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Representing Asia Pacific's largest international Internet conference, Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) draws many of the world's best Internet engineers, operators, researchers, service providers, users and policy communities from over 50 countries to teach, present, and do their own human networking.

The ten-day summit consists of seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather (BOFs), and other forums with the goal of spreading and sharing the knowledge required to operate the Internet within the Asia Pacific region.

APRICOT is a valuable opportunity for participants and sponsors to hear and contribute to discussions concerning current and developing Internet networking technologies and trends.


APRICOT is a non-profit industry association whose aim is to promote the development and improvement of knowledge, skills, and collaboration within the Internet technical operations community in the Asia Pacific region. APRICOT operates its annual Internet summit, the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies Summit (APRICOT Summit)

APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) is an open, membership-based, not-for-profit service organization. It is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region, responsible for the management and distribution of Internet number resources (IP addresses and AS numbers). These are required for the stable and reliable operation of the global Internet.

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.

Local Host

KISTI is a Korean government research institute that promotes national science and technology competitiveness by building science and technology research and development infrastructure.

Since 1962, KISTI has been leading and promoting research and development by

  • collecting and providing global science and technology information
  • providing tailored information analysis services for on-time decision making
  • providing world-class supercomputing infrastructure and research network

KISTI is leading innovation for the fourth industrial revolution.