Global Forum by the numbers

Global Forum is our largest annual event to align the organisation’s global strategy, to inspire innovation and to strengthen GS1 staff around the world. 









Data Services Plenary

Olaf Koch


Olaf will address major challenges in modern trade originating from complexity in data exchange.

Data Services Plenary

Cameron Geiger

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Verified by GS1 from Walmart's perspective.

Digital Identity Plenary

Salim Hasham

McKinsey & Company

Salim will discuss GS1’s role in the future where things talk to each other & interoperability is critical

Digital Identity Plenary

Žiga Drev


Žiga will share technology insights on a panel of experts at the Digital Identity Plenary.

Digital Identity Plenary

Jeff Denton


Jeff will share the Healthcare industry perspective on a panel of experts.

Digital Identity Plenary

Renaud de Barbuat


Renaud will share the Retail industry perspective on a panel of experts.

Opening Plenary

Colin D. Ellis

Award winning speaker

Colin will help GS1 transform the way we get things done through project management.

Culture Plenary

Barry L. Rellaford

Global Speed of Trust Practice

Barry will speak about the power of trust and strengthening our GS1 culture of collaboration.

EU Data Workshop

Pierre Chastanet

European Commission

Pierre will talk about the new European Union data economy and free flow of product data.

The greatest opportunity to discover global trends and new innovations
Ana Paula Vendramini Maniero, GS1 Brazil
It’s an efficient learning, sharing and collaborating platform!
Konbright Kong, GS1 China
We always leave with a sense of encouragement and excitement having learned so much from GS1 colleagues from around the globe!
Naoko Mori, GS1 Japan
Global Forum supports our “one voice” and affirms the “GS1 Family” culture.
Eileen Mac Donald​, GS1 Canada
The best market place in the world I have ever attended!
Peter Otieno, GS1 Kenya

Attend the exciting Market Place Expo

The Market Place Expo is the greatest opportunity of the week to discover what the GS1 MO community around the world is doing and to build your network of peers.

Don't miss the chance to spark new conversations.


Not able to attend? Watch highlights on GS1 TV

Each day our video journalist, Chris Burns will capture all the highlights and excitement of Global Forum. Follow along and watch daily. Plan Lunch & Learns in your MO and watch together.