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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.


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.

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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.


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

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Member Economies
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  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
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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:

  • 2019 Halong, Vietnam
  • 2018 Guangzhou, China
  • 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2016 Taipei
  • 2015 Sri Lanka
  • 2014 Indonesia
  • 2013 Hong Kong
  • 2012 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
  • 2011 Pattaya, Thailand
  • 2010 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2009 Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008 Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2007 Singapore
  • 2006 Macao
  • 2005 Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2004 Hong Kong
  • 2003 Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2002 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2001 Kuala 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.


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 APICTA, 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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