Throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim, Internet service providers, backbone and regional networks, web hosting facilities, firewalls, and Intranets are being created, deployed, and installed at a staggering pace. The technicians, managers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers responsible are under tremendous pressure to master the skills necessary to build and operate these increasingly complex systems.

The mission of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) is to provide 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.

Held annually, the week-long summit consists of seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather (BOFs), and other forums all with the goal of spreading and sharing the knowledge required to operate the Internet within the Asia Pacific region.

In an attempt to ease the travel burden on attendees, APRICOT aims to be held in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) annual general meetings, the Asia and Pacific Internet Association (APIA) annual membership meeting and the winter Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) meeting, and meetings of other Asia Pacific Internet organisations.

Wherever possible, APRICOT also attempts to derive synergy by having the meetings close to or back-to-back with other Internet events such as Asia Internet World, ICANN etc.

      APRICOT’s mission is to develop and advance the skills and understanding necessary to grow a robust Internet infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region. APRICOT is about bringing the world’s top Internet experts together with those who can most benefit from their knowledge. 

      APRICOT attendees are the key builders of Asia’s Internet - Many of world’s best Internet engineers attend APRICOT eith er to teach, present or do their own human networking.

      APRICOT provides its sponsors the chance to participate in a quality, content-rich event with excellent opportunities to target their products and services at the decision-makers in the Asia Pacific Internet community.                       &n bsp;   

      APRICOT ’98, held in Manila, Philippines brought together 300 Internet industry technicians, m anagers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers from more than a dozen countries.

      APRICOT ’97 , held in Hong Kong brought together 630 Internet industry technicians, managers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers fr om 25 countries.

      APRICOT ’96 , in Singapore attracted over 280 participants from 18 different countries.


APRICOT is a Non-Profit Event

APRICOT’s primary goal is to provide a vehicle for the transfer of technology and techniques to the Asia and Pacific Rim region.  As such, our attendance fees are set below those of the more promotionally oriented conferences and in fact are set to match the fees found at many Internet Engineering Task Force meetings. 

As an example, APRICOT ’98 fees are reasonably priced at:

One day Tutorial Only

   US $250

Conference Attendance + Exhibition

   US $250

Exhibition Only

   US $10

APRICOT is an activity underwritten by various Asia Pacific Internet organisations such as the non-profit Asia Pacific Network Information Center, the Internet registry for the Asia and Pacific Rim regions, and is not intended to be profitable. Any surplus funds will be rolled over to keep attendance fees low at the next APRICOT event.

• Last updated on Dec. 28, 1998 •