Wellington named to host APNIC conference

The New Zealand city of Wellington has been named as host of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre Conference (APNIC) for the first time.

The APNIC conference is expected to attract more than 500 delegates from the Asia Pacific internet operations community to Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 30 August to 6 September, 2024.

APNIC is the regional internet registry administering IP addresses for the Asia Pacific region. Each year, the APNIC community comes together for policy development, decision-making, education, information sharing and networking.

“As APNIC serves a combined 25,000 members and sub-accounts across 56 economies of the Asia Pacific, our meetings are rotated around the region in accessible and attractive locations with high-quality venues,” says Paul Wilson, director general, APNIC.

“The 2024 APNIC conference will return to the Oceania subregion for the first time since 2020.

“Wellington will be a spectacular destination.”

In addition to the main conference, this event attracts side events and workshops, including the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association (APIX) meeting, which will precede the conference. 

“New Zealand has a strong internet operations community that is providing support, and Wellington is a great location for our Pacific community, in particular, to attend in person,” says Wilson.

“This will be the first time APNIC hosts a meeting in Wellington. We are looking forward to using Tākina’s new convention centre and the established events facilities the city offers.”

Wellington is attracting increasing conference business from the Asia Pacific market.

“Many of these conferences have been secured in partnership between Victoria University of Wellington, Business Events Wellington and Tourism New Zealand,” says Business Events Wellington manager Irette Ferreira.

“These wins solidify Wellington’s reputation as a research leader and attractive conference destination for convening the Pacific region and beyond.”

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