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APRICOT-APAN 2015 will be held over the 11 day period from February 24 through March 6, 2015 in Fukuoka, Japan.

The APRICOT conference has been held annually since 1996 with the goal of sharing the knowledge required to build and operate the rapidly expanding Internet infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region. The conference regularly brings up to 800 regional network providers and operators from over 40 countries together to discuss recent technology trends and develop business partnerships across the region.

APAN operates a backbone network that connects the research and education networks of its member countries/economies to each other and to other research networks around the world. The organization began its activities in 1997 and now provides an academic research platform extending from backbone network to advanced application research. The APAN Meeting is held twice annually bringing together 300 researchers from over 30 member countries in the AP region.

Two international conferences held simultaneously in the same venue, sharing joint plenary sessions and social events and bringing together the Internet infrastructure, research, academic, service provider, user, and policy communities of up to 60 countries in the Asia-Pacific region offer sponsors a unique opportunity to introduce their services and develop human and business relations across the AP region.

The two events were combined with great success for the first time in Hong Kong in 2011 with over 1,100 attendees from 61 countries and 40 sponsorship organizations involved. 2015 in Fukuoka represents a second opportunity to benefit from the shared strengths of the two communities.


The APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) is a prestigious regional event of the ICT industry, which began in 1996. APRICOT has provided a unique and successful educational forum for Internet builders in the region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world. APRICOT has now clearly established itself as the Asia Pacific's premier regional Internet Summit where related organizations come together to meet and host their annual general meetings, including APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre), APIA (Asia Pacific Internet Association), APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Forum), APCAUCE (Asia Pacific Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email), and APstar.

Held annually, the ten-day 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.

For more detailed information of past APRICOT conferences, please visit


APAN (Asia-Pacific Advanced Network) is a non-profit international consortium established on 3 June 1997. APAN is designed to be a high-performance network for research and development on advanced next generation applications and services. APAN provides an advanced networking environment for the research and education community in the Asia-Pacific region, and promotes global collaboration.

Its objectives are to coordinate and promote network technology developments and advances in network-based applications and services, to coordinate the development of an advanced networking environment for research and education communities in the Asia-Pacific region and to encourage and promote global cooperation to help achieve the above.

For more detailed information of APAN, please visit


APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) is an open, membership-based, not-for-profit organization. It is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) charged with ensuring the fair distribution and responsible management of IP addresses and related resources. These resources are required for the stable and reliable operation of the global Internet. As part of this service, the APNIC Secretariat is responsible for maintaining the public APNIC Whois Database and managing reverse DNS zone delegations.

APNIC is also actively involved in the development of Internet infrastructure throughout the region. This includes providing training and education services, supporting technical activities such as root server deployments, and collaborating with other regional and international organizations.

For more detailed information of APNIC, please visit