Exec with developer of the BlackBerry® to speak

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Robert Crow, an executive with Research in Motion (RIM) Ltd., whose products include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, will be the keynote speaker for the 16th annual Canada-Ohio Business Dinner at Bowling Green State University Nov. 7.

RIM is one of the leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of innovative wireless solutions for worldwide mobile communications. Crow, the company's vice president for industry, government and university relations, will address the future of the wireless industry as well as innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property issues, especially in the United States and Canada.

RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include, in addition to the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements.

The dinner will take place in 101B Olscamp Hall, beginning with a networking reception at 4:45 p.m., followed by welcoming remarks and dinner at 6:15 p.m. Crow will speak at 7 p.m.

Reservations, $20 per person, are due Monday, Oct. 29. Individuals may register online at http://www.cba.bgsu.edu/cast/canada-ohio_dinner.html. For more information, contact BGSU's Canadian Studies Center at 419-372-2457.

Hosted by the center, the dinner is supported by Alcan Inc., the BGSU College of Business Administration and the government of Canada.

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(Posted October 22, 2007 )