The APNIC administers IP addresses in the Asia Pacific. An IP address is the unique identifying number assigned to a device when it connects to the Internet.
Each year, this Regional Internet Registry group gathers to discuss policy, decision-making, education and information sharing. The event is also an important networking opportunity.
Over 500 delegates are expected to attend APNIC 58 while the associated Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association (APIX) meeting will be held in Wellington immediately beforehand.
“As APNIC serves a combined 25,000 members and sub-accounts across the 56 economies of the Asia Pacific, our meetings are rotated around the region in accessible and attractive locations with high-quality venues,” said APNIC director general, Paul Wilson.
The 2024 APNIC conference will return to the Oceania subregion for the first time since 2020 and Wellington will be a spectacular destination.
“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.
“This will be the first time APNIC hosts a meeting in Wellington. We are looking forward to using the new convention centre Tākina and the established events facilities the city offers.”
Wellington is currently in the midst of a regional conference boom, with the city hosting 11 regional conferences in November, including the 3rd Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity Conference, the State of Australasian Cities Conference – with this iteration the first time the event had been held in New Zealand – and the 36th International Symposium on Superconductivity, which has never been held outside of Japan until now. Superconductivity is a key research area for Victoria University, based in Wellington.
“Many of these conferences have been secured in partnership between Victoria University of Wellington, Business Events Wellington and Tourism New Zealand,” said Business Events Wellington manager, Irette Ferreira.
“These wins solidify Wellington’s reputation as both a research leader and as an attractive conference destination for convening the Pacific region and beyond.”