Apricot Networking Conference

Apricot 2010

In March of 2010, an exceptional group of technical professionals met in Kuala Lumpur, to help define the future Internet for millions of people.

APRICOT, which is short for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies, was formed as a resource for the network architects and builders in Asia and the Pacific Rim to learn from each other, as well as industry leaders. Once a year, they meet for a ten day summit of workshops, presentations, personal and professional networking.

The goal of Apricot is to build the skillsets required to deliver a robust and ever expanding network and Internet to the industry. Members include the major ISPs (Internet Service Providers), as well industry technology leaders like Cisco, Juniper, XO Communications and MANY others.


Apricot 2010 was held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The largest city in Malaysia, it hosts the Parliament of Malaysia. In addition to being the host for many international events, it also has the Petronas Twin Towers, which are the tallest twin buildings in the world.

Networking Workshops

The Apricot meetings are not just sitting around and listening to presentations. At the 2010 meeting there were hands on labs and demonstrations covering many topics including:

Network Tutorials

Tutorials are always a favorite at the conference- this is when the audience learns how to do things hands on, resulting in improved retention, and directly increasing motivation to improve things back at the office when attendees get back into the office. Here's a sample of some of the available sessions: It's not often that networking professionals can step away from their day to day jobs and go to a technical conference. The breadth and depth of the APRICOT presentation makes it a worthwhile investment of time for Internet professionals in the Pacific Rim. Here's looking forward to many more network conferences in the years to come.

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