The 2009 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies or APRICOT will be held from February 18 to 27, 2009 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Philippines. This year's host is none other than the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), which is closely working along side with the Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA), a non-profit association that handles APRICOT.
APRICOT is Asia Pacific's premier annual educational conference that provides a neutral forum to advance the skills and understanding necessary to handle a robust Internet infrastructure in the region. It provides a unique opportunity for the region's Internet industry to converge and discuss today's Internet operational issues that affect all of us. Since 1996, APRICOT has been providing a unique and successful educational forum for Internet builders in the Asia Pacific region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world. It has established itself as Asia Pacific's premier regional Internet Summit where related organizations come together to meet and host their annual general meetings and other special events.
APRICOT 2009 is the second time for the country to host the event. The first time that we played host to APRICOT was in 1998. The majestic Philippine Eagle is this year's official logo for APRICOT 2009 Manila as it embodies the nation's hope to elevate the status of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Electronics. APRICOT 2009 Manila aims to help further improve the state of the Internet and its relevant technologies through education, collaboration, interaction, training, sharing, and networking with the participating countries in the Asia Pacific region.
In February 18-27, 2009 join us as we realize the region's goals on LEARNING, INTERACTING, and NETWORKING, through APRICOT 2009. See you all in Manila.
Registration opens on October 2008! Register early to enjoy discounts through the Early Bird promo. For registration inquiries, please contact +632 426-9764.
For more details please contact:
The Advanced Science and Technology Institute
ASTI Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., Technology Park Complex
U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Tel. No. +63 2 426-9755, 925-8598
Fax No. +63 2 925-8598