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We’ve done PDF Day events and technical conferences across Europe, in the US, in Australia, and elsewhere. This Electronic Document Conference is the first PDF Association event that’s open to all technologies pertaining to documents. It’s about explor …

PDF Association logo 2019

2006: The PDF/A Competence Center A new year brings new things, and 2019 is no exception! The “four red blocks” logo was first created for the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006. When that organization became the PDF Association in 2011, the design was ad …

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

Germany Chapter

PDF/A is already widely accepted and used in Germany in many sectors and application areas. PDF/UA for accessibilty became more important in the last years.A lot of members of the PDF Association have their headquarters in Germany.


Local Contact

MichaelKarbeMichael Karbe
Michael Karbe is the local contact person for Germany. He is President of Actino Software GmbH and a PDF Association Member. The company is an entrepreneur of PDF-based solutions and provides unique tools for document processing since the early days of PDF.
Phone: +49 2251 14 80-20
karbe@actino.de

Country Sponsor

Thomas Zellmann
Thomas Zellmann is managing director of the PDF Association and country sponsor for Germany. Thomas Zellmann is working especially in the banking/insurance and archives/libraries segments.
Phone: +49 30 39 40 50 50
thomas.zellmann@pdfa.org

Members in Country

Over 50 companies from Germany are PDF Association members.
You can find the current members here:
https://www.pdfa.org/member/?country=DE

Recommendations and legal requirements

  • Standard eBilling based on the ISO Standard PDF/A as Document Format
  • University of Potsdam stores documents on their publications server in PDF/A format
  • File Delivery: German National Library prefers PDF/A
  • Federal Government Coordination and Advisory Agency for IT in the Federal Administration assesses PDF/A-1
  • PDF/A for electronic ways of legal communication

Cooperation Partners

The PDF Association cooperates with international associations dealing with Document Management, Enterprise Content Management and long-term archiving.

Materials

Due to a lot of members in Germany, most materials are also available in German:

DMS or PDF related Magazines

  • BIT is the official association magazine