Founded in 1996, the Asia-Pacific Region Internet Conference of Technology (APRICOT) has established itself as Asia-Pacific's premier Internet Summit where related organizations converge and host their annual general meetings plus other special events.
Regarded as a highly technical forum, APRICOT is a platform that facilitates knowledge sharing among the region's Internet community.
The week-long summit comprises seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, Birds of a Feather (BOFs), as well as other forums, all geared towards spreading and sharing the knowledge required to operate the Internet within the Asia Pacific region.
APRICOT aspires to advance the skills and understanding necessary to grow a robust Internet infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region by pooling the world's top Internet experts together with those who can benefit most from this valuable knowledge.
APRICOT attendees are the key builders of Asia-Pacific's Internet. These are individuals who directly impact the operational deployment and stability of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks and services.
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 ear, 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.