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Who may attend? GS1 Global Forum is reserved for GS1 Member Organisations' staff, board members and invited guests from partnering organisations and sponsors.

Times are Central European Time (CET). 

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All times are in Central European Time (CET)

8:00 - 9:00

Other Sectors

GS1 standards, such as GTIN for goods identification in regulatory declarations, are currently not being used on a global scale. Currently, we are seeing a growth in recognition of GTIN and other GS1 keys for various purposes at the border, such as single window. With border agencies in a growing number of markets recognising the value of GS1 standards at the border, GS1 needs to be ready to support awareness-raising, adoption and implementation. This session will review the current cases of GS1 standards recognised by border agencies, and discuss where we will go from here in terms of new engagements with border agencies and organisations like World Customs Organisation (WCO). This session is essential for any GS1 Member Organisation (MO) that has an interest in engaging with local customs and border agencies.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Patrik Jonasson, Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 
 

Digital Transformation

The data IN and OUT programmes continue to support GS1’s strategy to remain a relevant force in bridging the gap between the transformation of physical products to digital ones. We will continue to establish a system of services that extends beyond licenses and global trade item numbers (GTINs), to include companies and locations in the future, and links to other sources of data. We are taking steps to ensure the necessary plans are in place to help all GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) support industry partners on their respective digital journeys. Join us to learn more about our progress and plans.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Audrey Kelly, GS1
 

9:30 - 11:00

Knowledge & Skills

Did you know that most customers remain loyal because of positive interactions with customer support? In other words, a trained customer service team has a direct impact on customer retention. Learn how to create a customer-centric culture within your team and empower your customer service employees to proactively take steps to understand your customers. This session will also teach you how to make the best decisions for your customer and your organisation in parallel.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Sara Cavallucci, Simona Scaringi, GS1 
 

Solutions & Innovation

Are you aware of all that is available across GS1 in serving industry’s traceability needs? Since the approval of the global traceability strategy in 2019, GS1 has delivered on our strategic pillars of awareness, education and solution providers. Our work continues to enable GS1 to be ready when industry is ready across the industries we serve. This session will recognise the excellent collaborative work of GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) in advancing this strategy. This session will help you understand what is in development and enable you to leverage all GS1 has to offer.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Timothy Marsh, GS1 
 

Digital Transformation

Now that we have well-established data IN and OUT programmes and a regular flow of license and GTIN data into and out of the global registry platform (GRP), we are working to enable the GRP to meet industry’s future needs and address concepts and capabilities. Join us to learn more about our plans for;

  • Incorporating licence data into Verified by GS1 and plans for GEPIR integration
  • Industry engagement with Verified by GS1
  • GLN Registry
  • Data quality: guidance and tools

This session will be repeated live on Tuesday at 14:15 | Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Audrey Kelly, GS1 
 

11:30 - 11:50

Join us for live updates from Global Forum 2022! Today we will discuss the topic of global migration to 2D with our very special guest Virginia Vaamonde, the CEO of GS1 Brazil. 

On October 28, 2021 at 9:22 AM, GS1 Brazil made history by empowering for the first time a QR code carrying a GS1 Digital Link URI to go beep at a real checkout in the city of Recife. Virginia will be interviewed by Robert Beideman from Global Office to explain how her team, working with retailer Parla Deli, made this happen.



Open to all | Target audience: All industries

12:00 - 13:00

Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson, will present the expectations that Industry has for GS1 to help them digitally transform their business. Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1, will explain how GS1 will answer those needs. It will be followed by our exceptional inspiration speaker Tim Jarvis from Australia. He is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer, and public speaker with masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law. Jarvis led the re-enactment voyage of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary 1916 Antarctic journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia as well as many other polar expeditions. He will share people and organisational leadership skills, change management, and agility capabilities, all learned from this famous re-enactment.


Open to all | Target audience: All industries
 

 

13:15 - 14:45

Knowledge & Skills

Join this session to discover how training is managed across GS1, globally and locally. GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) will present new training initiatives, best practices, and success stories to inspire each other!

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Sara Cavallucci, Simona Scaringi, GS1 
 

Knowledge & Skills

GS1’s marketing capabilities continue to evolve, helping to ensure that our brand experience is seen, heard and felt across all digital channels. Attendees will learn how the acceleration of online commerce impacts both our business and digital strategy—and how GS1 websites need to evolve to meet this challenge. We will take the discussion from theory to practice: covering key actions that MO’s can start doing right now to improve their online customer experience. The session will also cover the new GS1 web guidelines—a foundational part of our global website evolution. We will review the many resources available and steps that MOs need to take in order meet the December 2022 deadline. Finally, we will hear inspirational stories from several MOs, highlighting how they combined the new GS1 web design with digital strategies like customer relationship marketing capabilities, strong content, lead generation and streamlined paths to purchase—ultimately leading to informative and rewarding local websites.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Lisa Sandberg, Nicolas Frerejean, GS1 
 

13:15 - 14:15

Digital Transformation

We are going agile! Join our session about the agile product development at Global Office organized around customer value and how we deliver our high-level GS1 Data Services roadmap through 10-week Program Increments (PIs). Let us share our SAFe® Agile approach followed by an introduction of our agile teams and ceremonies. Hear about how we organise our PI planning sessions and benefit from our learnings. Bring your questions about the agile product development and tell us about your team’s experience.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Birgit Mahler, David Holzberg GS1 
 

Other Sectors

This session will give an overview of the various GS1 activities in rail and will showcase how you can participate in this exciting development! You will also hear from external stakeholders from the rail sector on how GS1 standards can be used to optimise various business processes. We will also give an outlook on future topics in rail.

Open to all | Target audience: transport & logistics, technical industries | Session leader(s): Thorsten Kirschner, GS1 
 

15:15 - 16:15

At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing GS1 MO staff with different people for face-to-face networking. Roll the dice to be matched with someone new every 10 minutes.

Restricted: For GS1 MO and GO staff only 

7:00 - 7:45

At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing GS1 MO staff with different people for face-to-face networking—roll the dice to be matched with someone new every 10 minutes.

Restricted: For GS1 MO and GO staff only 

8:00 - 9:30

Knowledge & Skills

Our customer service teams have enough to do already by handling calls, emails and social media messages, but now, one of the biggest customer service trends, according to Forrester Research, is to be more proactive with customers. How on earth are we supposed to find the time? At this session, we have the answers for you. We’ll look at the benefits of proactive support, how important it can be for your teams, and will provide you with ways to get started.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): George Simos, Sara Cavallucci, GS1 
 

Solutions & Innovation

This regional innovation sharing session will highlight speakers from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, presenting how they are organising innovation collaboration, as well as highlight topics that are being pursued.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1 
 

Solutions & Innovation

Do you offer traceability trainings in your country or would like to do so? Join to learn how to build a local training programme leveraging GS1 community experience and the new global Trace & Train modules. This session will help you determine your own path and the target audiences and learning objectives you want to address with the help of GS1 Traceability Curriculum Framework. Let’s speak with one voice in traceability education!”

This session will be repeated on Tuesday at 13:15 CET | Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Diane Taillard, GS1, Aya Abdelaziz, GS1
 

8:00 - 9:00

Digital Transformation

From trading relationships to regulatory requirements to consumers and patients, the cry for improved data quality has never been louder. The issues around data quality do not stem from just one problem, and hence improvement is not just from one solution. Come join this session to hear from colleagues from APAC, MEMA, and Europe and learn about a holistic enabler model to improving data quality and how to apply it to your organisational planning. At GS1, data quality is not just one thing we are doing; it is a part of everything we are doing.

Restricted: For MO and GO staff only | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Christine Carina, GS1 
 

Other Sectors

The multi-award-winning Scan4Transport (S4T) approach enables efficiency, interoperability and resilience across the freight transport process by using a 2D barcode on the Transport Label to encode key data to support the freight transport process. Attend this session to discover how these new standards compliment existing GS1 EDI & EPCIS standards and are being adopted by innovative logistic service providers..

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Michiel Ruighaver, GS1 Australia/T&L CoE

10:00 - 11:30

Other Sectors

This partly interactive session will allow GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) around the world to gain knowledge about market drivers and what role GS1 can play in one of the largest industries in the world. Ultimately, this knowledge could affect future strategic choices for GS1 MOs.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: Technical industries | Session leader(s): David Almroth, GS1 
 

Digital Transformation

Verified by GS1 aims to provide industry (retailers, brands, marketplaces, content providers) with product data that is "ready to be used." Data analytics can be used to measure the 'readiness’ of the product data. Learn all about the powerful set of data quality metrics, and the ways in which data analytics can help you to understand market coverage and market adoption (data usage).

Open to all | Target audience: Retail - CPG | Session leader(s): Paulo Barata, GS1 
 

Other Sectors

Supply chain management starts with KNOWING WHERE things happen or things are located. Sharing location master data is a pre-requisite for that. Global location number (GLN) and links to other sources of data provide the means to connect all services and applications accessible via the internet in a seamless ecosystem for sharing location data. This aids users in finding and accessing relevant, up-to-date and reliable information about locations (and organisations) in real-time. Join us in this session where we will outline the vision as well as demonstrate numerous applications that already deliver several components for the ecosystem. Contributors from MOs (NZ, DE) as well as industry (Port of Rotterdam, PTV, ITPCO) will share their views on the needs and benefits of sharing location master data, ensuring this session will be lively and thought-provoking.

This session will be repeated live on Wednesday at 15:30 CET | Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 

Solutions & Innovation

Verifiable credentials are taking the world by storm. This is the technology behind vaccination records, driver's licences, bank customer identification, age verification and more, all in your smartphone and all entirely under your control. Many industries are looking at verifiable credentials to solve supply chain problems, including product authentication, trading partner validation, certification, customs clearance, traceability and more. This session will introduce you to verifiable credentials and will cover their applicability to GS1 licensing and identification processes, the proof-of-concept work done in 2021 to demonstrate their viability, supply chain use cases and possible solutions built on GS1 standards and use in product claims like 'organic' or 'gluten-free.' Join us as we chart an exciting path forward for GS1 in a world where your data is under your control and your connections to others can be trusted like never before!

This session will be repeated live again on Wednesday at 16:15 CET | Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Phil Archer, Kevin Dean, Nick Lansley, GS1 
 

10:00 - 11:00

Knowledge & Skills

Learn about the exciting initiatives that are going on within GSMP and how the whole process works. This is a great chance to have your questions answered and learn more about all that is going on.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Andrew Hearn, GS1 
 

12:00 - 13:00

More than ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, the world continues to accelerate towards digitalisation. It’s all about data and automation. Industry, whether in retail, marketplaces, and when trading across border, needs to satisfy consumers with the transparency they expect. This can be achieved through data that must be shared on-line across interoperable systems, and must be scanned by mobile phones and scanners at point-of-sales. But it can only work if those data are of high quality. Industry speakers from Retail, Marketplaces, and Public Policy will share their use cases, highlighting the importance of building consumer trust and transparency, using identity as core enabler.

Moderator: Sachidanantham Swaminathan, GS1 India

Speakers: 

• Mike Capsambelis, Google Commerce

• Rachel Taulelei, ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council)

•  Ethem Kamanlı, Migros Ticaret

Zully Corona Zurita, Grupo Bimbo 

Open to all | Target audience: All industries
 

13:15 - 14:15

Digital Transformation

We need to continue to raise the tide and expand the Verified by GS1 offering across markets to enable broader adoption and access to our service. The way that we plan to address the “long tail” (beyond large countries) is through the use of the global data OUT service component. Learn about how GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) can adopt and deploy the global data OUT service component to begin offering Verified by GS1 locally!

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Chris Liu, GS1 
 

13:15 - 15:15

Retail

This hybrid session will give participants a great overview of the implementation progress of the Global Data Model programme. You will hear from first movers, GS1 Member Organisation (MO) peers and industry representatives about their key learnings on their implementation journey. Be prepared for some great interactions, such as live polls and strategic partner panel. As the Global Data Model programme is growing into the remaining retail categories, such as DIY (do-it-yourself), apparel, general merchandise and cosmetics, participants can hear first hand from opinion leaders (MO, industry & associations) in the field why they should engage and support the GDM development work for new categories in a 5-minute pitch for each category on the radar.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Markus Mueller, GS1 
 

13:15 - 14:45

Solutions & Innovation

Do you offer traceability trainings in your country or would like to do so? Join to learn how to build a local training programme leveraging GS1 community experience and the new global Trace & Train modules. This session will help you determine your own path and the target audiences and learning objectives you want to address with the help of GS1 Traceability Curriculum Framework. Let’s speak with one voice in traceability education!

This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier | Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Diane Taillard, GS1 , Aya Abdelaziz, GS1
 

Other Sectors

Both consumers and regulators need more and better data. This session will explore the future vision of where the GS1 Public Policy team sees the government need for data and the role GS1 will play. The session will cover: 

  • The digitisation of conformity and accreditation processes: Brett Hyland, National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia; Kim Leighton, Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, & Marcel Sieira, GS1 Australia
  • How GS1 standards are supporting industry and the European Union development of the European Product Passport: Christel Delberghe, EuroCommerce & Francesca Poggiali, GS1 Public Policy
  • Public Policy Next Level Programme and the new GS1 eAcademy training course to support MO public policy engagement

Join this public policy session and approach data issues and the future opportunities of 2D from a new perspective.

Restricted: For GS1 MO and GO staff only | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Elizabeth Board, GS1 
 

Knowledge & Skills

This Forum 22 Fundamentals edition will cover another range of topics that brings business value to GS1 Members:  Do you know what the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) is about and why is it used by companies? Amber Walls, GS1 US, will take you through the GLN journey and will share with you the endless opportunities of using this GS1 Identification key; Once you know more about GLNs, Phil Archer GS1 GO will explain to you how GS1 Standards fits all together enabling seamless customer experiences in the physical and digital world; Dan Clark , GS1 GO will take you through the evolution of digital imaging and the depths at which GS1 supports the ever changing retail landscape, do not miss it!
This is your session; the tone will be business-oriented. Bring your questions and your great spirit; we will be waiting for you!
This session is for everyone who want to learn about GS1 as an organisation, our purpose, our standards, our solutions and our services (sector agnostic).

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Nora Kaci GS1 GO, Amber Walls GS1 US, Phil Archer, Dan Clark GS1 GO

14:15 - 15:30

Digital Transformation

Now that we have well-established data IN and OUT programmes and a regular flow of license and GTIN data into and out of the global registry platform (GRP), we are working to enable the GRP to meet industry’s future needs and address concepts and capabilities. Join us to learn more about our plans for:

  • Incorporating licence data into Verified by GS1 and plans for GEPIR integration
  • Industry engagement with Verified by GS1
  • GLN Registry
  • Data quality: guidance and tools

This is a live repeated session which was held previously on Monday at 9:30 CET. | Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Audrey Kelly, GS1 
 

15:30 - 15:50

Join us for live updates from Global Forum 2022! In 2021, retailer PARKnSHOP (member of the A.S. Watson Group) implemented the Verified by GS1 Data Out API for their product listing process. Anna Lin, CEO GS1 Hong Kong, China, will be interviewed by Renaud de Barbuat from Global Office to explain how GS1 Hong Kong, China persuaded this retailer to use Verified by GS1 and what it gained from the implementation of it.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries

19:00 - 21:00

Regional forums & CEO session

Restricted: For MO staff from the Latam region or by invitation only.

20:30 - 22:00

Regional forums & CEO session

Restricted: For MO staff from the North American region or by invitation only.

8:00 - 9:15

Retail

As marketplaces accelerate into the future, industry stakeholders are asking GS1 to work together with them to answer their pressing business challenges around product identification, including catalogue management, online bundles and white label products. The GS1 marketplaces programme seeks to ensure that GS1 standards and services evolve further to support today's and tomorrow's online world. After this session, you will be able to better understand the real-world industry challenges faced by the marketplace ecosystem and how GS1 is engaged with the marketplace community. Gain an insight into the ongoing work GS1 is undertaking around standards, services and education and awareness.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Darren Edels, GS1 
 

Solutions & Innovation

Traditional EDI technologies have been in place and have been working for more than 30 years, but the rapid evolution of the market towards the full digitalisation of business relationships is requiring data sharing technology to evolve as well. This is necessary to increment the diffusion and the ease of adoption. In this session, we will explore the new experiences and emerging technologies in the market in a journey toward the innovations that will accompany us for the next 30 years.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Piergiorgio Licciardello, GS1 
 

Other Sectors

Other Sectors

Global international transportation transports over 20,000 billion USD worth of goods every year. Currently, visibility of where these goods are and what condition they are in is lacking. International transportation serves all sectors trading in all kinds of goods. GS1 is working with highly influential stakeholder groups in this industry to deliver a common approach to providing track & trace information regardless of the mode of transport or industry sector the goods are transported on/for. These approaches must be based on global data standards such as GS1 and build upon industry’s “best practices” that are already widely supported in specific segments of the overall transport & logistics network environment. Join us to learn from colleagues and industry experts on how GS1 standards can help and how you can get involved in the new mission-specific work groups focused on integrating track & trace for multi-modal transportation.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 
 

8:00 - 9:00

Knowledge & Skills

This session will review, discuss and share best practices on how to handle personal data, transfers of data and requests from data subjects in the context of the GS1 registries.

This session will be repeated live again on Thursday at 14:15 CET | Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Marie Petre, GS1 
 

9:45 - 11:15

Solutions & Innovation

The Auto-ID Labs network was created to foster foundational research in the early days of RFID technology. Today, these six international labs not only produce new research in areas such as blockchain, sensors, and IoT, but also support collaborative programmes to apply GS1 standards in new applications. Learn more about their current work and explore ways you can get more involved with MIT, University of Cambridge, ETH Zürich/University of St. Gallen, Fudan University, KAIST, and Keio University.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1 

9:45 - 11:45

Healthcare

The International Patient Summary (IPS) is a set of standardised clinical data usable by clinicians for cross-border patient care, developed jointly by many organisations. This session will allow participants to understand how the different standards work together and how GS1 identification keys find their place in the IPS implementations in various countries.

Open to all | Target audience: Healthcare | Session leader(s): Christian Hay, Neil Piper, GS1
 

Other Sectors

Governments, Transport & Logistics actors, all over the world, invest heavily in projects with supply chain stakeholders to improve operations in supply chains and specifically in transport & logistics. GS1 has been quite successful in joining these innovation projects. Several GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) and industry stakeholders will explain what projects they are working on during this session, how they leverage GS1 standards and how the projects intend to become the growth kernels. We will have a great demonstration from the GLN manager use case with PTV (Planung Transport Verkehr AG) within the scope of the FENIX project. Additionally, we will have one of the topics identified as a priority for the T&L Centre of Excellence in 2022 related to paperless transport. It will be also the time to disclose the results of the MO survey made on the level of interest in T&L topics within GS1 MOs.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

Speakers:  Agata HORZELA GS1 Poland, Sandra WAGNER GS1 Germany, Florian KRIETSCH (PTV Group), Rudy HEMELEERS (51 BIZ Luxemburg), Raluca MARIAN (IRU)

12:00 - 13:00

For a wide range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare processes automatic identification, using barcode scanning, is critically important. Scanning the barcode can not only enhance supply chain operations and security, but ultimately help improve patient safety – as we all know, safer, more efficient care starts with a simple scan. The GS1 Healthcare community is working to the aspirational goal to have only ONE barcode on a product, to avoid confusion, and enable quick and safe scanning processes. Hear from industry leaders, from across all healthcare functions, as they explain how ONE GS1 barcode can make a difference.

Chair: Kathy Wengel, Johnson & Johnson

Speakers: 

• Ken Legins, UNICEF

• Peter O’Halloran, ACT Health Australia

• Hano Ronte, Deloitte

Open to all | Target audience: All industries
 

 

13:15 - 14:45

Solutions & Innovation

Are GS1 standards important to industry objectives to achieve positive outcomes and measurable impact to reduce and reverse climate change? Hear from industry leaders on their ambitious plans to achieve greater sustainability and circularity and the important role of global and open standards.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Timothy Marsh, GS1 
 

Retail

This GS1 Member Organisation (MO) only training session will help you become more familiar with the GS1 education for marketplace sellers’ presentation. You can re-use this presentation when talking to marketplaces, sellers and integrators in your territory. Topics covered will include why is product identification important, why GS1 GTINs, marketplace GTIN listing issues and seller stories.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Darren Edels, GS1 
 

Regional forums & CEO session

Restricted: For GS1 presidents and GS1 CEOs only.

Solutions & Innovation

This session will provide an overview of new enhancements to EPCIS/CBV 2.0, designed to lower adoption hurdles for business users and technical implementers. Future proof of EPCIS for track & trace, inventory management and MRO applications over the next decade will also be a topic of discussion.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Craig Alan Repec, GS1 
 

13:15 - 14:30

Knowledge & Skills

Join this session to learn about some of the most successful communication initiatives of the last year. We will share examples of best practices, including new communication formats such as podcasts that are helping MOs to reach new audiences. Get ready for an exciting session with a lot of practical information, useful tips and easy must do’s to make the most of social media and other communication tools that will help you connect with potential new customers in a different way.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Carlos Carnicero Urabayen, GS1 

15:00 - 15:20

In today's Daily Studio, it's all about GS1 in Healthcare! Our special guests come to us from GS1 Ireland: Mike Byrne, CEO, and Siobhain Duggan, Director of Healthcare and Innovation. We'll be talking with them about the traceability of COVID-19 vaccines in Ireland. As COVID-19 vaccines became available, Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) needed an efficient and effective way of receiving, administering, tracking and reporting vaccinations across its more than 40 Centralised Vaccination Clinics. Mike and Siobhain will be interviewed by Marianne Timmons from Global Office to tell the story of the collaboration between GS1 Ireland and HSE which led to the first usage around the world of GS1 standards tracking the Covid-19 vaccine.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries

15:30 - 17:00

Retail

To better enable the digital consumer, the retail industry is embarking on one of the biggest changes since the original introduction of the barcode: the adoption of 2D barcodes. 2D barcodes, like QR codes for example, can include more data than the current EAN/UPC linear barcode (like GTIN, expiry date, lot number/serial number, and also internet links to ingredients and allergen information, product pics and videos, consumer reviews, etc.). Hear an update to the programme on collateral being developed, technical work being achieved, and global pilots. There will also be time dedicated to interactive engagement resulting in input into prioritization of key information and collateral needed by GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) to engage industry in this journey.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Kevin Stark, Lori Schrop, GS1 
 

Other Sectors

Supply chain management starts with KNOWING WHERE things happen or things are located. Sharing location master data is a pre-requisite for that. Global location number (GLN) and links to other sources of data provide the means to connect all services and applications accessible via the internet in a seamless ecosystem for sharing location data. This aids users in finding and accessing relevant, up-to-date and reliable information about locations (and organisations) in real-time. Join us in this session where we will outline the vision as well as demonstrate numerous applications that already deliver several components for the ecosystem. Contributors from MOs (NZ, DE) as well as industry (Port of Rotterdam, PTV, ITPCO) will share their views on the needs and benefits of sharing location master data, ensuring this session will be lively and thought-provoking..

This session is a repeat of the same session held on Tuesday. | Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 
 

Solutions & Innovation

Verifiable credentials are taking the world by storm. This is the technology behind vaccination records, driver's licences, bank customer identification, age verification and more, all in your smartphone and all entirely under your control. Many industries are looking at verifiable credentials to solve supply chain problems, including product authentication, trading partner validation, certification, customs clearance, traceability and more. This session will introduce you to verifiable credentials and will cover their applicability to GS1 licensing and identification processes, the proof-of-concept work done in 2021 to demonstrate their viability, supply chain use cases and possible solutions built on GS1 standards and use in product claims like 'organic' or 'gluten-free.' Join us as we chart an exciting path forward for GS1 in a world where your data is under your control and your connections to others can be trusted like never before!

This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier this week | Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Phil Archer and Kevin Dean, GS1 
 

15:30 - 16:15

Knowledge & Skills

The regulatory database is a global repository for regulatory monitoring of traceability requirements developed for GS1 Member Organisations (MOs). The regulatory database is currently focusing on the food sector and sustainability/DRS, but with a scope that will be expanded. With the regulatory database, we are increasing readiness and opportunities to engage with the government and raising capability and global public policy engagement of the GS1 federation all while lowering the risk of adverse regulatory developments. The development of the regulatory database has been part of the global traceability strategy and is an integral part of the public policy next-level initiative. This session will demo the database including how to upload and access records and highlight the possible areas of use for MOs.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: retail – apparel, CPG, fresh foods, general merchandise, transport & logistics | Session leader(s): Patrik Jonasson, GS1 
 

15:30 - 16:30

Knowledge & Skills

Come to learn about the changes in the Global Product Classification (GPC) Standard tools, how GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) are using GPC in new ways, and what GS1 solutions are using GPC.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Eileen Harpell, Elsa Braz, GS1
 

17:15 - 18:15

Digital Transformation

From trading relationships to regulatory requirements to consumers and patients, the cry for improved data quality has never been louder. The issues around data quality do not stem from just one problem, and hence improvement is not just from one solution. Come join this session to hear from colleagues from North America and LATAM and learn about a holistic enabler model to improving data quality and how to apply it to your organisational planning. At GS1, data quality is not just one thing we are doing; it is a part of everything we are doing.

Restricted: For MO and GO staff only | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Christine Carina, GS1 
 

19:00 - 19:45

Our favorite GS1 entertainers are back and excited to inspire you! Join us for GS1’s got Talent – virtual edition. It will be a fun-filled time with music and interactions to warm your heart. 

This show will be repeated live on Thursday at 10:30 CET  | Open to all

6:00 - 8:00

Regional forums & CEO session

Restricted: For GS1 MO staff from the Asia-Pacific region or by invitation only.

8:00 - 10:00

Regional forums & CEO session

Restricted: For GS1 MO staff from the MEMA region or by invitation only.

8:30 - 10:30

Regional forums & CEO session

Everyone may attend.

10:30 - 11:15

Our favorite GS1 entertainers are back and excited to inspire you! Join us for GS1’s got Talent – virtual edition. It will be a fun-filled time with music and interactions to warm your heart. 

This is a live repeat of the show held on Wednesday at 19:00 CET | Open to all

11:30 - 11:50

On this final day of Global Forum, we invite you to join Daily Studio as we discuss a great story of collaboration with GS1 Turkey's Cihan Korucu, Business Development Director and Selin Ismen, Business Development. Robyn Burke from Global Office will interview Selin and Cihan to discuss their strategy and plan for implementation of the GS1 e-Academy. They will share their local vision for how this learning tool will enable employee growth, serve customers, and ultimately, further the adoption of GS1 standards in Turkey.
Open to all | Target audience: All industries

12:00 - 13:00

Join us for the Closing Plenary to find out what's happening around the world in all five regions. We'll hear reports from Latin America, Europe, North America, MEMA and Asia Pacific. Our Chief Marketing Officer, Alain Jonis will host the plenary and our CEO and President Miguel Lopera will share his inspiring insights. Plus - it's what we've all been waiting for -- the amazing ten winners of the Everyone Makes a Difference Awards will be announced by Tim Smucker and his wife Jenny!   

Open to all | Target audience: All industries

13:15 - 14:45

Knowledge & Skills

We will continue to develop our collaborative relationships among all GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) and emphasise the impacts of working virtually, discuss cyber-threats, GS1 infrastructure and other measures that should facilitate and improve GO/MO interoperability.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Maneesh Naganand, GS1 
 

13:15 - 15:15

Solutions & Innovation

Are you feeling the heat to take action on sustainability and deliver value for your organisation and customers? Join us for an interactive workshop to uncover areas of opportunity and organise for global collaboration and success across our efforts to serve external stakeholders. We will develop a vision of success and an action-oriented plan to move forward as one GS1.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Timothy Marsh, GS1 
 

Retail

Product data is often defined as the new DNA of digital commerce, yet it is way more than that. As an essential pillar of the product’s digital journey, the use of Verified by GS1 as a core solution is expanding across the industry. Not only does it bring added value to the companies’ product data validation and exchange with business partners and consumers, it also enables transformation data management processes within global companies. This hybrid session features contributions from industry (brands, retailers, marketplaces and MOs) and includes new use cases, industry testimonials and an update on the various Leapfrog Accelerator projects.

Open to all | Target audience: Healthcare, Retail – apparel, CPG, fresh foods, general merchandise, technical industries | Session leader(s): Enzo Blonk, GS1 
 

15:45 - 16:45

Knowledge & Skills

This session will review, discuss and share best practices on how to handle personal data, transfers of data and requests from data subjects in the context of the GS1 registries.

This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier this week | Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Marie Petre, GS1 
 

Knowledge & Skills

We intend on using this time to show the value of the GS1 e-Academy for GS1 Member Organisation (MO) staff and will solicit MOs that have used the GS1 e-Academy for internal use at their MO. Come see how other MOs have leveraged the GS1 e-Academy to onboard new employees, share information about the GS1 standards and services as well as any local learning needs for your MO.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Jeanette McVeigh, GS1 
 

13:15 - 15:00

Knowledge & Skills

We are facing a convergence of issues that go beyond the work in office, at home, or hybrid issues. Thousands of employees are looking to change roles, careers.  Thousands of job openings are staying open, and getting harder to fill, confronting us with skills shortages, higher costs for talent, and higher attrition than normal. In this session, we will share external expert point of views, as well as hear from some of our GS1 member organisations around the world about how they are thinking differently. We will share priorities and plans being used to tackle the talent challenges confronting us.

Open to all | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Robyn Burke, GS1 
 

15:45 - 17:15

Retail

Excitement to leverage emerging technologies and transform food systems is increasing across the world. Success of both requires a focus on identification and data. Join this session to learn more about successful initiatives and the vital role GS1 is playing, as well as gain knowledge and insights to begin or advance your local journey.

Open to all | Target audience: Retail – fresh foods | Session leader(s): Elena Tomanovich, GS1 
 

Digital Transformation

Come join us to learn about master data services and hear from your fellow GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) on how they are improving data quality and generating revenue from their offerings.

Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session leader(s): Nicolas Collignon, GS1