PDT Europe started in 1992 as a project sponsored by the European Commission and initiated by Prof. Horst Nowaki (Technical University, Berlin) as a communication place for like-minded European specialists in the then emerging field of product data technologies. It was soon managed by Bill Mesley of Quality Marketing Services in the UK, who was the soul of the event until 2003. Since 2004 the event is run by Eurostep.
Over its lifecycle, the conference evolved into the leading pan-European event for the diverse aspects of product data technology in key industries. These industries included heavy weights, such as the automotive industry, aerospace- and defense industries, plant / building design and construction, offshore and petrochemicals, the emerging e-business domain and many more. A key aspect during recent years has been the need for interoperability and openness.
One of the conference’s key characteristics was its public-private partnership concept. Sponsors included not only organisations such as the European Commission and the European Space Agency but also leading European manufactures, such as BMW, Shell and Fiat-CRF. In addition, IT companies like Microsoft and IBM supported the event on various occasions. In fact, because of this concept, all key players in the field of product data technologies were provided with a place to exchange and share ideas on a regular basis and over a long period of time – something not be found too often in today’s technical conference field.
Thanks to this concept, all key players in the field of product data technologies have a place to meet and discuss. This makes PDT Europe special among technical conferences.
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1st PDT North America May 17, 2018 Washington DC
21st PDT Europe September 25-26, 2012 The Hague
20th PDT Europe September 20-21, 2011 Vaasa
19th PDT Europe November 18-19, 2010 Reading
18th PDT Europe November 18-19, 2009 Versailles
17th PDT Europe September 29-30, 2008 Gothenburg
16th PDT Europe September 24-26, 2007 Geneva
15th PDT Europe October 16-18, 2006 Toulouse
14th PDT Europe September, 26-28, 2005 Amsterdam
13th PDT Europe October 18-20, 2004 Stockholm
12th PDT Symposium 25th-27th November 2003 Manchester
11th PDT Symposium 7th-9th June 2002 Turin
10th PDT Symposium 24th-26th April 2001 Brussels
9th PDT Symposium 2nd-5th May 2000, Noordwijk
8th PDT Symposium 13th-16th April 1999 Stavanger
7th PDT Days 25th-26th April 1998 Watford
6th PDT Days 16th-17th April 1997 Sophia Antipolis
5th PDT Days 18th-19th April 1996 Shell Centre
4th PDT Days 25th-26th January, 1995 Munich
3rd PDT Days 2nd-3rd March, 1994 Paris
2nd PDT Days 24th-25th November, 1993 Stuttgart
1st PDT Days 28th-30th September, 1992 Odense