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 talk about why globally verified data is so important

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.

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.


Watch highlights of Global Forum 2018 and be inspired!

Global Forums 2018 was transformational setting new records for attendance, number of sessions and speakers from around the globe. Revisit the Market Place Expo; hear from attendees. Watch and be motivated as you plan for Global Forum 2019!