. Dedicated exhibit hall time starts at 3:15 p.m. and continues alongside the cocktail hour, ending at 5 p.m.

There’s a lot of time after 6 p.m. on Tuesday for participants to mingle with other guests or attend networking dinners. Similarly, Wednesday, March 27th features some more sessions, culminating with a lunch around noon. The CanWISP AGM (for members only) begins around 3:30 p.m. 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.

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.

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 can come from informal networking. For example, conversations with fellow ISP owners and consultants allow owners and operators to form meaningful long-term connections.

Networking with vendors has its own advantages as well. For instance, establishing first-name connections at vendor companies can lead to advance access to beta solutions, special deals, or just a better overall relationship.

CanWISP 2019’s agenda also includes frequent breaks and dedicated networking times to encourage participants to chat.

Above all, if it’s your first time in Ottawa, don’t forget to head out and see the nation’s beautiful capital region. Enjoy 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 in learning more about QoE monitoring and optimization for your network, make your way to the Exhibit location and meet the Preseem team at booth 11. Or book a demo with us to see Preseem in action.

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