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Subject: [apops] Your Participation in APRICOT2000
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 09:04:45 +0800
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* Registration now open for APRICOT 2000 (Seoul February 28-March 2)
* Packed Programme with over 140 distinguished instructors, speakers and
fellows from 30+ Countries
* Register now and save over 70% (US$ 250 for two days of tutorials and two
days of conferences)
* Space is limited -- please register as early as possible to avoid
* See http://www.apricot2000.ne.kr
for the latest details
* Please circulate to those who need to know
* Management Background Briefing Included Below (Cut and Paste)
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies
Since 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.
The key benefit in attending APRICOT is to synchronize local and regional
activities with the rapid developments in the wider Internet in an objective
manner that distinguishes between operational realities and marketing 'hype'
APRICOT's success is largely due to the excellence of its no-nonsense
programme that is focused on Internet operational issues (i.e. issues
surrounding the smooth day-to-day operation of Internet-based networks and
Distinguished speakers and instructors from around the world are kindly
denoting their time and expertise to help develop the skills and
understanding necessary to grow a robust Internet infrastructure in the Asia
The intense week-long summit consists of seminars, workshops, clinics,
tutorials, conference sessions and birds-of-a-feather (BOFs) meetings that
have the following two goals :-
1) spreading and sharing the knowledge required for the operational
stability and development of the Internet within the Asia Pacific region.
2) developing affinity groups that foster mutual support throughout the
APRICOT targets those individuals that directly impact the operational
deployment and stability of Internet protocol (IP)-based networks and
services. These are namely network operators and engineers, senior
executives and regulators.
One of the fundamental principles of APRICOT presentations has been its
vendor neutral objectiveness that provides for informed opinion. As such,
APRICOT is not a marketing or sales-orientated conference and it is known
that it highly discourages blatant sales or promotional activities within
the conference itself.
In essence, APRICOT creates a neutral educational forum that provides for
frank discussions on the skills, policies and technologies that are critical
for the smooth operation of the Internet's network and service
infrastructure both regionally and internationally.
APRICOT has a one-year technology horizon. This means to say that APRICOT is
involved with those technologies that are either at the heart of today's
Internet or those that are very likely to see operational deployment within
the next 12 months (e.g. DNSsec).
As APRICOT is only organised once a year, special attention is given to the
creation of affinity groups that foster mutual support throughout the year.
During the year, these affinity groups play a key role as a source of
knowledge and experience.
This year, APRICOT is jointly organised by:-
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Korea Network Information Center
The National Computerization Agency
Korea Information Society Development Institute
The Open Systems Infrastructure Association
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
APRICOT is only made possible through the generous contribution of time,
talent, money and resources from our distinguished list of sponsors ... all
whom are committed to the continued stable growth of the Internet in our
Cable & Wireless HKT
Hanson M Com
We are expecting over 600 engineers and senior management to attend APRICOT
this year. Therefore please make arrangements for you and your staff to
register as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
See you all in Seoul!
APRICOT2000 Executive Committee
* APOPS: Asia Pacific Operations Forum *
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