About APIA

The Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA) was originally established in 1997 (as Asia & Pacific Internet Association). It is a non-profit trade association. whose aim is to promote the business interests of the Internet-related service industry in the Asia Pacific region.

Since 2003, APIA provides the legal entity to support the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) Summit.

Our Mission is:

  • To ensure the future and stability of the APRICOT Summit
  • To build human resource infrastructure for the Internet and to foster the efficient, stable, and sustainable development of the Internet in the Asia Pacific region.

APIA is committed to underpin the APRICOT Summit's operation and to continue to play a key role in educating and training the Internet operators in Asia Pacific region.

 


Objectives of APIA

The objectives of APIA are as stated in the APIA by-laws.

  • To organise and operate the annual Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT).
  • To develop industry procedures, mechanisms, and guidelines for effective and efficient operation of Internet-related infrastructure and services;
  • To facilitate industry-wide agreements on common business and operational issues of Internet-related infrastructure and services;
  • To facilitate the establishment of network operations groups (NOGs) with the aim of fostering and empowering sharing of knowledge, technology and understanding of the operational Internet.
  • To provide and promote educational opportunities through support of training activities that will enhance and empower technical and operational understanding of the Internet.
 
 


Activities of APIA

  • Providing the legal entity to support APRICOT
  • Working with the APRICOT Board and Committees, APNIC and other industry partners on developing and growing APRICOT.
  • Supporting the local partner of the annual APRICOT conference.
  • Endorsing other industry relevant Internet events in the AP region.
 
 


Operations

The Secretariat is operated by the Asia Pacific Internet Association Pty Ltd's Company Secretary, Philip Smith. Funding for APIA comes from the APRICOT Summit and APRICOT's membership.