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Asia-Pacific Europe Ring (AER) virtual signing ceremony at APAN53 – 7 March 2022

APAN53 - Asia-Pacific Europe Ring (AER) virtual signing ceremony

Europe and Asia-Pacific regions will further strengthen their collaboration with the renewal and expansion of the Asia-Pacific-Europe Ring (AER) agreement. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) extending the collaboration will be signed between AARNet, GÉANT, NICT, NII, NORDUnet, SingAREN, SURF, TEIN*CC, HARNET and KAUST in a virtual ceremony, to be held during the APAN53 Plenary session on 7 March 2022, 7:30-9:15 UTC.


  • Welcome – Dr Francis Lee Bu Sung, SingAREN
  • Short introduction of AER – Alexander van der Hil, SURF
  • Short Congratulation messages from the partners: AARnet, GÉANT, HARNET, KAUST, NICT, NII, NORDUnet, SURF, SingAREN, TEIN*CC
  • Photo-taking of signatures of the MOU
  • Closing remarks

About APAN53

The 53st Asia-Pacific Advanced Network conference APAN53 will be held in Bangladesh, from 7 to 11 March 2022.

Register to APAN53 (free of charge) to attend the virtual ceremony:


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