Adobe is to run its first European conference based on its yearly MAX events in Las Vegas. MAX 2007 Europe will run from October 15-18 in Barcelona.

The event will feature a keynote address by Adobe senior vice president and chief software architect, Kevin Lynch.

“MAX 2007 Europe will provide a forum for sharing emerging technologies and eliciting feedback directly from European developers and designers while offering them a unique opportunity to network with peers and partners,” said Robert Raiola, Adobe’s senior marketing director, EMEA. “We are excited to extend the MAX community to engage with the thousands of designers and developers across EMEA.”

MAX 2007 Europe will feature workshops and hands-on sessions including technical support labs, partner exhibits, networking events and presentations from industry experts. In-depth technical sessions will cover a range of Adobe products and will highlight Adobe’s technologies.

In addition, Adobe is accepting nominations for the 2007 MAX awards until August 3, 2007. All entries must be submitted online. The MAX awards will honour the most engaging customer work from around the world in seven categories: Advertising and Branding, Communication and Collaboration, Enterprise, Mobility and Devices, Public Sector, Rich Internet Applications and Video.

Winners will be announced at the MAX 2007 conference in the United States, to be held in Chicago. European winners will also be recognised at MAX 2007 Europe in Barcelona. To see last year’s finalists, click here.