Interoperable Master Format User Group (IMF UG)

The HPA is pleased to announce the creation of a User Group for the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), with the objective to provide an open forum for the community of end-users and implementers of the IMF family of standards.

The IMF UG will bring together content owners, service providers, retailers and equipment/software vendors to enhance and promote the use of IMF globally. The IMF UG will discuss technical operational issues that arise in practical implementation, conduct interoperability testing, develop best practices, and educate the industry on the use of IMF. In its initial UG meetings, IMF UG members will mutually agree upon specific goals and priorities, and establish timelines in which to accomplish these tasks.


The next meeting is scheduled for September 18, 2017 at IBC. The objective is to have quarterly meetings, with two of the four meetings taking place in Europe. You can join by returning to Wendy Aylsworth the participation agreement found at the link below. Please contact Wendy Aylsworth for additional information.

Participation Agreement