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Regional Meetings

Our regional meetings bring together RIPE NCC members, local governments and key players in the global Internet industry. These events are free of charge and open to everyone. You do not need to be a member to attend.

At these meetings, attendees share insights into technical, administrative and policy issues that impact members and industry organisations in a particular geographical region. They are also an opportunity for us to gain valuable feedback about our services and activities.

In addition to the discussion of important local development and issues, attendees can find out more about the work of the RIPE community, how they can take part in the RIPE Policy Development Process and in RIPE Working Groups.

Several RIPE NCC staff members attend Regional Meetings. You can discuss topics such as technical issues, networking issues, measurement tools and training with specialised staff. RIPE NCC members can also discuss their membership details and resource allocations and non-members are able to ask questions about becoming a member, or about RIPE NCC using services that are open to all.

Attend a Regional Meeting



The Central Asia Peering and Interconnection Forum (CAPIF) is a two-day event for network engineers, peering coordinators, Internet providers, cloud administrators and data centre operators to discuss and promote peering and interconnectivity in Central Asia. CAPIF is held in Russian, English and Farsi.



The Middle East Network Operators Group Meeting and Peering Forum (MENOG) offers a platform for key Internet builders in the Middle East region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world.



The South East Europe/ RIPE NCC Regional Meetings bring together key stakeholders including network operators, regulators, governments and academia in the region to identify areas for regional cooperation, share expertise and address issues that affect the operation of the Internet.



A RIPE NCC Day or RIPE NCC Days are regional meetings that provide a forum for network engineers and other technical staff to share knowledge and experiences, and learn more about how they can receive support from the RIPE NCC in various avenues – including technical, policy development and training.


The agenda of each Regional Meeting depends on the location in which the meeting is held. However, the meeting agenda usually includes:

  • Presentations on local/regional Internet industry issues
  • Presentations about issues affecting the Internet at a global level
  • An introduction to RIPE, the RIPE Policy Development Process, the RIPE community and RIPE Working Groups
  • An introduction to the RIPE NCC and an overview of its current activities and services
  • RIPE NCC training seminars or workshops


The RIPE NCC Regional Meetings are open to anyone and are free of charge. You do not need to be a RIPE NCC member to attend. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. To attend, you must register in advance.

Hosting and Sponsor Options

Supporting a Regional Meeting provides excellent visibility for your organisation. If your organisation would like to provide hosting or sponsorship for a RIPE NCC Regional Meeting, please contact us.

Regional Meeting Mailing Lists

RIPE NCC mailing lists facilitate discussion for those people interested in common topics. Currently, the following Regional Meeting mailing lists are active:

Subscription and message archives

Get Involved

The Eurasia Network Operators group (ENOG) is the regional forum for Internet experts concerned with the core operational issues of the Internet to share knowledge and expertise on issues unique to the Russian Federation, CIS and Eastern Europe. To post a message to the list, send an email to discus[email protected]. Please note that only subscribers can post messages.

The Middle East Operators Group (MENOG) is the established international forum that brings together key players in the Middle East’s Internet network operations. To post a message to the list, send an email Please note that only subscribers can post messages.

This mailing list is for discussion surrounding RIPE NCC South East Europe (SEE) regional meetings. To post a message to the list, send an email to see-regiona[email protected]. Please note that only subscribers can post messages.