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Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to APRICOT 2019. The preliminary event participation statistics are:

Conference Statistics
Total number of on-site delegates:714*
Economies represented:57
APNIC Member organizations represented:153
Remote Participants:
Adobe Connect:196**
YouTube: 3,757 views and 30,153 minutes viewed
#apricot2019 tweets:

1,194 from 304 users  

* Excludes APNIC staff.
** Web-based online participation options included a choice of video, audio, and text chat. These figures are based on unique IP addresses and exclude APNIC staff and on-site participants, as reported by Adobe Connect statistics.

APNIC EC Election

Four positions on the APNIC EC were up for election. The nominations (in the order they were received) were:

Congratulations to Gaurab Raj Upadhaya and Kenny Huang on their re-election to the APNIC EC, and to Yuedong Zhang and Yoshinobu Matsuzaki on their election to the EC for the first time. They will each serve a two-year term of office.

Many thanks go to outgoing EC Members, Izumi Okutani and Jessica Shen, for their service and dedication to the APNIC community.

Cooperation SIG

The Cooperation SIG is a forum for discussion about broader Internet issues such as public policy and Internet governance with a focus on information sharing, outreach, capacity building, and other activities that will advance APNIC’s vision for a global, open, stable, and secure Internet. The theme of this SIG was: Internet Content Blocking and Filtering — Challenges and Way Forward.

Presentations at the SIG included:

Joy Chan was elected as Chair of the Cooperation SIG and will serve a two-year term. APNIC thanks outgoing Chair, Dr Govind, for his contributions to the APNIC community.


The NIR SIG shares information relating to the operations, policies, and procedures of National Internet Registries (NIRs) with the aim of promoting close cooperation among the NIRs and with the APNIC Secretariat.

The NIR SIG had the following presentations:

Billy Cheon was elected as Chair of the NIR SIG and will serve a two-year term. APNIC thanks Co-Chair, Zhen Yu, for assuming the role of Acting Chair before this election.

Policy SIG

The APNIC Policy SIG is an open forum to develop policies and procedures that relate to the management and use of Internet address resources by APNIC, NIRs and ISPs within the Asia Pacific region.

The following policy proposals were discussed at the APNIC 47 Policy SIG.

Reached consensus in the Policy SIG and AGM:
  • prop-129: Abolish waiting list for unmet IPv4 requests
  • prop-128: Multihoming not required for ASN
  • prop-127: Change maximum delegation size of 103/8 IPv4 address pool to a /23
Did not reach consensus and returned to the mailing list for further discussion:

Proposal abandoned:

  • prop-118:  No need policy in APNIC region 
In addition to the proposals, there were two presentations discussing:Current Chair, Sumon Ahmed Sabir, was re-elected as Chair of the Policy SIG for a two-year period. There was no other candidate for the election.

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

The policy proposals discussed at the APNIC 47 Policy SIG have been translated into the following languages.

Proposals discussed
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

Upcoming Conferences

Chiang Mai, Thailand
5 - 12 September 2019