APIA Membership

Membership of APIA is open to individuals and organisations who share APIA's aspirations and goals.

The future and stability of APRICOT is of prime importance to APIA, as it is the foremost opportunity for Internet Operators across the Asia Pacific region to meet. Members of APIA are expected to work actively across the region to promote APRICOT, to promote the Internet without boundaries or barriers to participation, and further the goals of APIA.

APIA has 4 classes of membership. These are:

  1. Individual Member
  2. Non-Profit Organisation
  3. For-Profit Organisation
  4. Premium Organisation

All memberships are granted at the discretion of the APIA Board, to whom all applications for membership must be made. Applications for membership can be made at any time via the downloadable form. The form can either be sent to or given in person to the Executive Secretary. The APIA Board will grant new memberships during the period 1st April to 30th November in any calendar year - when granted, that membership is valid for every calender year the membership dues are paid.

If any member wishes to discontinue their membership, they should notify the Executive Secretary in writing. There is no refund if memberships are discontinued before the end of the calendar year.

Memberships whose dues are not paid by the renewal date are considered lapsed, and the member will have to apply to rejoin APIA.

Individual Membership

Individual Membership of APIA is open to network engineers and network operators who have an interest in the care, maintenance and on-going growth of the Internet in the Asia and Pacific regions.

Individual Members of APIA receive a 25% discount off their conference fee for APRICOT. Individual members can also stand for election to the APIA Board once they have been a member for one whole calendar year. For any matters requiring membership consent, Individual Members of APIA receive one vote.

Non-Profit Membership

Non-Profit Membership of APIA is open to registered non-profit organisations which have an interest in the care, maintenance and on-going growth of the Internet in the Asia and Pacific regions.

The Non-Profit Organisation has its logo placed on the APIA Partner page.

The nominated representative receives a 25% discount off their conference fee for APRICOT. The nominated representative of the Non-Profit Organisation can also stand for election to the APIA Board once they have been the nominated representative for one whole calendar year. For any matters requiring membership consent, Non-Profit Members of APIA receive one vote.

For-Profit Membership

For-Profit Membership of APIA is open to any commercial organisation which has an interest in the care, maintenance and on-going growth of the Internet in the Asia and Pacific regions.

The For-Profit Organisation has its logo placed on the APIA Partner page.

The nominated representative of the For-Profit Organisation receives a 25% discount off their conference fee for APRICOT. The nominated representative of the For-Profit Organisation can also stand for election to the APIA Board once they have been the nominated representative for one whole calendar year. For any matters requiring membership consent, For-Profit Members of APIA receive one vote.

Premium Membership

Premium Membership of APIA is open to any organisation which has an interest in the care, maintenance and on-going growth of the Internet in the Asia and Pacific regions.

The Premium Organisation has its logo placed prominently on the APIA Partner page and on the APRICOT website alongside the APIA logo. The Premium Organisation is also mentioned in all publicity and marketing undertaking by APIA. All employees of the Premium Organisation receive a 25% discount off their conference fee for APRICOT. The nominated representative of the Premium Organisation can also stand for election to the APIA Board once they have been the nominated representative for one whole calendar year. For any matters requiring membership consent, Premium Members of APIA receive four votes.

Organisational Member Nominated Representatives

The nominated representative of an Organisational Member must be declared at the time the Organisation joins APIA. Any changes in the nominated representative must be notified by the membership renewal date. Changes made prior to the membership renewal take effect from the following calendar year, unless the existing nominated representative is no longer affiliated to or employed by the Organisation.

Subscription Rates and Renewals

Membership Subscription rates are as follows:

  • Individual Member - US$50
  • Non-Profit Organisation - US$250
  • For-Profit Organisation - US$1000
  • Premium Organisation - US$10000

Membership renewals must be made by 31st December for the membership to be valid for the following calendar year and to allow the member to participate in APIA's Annual General Meeting. There are no exceptions.

As per APIA's by-laws, the AGM is held in January, or at some other time at the discretion of the APIA Board.