Hosting APrIGF

Request for 2017 Local Host Proposals Now

November 15, 2016

IMPORTANT UPDATE NOTICE: Please follow this link (Expression of Interest (EOI) to host APrIGF 2017) for the updated post.

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is an annual regional event of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process, and serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration of Internet Governance issues in the Asia Pacific region.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our originally selected host for 2017 is unable to complete its obligations for hosting APrIGF 2017. The APrIGF Multistakeholder Steering Group (MSG) is now calling for all interested prospective hosts for APrIGF 2017 to send in an Expression of Interest (EOI) to [email protected] by 21 November, 2016, 24:00 UTC. Kindly include the hosting organization and primary contact information in the EOI.

Given the tighter timeline for hosting APrIGF 2017, we encourage prospective hosts to communicate closely with the APrIGF Secretariat [email protected] to seek any clarifications on requirements before your submission.

Furthermore, we understand that the financial and logistical challenges for hosting the APrIGF are non-trivial. In considering the conditions, the MSG assures prospective hosts for APrIGF 2017 that flexibility towards certain meeting requirements will be accepted. In particular, choices for accommodation, catering and social events. The APrIGF Secretariat stands ready also to support website, registration and other administrative coordination alongside the local host. Essential components to ensure a successful conference experience nevertheless will need to be upheld. These include, with priority for remote participation, reasonable meeting facilities and support for participants, government invitations and related visa assistance.

The APrIGF MSG is thankful for interested prospective hosts for APrIGF 2017 and we look forward to working with you to facilitate this meaningful platform for Internet Governance.

Please refer to the complete requirements in the Request for Proposal (RFP) at:

Secretariat of APrIGF


September 15, 2015

The MSG is now calling for proposals to host the APrIGF and yIGF 2017! We welcome any interested organizations in the Asia Pacific region to submit their proposals.

With the growing interests among the Asia Pacific region on Internet governance issues, APrIGF not only has scaled up the conference itself but also the organization as a community. Concluding the success from the 6th APrIGF in Macao 2015, the new experiment of Synthesis Document has enabled and encouraged the participation from an even wider community within our region. APrIGF has become and will continue to serve as the important and key regional platform to advance the Internet Governance discussions in our region.

Inspire your local community with the diverse workshop discussions and enhance the development of Internet Governance together. Host our 2017 conference and welcome the 300+ stakeholders to your city now!

Submission Deadline: 11 Dec 2015
RFP Guidelines (Updated 15 Nov 2016): Download Here

Please kindly submit your proposal to msg[at]

For any enquiries, please contact the secretariat at sec@[at].asia.