FAQ: APRICOT 2014 Change of Location

Last updated: Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 11:00 (UTC +10)

We look forward to welcoming you to Petaling Jaya for APRICOT 2014!

What are the payment options for APRICOT 2014?

We accept online credit card payments in USD at the point of registration. We recommend that you pay in full when you register to secure your spot in the workshop of your choice. We also accept bank transfers in USD.

Account nameAsia Pacific Internet Association Pty Ltd
Bank nameWestpac Banking Corporation
Bank Address260 Queen Street, BRISBANE 4000, AUSTRALIA
ABN (Australian Business Number)79166131040
BranchNew Farm

If you would like to pay in cash on site, we accept both RM and USD.

What has been announced about the APRICOT 2014 location?

In the interests of holding a successful conference with minimal disruption, APRICOT 2014 will no longer be held in Bangkok but instead will move to Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Why is APRICOT 2014 being moved?

While it was the strong intention of APIA and APNIC to hold APRICOT 2014 in Thailand, the announcement of a 60-day State of Emergency by the Thai Government in Bangkok, advice from our local hosts, and the subsequent upgrading of Thailand's travel warnings by international governments means that hosting APRICOT 2014 in Thailand is now not possible.

We believe that moving the event to Petaling Jaya, Malaysia will provide the best environment for a successful, safe, and memorable APRICOT 2014.

Have the dates of APRICOT 2014 changed?

No. APRICOT 2014 will still be held from 18-28 February 2014.

Where is Petaling Jaya?

Petaling Jaya is a Malaysian city adjacent to Kuala Lumpur and shares the same airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Google Map of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Where in Petaling Jaya will the event now be held?

The venue for APRICOT 2014 is the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

The venue for the APRICOT 2014 Workshops is Taylor's University Lakeside Campus in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

How do I get to Petaling Jaya?

The primary airport serving Petaling Jaya is Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is 45 minutes from the airport by road.

More information on transport options from the airport to the conference venue will be posted to the website and communicated to delegates as soon as possible.

What accommodation options are available?

Visit our Travel page, which has been updated with hotel accommodation options for APRICOT 2014.

Do I need to apply for a visa to travel to Malaysia?

Please check the Malaysian Immigration Department's website to see if you require a visa, and if so, the steps you must take to obtain a visa.

We urge all APRICOT 2014 delegates who require a visa to apply as quickly as possible to avoid delays.

If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, contact secretariat@apricot2014.net.

I have already booked flights to Bangkok - what can I do now?

We would advise you to contact your airline or travel provider as soon as possible to discuss the options available to rebook your flights.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is well-connected to all major airports in the Asia Pacific region, and there are also regular connecting flights between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

We always recommend that delegates purchase airline tickets that have flexible change and refund policies. The APRICOT 2014 organizers are not responsible for airline ticket charges as a result of changes to the location of the event.

I have already booked Bangkok accommodation - what should I do?

We would advise you to contact the hotel or your travel provider to make new arrangements.

The APRICOT 2014 organizers are not responsible for hotel accommodation charges as a result of changes to the location of the event.

I have already registered for APRICOT 2014 in Bangkok. Is my registration still valid for Petaling Jaya?

Yes. All event registrations made to date are still valid for APRICOT 2014. There are already more than 300 registered delegates for APRICOT 2014.

The change of location means I can no longer attend APRICOT 2014. Can I cancel my registration and receive a refund?

Yes. A full refund on registration charges will be provided to those delegates who cannot attend the conference now as a result of the change in location. To obtain a refund, please contact the APRICOT 2014 team. The final date on which a full refund can be obtained as a result of the change in location is 31 January 2014. After this date, the regular cancellation terms contained in the APRICOT 2014 Terms and Conditions will apply.

When will more information be available?

We will continue to update delegates via the APRICOT 2014 website, email, social media, and this FAQ regularly as more details are confirmed.