APRICOT is a forum that facilitates
knowledge sharing among key Internet builders in the region, with
peers and leaders from the Internet community worldwide. Since
1996, APRICOT has established itself
as Asia Pacific's premier regional Internet Summit where related
organizations converge and host their annual general meetings
and other special events.
The week-long summit comprises seminars, workshops,
tutorials, conference sessions, Birds of a Feather (BOFs), and
other forums, all geared towards spreading and sharing the knowledge
required to operate the Internet within the Asia Pacific region.
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 benefit most
from this knowledge.
APRICOT attendees are the key builders of Asia's
Internet. These are individuals who directly impact the operational
deployment and stability of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks
One fundamental principle of APRICOT has been its vendor-neutral
objectiveness that provides for informed opinion. It creates a
neutral educational forum that provides for frank discussions
on the skills, policies and technologies that are critical for
the smooth operation of the Internet network and services infrastructure
both regionally and internationally.
APRICOT also 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.
This event has a one-year technology horizon. This
means that APRICOT is involved with the latest
technologies in cyberspace today, or those that are likely to
emerge within the next 12 months. As APRICOT is only organised once
a year, special attention is given to the creation of affinity
groups that foster mutual support throughout the year. During
the year, these affinity groups play a key role as a source of
knowledge and experience.
APRICOT's primary goal is to provide a vehicle
for the transfer of technology and techniques to the Asia and
Pacific Rim. As such, our attendance fees are set lower than the
more promotional-oriented conferences and in fact, are set to
match the fees found at many Internet Engineering Task Force meetings.
APRICOT is not profit
oriented. Any surplus funds will be used to keep attendance fees
low at APRICOT 2003.
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