World Users’ Meeting 2012
Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher

Thank you to everyone who came to Cologne in October and making it a great event. We are looking forward to 2013 and the expected leaps we’ve heard about in APP and Arbortext products technologies in the coming years. Until next time…

The 3rd Arbortext APP World users’ meeting will be held on the 20th and 21st of November 2012 in Cologne, Germany. This event is being held in parallel with the German community users” meeting (APP-Anwendertreffen), now in it’s 19th year, and promises to be the largest ever international APP/3B2 community meeting.

Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP), formerly known as the 3B2 Publishing System, has provided the core development environment behind the solutions to many complex and extreme publishing requirements for over 25 years.

This event gives you the opportunity to:

  • Discover the potential from new and updated APP and Arbortext releases.
  • Learn new technologies and APP (3B2) methods.
  • Have your Arbortext and APP questions answered.
  • Meet with other publishing professionals and Arbortext / APP (3B2) specialists from the world wide community.

The conference tracks will be held in 2 rooms, with all sessions in both German and English language.


The table below gives an overview of the agenda sessions already confirmed for the event.

Session title Speaker Tracks
APP V11 Current Version Overview Simon Taylor, PTC Combined EN+DE session
The Future of APP: Presentation and discussion forum Simon Taylor, Chris Western, Andreas Ziegelmayer, Frank Zimmermann
und Teilnehmer / and Attendees
Combined EN+DE session
Case Study: Customer project example of Layout creation using Arbortext Styler FOSI/APP source editing. Erwin Müller, Datacopy Separate EN / DE tracks
How to & making the most of: Support for Standards in APP Erwin Müller, Datacopy
Chris Western, tformat
Separate EN / DE tracks
How to & making the most of: PDFlib driver and APP PDF features Erwin Müller, Datacopy
Chris Western, tformat
Separate EN / DE tracks
JavaScript FOM API: Developing and working with FOM templates plus using best practices (double session) Erwin Müller, Datacopy
Chris Western, tformat
Separate EN / DE tracks
Workshop demonstrating the capabilities of Arbortext Editor, Styler and Publishing Engine (incl. APP) Christian Zimmermann, PTC Separate EN / DE tracks
Demonstration presentation: The power of the APP within DATACOPY Directory Composer Uwe Braun, Datacopy Separate EN / DE tracks
DATACOPY Toolbox and additional Support Tools available Andreas Ziegelmayer, Datacopy Separate EN / DE tracks
Publishing for electronic media with Arbortext Publishing Engine and Digital Media Publisher Christian Zimmermann, PTC Separate EN / DE tracks
TBA / noch nicht bestätigt Separate EN / DE tracks
Dinner / Abendessen Evening dinner at local restaurant XII Apostel Everyone / Jedermann

The delegate package

  • Full meeting programme of presentations and workshops over 2 days.
  • Workshop slides, samples and event Programme.
  • Break refreshments and Lunch on both days.
  • On the Tuesday evening we will take a short walk along the Rhine and through the historic old town to the restaurant at the XII Apostles Haymarket Restaurant. (The evening event is included in the conference price).
  • Cologne Marriott hotel conference venue (accommodation is not included).
  • Price per delegate €430.

Location and Venue

  • After very positive feedback on past events, the event will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Cologne Germany.
  • The Hotel is 5 minutes walk from Cologne’s main train station, which is 10 minutes by train from Cologne-Bonn European airport or 50 minutes by train from Frankfurt international airport.
  • A special accommodation rate of €129.00 is available at the venue hotel for attendees. Please note that this is a limited availability offer that will expire on September 24th. Online reservations at the following link or by phone on 0049 221 / 94 222 700, keyword: DATACOPY. And alternative hotels are available in the city which we can help you choose.


If you have any questions about the event please contact us at [email protected]. And click here to subscribe to our emailling list.REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

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