APRICOT'99 to be held in Singapore, March 1-5 1999


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The mission of APRICOT is to develop and advance the skills and understanding necessary to grow a robust Internet infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region, by providing a forum for those key Internet builders to learn from their peers and other Internet community leaders from around the world.

The APRICOT Executive Committee has selected the bid from the Singapore Computer Society (SCS - www.scs.org.sg ) to host APRICOT'99 in Singapore, March 1-5, 1999.

The Singapore Computer Society's prior success as a local support organization with APRICOT'96 and Singapore's reputation for being a telecommunication, transportation and service 'hub' were both considered in evaluating host city suitability.

The in-principle support from many of Singapore's distinguished entities such as National Computer Board, National Science and Technology Board, Tourism Board, SingNet, Pacific Internet and National University of Singapore was also considered.

However, given APRICOT's educational focus, the key of the unique proposal was bringing together the support of Internet World 1999 and the Singapore Linux Conference -- both of which are being held in Singapore during the same week.

By doing so, there will be an even greater opportunity to exchange skills and understanding with an even wider audience ... for the educational benefit of all attendees -- thus helping to achieve APRICOT's mission.

The primarly proposed venue for the event(s) is The Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center (commonly known as Suntec City Convention Center).

For the latest information please return to www.apricot.net or send email to info@apricot.net

Yours sincerely,

The APRICOT Executive Committee