About APICTA

APICTA – Asia Pacific ICT Alliance, is an alliance of national ICT organisations representing their respective economy to build and enhance a mutually cooperative network to promote ICT, enhance technology innovations, capability and adoption, and encourage the development of indigenous ICT solutions for the global market.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have had a significant impact in the way we communicate, work, live and play. It is key to entrepreneurial and economic growth as well as wealth creation in our knowledge-based economies. With the recognition of ICT as a fast growing, pervasive and ubiquitous activity and industry to support the economy’s growth agenda, APICTA epitomises the mutual collaboration of economies coming together and working to further recognise this important phenomenon.

Vision

To be the preferred Alliance, for the Asia Pacific economies, which catalyzes collaboration, innovation, talent development, entrepreneurship, wealth creation and advancement in Information and Communications Technology.

Mission

Providing the platform to catalyse and recognise indigenous ICT innovations and to stimulate economic & workforce development, trade relations and technology collaboration in the Asia Pacific region.

Objectives

As a not-for-profit and apolitical organization, APICTA has the following objectives:

  • To identify and recognise innovative indigenous ICT products, solutions, services and applications.
  • To promote the development and market deployment of ICT products and solutions.
  • To promote and facilitate trade, technology exchange and collaborations amongst APICTA members.
  • To contribute to the development of ICT talents in the Asia Pacific region.

Conducting the APICTA Programmes, aligned to APICTA’s objectives:

  1. To identify and recognize ICT innovations by organizing and host APICTA Awards annually by a Member Economy.
  2. To promote the development and deployment of ICT products and solutions
  3. Business matching through multiple networking platforms i.e. across member economies
  4. Business pitching to investors, potential partners and customers
  5. To promote and facilitate trade, technology exchange and collaboration
  6. Business expos, seminars and trade missions across member economies
  7. R&D collaborations between industry and R&D organization including IHLs
  8. Technology sharing initiative amongst member economies
  9. To contribute to the development of ICT Talents
  10. Sharing of knowledge among ICT experts in the region through selected IHLs
  11. Job placements for ICT talents among member economies

APICTA member-economies take turns in hosting the annual Awards Program, which is won through a bidding process.

Past APICTA Awards have been held in:
  • 2016Taipei
  • 2015Sri Lanka
  • 2014Indonesia
  • 2013Hong Kong
  • 2012Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
  • 2011Pattaya, Thailand
  • 2010Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2009Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2007Singapore
  • 2006Macao
  • 2005Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2004Hong Kong
  • 2003Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2002Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2001Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Entry to the awards program is open to the winners of similar awards programs in each member economy. Companies are nominated by their economy and travel to the awards where they present their solution to a panel of judges. Judges come from every member-economy, which ensures a fair and equitable judging process.

Specialties

The current and past executive committee, organizers, judges, participants and winners as well as merit awards recipients of the APICTA Awards Program and other APICTA activities, are members of APICTAN, Asia pacific ICT Alliance Network. So through APICTAN a mutual and ongoing cooperation can be established in the region and among the respective economies.

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