APIA would like to invite Engineers from the community with talent to participate in the New APRICOT Logo Competition. The terms and conditions of entry are listed on http://www.apricot.net/docs/t+c-logo-comp.pdf
APIA who is the custodian of the APRICOT would like to update/modify/change the logo to reflect APRICOT's current position as the Leading Internet Summit in Asia Pacific for network operators. The current logo designed by Mr. Bob Coggeshall on a voluntary basis has been used since APRICOT started in 1996.
The new logo will be used for APRICOT 2013 in Singapore but will be launched at APRICOT 2012 in New Delhi, India. The competition is open now and will close on 31st October 2011.
APIA is offering the winning entry a complimentary ticket worth USD1,000 to attend APRICOT 2012 and an iconic Apple iPad2. More details about APRICOT are enclosed in this e-mail.
Thank you and Best Wishes!
Since its inception in 1996, the Asia Pacific Internet Conference on Operational Technologies or more affectionally known by its acronym, APRICOT has worked to establish itself, and is today recognized as the Premier Internet Summit on Operational Technologies in Asia Pacific.
An annual Conference, APRICOT has been held 16 times across Asia Pacific and has been hosted by 10 economies. It attracts on an average, 712 participants representing 37 economies. It also attracts an average of 26 organizational sponsors and supporters.
APRICOT has a humble beginning and relied heavily on the spirit of volunteerism by many visionary individuals.
Mr. David Conrad, at the time the Director General of APNIC, saw the early NANOGs taking place with great success in the US. NANOG was aimed at the North American ISP market, with the rest of the world having an equivalent. David suggested the Asia & Pacific region should have its own Internet technical operations conference. Mr. Barry Greene, then working for SingTel, convinced SingTel to support the event, and Mr. Harish Pillay persuaded the Singapore Computer Society to sponsor it at the RELC Centre in Singapore.
With venue, Internet connectivity, and sponsorship assured, a team of volunteers constructed the terminal room, and Digital paid for the catering, the first ever APRICOT took place early in 1996. The first APRICOT social event was a visit to the Singapore Night Safari.
Today, the same spirit prevails in APRICOT.
Staying still true to its mission, APRICOT is the Conference that Network Engineers across Asia Pacific look forward to attend to meet with friends, peers and leaders in the industry and to benefit from the knowledge, skill and experience sharing.
For more details, see www.apricot.net