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Asia & Pacific Internet Association

promoting the common business interests of th. region's internet related service industry




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Who

are APIA's members?

 - Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
 - Electronic commerce-related services providers such as Certification Authority (CA)
 - Content service providers
 - Internet access services
 - Internet fax & other value-added service providers
 - Equipment manufacturers and software developers
 - All other businesses utilising the Internet as their main means of business

For more information, please refer to APIA's home page at
http:// www.apia.org or send e-mail inquiries to

On-line applications are available on APIA's home page. For contractual
reasons, a signed application form is also required.

Asia & Pacific Internet Association
7th Storey RELC Building
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352
Tel: 834 2960 Fax: 836 2516



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Why

was APIA formed?

To meet a set of needs. These are the premises:

 - The Internet's rapidly growing commercialisation in the region has created the need for a regional trade association to address industry issues;
 - The countries in the Asia Pacific are at different points of economic and Internet development;
 - Storing government influence on the industry has made Internet0related businesses more vulnerable to government policies;
 - Region-specific requirements for Internet-vusiness development are increasingly apparent.

Incorporated in May 1997, the association is the result of efforts by the Steering Committee formed in 1995, when the necessity for such a body was first discussed. The task of this committee has been to prepare for the incorporation and launch of the APIA, as well as to formualte the association's initial strategic plan. The Steering Committee served APIA as the Board of Directors nutil the Annual General Meeting was held on 21st February 1998 in Manilla, Phillippines during APRICOT.


APIA Background


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The Board of Directors are: 
Dr. Jin Ho Hur         Inet, Inc., Korea
Toru Takahashi      Tokyo Internet, Japan
Pindar Wong           Verifi, Hong Kong
Barry Greene         Cisco Systems, Singapore
Hirofumi Hotta        NTT, Japan
Roger Hicks            Clear Communications, New Zealand

Secretary General
Izumi Aizu               Asia Network Research, Malaysia

The Steering Committee was assisted by an Advisory Committee comprising the following members:
Prof. Jun Muria                   WIDE Project, Japan
Bill Manning                        USC/ISI, USA
Ofe Jacobsen                     Cisco Systems, USA
David R. Conrad                 APNIC
Laina Raveendran-Greene GetIT, Singapore
Barbara Dooley                   CIX
Prof. Kilnam Chon               KAIST, Korea

"The forming of the APIA will be an important milestone in the commercial Internet development in the Asia Pacific region. In the past, there have been many global and regional groups for Internet-related businesses. but APIA is the first of its kind to address the business interests of the region."

Dr. Jin Hor Hur
Steering Committee Member