APP (3B2) Users’ Meeting 2010

Event Review

The User’s meeting was held at the Novotel London Paddington on the 8-9th of March 2010. The event was attended by almost 50 people representing 30 companies from 11 different countries, Europe to the USA, India and South Africa.

Over the 2 days we heard from PTC representatives about the organisation and it’s cooperation with the VAR network to provide APP support. The PTC development team gave us in-depth detail about the recently released version 10, its integration with the Arbortext product line and future development including a planned version 11 release in early 2011 (with enhanced PDF capabilities!)

We also saw a number of technology solution presentations regarding MS Word document conversion, composing complex directories using the APP DirectoryComposer and had a interesting open floor Q&A session with a wide range of questions posed to the panel.

This was the first dedicated English APP (3B2) users’ meeting to be held for 5 years and by the strength of users attendance, positive delegate feedback and the clear commitment from PTC to the APP product from version 10 to 11 and beyond, there will be further dedicated APP events in the future from tformat and our partners.

All of the presentation slides and sample files from the event are available to those who attended and our Support++ maintenance customers.
(please contact us if your are interested to see the event presentation content)

If you are interested in future Arbortext APP (3B2) events held by tformat or our partners, please contact us at to be added to our mailing list.
Feedback Quotes from delegates:

“I�m very impressed with the organisation of the event and the quality of the speakers and their talks.
[MediaCreator SE]

Great competence about  speakers and users .
[Antica Tipografia IT]

The good points where “To meet fellow users, to meet the guys from PTC, insight in version 10, PTCs promises on version 11
[Japes NL]

The good points where “Seeing Dave Hartnoll�s presentation, using javascript streams to manipulate a page; learning how other people use 3B2; talking to other, more experienced 3B2 users.
[T&F UK]

Over all observation about the meeting was very good. And the PTC participations show the products future and importance.
[Newgen IN.

Event Details

The tformat APP (3B2) users’ meeting event for 2010 is being held on March the 8th and 9th in London, UK. This event is open to users, developers and managers worldwide.

The meeting will be held over one and a half days and contain management and technical sessions along with interactive workshops. This event will also give you the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other users and developers.

The meeting is supported by PTC and our partners at DATACOPY.


Meeting Programme

Day One (13:00-17:30+)
Welcome, about us & the 3B2-to-APP community Chris Western
Director tformat ltd
PTC and the Arbortext business group Martin Cooke
PTC Arbortext Enterprise Publishing Sales Manager
Development status update, plans for APP and the related Arbortext product family Simon Taylor
PTC Arbortext Product Manager
PTC Global Maintenance Support Henrik Hanicke
PTC NER Maintenance Sales Manager
About DATACOPY, APP support++ and the European APP market Rainer Schmidt
Presenting an automated journals production solution:
Converting from MS Word to XML and automated journal composition using APP
Dr. Stefan Herman
CEO infinity-loop GmbH

Uwe Braun

Drinks reception* and Evening Dinner in the Elements Dining room
Day Two (09:00-17:30+)
Introduction to Arbortext Suite products and APP integration Simon Taylor
PTC Arbortext Product Manager
APP Workshop, detailed overview of new features and methods in version 9 and 10 (2.45hrs) Simon Taylor supported by Chris Western
Automated Directory solutions and Directory Composer Uwe Braun
Starting to think ‘object-orientated’ in Version 10. Dave Hartnoll
PTC APP Development Director
Presentation of APP add-on/perl libraries & Pocket Guides Uwe Braun
APP interactive sessions, Q&A, the APP features wish list and what would you like to see. PTC, tformat and DATACOPY
Conference round-up and the APP future Chris Western


The Venue

The Novotel London Paddington is a new 4 star hotel, located in the Paddington Central area. The hotel is easily accessible by road and a few minutes walk from Paddington Station.  This modern hotel has WiFi internet, Elements restaurant and bar and modern conference facilities, as well as a swimming pool, sauna and fitness room for relaxation. For more information about the venue please visit the hotel web site here.

Delegate Package


The full 2 day package includes:

  • The full meeting programme of presentations and interactive sessions over 1.5 days
  • Printed program and presentation information pack
  • Break refreshments
  • Drinks reception and evening dinner on day 1
  • Lunch on day 2
  • Novotel 4 star conference venue
    (accommodation is not included)

The cost per delegate is �290 +VAT.  (Single day options are also available; Day 1 @ �155, Day 2 @ �190).



Registration for the 2010 event is closed.



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