The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) is an industry association made up of Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and Yahoo. The AIC seeks to promote the understanding and resolution of Internet policy issues in the Asia Pacific region.

Google and eBay joined as founding members in 2010, followed shortly thereafter by Yahoo. In 2013 Facebook joined as a member, followed by LinkedIn and Salesforce. Apple joined in 2014, and Twitter in 2015. In 2016, Expedia, LINE, PayPal and Rakuten/Viber joined as AIC’s newest members.

AIC also has a “Friends of AIC” scheme where other industry groups and independent Internet-based companies can partner with us as a growing industry voice in the digital economy of Asia Pacific.

Key Internet policy issues which the AIC cares about:

  • Support for public policy and regulatory frameworks that facilitate the development of national digital industry markets
  • To encourage universal access in broadband deployment
  • Preserving the open interconnected nature of the public Internet
  • Promoting public policies that encourage the adoption and unhindered development of Internet enabled communications and e-commerce
  • Promoting the potential of Internet enabled communications to benefit society, the economy and citizens
  • Support for public policies that encourage individual rights and freedom of communication and access to legitimate Internet content, services and applications

The Executive Committee

Chairman Ms. Heather GrellSenior Manager, Government Relations, Apple
Vice-Chairman Ms. Barbara NavarroDirector, Public Policy and Government Relations, Asia Pacific, Google
Treasurer  Ms. Kathleen Reen Director, Public Policy and Philanthropy, Southeast Asia and Australia, Twitter

You can contact the AIC via the Secretariat at secretary@asiainternetcoalition.org