AP* Retreat

(In Conjunction with APRICOT 2024 / APNIC 57)

Meeting Date09:30 to 16:00 (UTC +07:00), 26 February 2024 (Time Converter)

Venue:  Atheneum 3, Athenee Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

Session Format:  Onsite





Co-Chairs: Hiro Hotta, JPRS, JAPAN and Kanchana Kanchanasut, intERLab, AIT


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 Agenda and Schedule
Onsite Meeting



09:30 – 09.40

Roll Call

Session I: Infrastructure Development and Capacity Building

9.40 - 10.00

Brief Report on the 16th APNG Camp
by Sunyoung Yang, APNG Camp Chair and
Khan Md Mahfuzus Salam, APNG Camp Co-Chair [PDF]

10:00 - 10:20

Asia-Pacific Internet Engineering
by Husni Thamrin, SOI/ASIA, Japan [PDF]

10.20 – 10.35

APNIC Foundation projects update
by Sylvia Cadena, APNIC Foundation [PPT]

10.35 – 10.55

APRICOT 2024 Update
by Philip Smith, APNOG [PNG]

10.55 - 11.30

intERLab Updates: Research on IoT, PM2.5 and Forest Fire
by Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee, AIT [PDF]

11:30 - 11.45

Coffee Break

Session II: Governance

11.45 - 11.50

ICANN's NomCom Update - 5 minutes
by Maureen Hilyard, DotAsia [PDF]

11.50 - 12.05

APNIC’s Update a new 4-year strategic plan 
by Joyce Chen - 15 minutes [PDF]

12.05 - 12.20

An update on the Internet Society’s Action Plan and discuss our work in the AP Region
by Robbie Mitchell, ISOC [PPT]

12.20 - 12.30

APTLD's recent Internet for All statement
by Yuri Takamatsu [PDF]

12.30 - 12.40

Presentation from AP* Secretariat

12.40 - 13.00

Discussion – 20 minutes

13.00 - 14.00


Session III: Initiatives or Awareness Raising issues

14.00- 14.20

Presentation from MD. Selim Reza, Ministry of Finance Title: Smart Bangladesh: A Vision for 2041

Abstract: Smart Bangladesh is an ambitious initiative launched by the Bangladeshi government to transform the nation into a technologically advanced and sustainable society by 2041. Building upon the successes of Digital Bangladesh, it envisions a future with:

  • Smart Citizens: Empowered individuals with equitable access to technology and digital services.
  • Smart Government: Efficient and transparent administration using AI, big data, and egovernance.
  • Smart Economy: A thriving hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and green industries.
  • Smart Society: Inclusive and sustainable communities fostered through digital solutions.

Key features:

  • Four pillars: The initiative rests on the four pillars mentioned above, ensuring a holistic approach to development.
  • Inclusivity: A core focus is bridging the digital divide and ensuring everyone benefits from technological advancements.
  • Sustainability: Environmental consciousness and responsible resource management are prioritized.

Current progress:

  • Launching smart city projects.
  • Expanding access to healthcare and education through technology. · Promoting digital literacy and entrepreneurship.


  • Bridging the digital divide and ensuring equitable access.
  • Addressing privacy and security concerns.
  • Building capacity and workforce skills for the digital future.

Overall, Smart Bangladesh represents a bold vision for the future of Bangladesh, aiming to leverage technology for inclusive and sustainable development.


Presentation from JPNIC - Japan Network Information Center - MAEMURA Akinori [PPT]

Title: Japanese Manga

Abstract: Cartoons are loved all over Asia and even in other regions but there are many piracy operators that provide unlawful copies on the Internet which have been devastating the Japanese publishing industry. This presentation will overview the situation and how the industry, technical community and other stakeholders cooperate with one another to tackle the problem.


Discussion and Break out Session III + Wrap Up

    Meeting Minutes [PDF]

Note: Dinner hosted by DotAsia (registration required)


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