[IRPCoalition] Fwd: Register Now for APrIGF 2018 Vanuatu (13 - 16 Aug) - Agenda Highlights

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*Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum*
*APrIGF Vanuatu 2018*
*13 Aug - 16 Aug 2018*
*Iririki Island Resort, Port Vila*

*/Empowering the Communities in Asia Pacific to build an Affordable,
Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet/*

The 2018 meeting will be held at the Iririki Island Resort in Port Vila,
Vanuatu hosted by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
(OGCIO) and Telecommunication and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) of

*What to look out for on the agenda?*
There are 30 sessions throughout the 3-day main conference covering a
wide variety of topics such as high-interest Pacific plenaries on
/Challenges & Opportunities of Connectivity in Small Island
States/, /Natural Disasters Management/ as well as other workshops
on /cybersecurity/, /e-government/, Internet access and shutdowns,
transparency reports and the recent heated debate on /GDPR and
cross-border data, etc/. If you are a first-timer, join the
full-day Capacity Building
<http://aprigf.vu/program-agenda/capacity-building-day-agenda/> session
to be held on 13 Aug for newcomers and fellows. A specific track with
sessions focusing on Pacific perspective is also lined up on Day 2 this
year. Check out the latest agenda at the local host website.

Featured Opening & Plenary Speakers:

  * Hon. Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu
  * Dr. Vinton Cerf, Chief Evangelist of Google
  * Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro, Founder of Pacifica Nexus (2018 MAG
    member of IGF)
  * Australian Ambassador of Cyber Affairs
  * ICT Minister of Samoa
  * Abraham Nasak, Director of National Disaster Management Office of
  * John Jack, Deputy Chief Information Officer of Vanuatu 

More distinguished and a great variety of speakers are joining us.
Please refer to the workshop pages for full list of speakers.

Be part of the discussion and *register now* at http://2018.aprigf.asia.

Remote participation will also be available. 

The *Synthesis Document 2018* public input period will be commencing
soon next week. Stay tuned to provide your input. 

If you are interested to follow any news and updates about APrIGF and
discuss relevant issues, you may subscribe to the mailing
list discuss at aprigf.asia <mailto:discuss at aprigf.asia> by sending in
subscription request.

We also welcome any Internet-related organisation to become a sponsor.
Please contact sec at aprigf.asia <mailto:sec at aprigf.asia> for more

*Best Regards,*

*Secretariat of APrIGF*

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