Haere mai. Kia ora koutou.
APRICOT 2016 kicks off today in the beautiful city of sails – Auckland, New Zealand.
This is the first time that an APRICOT event has been held in New Zealand, and we are delighted to have so many local and international guests joining us for what promises to be a busy week of learning and networking.
APRICOT summits are renowned for their technical programs, which provide network operators and other Internet builders with the latest content and learning opportunities with some of the world’s foremost Internet experts.
APRICOT 2016 is no different, with eight technical, 12 tutorial, and two APOPS sessions covering diverse topics such as routing, IPv6, and ASNs. APRICOT 2016 is also holding its regular Peering Forum to provide the peering community with the opportunity to help establish new peers, extend existing peering arrangements, and share information and experiences. We’ll also get updates from the various Network Operator Groups (NOGs) in the region, and updates on IPv6 deployment experiences at the IPv6 Readiness BoF and APIPv6TF session.
Interested in the IANA Stewardship Transition? There will be an interesting session on where this process currently sits, with CRISP and ICG team members discussing the status of the proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global community ahead of ICANN 55 in Marrakesh.
Despite the increase in global IPv6 uptake, there is still a strong demand for IPv4 addresses, even though four out of five RIRs have now exhausted their available supply. Don’t miss the IPv4 exhaustion and transfer market session, where experts will discuss the implications of IPv4 exhaustion on the transfer market, and provide research insights and advice to those wishing to make a transfer.
There’s plenty of opportunities to build your professional networks with social events throughout the week, in addition to the session breaks and lunches.
Take note of the:
- APRICOT Opening Social on Monday, 22 Feb at Level 1, Hilton Hotel Princess Wharf
- Meet the EC Cocktail on Wednesday, 24 Feb at NZ Foyer, Level 5, Sky City Convention Centre
- APRICOT Closing Social, Thursday 25 Feb on NZ3+4, Level 5, Sky City Convention Centre
- APNIC Closing Dinner, Friday, 26 Feb at Rydges Hotel Rooftop
APNIC will also hold its Open Policy Meeting at APRICOT 2016, with two informational sessions on Improving APNIC Whois Data quality and Geo-location issues in the APNIC Whois Database.
Friday is the day of the Annual General Meeting (AGM), where APNIC Members can learn more about APNIC’s operational and financial performance. The APNIC Executive Council election will also be held on Friday, 26 Feb, with on-site voting taking place from 09:00 to 14:00 (UTC+13). The successful candidates will be announced during the last session of the AGM.
We hope you have an enjoyable week. If you have any issues or queries, please visit the Member Services lounge, or keep an eye out for APNIC staff, who will be wearing bright stickers on their registration badges and will be happy to help.
Poroporoaki a kite wawe ia koe!
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