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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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PDF Days Europe underscores the importance of PDF as a key component of business processes

2017 marks a record number of attendees / Experts shared fully-grounded wisdom on PDF standards across the two-day event Berlin. With over 200 attendees, this year’s PDF Days Europe in Berlin was a significant success with the largest attendance of any …

Slides and video recordings of the PDF Days Europe 2017

About 35 informative sessions across a wide range of topics, including the next-generation PDF project. Within the video frames you can use the red “play” button to get a short impression of the talk or can enjoy the high resolution version by clicking …

PDF Days Europe 2017 hits the target!

With more than 200 participants, this year’s PDF Days Europe was the largest to-date. Early feedback from attendees makes clear that it was also a great success.

PDF/X in a Nutshell

PDF for printing – The ISO standard PDF/X was the  first ISO standard based on PDF technology. A subset of the PDF specification, PDF/X was designed to constrain PDF  files in order to cater to specific use-cases in the print industry. Content Introduc …

Final agenda of the PDF Europe 2017 available as download

More than 150 attendees have registered for the PDF Days Europe 2017 so far!

Interview with Michael Karbe (Actino) for PDF Days Europe 2017


Who: Michael Karbemichael-karbe
Company: Actino Software GmbH
Position: CEO
Job description: Consultant, project manager and entrepreneur for digital transformation and document formats.

PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal connection with Berlin?

Michael Karbe: I have no personal connection with Berlin but it is still the most exciting thing in the world to explore the city more than 20 years after the unification.

PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “PDF as a Service” – what’s that about?

Michael Karbe: To be more productive, we do not need more features, we need better integration, more automation and standard support. In my presentation I will show how web and cloud services could be a perfect solution to achieve these targets. The attendees will see that it is quite simple to implement and also very user-friendly.

PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?

Michael Karbe: It’s aimed at enterprises and institutions who are thinking about corporate-wide solutions to replace paper-based workflows with PDF or optimize existing digital processes. It’s for people who would like to learn what can be done and for experienced users to get some ideas for more.

PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?

Michael Karbe: The attendees will see reference projects from archiving, office communication, collaboration or printing and learn that PDF with its object-orientated structure, metadata and job tickets provides all the properties needed for digital transformation. They will learn that server-based solutions support integrated processes much better and more cost-effectively than deploying and managing client applications.

PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe has become the leading PDF event. What makes the PDF Days so unique in your mind?

Michael Karbe: It’s finally the place where the whole PDF world comes together. No other event welcomes so many experts from different areas, and you always leave full of good ideas, new contacts and inspiration.

PDF Association: Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at PDF Days Europe 2017!


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