ASIA's first major regional Internet conference will begin tomorrow at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers. Some of the speakers will be among the leaders of the Internet community. Sun Microsystems, SunSoft, HotWired, Dupont and the Wells Fargo Bank will be represented. But Oracle, originally one of the sponsors, pulled out at the last minute. Tomorrow, Michelle Arden, director of the Internet commerce group at Sun Microsystems, will give the international keynote address on connecting into the global information super-highway: Opportunities for Companies, Large and Small. Another keynote address will be given by Gailyn Johnson of Wells Fargo and a third will be given by David Pensak of Dupont. Rick Boyce, vice-president for advertising and sales for Wired, will talk about Hotwired, the hottest electronic publication on the market. China will be represented by Qu Zhiqiang, the division chief of China's State Information Centre. He will talk about the role of the Internet and linking emerging markets with the global business community. There will be hands-on demonstrations on Friday.