AFRINIC holds two open public policy meetings every year in various locations throughout its service region. AFRINIC Meetings provide a unique opportunity for Internet-related individuals and organisations to gather to discuss the policies governing Internet number resource distribution in the African region, to share technical knowledge, and to attend workshops and tutorials.
The first meeting of each year is held during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS). The annual AIS is a regional multi-stakeholder ICT conference which bring together Africa's ICT business and technical community to discuss regional and global ICT issues and challenges. The AIS is organised jointly by AFRINIC and AfNOG.
An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is also held during the first AFRINIC Meeting of each year.
The Africa Internet Summit 2014 will be held in Djibouti, Djibouti - 25 May to 6 June 2014. The meeting will be hosted by Djibouti Telecom under the high patronage of the Ministry of Communications, in charge of Posts and Telecommunications.
The next AFRINIC stand-alone meeting - AFRINIC 21 will be held in Mauritius - 22 to 28 November 2014.
Local AFRINIC meeting hosts receive optimum exposure by being associated with such events and particularly in collaboration with AFRINIC, a key player in IP address distribution and Internet development in the region. The local hosts are publicly seen as making a contribution to the Internet community.
The local hosts also benefit largely as they are mentioned in most of AFRINIC communication material and their logo as well as name are present on site. This exposure can also be enhanced through a press conference held locally. We therefore encourage you to become our local host and contribute to Africa's progress and development.
The Call for hosting an AIS meeting is available here.
As a key player in the Internet development and deployment in Africa, AFRINIC's meetings provide opportunities for organisations to reach other leaders of this dynamic and diverse industry. Other benefits include:
- Increased visibility for your company
- Brand awareness
- Enhanced company image through corporate philanthropy
If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact us on meeting[at]afrinic.net.
If you are interested in sponsoring an AFRINIC event, please contact us at sponsorship[at]afrinic.net or call our office at ( +230 403 5100)
We shall work at maximising your experience at our events!