Programme

This exceptional five-day event combines plenary sessions, inspirational presentations by industry leaders, topic-focused workshops, sharing sessions, and endless networking opportunities. You’ll walk away with the tools you need to help transform business through the power of standards! See the 1-page week at a glance or all the details below. 

07:30 - 09:30

Welcome Coffee

08:45 - 11:45

Board Committee for Standards Meeting (BCS Members only)

09:00 - 10:30

Parallel Workshops

  • Auto-ID Labs - foundational and applied research to further GS1’s mission

    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 like machine learning, sensors, and IoT, but also support collaborative programs to apply GS1 standards in new applications. Come to 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. Don’t miss an additional opportunity to connect with them at the Innovation Booth during the Marketplace Expo!
    Guest Speakers: will be from MIT, University of Cambridge, ETH Zürich/University of St. Gallen, Fudan University, KAIST, and Keio University
    Target Audience: All levels. MOs who would like to learn more about the Auto-ID Labs research and ways to collaborate with them.
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Kevin Stark, GS1

  • Big Picture Track, Session 1: Big Picture Overview and GS1 Cloud Strategy (MO Only)

    The GS1 Cloud is becoming the largest source of trusted product information in the world, making it possible for businesses to meet the expectations of today's digital world. Learn about how our collective organisations will offer global and local services that help deliver a seamless GS1 experience for our stakeholders. We will also discuss the business and technical aspects of the GS1 Cloud.
    Target Audience: All levels
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Audrey Kremer, GS1

  • Deploying Smartsearch at scale

    With new tools, an expanding vocabulary and a wealth of experience, it's time to roll out SmartSearch at scale. Find out the latest tooling that's now available and see how machine readable structured data complements visual components seen by human users, for example, in Mobile Ready Hero Images.
    Target Audience: Retailers, digital agencies, solution providers. Session content may refer to technical detail but no technical knowledge is assumed.
    Industry: Retail - CPG; Retail- fresh foods; Retail- general merchandise; Foodservice; Retail - apparel
    Session Leader: Phil Archer, GS1 

  • Global Product Classification (GPC): implementation success stories

    The GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) is a system that gives buyers and sellers a common language for grouping products in the same way, everywhere in the world. Classification is a form of cataloguing, or identifying, things and is defined as a process of grouping things into categories based on an understanding of the essential properties and relationships between things. In this workshop, we will explore various implementations of GPC across several sectors.
    Target Audience: All levels
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Mike Mowad, GS1

  • Newcomer Session

    Everyone was a newcomer once! We have all had that same overwhelmed feeling when looking around the GS1 Forum for the first time, trying to understand all of the pieces and parts that make up the GS1 community. The goal of this session is to provide you a brief introduction to GS1, the GS1 Forum, share tips and tricks by experienced GS1ers and finally meet and assist you during week to maximise your GS1 Forum experience. The Newcomers’ session is a great opportunity to start building and expanding your GS1 network!
    Target Audience: MO Staff, New to GS1 Forum
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Patrick Maetens, GS1

  • Transport & Logistics: Stretching the boundaries, moving into new territories

    In this workshop we will engage with you to investigate the opportunities that may arise from a number of recent developments within Transport & Logistics.

    We will look into the Digitalisation of Transport Documents as well as at potential expansion of the GS1 footprint in Maritime & Ports and Air Cargo operations. The ultimate aim is to achieve pervasive adoption of GS1 standards across these modes, delivering Seamless Visibility, Traceability and Management across Transport and Warehousing, which is an essential prerequisite for effective and efficient Value Chains.

    Expect some discussions to better understand the opportunities for GS1 MOs.
    Target Audience: All levels.
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Jaco Voorspuij, GS1

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel Workshops

  • Big Picture track session 2: GS1 Cloud Deployment - Building our future together (MO only)

    GS1 Cloud is becoming the largest source of trusted product information in the world, making it possible for businesses to meet the expectations of today's digital world.

    Join us for an informative workshop about the GS1 Cloud: the first GS1 Global Service offering within the overall GS1 Big Picture strategy. We will discuss the business and technology behind the GS1 Cloud and the role that MOs play in its creation and management. Attendees will walk away with necessary tools and resources to support their local go-to-market activities for the GS1 Cloud—and related core services.

     

    Target Audience: All levels
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Audrey Kremer, GS1

  • Emerging Parcel Standards: Loads of opportunities for GS1

    This dynamic session will start with an overview of the latest status on important game-changing Parcel Standards developments creating a wide range of Last Mile opportunities.
    We will engage in discussions with the participants to better understand the opportunities for GS1 MOs and how they may leverage the various tools developed within GS1 GO and/or MOs.
    You will leave with a better understanding of the current state of play as well as the opportunities (near and longer term) that exist and are arising for GS1 to seize.
    You may wish to join the session "Last mile opportunities - Learn from your peers (MO only)" on Wednesday especially in case you intend to engage with your local market on these Emerging Parcel Standards.
    Target Audience: Everyone
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Jaco Voorspuij, GS1 and Frits van den Bos (Omni-Channel MO Interest Group)

  • GS1 EDI and UN/CEFACT Development

    The latest development in GS1 EDI and related activities in UN/CEFACT.
    Target Audience: Everyone, all levels. 
    Industry: All industries. 
    Session Leader: Anders Grangard, GS1

  • Images & Imagery: Mobile Ready Hero Image Guideline and more

    The Mobile Ready Hero Images MSWG has been working to create guidelines for imagery on small screens since October 2017. In this session, you'll be able to get an update on progress and see how the work fits in to the broader topic of images in eCommerce.
    Target Audience: Anyone involved with imagery and product presentation. Manufacturers, retailers, solution providers, digital agencies. No prior knowledge required.
    Industry: Foodservice; Retail - apparel; Retail - CPG; Retail- fresh foods; Retail- general merchandise; Healthcare
    Session Leader: Phil Archer, GS1

  • Training Network

    Sharing best practices on training with the Training Network
    Target Audience: MO Staff responsible for Training - Beginners welcome
    Industry: All Industries
    Session Leader: Patrick Maetens, GS1

12:30 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 15:00

Opening Plenary

Join us for a warm welcome and to kick off the week with remarks from:
Tim Smucker, The J.M. Smucker Co., GS1 Chairman Emeritus
Miguel Lopera, GS1, President & CEO
Everyone Makes a Difference Awards winners will be presented. 
Target Audience: everyone

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee Break

15:20 - 16:20

Retail Plenary – The Value of GS1 Membership

GS1 is evolving our service offering to better address the needs of our members. We are working to deliver services that help our members to better leverage the power of GS1 standards across their organisations. We’re working to ensure these services are consistently offered around the world. Join us and learn about The Value of GS1 Membership, by hearing from some of our largest customers about why and how the Big Picture strategy and GS1 Cloud are so important for their businesses.
We’ll discuss how the GS1 Cloud and the GS1 Activate offerings are the first steps in transforming the value of GS1 membership. You’ll learn about how we are bringing a scalable global portfolio of services to market, which are managed globally and deployed locally by GS1 Member Organisations.
Speakers: Julio Nemeth, P&G and more industry speakers to be announced.

16:20 - 16:40

Walk to workshops

16:40 - 18:10

Parallel Workshops

  • Big Picture track, session 3: Culture (MO Only)

    The Big Picture vision is about going forward as one organisation. If we want to succeed in our journey, we need to change the way we work. Creating the right organisational culture is important to become a successful organisation and maintain the right talent. Join this session to learn about our focus areas when it comes to working on our Culture.
    Target Audience: All levels
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Marianne Timmons, GS1

  • GS1 Data Services Overview

    More details will be available soon.
    Session Leader: Mike Wehrs, GS1

  • Healthcare: Unique Device Identification (UDI) of medical devices

    This workshop will cover all aspects of the UDI systems to:
    (1) assist MOs in expanding their knowledge base and abilities to support existing and new members in the use of GS1 to implement UDI
    (2) ensure that all impacted MOs are receiving the support needed on up to date regulatory developments, as well as how to work best locally with regulatory bodies on the importance of following the global framework for UDI
    The U.S. and Europe have regulations for UDI. Many other countries have started or are continuing to work on a similar system, this affects many GS1 MOs.
    External speakers will join the GS1 experts to share their experiences and answer questions.
    Target Audience: All levels
    Industry: Healthcare
    Session Leader: Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, GS1

  • Images & extended Attributes, the one hot topic in Apparel & General Merchandise

    GS1 Standards help the Apparel & General Merchandise (GM) industries solve business challenges across the entire supply chain. In this workshop participants will learn how product master data prevent products from moving efficiently through the supply chain and how this impact retailers, industry and consumers. The workshop will showcase several Master Data initiatives across the GS1 community and participants are invited to develop strategies and ideas in an interactive part to approach the sectors master data challenge.
    Target Audience: Participants should be interested in Apparel & General Merchandise and their sub-sectors, such as DIY, Consumer Electronics, Toys, Cosmetics etc. Prior knowledge on master data are not required.
    Industry: Retail - apparel; Retail- general merchandise
    Session Leader: Markus Mueller, GS1

  • Innovation & Consumer Internet of Things (C-IoT)

    Internet of Things (IoT) activities are continuing to gain momentum on many fronts: helping to create smart homes, smart cities, and smart factories. But as anyone who has struggled to set up home Wifi can attest, does the promise of connecting more of our devices together actually succeed in making us smarter? In this session, we will unpack the the opportunities for a Consumer-centric IoT world (C-IoT), describe current efforts to understand ways that industry is looking to IoT solutions to advance their connection to consumers, and the challenges we face in making this a reality.
    Target Audience: All levels. Anyone interested in IoT activities and how standards support the development of IoT architecture.
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Kevin Stark, GS1

  • Reducing Hunger: Food surplus, food banks, and Standards

    Can standards help stakeholders translate supply chain food surplus to better meet the needs of those facing food insecurity?  A global objective to end hunger, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture has been established by the United Nations (Sustainable Development Goal 2).   This is motivating countries, agricultural producers, industry, and non-profit organizations to act to reduce the amount of food that is lost in the supply chain and to better address the needs of those who may face hunger.  This session is for those interested in learning how GS1 MO's are supporting efforts to use of standards to reduce hunger.
    Target Audience: MO staff at all levels
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Yvette Madrid, GS1

19:30

BCS and Data Excellence Board Dinner (Members Only)

07:30 - 08:30

Welcome Coffee

08:30 - 14:00

Data Excellence Board Meeting w/working lunch (DE board only)

08:30 - 10:30

Parallel Workshops

  • Attribute Explorer

    Attribute Explorer production instance will be launched at the Global Forum. While in this session you will discover how to use this solution as a document repository and to use the tool to find out how attributes and code list values are defined by GS1 Standards. MO's who have been using the tool to support their communities will also share best practices on how to use the solution.
    Target Audience: Everyone, all levels.
    Industry: All industries.
    Session Leader: Lorraine Knight, GS1

  • GS1 MO IT Managers

    More details will be available soon. 
    Target Audience: MO IT Managers
    Session Leader: Nicholas Fergusson, GS1

  • GTIN Non-reuse Readiness (MO Only)

    Ending GTIN reuse (not Global Company Prefix reuse) was prioritised by industry as a part of UniqueID work. The GS1 “GTIN Non-Reuse Readiness Project” has been launched to ensure MOs and GS1 overall are well-prepared for the eventual stopping of GTIN reuse globally in December 2018.
    Join this informative session about the business and technology implications of ending GTIN reuse across the areas of: finance, legal, systems/technical, communications and change management. Attendees will receive tools and resources that will enable them to internally prepare for the end of GTIN reuse and to have positive, productive communications with their users.
    Target Audience: All including MO staff in Member Services/Support/Customer Service, Industry Engagement, Standards
    Industry: Foodservice; Retail - apparel; Retail - CPG; Retail- fresh foods; Retail- general merchandise
    Session Leaders: Robert Beideman, Elena Tomanovich of GS1

  • Imagine, improving patient safety with identifiers and design and by listening to the patient

    This session will focus on helping GS1 MO's understand how healthcare providers become aware of benefits from implementing GS1 identifiers for a better supply chain and their core business patient care. How will the actual 'end-user', the patient, benefit when healthcare providers use GS1?

    It will also enable MO's to increase engagement of healthcare providers to use GS1 standards and allows for gaining MO-input on next steps.

    • Next step 'eco-system' of a hospital.
    • Practical examples, including challenges faced
    • Practical questions healthcare providers will have and how to connect to the patient.
    • GS1 tools to help MO's in engaging healthcare providers

    Guest Speaker: Mrs. Margaret Murphy, World Health Organization (WHO) and Mrs. Ingeborg Griffioen, Panton
    Target Audience: All levels. 
    Industry: Healthcare
    Session Leader:  Els van der Wilden, GS1

  • Public Policy: Advancing the use of GS1 standards in cross-border trade - working with policy makers for more effective risk management, increased safety and improved anti-counterfeit

    As the most widely used supply chain standard system in the world, GS1 standards are well positioned to strengthen the activities of international organisations, government agencies, customs organizations and trade facilitators. While being used in many different complex sectors, GS1 standards have a key role to play in strengthening risk management and anti-counterfeit actions. Join this session and learn more from experiences in real cases of engagement to improve risk management, fight counterfeit trade and support the World Health Organization (WHO) and government institutions in targeting illicit trade all along the supply chain.
    Target Audience: All levels.
    Industry: All industries.
    Session Leader: Elizabeth Board, GS1

  • TRACEABILITY: Achieving Successful Deployment of the new Global Traceability Standard (GTSv2)

    The new GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTSv2) provides the needed framework to ensure that traceability systems are interoperable and scalable, where trading partners can easily collaborate and share information for visibility across the entire chain.
    This session will focus on MO deployment of the standard including the product portfolio, marketing collateral, capacity building and sector specific messaging essential for success. We will dive deeply into the future plan for GS1 traceability and our vision for an improved offering of value added services and solutions for MOs, and set the course for 2018-2019.
    Target Audience: Everyone, all levels. 
    Industry: All industries.
    Session Leader: Timothy Marsh, GS1

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel Workshops

  • Big Picture track, session 4: Capabilities & Selling (MO Only)

    This interactive session will focus on the core capabilities – such as "how to sell" - needed to bring our services to life and to accelerate growth for all MOs as part of the Big Picture project.​

    The "Big Picture" is a long-term GS1 project to introduce global services for all GS1 Member Organisations. The Big Picture project will simplify the GS1 offering, provide real value for our stakeholders, help companies of all sizes grow their business and become more efficient, and ensure the future relevance of GS1.


    Target Audience: All levels
    Industry: All
    Session Leader: Audrey Kremer, GS1

  • Engaging Healthcare Solution Providers (MO only)

    This workshop is designed to inform MO colleagues about the status and deliverables of the current project to support engagement of healthcare solution providers to use GS1 standards.  In addition, the session will be structured to gain MO input to drive the future direction of the project - what are the opportunities, learnings, challenges and MO needs when working with solution providers operating in the healthcare sector?
    Target Audience: MO staff only. No prior knowledge is needed. 
    Industry: Healthcare
    Session Leader: Tania Snioch, GS1

  • GS1 MO IT Managers, continued

    More details will be available soon. 
    Target Audience: MO IT Managers
    Session Leader: Nicholas Fergusson, GS1

  • Last mile opportunities - Learn from your peers (MO only)

    This session is geared towards MOs intending to engage in their local market to promote adoption of the new Parcel Standards, GS1 ID keys and other GS1 standards and MOs that have already started such local engagement. We will work on specific topics and challenges put forward by MOs. The groups will exchange experiences and ideas to improve eachother’s market engagement initiatives. Joint cross-country actions may be identified to enhance the impact of local engagements to seize (cross-border) opportunities. You may expect to get concrete suggestions, ideas and even help from your fellow MOs for your engagements in your country
    Target Audience: This is a true working session; to get the most out of it a certain level of preparation by the participants is required e.g. some knowledge about the local Last Mile market, potential opportunities and barriers that may exist in the local market, any contacts/relationships that may be leveraged, etc.
    Industry: All industries.
    Session Leader: Jaco Voorspuij, GS1 

  • Marketing

    More details will be available soon.
    Target Audience: Marketing staff
    Industry: All industries.
    Session Leader: Joe Horwood, GS1

  • Retail industry user groups around the world (MO only)

    Business needs for GS1 standards are driven by the industry experts who use them. GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) play a vital role in these discussions and once developed, work with industry to drive the adoption and use of these needed standards.
    One of the most successful approaches to identifying needs and driving the adoption of standards is the creation of local and regional MO-led Industry User Groups. 
    In this session you will exchange best practices and ideas with MO colleagues from around the world who are providing this critical link between GS1 standards and user communities through their respective sectors.
    Target Audience: All levels.
    Industry: Foodservice; Retail - CPG; Retail - apparel; Retail- fresh foods; Retail- general merchandise
    Session Leaders: Markus Mueller, Elena Tomanovich, GS1

12:30 - 14:00

Lunches

  • Lunch and Learn: Inclusiveness at GS1. (More details to come soon)
  • Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:15

Healthcare Plenary: The life of a healthcare product - from manufacturer to patient

Every healthcare stakeholder relies on GS1 standards every day – let their voices bring the importance of patient safety to life 
Guest Speakers:
Margaret Murphy, World Health Organisation (WHO), chair & opening presenter - CONFIRMED
Mike Rose, Johnson & Johnson
And a Clinician, a Pharmacist, and  a CEO of a hospital are to be announced. 

15:30 - 18:30

Market Place Expo

17:30

Welcome Cocktail in the Market Place

19:30

Executive Committee Board Dinner (Board only)

07:30 - 08:30

Welcome Coffee

08:30 - 12:30

Regional Forums (MO only)

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • MEMA
  • North America

Attendees: GS1 MO delegates or by invitation only 
 

10:00 - 14:00

Executive Board Committee w/lunch (Board only)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

12:30 - 14:00

Lunches

  • Lunch and Learn: “Is there anything beyond Mars ?” GS1 and external classification systems

    Are you interested in the potential to grow and expand beyond GS1 core sectors?  Have you ever experienced discussions with major stakeholders in these sectors only to be told: “GS1 is best for retail and healthcare, we have different needs”; “You are all about brands, we don’t care about them”; “There is incompatibility with our codification systems”; or “We already comply with the nationally mandated identification system so we can’t adopt GS1 standards”?  This session will present some concrete examples on why GS1 has much more to offer in a wide range of sectors, as well as approaches to counter the concerns voiced above.
    Target Audience: Everyone
    Industry: Humanitarian Logistics; All Industries; Technical Industries
    Session Leaders: Yvette Madrid, Enzo Blonk, GS1

  • Networking Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Stretching the boundaries of GS1 plenary

More details will be available soon.

Speaker: Sanjay Sarma, MIT, Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Dean of Digital Learning

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:00

Parallel Workshops

  • Challenging Retail

    Where is the line between online and offline retail? Does it exist at all? In this session we'll look at the changing face of retail and what consumers expect to find online when making their purchase decisions, whether they are online or in a store. Where are the opportunities for GS1 in this time of challenging change?
    Target Audience: MOs, manufacturers, retailers, solution providers, digital agencies.
    Industry: Foodservice;#Retail - apparel; Retail - CPG; Retail- fresh foods; Retail- general merchandise
    Session Leaders: David Smith and Phil Archer, GS1;  Frits van den Bos, GS1 Netherlands

  • Customer service network

    Sharing best practices in Customer Service with the GS1 Customer Service Network.
    Target Audience: MO Staff responsible for Customer Service processes in their MO. Beginners welcome.
    Industry: All industries
    Session Leader: Patrick Maetens

  • Fresh Foods- Achieving faster, fresher supply chains with GS1 standards (MO only)

    The Fresh Foods sector is growing, driven by product demand from increasing numbers of health-conscious consumers and improved access to safe, fresh products through global trade. Longer and increasingly complex supply chains have increased the need to focus on speed and efficiency, as well as improve visibility and communications. This session features approaches and best practices of user companies and GS1 Member Organisations across the world who are driving adoption of GS1 standards to solve fresh foods business challenges.
    Target Audience: MOs new to engaging with the Fresh Foods sector; MOs interested in deeper adoption of GS1 standards with user companies in the fresh foods supply chain.
    Industry: Foodservice, Retail-fresh foods
    Session Leader: Elena Tomanovich, GS1

  • GS1 Activate: Introduction to GS1's Key Issuance, Management and Activation Service (MO only)

    GS1 Activate is the new name for the service offered by GS1 Global Office to all MOs providing key issuance, management and activation capabilities. This is one way MOs can collect GTIN information and provide it to the GS1 Cloud. With this tool every member company — no matter how small — will have the same visibility as the largest brand owners in the world. This workshop will include:

    • Information about the functionality and development timeline
    • How GS1 GO is leveraging existing MO issuance services
    • Where you can provide input and get involved in the project​

    Target Audience: This is for CEO and business development staff from GS1 MOs
    Industry: All industries
    Session Leader: Cameron Green, GS1

  • GS1 Global LEI Service (MO only)

    The GS1 Global LEI Service enables all MOs to offer a local LEI issuance service without significant effort or investment. This workshop is designed to educate Member Organisations about the GLEIF and the importance and value of an LEI, to explain how GS1 developed a Global LEI issuance service and to enable interested MOs to begin offering this service in their own countries.
    Target Audience: MO's interested in learning about how to deploy a local LEI service (Beginners)
    Industry: All industries.
    Session Leader: Chris Liu, GS1

  • Harmonising EDI in Healthcare

    National implementation guides are important tools for deployment of EDI in the healthcare sector. It has, however, also resulted in differences between countries that are making cross border exchange difficult. To alleviate this a set of harmonised global guidelines were developed describing best practice processes and data sets intended to be used with the national guidelines. They cover the main supply chain processes and messages and, since 2017, invoicing. The workshop will explain the guidelines and how they are intended to be applied locally.
    Target Audience: All levels. 
    Industry: Healthcare
    Session Leader: Anders Grangard, GS1 and Hans Lunenborg, GS1 Netherlands

16:00 - 18:30

Presidents and CEO’s Session

19:30

Networking Dinner & GS1’s Got Talent Show at Tour & Taxi

Join us for an action-packed evening of networking in a fun environment: Come to celebrate, enjoy delicious cuisine and make new friendships: We hope to see YOU on the dance floor!
Attendees: Everyone
Venue: Tour & Taxis, 3, rue Picard, B-1000, Brussels 
Shuttle busses: will be provided, more details are to be announced

08:00 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 10:30

Parallel Workshops

  • GDSN Simplification

    More details are to come soon. 
    Session Leader: Susie McIntosh-Hinson, GS1

  • GS1 AIDC Technical Team: solving your pressing problems (MO only)

    Discuss key projects and resolve pressing Member issues with your fellow AIDC expert colleagues.  This is THE place to learn about the latest projects and to bring the hard problems that requires a team of experts to help!
    Target Audience: MO staff only. Beginners are welcome, but it is geared towards people who are experts.
    Industry: All industries
    Session Leader: Andrew Hearn, GS1

  • GS1 MO IT Managers, continued

    More details will be available soon. 
    Target Audience: MO IT Managers
    Session Leader: Nicholas Fergusson, GS1

  • GS1 Standards in CPG - Creating value for trading partners and consumers (MO only)

    The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector has changed significantly in 40 years. What began with the barcode as a way to improve point-of-sale, has grown into a robust portfolio of supply chain standards that serve as the global language of business. Today, the consumers’ ever-increasing demand for trusted information about products - and multiple paths to purchase - are creating dynamic operating environments for brand owners and retailers.

    This session will feature MO sharing about local activities, small group discussions and the new CPG Engagement Kit – an essential collection of materials to engage with brand owners, retailers and other stakeholders.

    Target Audience: MOs new to engaging with the CPG sector; MOs interested in deeper adoption of GS1 standards with user companies in the CPG supply chain.
    Industry: Retail - CPG;Foodservice
    Session Leader: Elena Tomanovich, GS1

  • Healthcare: pharmaceutical traceability

    This workshop will overview the latest important developments relating to use of GS1 standards for implementation of pharmaceutical traceability regulations across the world.
    The latest status on the EU Falsified Medicines Directive will be discussed as well as other important regulations around drug traceability which impact most manufacturers and of which MOs must be aware to be able to assist their members.
    External speakers will join the GS1 experts to share their experiences and answer questions on implementation of pharmaceutical traceability requirements.
    Target Audience: All levels are welcome, no prior knowledge needed. 
    Industry: Healthcare
    Session Leader: Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, GS1

  • How to fight against tobacco illicit trade with GS1 standards (MO only)

    The European Commission has taken many initiatives against tobacco illicit trade. The European final implementing acts will be published in December 2017 and opportunities are available for GS1 MOs and users.
    Join this session to learn more about the European and global frameworks and how GS1 standards may help implementing public ambitious goals.
    Target Audience: All levels, no prior knowledge needed. 
    Industry: Technical Industries; Transport & Logistics; Retail- general merchandise
    Session Leader: Francesca Poggiali, GS1

  • Technical Industries: the digital era of life cycle visibility

    Participants will receive a brief intro on Technical Industries and a short overview of recent GS1 activities. It will demonstrate the immense opportunities for GS1 globally and how current efforts are foundational for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
    The session will address the 4 sectors in focus for 2018-2019 : Construction, CPG, Defence and Rail. The requirements of these sectors will be illustrated by use cases provided by Industry guest speakers. They will show that the adoption of GS1 Standards (item identification and exchange of Material Master Data) is already contributing to a higher efficiency in business processes and in the full visibility of the Material Life Cycle.
    Guest Speakers: Richard Petrie - CEO buildingSmart International (Construction); Thierry Vanden Dreis - Chairman NATO Codification committee; Tanmoy - Indian Railways (TBC)
    Target Audience: All levels.
    Industry: Technical Industries; Retail - CPG; Transport & Logistics; Healthcare
    Session Leader: Enzo Blonk, GS1 

09:00 - 14:00

Innovation Board (Members only)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel Workshops

  • EPC-enabled RFID and retail innovation - success stories and challenges

    GS1 Standards help the Apparel & General Merchandise (GM) industries solve business challenges across the entire supply chain. EPC-enabled RFID adoption is constantly growing across retail sub-sectors. At the same time innovative technologies and store concepts determine the way industry is doing business upstream and downstream. In this workshop participants will hear about various success stories and challenges related to the adoption of EPC/RFID and innovation in retail.
    Target Audience: Everyone interested in EPC-enabled RFID and retail innovation can attend. No prior knowledge necessary.
    Industry: Retail - apparel; Retail- general merchandise; Retail - CPG
    Session Leader: Markus Mueller, GS1

  • Foodservice - Solving Business Challenges with Global Standards (MO only)

    GS1 Standards help the Foodservice industry solve business challenges across the entire supply chain. In this workshop, participants will learn some of the basic principles of the Foodservice sector and understand in what ways GS1 standards can be leveraged for success. It will showcase “how to get started” with a new sector, focusing on industry engagement and MO planning activities. We will discuss what the first steps could look like for MOs looking to expand into this sector. MOs will present their experience and learnings of how they turned their activities into a success.
    Target Audience: Beginners and those exploring the Foodservice sector
    Industry: Foodservice; Retail - CPG; Retail- fresh foods
    Session Leader: Elena Tomanovich, GS1

  • GS1 MO IT Managers, continued

    More details will be available soon. 
    Target Audience: MO IT Managers
    Session Leader: Nicholas Fergusson, GS1

  • GS1 Standards Development Certification Programme - Presentation Skills & Cultural Diversity

    This classroom training will bring you the basics of presentation skills and how to interact with a multi-cultural audience.
    Target Audience: This session is for anyone who wants to strengthen their skill set in this area, especially those who are already enrolled in the certification programme and need this course for certification.
    Industry: All industries. 
    Session Leaders: Patrick Maetens, Greg Rowe, GS1

  • Master Data Services and Brand Owner Certification Programme - In Depth

    The Programme, aimed to improve Data Quality at its source, continues to gather momentum since its launch in January 2017.   Member Organisations from over 16 countries, large brands, retailers and data pools have joined the discussions, several of which have signed up to deploy this fiscal year. This informative session highlights programme benefits, training resources, the deployment plan and the audit process. 
    Target Audience: All levels.
    Industry: All industries. 
    Session Leader: Patrick Ponsaerts, Carolyn Lee and Donna DiPietro, GS1

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Product & Supply Chain Sustainability through Trust and Transparency - A Focus on the Future for GS1

    We believe GS1 is uniquely positioned to provide significant value and capabilities to support and enable sustainability initiatives.  GS1’s role may be as simple as providing easy access to GLNs for agricultural stakeholders, or more complex such as supporting blockchain pilots for transparency, or delivering standards for sustainability metrics.
    We are now working aggressively to understand what our longer term opportunities are for GS1 and users of our standards. Business needs are critical for GS1 to set appropriate priorities and goals for the future. This session will build on strategic work initiated Fall 2017 and the GS1 Sustainability Task Force.
    Target Audience: Everyone. 
    Industry: All industries. 
    Session Leader: Timothy Marsh, GS1

  • Technical Industries MO Interest Group (Members only)

    Face-to-face meeting of the Technical Industries MO Interest Group. The group will discuss and share current status of industry engagement and/or standards deployment, in particular in the "2017-2019 Strategy" sectors Construction, CPG (factory-level), Defence and Rail. The aim is to share best practices and investigate any standardisation gaps.
    Target Audience: Technical Industries MO Interest Group members and invited guests
    Industry: Healthcare;Transport & Logistics
    Session Leader: Enzo Blonk, GS1

12:30 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 16:30

Closing plenary and inspirational speaker

15:00 - 15:15

Coffee break

08:00 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 13:00

GS1 Standards Development Certification Programme - Effective Meeting Facilitation

This course will bring knowledge and interpersonal skills to GS1 group leaders on effective meeting practices and how to apply these into future group meetings, resulting in consensus-based agreements.
Target Audience: This session is for anyone looking to strengthen their skill set in this area, specifically those who need to complete this course for programme certification. 
Industry: All industries
Session Leaders: Patrick Maetens, Greg Rowe, GS1

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

13:00- 14:00

Networking Lunch