The Asia Pacific ICT Industry Cooperation Summit was held on 16th of July 2010 in Macau, in conjunction with the opening of the 1st Communic Macau 2010.

The signing ceremony took place at the Macau Fishermans Warf Exhibition Hall on the day of the opening of the inaugural Communic event.

The signing of the agreement between The Computer Chamber of Macau was witnessed by guests from the MSAR Government, as well as 33 ASOCIO delegates from nine other member countries, including Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines,  Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. In addition, delegations from the Provinces of Zhuhai (Zhuhai Association for Science and Technology), Shenzhen (Shenzhen Computer Industry Association), and Hong Kong (The Chamber of Hong Kong Computer industry) also attended the ceremony.

In conjunction with this visit, the ASOCIO delegation was received furthermore by the Macau Economic Services Department (, The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (, as well as the Bureau of Telecommunications Regulation Department (

The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) is a group of IT industry associations coming from various economies in Asia and Oceania region. Established in 1984, ASOCIO’s objective is to promote, encourage and foster relationships and trade between its members, and to develop the computing industry in the region.

Presently, ASOCIO represents the interests of 29 economies, comprising 22 members from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and seven guest members from USA, UK, Canada, Spain, Russia, France, Kenya and now also Macau. Today, ASOCIO’s members account for more than 10,000 ICT companies and represent approximately US$300 billion of ICT revenue in the region.

Under the ASOCIO umbrella, member economies are provided an opportunity to collaborate amongst the member economies for growth. For more information, please check out the following link:

By Roger Stadler