Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic disaster afflicting the globe, the APNOG Board has reluctantly agreed that APRICOT 2021 will take place as a fully virtual event. It remains the Philippine APRICOT, with the dates remaining as 22nd February until 4th March 2021. APRICOT 2021 will still be produced in partnership with PhNOG, and with the support of DICT and DOST of the Government of the Philippines.

APRICOT is planning to offer online technical training running from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th February, and the APRICOT conference itself will run from Monday 1st to Thursday 4th March 2021.

More details of the structure of the online event are on the APRICOT 2021 website.

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 created by APIA to provide 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.


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.

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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