November 2018

Robert Ghiz, CWTA President & CEO to Address the EC

11:30am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Toronto

Another wireless revolution is coming to Canada. The fifth generation of wireless networks (5G) is set to create jobs and drive innovation – adding as much as $40 billion in annual GDP and 250,000 permanent new jobs to the Canadian economy by 2026, according to a recent report from Accenture. But these benefits are not guaranteed. Canada must take action if it wishes to remain a global leader in the coming 5G wireless world.

Join the Economic Club of Canada for a special address by Robert Ghiz, President & CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. Robert will discuss the 5G wireless revolution, what it will mean for Canadians, and what Canada needs to do to harness its potential. After delivering his keynote, Robert will also sit for a special fireside chat led by The Globe and Mail's Christine Dobby.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to merpaw@economicclub.ca by Friday, November 16, 2018
- Refunds/credits: We require three business days notice in advance of the event date for ticket cancellations

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Robert Ghiz, CWTA President & CEO to Address the EC

Christine Dobby

Staff Reporter, Telecom Reporter
The Globe and Mail

Christine Dobby

Christine Dobby covers the Canadian telecom industry for The Globe and Mail. The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (Canada) recognized her in the beat reporting category for her telecom coverage in 2018 and for profile writing (with co-author James Bradshaw) in 2017. Before joining the Globe, she reported for the Financial Post, where she variously covered telecom, media, startups and tech. She also did internships at the Toronto Star and the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal in Saint John. Before journalism, Christine attended law school, articled at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto and practised divorce law.

Robert Ghiz

President & CEO
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Robert Ghiz

Robert Ghiz is President and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and Chair of the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada. Twice elected Premier of Prince Edward Island, Robert’s accomplishments included his successful stewardship of PEI’s economy through the 2008 global financial collapse, overseeing its record-setting economic growth following the recession, implementing full-day kindergarten for the first time in the province’s history, and leading successful trade missions in Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. Robert is a proud champion of Canada’s wireless industry and its ability to enhance the lives of people across the country.

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