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With over 35 informative sessions across a wide range of topics, including the dramatic new “Camelot2” project, this year’s PDF Days event is especially relevant as we look forward into the future of PDF technology.

You will visit the No. 1 PDF event – the PDF Days Europe in Berlin? Great! Here are some hotel recommendations and sightseeing tips near the event location.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, directly following PDF Days Europe, the PDF Days Post-Conference offers a variety of various workshops on Camelot2, PDF/UA and the Foxit User Group event.

PDF Association

PDF Association LogoFounded in 2006 as the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association exists to promote the adoption and implementation of International Standards for PDF technology.

  • Developers use the PDF Association to share knowledge and experience with PDF technology.
  • Decision-makers use the PDF Association to learn about the role and capabilities of PDF and PDF’s subset standards in ECM and other electronic document applications.
  • End-users benefit from improved reliability, quality and functionality and interoperability in their experience of electronic documents.

We have PDF. Why do we need the PDF Association?

As “digital paper”, the Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for electronic documents worldwide. No other technology comes close to PDF in both operational flexibility and marketplace acceptance.

In Web terms, PDF has existed for a very long time. Any technology that’s accepted to the extent that it can serve as a broad-based, universally accepted standard would have to be relatively old. The document that defines PDF has changed and improved over time. As a result, not all PDFs are created equal, and not all PDF software is equal in terms of its ability to process PDF.

Now that PDF is itself managed by International Committees of the ISO rather than Adobe Systems, it’s appropriate that an independent PDF Association promote understanding and adoption of International Standards for PDF by vendors, customers and governments.

The PDF Association is a Category A liaison to ISO’s TC 171 SC 2, making it possible for members to review and comment on draft documents.

Mission Statement

Beginning in 2006 with the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association exists to provide software vendors with information and resources on the various International Standards for PDF to help them make the most of their investment in PDF technology.

As adopted by the Board in January, 2011, the Mission of the PDF Association is this:

To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.

Association for Digital Document Standards – ADDS

The PDF Association is an initiative of the Association for Digital Document Standards (ADDS) e.V., founded in September 2006.

The association is geared towards developers of PDF solutions; companies that work with PDF in document management systems (DMS) and electronic content management (ECM), interested individuals, and users who want to implement PDF technology in their organizations. The PDF Association now includes members from over 20 countries world-wide.

Publisher

Address correspondence to:

Association for Digital Document Standards e.V.
PDF Association
Neue Kantstrasse 14
14057 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 39 40 50-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 39 40 50-99

Authorized Executive Representative

Matt Kuznicki (Chairman)
E-Mail: matt.kuznicki@pdfa.org
Location of ADDS: Berlin, Germany
District Court: Berlin-Charlottenburg VR 26099 B
VAT-ID No.: DE251189066

Editors

Alexandra Oettler (aoe)
E-Mail: editors@pdfa.org

Download the Charter of the Association for Digital Document Standards e.V.

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Companies use 13.5 percent of their office space to store paper – in the form of contracts, invoices, sales brochures, construction records or job application files. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions increase efficiency and quickly pay for themselves. CeBIT is the No. 1 place for business leaders intent on keeping pace with the latest developments in ECM and input/output solutions.

Webinar: Introducing Foxit Europe

In October 2016, LuraTech was renamed to Foxit Europe. Along with this change of name came the launch of a European PDF Center of Excellence, providing advice and solutions to help users resolve all challenges relating to the PDF format. In this webinar, we’ll introduce Foxit Europe and its complete range of PDF-related products.

PDF Camp Berlin

PDF Camp is a technical and hands-on event where we will work in groups to find answers to your PDF questions. If you have been to one of our previous PDF Hackathons or PDF Camps, this event will be very similar. Bringing your own laptop will be necessary; the idea is that you bring up your production problems and project challenges. When registering for this event, please add your preferred subjects/input. Based on your requests, we will address different topics in 3 to 4 hands-on groups.