APRICOT'99 to be held in Singapore, March 1-5

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The mission of APRICOT is to develop and advance the skills and
understanding necessary to grow a robust Internet infrastructure in the
Asia-Pacific region, by providing a forum for those key Internet builders to
learn from their peers and other Internet community leaders from around the

The APRICOT Executive Committee has selected the bid from the Singapore
Computer Society (SCS - www.scs.org.sg) to host APRICOT'99 in Singapore,
March 1-5, 1999.

The Singapore Computer Society's prior success as a local support
organization with APRICOT'96 and Singapore's reputation for being a
telecommunication, transportation and service 'hub' were both considered in
evaluating host city suitability.

The in-principle support from many of Singapore's distinguished entities
such as National Computer Board, National Science and Technology Board,
Tourism Board, SingNet, Pacific Internet and National University of
Singapore was also considered.

However, given APRICOT's educational focus, the key of the unique proposal
was bringing together the support of Internet World 1999 and the Singapore
Linux Conference -- both of which are being held in Singapore during the
same week.

By doing so, there will be an even greater opportunity to exchange skills
and understanding with an even wider audience ... for the educational
benefit of all attendees -- thus helping to achieve APRICOT's mission.

The primarly proposed venue for the event(s) is The Singapore International
Convention and Exhibition Center (commonly known as Suntec City Convention

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to info@apricot.net

Yours sincerely,

The APRICOT Executive Committee

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