There is just over a week to register before APAN46 commences in Auckland. 

To date, over 300 researchers, academics and technology specialists from universities, research institutes, and national research and education networks (NRENs) throughout the Asia Pacific region have registered to attend.

APAN46, which is being hosted by REANNZ , was last held in New Zealand in 2008 so it is an excellent and cost-effective opportunity to participate. Further information is available on the APAN46 website.

APAN is made up of national research and education networks, comparable to REANNZ, in the Asia Pacific region.  They support the research in some of the highest ranked universities, and largest and fast-growing economies in the world including China, India, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Australia.

Ministerial opening -  Monday 6 August

Hon Dr Megan Woods, the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation will formally open APAN46 on Monday evening (6th August at 6pm). 


APAN meetings are made up of specialist working groups, training sessions as well as plenaries. Click here for the full programme.

Keynote speakers 

o Professor Shigeki Goto, who was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame last year,  has been instrumental in developing the Asia Pacific network to support research connections with the USA and Europe. Dr Goto is a professor with the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Waseda University in Tokyo.

o Dr David Lassner, President of the University of Hawaiʻi System, is presenting on “Pacific networking, the voyage continues”. 

o New Zealand volcanologist Dr Gill Jolly, Director of the Natural Hazards Division at GNS Science, will present on “Delivering geohazards monitoring and advice for New Zealand and the SW Pacific”.

o Dr Sutat Weesakul,  Director of Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII), Thailand Agriculture Working Group: Pathways to Sustainable Development. 

o Jamie Curtis, Head of Technology REANNZ and Hamid Maani, Sales Director, Hawaiki Cable. The Hawaiki Cable - The Next Generation of Trans-Pacific Connectivity.

Specialist working groups and presentations

You and your colleagues may be interested in the following sessions:

Technical sessions:

o Asia Pacific Grid Policy Management Authority (APGridPMA) 

o Cloud Working Group

o Domain Name System

o eduroam workshop

o Internet of Things Working Group

o Identity and Access Management

o Identity and Access Management Task Force

o IPv6

o Network Engineering Workshop

o Network Security Tutorial

o Network Security WG

o PerfSONAR and faster file transfers featuring small nodes

o Training Program for the operation of Syphon.

Specialist subject areas:

o APAN Research Workshop 2018

o Asi@Connect Project

o Big Data and AI in Agriculture

o Climate Change and Adaptation in Agriculture

o Master Class on Disaster Mitigation

o Medical – includes technology, MIS Surgery, Engineering, Dental, Ophthalmology, Latin-endoscopy, HPB, rural healthcare

o TRANSITS I training (new or potential CSIRT personnel)

o Transnational Education (TNE).


Register for either one day for $180 or for the full 5-day meeting for $615 - both include entry to the opening reception on Monday evening.  Register here.

We welcome your participation and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  Please feel free to forward this email onto others who may be interested.   

For further information, contact the Conference organisers or Douglas Harré, Chief Engagement Manager at REANNZ if you need any further information,