Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies

APRICOT 2022

As per our agreement made in December 2020, the APNOG Board met recently with the APNIC EC to discuss whether or not the suspension of the rotation of APRICOT and APNIC conferences around the region should be continued.

It probably comes as no surprise to note that the APNOG Board and the APNIC EC agreed that the current COVID-19 pandemic situation means that it is still not feasible for APNOG to organise an in-person event for APRICOT 2022 in February next year.

Therefore APRICOT 2022 will be a virtual event, fully online, in partnership with the Bangladesh Internet community, and hosted by the ISP Association of Bangladesh.

More information will become available on the APRICOT 2022 website in the coming weeks.

What is APRICOT?

APRICOT is the Internet Network Operators Summit for the Asia Pacific region. The Asia Pacific Network Operators Group is the non-profit organisation which provides APRICOT's corporate support, and overseen by the APNOG Board.

APRICOT Privacy Statement

All conference delegates are requested to review APRICOT's Privacy Statement.

APRICOT's Code of Conduct

All conference delegates are requested to review APRICOT's Code of Conduct.

Future APRICOTs

The rotation of APRICOT Summits and mid-year APNIC Conferences has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The APNOG Board and APNIC EC have agreed that the rotation will restart once in-person meetings become possible again.

The first in-person APRICOT will be held in Manila, with the following in-person APRICOT being held in Dhaka, then Hong Kong, and then Fiji.

Until the rotation can start again, APNOG will work with the intended hosts of the in-person Summit to deliver a virtual event instead.

The dates for future APRICOTs are tentatively:

APRICOT 2022February 21 - March 3
APRICOT 2023February 20 - March 2
APRICOT 2024February 19 - 29
APRICOT 2025February 17 - 27
APRICOT 2026February 16 - 26
APRICOT 2027late February
APRICOT 2028late February

Internet Events

All the global internet conferences, meetings and workshops that we are aware of are listed on the Event Organisers Calendar. Anyone who knows of an Internet event which is not listed on that calendar is invited to either contact the APRICOT Secretariat or create the event on the calendar themselves.

NOGs in the Asia Pacific Region

There are many Network Operator Groups (NOGs) in the Asia Pacific region, with numbers growing every year as the operators serving each economy realise the value that collaboration and cooperation within their communities can bring.

APRICOT has created a list of the NOGs in the region to assist members of the global Internet community. APRICOT provides support to many of the NOGs, be it via assistance with event sponsorship, the paper submission system, or help with finding speakers and instructors for the NOG events.

Previous APRICOTs

Enquiries and Sponsorship

Abha Ahuja Bursary Award

Since 2008, the generosity of an anonymous donor and Verisign with the administration of the Internet Society, have created and agreed to administer a bursary for persons from developing economies to participate in a regional operators meeting.

The Abha Ahuja Bursary targets individuals from Africa, Asia, and Oceania who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:

For more information about the Abha Ahuja Bursary Award and about how to apply, please consult the Abha Ahuja Bursary Award website.

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