Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, 27 February-7 March 2002.


What is APRICOT?

APRICOT is an educational, non-profit, conference run by volunteers to develop and maintain Internet operational stability in Asia Pacific Region. The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) provides a forum for those key Internet builders in the region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world. Past Apricots were held in Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Seoul.

The history behind APRICOT

APRICOT is a non-profit event started by volunteers in 1996 and was financially underwritten by the regional IP address registry, APNIC, from 1996,1997,1998 -- with a *significant* contribution being made by David R. Conrad.

APRICOT's success was largely due to the excellence of its no-nonsense technical program with its operational focus. However, it has grown from being the premier technical conference to being the main conference around which the Asia Pacific Internet Community congregates.

No longer financially underwritten by APNIC, the future of the APRICOT conference is now being coordinated by the APRICOT Executive Committee. For information on the APRICOT Exco, go to http://www.apricot.net

Where would APRICOT 2002 be held?

APRICOT 2002 would be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 3 to 7 March 2002. The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Thailand will be co-hosting the event. NECTEC is a dynamic organization which is responsible for the development of Information Technology in Thailand. Its mission is to ensure Thailand's competitiveness in Electronics and Computer and the use of IT to stimulate economic and social impact through own R&D programs as well as R&D funding services to universities. The organization now has a work force of about 400 persons and has been operating for twelve years in Research and Development, IT Policy Planning and Government Informatization. NECTEC is also the secretariat office for Thailand's National Information Technology Committee.

The Venue

The conference and tutorials will be held at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), located in the heart of Bangkok, is a world-class conference and exhibition center with floor area of 65,000 sq. meters. State-of-the-art facilities include telecommunication, Simultaneous Interpretation System, fully-equipped business center, lakeside restaurant, bank, post office and convenient store. World-class accommodations and shopping malls are within walking distance. Major expressways and sky train serve the area making access to QSNCC even easier.

How do I participate?

Registration for participation would soon be opened for APRICOT 2002. However, we would love to keep you informed of the latest. Sendus an email, at abhisak@nipa.co.th

How much would it cost?

From past events, the indicative cost would be US$250 for the 2-day conference and US$125/day for the tutorial.

For more details, go to APRICOT 2002 Fees Schedule.

How can I be a sponsor?

Sponsorship is most welcomed. For details on sponsorship, go to sponsorship opportunities.