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Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to APRICOT 2020. The preliminary event participation statistics are:

Conference Statistics

Total number of on-site delegates 563*
Economies represented 60
APNIC Member organizations represented 142
Remote Participants Zoom 185
YouTube 2,313 views & 29,190 minutes viewed
#apricot2020 tweets 827 from 277 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 Zoom statistics.

APNIC EC Election

Three positions were open for election at APNIC 49. The nominations (in the order they were received) were:

Congratulations to Sumon Ahmed Sabir and Achie Atienza on their election to the APNIC EC and to Kams Yeung on his re-election to the APNIC EC. They will each serve a two-year term of office.

The election results are available to view. Please note that the time stamp in the Poll Result refers to Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC +10) which is the time in Brisbane, Australia. Melbourne time is one hour later (UTC +11).

APNIC sincerely thanks departing EC members, Rajesh Chharia and Benyamin Naibaho, for their service 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 Cyber Security Incidents and the discussion explored how recent efforts in developing ‘Cybernorms’ can support incident response capabilities and prevent escalation into cross-jurisdictional conflicts.

There was a Co-Chair election, with Bikram Shrestha re-elected as the Co-Chair.


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 presentations from the following NIRs:

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 49 Policy SIG but did not reach consensus and were returned to the author for further consideration:

  • prop-130: Modification of transfer policies
  • prop-133: Clarification on Sub-Assignments

The following proposal was discussed but did not reach consensus and was withdrawn by the author:

In addition to the proposals, there were the following presentations during Policy SIG:

There was also a Co-Chair election at the Policy SIG. Congratulations to Ching-Heng Ku and Bertrand Cherrier on their re-election as Co-Chairs.

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

The policy proposals discussed at the APNIC 49 Policy SIG have been translated into the following languages.

Routing Security SIG

At the Routing Security/RPKI SIG there was a Chair election held and discussion on the SIG name and charter.

The SIG was renamed Routing Security SIG following community endorsement, and the SIG Charter was agreed to as follows:

“The SIG will provide a platform to discuss the operational issues and best practices to secure global Internet routing. The SIG will be the forum for discussion about broader Internet routing security topics including RPKI, IRRd, etc, which are very much related to network operators. The SIG will act as a forum to develop and clarify development of services by APNIC such as RPKI, IRRd, RRDP etc, and collect feedback from network operators about what changes they want and how it is positively/negatively impacting their operations. The SIG will 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 SIG will also work as an advisory and supporting organization to review technical elements of policy proposals concerning routing security to advise the APNIC Community.”

There was also a presentation by Jordi Palet on:

Congratulations also goes to Aftab Siddiqui on his election as Chair of the Routing Security SIG.

Upcoming Conferences

APNIC 50 (Online)
8 to 10 September 2020

Manila, Philippines
16 to 26 February 2021