Programme, by Track

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

* To better reach all time zones around the globe, 30 sessions are repeated - all with live engagement. Repeated sessions are indicated with an asterisk (*) in the session title.

Select a track, then click each day - All times are in Central European Time (CET).

GS1 is helping industry emerge stronger to meet the demands of today’s digital world and to “future-proof” our organisation. Join this track to hear the latest on: Verified by GS1, Global Data Model and the future of data sharing.

Retail is transforming and GS1 is there to serve the industry in meaningful ways. Sessions in this robust track include Marketplaces, Apparel, CPG, Fresh Foods, General Merchandise and Transport & Logistics.

Safer, more efficient care starts with a simple scan. Learn about all the latest opportunities and developments for GS1 in healthcare.

There are tremendous opportunities in these growing sectors. Learn about the latest in Rail, Construction or Maritime. And hear about developments in the GS1 Global LEI service.

Become more efficient and effective in your daily GS1 work. These sessions will help you develop GS1 expert knowledge and skills.

Join us to explore GS1’s work in Traceability, Blockchain, RFID and Innovation. Learn more about how GS1 is preparing for a future where the identification of everything makes anything possible.

08:00 - 09:30
  • GS1 UDI Policy - What is in it for me? (MO only)

    As it is a priority for GS1 to meet its responsibilities as an UDI-accredited issuing agency, we developed and implemented the GS1 UDI Policy, recently revised. Under the revised Policy, each GS1 Member Organisation (MO) will have to ensure its members declare if they are using GS1 identification keys for UDI purposes. To implement this requirement, every MO will have to update its contracts and/or processes and collect the information from both new and existing members. The Policy is also related to the on-going data quality improvement process for GS1 related records in the US FDA UDI DataBase (GUDID). The goal of this session is to assist MOs in sharing good practices on implementation of the GS1 UDI Policy and to get clarifications from the Global Office UDI Team on what exactly is expected from them. Participants will also understand how to provide the needed support to existing and new members to support a harmonised implementation of UDI requirements worldwide.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries, Healthcare, good for newcomers | Session Format: This session will be repeated live again on Monday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Coen Janssen, Pierre Kengen, Pete Alvarez, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • Trend research - Exploring the changing business trends and technologies that impact industry

    In 2019, the GS1 Innovation Board published the first Trend Research Report. This session will highlight the updated report published in late 2020, including commentary on trends and technologies that are continuing to accelerate, and highlight the industry learnings from the massive disruptions from the global pandemic.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Monday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • The semantic approach to data sharing: A highway towards the future digital world

    As the world evolves towards digital, the need of sharing data increases day by day. Sharing information with partners requires a common language not only in terms of syntaxes and technologies but also in terms of common definition of data, in business and not technical language. During the session, the GS1 strategy on semantic approach in standards definition will be presented, with a particular focus on Electronic Data Interchange Semantic methodology and Global Data Model.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Monday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Andrew Hearn, Piergiorgio Licciardello, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • Can I have some ID please?

    GS1 continues to partner with industry to ensure all products, everywhere, have a valid GTIN with related product information available in the GS1 Registry Platform … that can be verified globally. Attend this information session to learn more about the global programmes in place to support our industry partners on their digital journeys.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Monday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Audrey Kelly, Chris Liu, GS1

09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00
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09:30 - 10:00
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09:30 - 10:00
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09:30 - 10:00
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10:00 - 11:00
  • Antitrust Best Practices for MOs (MO only)

    GS1 is a place to collaborate and develop standards that benefit everyone. This session will raise awareness on risks, train and/or refresh previous trainings on compliance with competition law/antitrust law, especially as regards interactions with industry, moderating industry groups and ensuring GS1 remains a safe space for industry to collaborate. We aim to share DOs/DON'Ts, best practices and provide practical information for GS1 MO staff to apply in their day-to-day work with industry.

    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries and good for newcomers | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Marie Petre, Rebecca Jalleh, GS1

10:00 - 11:00
  • Unique Device Identification (UDI) - Latest developments and Q&A (MO only)

    The USA, the European Union, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia have regulations for the identification and registration of medical devices: the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system. Many other countries have started or are continuing to work on developing a similar system. To ensure the GS1 standards can be used to implement the UDI requirements worldwide, GS1 has adopted an Internal GS1 UDI Policy, mandatory for all MOs. The goal of this workshop is to assist MOs in expanding their knowledge about UDI and on the GS1 USI Policy in order to ensure MOs are fully equipped to support their existing and new members in the medical device sector. Participants will hear about the latest UDI developments worldwide and how concretely the GS1 standards can be used to support harmonised implementation of UDI requirements worldwide.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: Healthcare | Session Format: This session will be repeated live again on Monday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Chiara Bernini, Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, GS1

10:00 - 11:00
  • Introduction to the Digital Transformation and Retail Tracks (MO only)

    As we now have an integrated retail and marketplaces team at the Global Office, this is to share our view on the latest in Retail and how GS1 can bring value to our retail partners. This session serves as an introduction to the Retail and Digital Transformation Tracks and will lay out what you can expect to learn.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only, good for MO newcomers | Target Audience: Retail | Session Format: This is an interactive session. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Stephanie van Rossum, Marianne Timmons, Robert Beideman, Darren Edels, Lena Coulibaly, Elena Tomanovich, Paulo Barata, Chris Liu, GS1

10:00 - 10:45
  • GS1 in Construction

    The construction sector is one of the largest in the world economy. It is also an international industry with actors throughout the complex value chain, working globally. Even if the sector has begun digitising to improve profitability through increased efficiency and smarter way of working, the whole industry will be met by new requirements from local, regional, or global communities – especially within regulation of sustainability, safety, and documentation. We will demonstrate a few examples of how GS1 standards could be applied in the Construction sector.

    Open to All | Target Audience: Technical Industries, Transport & Logistics, Retail-general merchandise | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): David Almroth, Thorsten Kirschner, Enzo Blonk, GS1

10:00 - 11:00
  • A traceability talk show, the Global Traceability Programme in action

    The Global Office invites some of the leading MOs in traceability to provide insights into their traceability experience through storytelling and application of learnings from the Global Traceability Programme (GTP)
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Wednesday at 14:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Aya Abdelaziz, GS1

10:00 - 11:30
  • RFID & wireless technologies in the GS1 architecture: New promising IoT applications

    Today, traceability, sustainability, safety and security are the cornerstones of all B2B and B2C applications. In order to improve the efficiency of industrial processes, one can rely on multiple complementary wireless technologies like RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, LPWAN, LTE and even 5G. When bridged with GS1 standards, these technologies can improve interoperability between siloed applications and sectors. This session will present some examples of sectors that can benefit from the convergence of these technologies with GS1 standards. It will also present the barriers that still need to be overcome in order to address some unsolved business needs.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Wednesday at 14:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Claude Tetelin, Steven Keddie, Kevin Stark, Phil Archer, Mark Harrison, Neil Piper, Craig Alan Repec, Lena Coulibaly, Dan Mullen, GS1

10:00 - 11:00
  • GS1 MO IT managers workshop (MO IT Staff only)

    We will continue to develop our collaborative relationships among all MOs and emphasize the impacts of working virtually, new cyber-security threats, video conferencing, and explore the possibility of realising cost savings by bundling our licenses.
    Restricted: MO and GO IT staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be completely repeated live later on Monday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Maneesh Naganand, Steve Kovacs, Antar Benbamed, GS1

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

12:00 - 12:50
  • Opening Plenary

    Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson will provide us the expectations that Industry has from GS1. Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1, will explain how GS1 will answer those needs. We will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GTIN in this plenary. On March 31, 1971, senior representatives of Industry aligned and committed behind the biggest supply chain standard which revolutionized the world of retail. All are welcomed!
    Speakers: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson; Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO of GS1; Dr. Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Chair of GS1 Innovation Board

12:00 - 12:50
  • Opening Plenary

    Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson will provide us the expectations that Industry has from GS1. Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1, will explain how GS1 will answer those needs. We will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GTIN in this plenary. On March 31, 1971, senior representatives of Industry aligned and committed behind the biggest supply chain standard which revolutionized the world of retail. All are welcomed!
    Speakers: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson; Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO of GS1; Dr. Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Chair of GS1 Innovation Board

12:00 - 12:50
  • Opening Plenary

    Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson will provide us the expectations that Industry has from GS1. Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1, will explain how GS1 will answer those needs. We will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GTIN in this plenary. On March 31, 1971, senior representatives of Industry aligned and committed behind the biggest supply chain standard which revolutionized the world of retail. All are welcomed!
    Speakers: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson; Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO of GS1; Dr. Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Chair of GS1 Innovation Board

12:00 - 12:50
  • Opening Plenary

    Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson will provide us the expectations that Industry has from GS1. Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1, will explain how GS1 will answer those needs. We will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GTIN in this plenary. On March 31, 1971, senior representatives of Industry aligned and committed behind the biggest supply chain standard which revolutionized the world of retail. All are welcomed!
    Speakers: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson; Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO of GS1; Dr. Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Chair of GS1 Innovation Board

12:00 - 12:50
  • Opening Plenary

    Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson will provide us the expectations that Industry has from GS1. Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1, will explain how GS1 will answer those needs. We will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GTIN in this plenary. On March 31, 1971, senior representatives of Industry aligned and committed behind the biggest supply chain standard which revolutionized the world of retail. All are welcomed!
    Speakers: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson; Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO of GS1; Dr. Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Chair of GS1 Innovation Board

12:00 - 12:50
  • Opening Plenary

    Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson will provide us the expectations that Industry has from GS1. Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1, will explain how GS1 will answer those needs. We will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GTIN in this plenary. On March 31, 1971, senior representatives of Industry aligned and committed behind the biggest supply chain standard which revolutionized the world of retail. All are welcomed!
    Speakers: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson; Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO of GS1; Dr. Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Chair of GS1 Innovation Board

12:50 - 13:00
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12:50 - 13:00
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12:50 - 13:00
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12:50 - 13:00
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12:50 - 13:00
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12:50 - 13:00
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13:00-14:30
  • Marketing workshop: The NEW GS1 Global Brand Web Guidelines (MO only)

    The new Web Guidelines are an exciting “next chapter” for the GS1 global brand, which has been so successful at harmonising the way GS1 speaks to users around the world. GS1 Member Organisations have been asking for a modern approach to our websites—an update to the Web Toolkit that was launched in 2014—and now we have it! In this workshop, attendees will get an overview of all resources available, learn how to get started, and hear from other MOs who are implementing the new web design in their local markets. The session will also focus on Digital Marketing: brand reputation through social media and public relations.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay.| Session Leader(s): Lisa Sandberg, Nicolas Frerejean GS1 | MOs: GS1 Brazil, GS1 Canada, GS1 France, GS1 UK

13:00 - 14:30
  • GS1 UDI Policy - What is in it for me? (MO only) *

    As it is a priority for GS1 to meet its responsibilities as an UDI-accredited issuing agency, we developed and implemented the GS1 UDI Policy, recently revised. Under the revised Policy, each GS1 Member Organisation (MO) will have to ensure its members declare if they are using GS1 identification keys for UDI purposes. To implement this requirement, every MO will have to update its contracts and/or processes and collect the information from both new and existing members. The Policy is also related to the on-going data quality improvement process for GS1 related records in the US FDA UDI DataBase (GUDID). The goal of this session is to assist MOs in sharing good practices on implementation of the GS1 UDI Policy and to get clarifications from the Global Office UDI Team on what exactly is expected from them. Participants will also understand how to provide the needed support to existing and new members to support a harmonised implementation of UDI requirements worldwide.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries, Healthcare, good for newcomers | Session Format: This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday. | Session Leader(s): Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Coen Janssen, Pierre Kengen, Pete Alvarez, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • GS1 product roadmap - Destinations ahead (MO only)

    Welcome to our GS1 Data Services Roadmap session! We are excited to talk with you about what is ahead. The GS1 Data Services Roadmap will give you a comprehensive overview of new powerful features that are just around the next corner or emerge at the horizon. Work with us on bringing them to live for unlocking a future where all stakeholders can better empower seamless experiences across physical and digital by relying on GS1 Standards, Services and Solutions around the world. 
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: MO product experts, industry engagement managers, business analysts and IT managers working on the GS1 Data Services should attend. Relevant to all industries. | Session Format: This informative session will have live Q&A. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Birgit Mahler, Cameron Green, Coen Janssen, Erik Sandberg, Jay Rubin, Robert Beideman, GS1

13:00 - 13:45
  • GS1 in the apparel industry

    Traceability, transparency, sustainability, the circular economy: all hot topics for the Apparel industry. To meet these challenges and opportunities—and at the same time improve the shopping experience for their customers—companies (especially start-ups) are increasingly turning to GS1 for help. In this session, learn how GS1 US is engaging with start-up companies to best position the GS1 value proposition to that audience. Attendees will gain valuable and actionable insights on how to kick-off local industry engagement.
    Open to All | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, general merchandise | Session Format: This informative session will have live Q&A. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Lena Coulibaly, Neil Piper, GS1

13:00 - 13:45
  • GS1 in Rail

    Digitisation in the railway industry is accelerating: The industry recognises and realises the advantages of automated, standardised processes. Practical examples will demonstrate how companies can efficiently implement increasing demands from customers and authorities in terms of quality and safety management as well as the availability of materials and services.
    Open to All | Target Audience: Technical Industries, Transport & Logistics, Construction | Session Format: This informative session is held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Thorsten Kirschner, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • Trend research - Exploring the changing business trends and technologies that impact industry *

    In 2019, the GS1 Innovation Board published the first Trend Research Report. This session will highlight the updated report published in late 2020, including commentary on trends and technologies that are continuing to accelerate, and highlight the industry learnings from the massive disruptions from the global pandemic.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday. | Session Leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

13:00 - 14:45
  • GS1 Global Training Network (MO only)

    Join this session to discover a new way of educating and deploying GS1 standards in an innovative, creative and interactive way with Interno 1, by GS1 Italy! Partnering with Academia is happening and now and some MOs will be sharing their programs and we have special speakers from HARVARD University and the University of Budapest who will share their insight and the collaboration with GS1, come to listen , learn and ask your questions! A not to miss session!
    Restricted: For MO and GO staff only, good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Linda Vezzani, Ermanno Bertelle, GS1 Italy ;Flavia Costa GS1 Brasil; Robert Magyar, GS1 Hungary; Nora Kaci, Sara Cavallucci, Jeanette McVeigh, GS1 | Speaker: Al DeCarvalho, Harvard Business School Publishing

13:00 - 14:30
  • The semantic approach to data sharing: A highway towards the future digital world *

    As the world evolves towards digital, the need of sharing data increases day by day. Sharing information with partners requires a common language not only in terms of syntaxes and technologies but also in terms of common definition of data, in business and not technical language. During the session, the GS1 strategy on semantic approach in standards definition will be presented, with a particular focus on Electronic Data Interchange Semantic methodology and Global Data Model.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier Monday session, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Andrew Hearn, Piergiorgio Licciardello, GS1

14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break
14:30 - 15:00
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14:30 - 15:00
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14:30 - 15:00
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15:00 - 16:00
  • Lessons learned on coronavirus communications to industry

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for businesses. The role of external communication and social media has been fundamental to overcome many of the obstacles that global confinement has brought. Speed, adaptability, and creativity lie at the front of the successful PR and communication exercises we’ve seen during this difficult time. At this interactive session, we will learn from MO’s experiences on leveraging the power of communication to support their business community. Global Office will share the experience of our external COVID-19 campaign and we’ll have a top PR and social media expert joining us to talk about the latests trends in business.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Carlos Carnicero Urabayen, GS1

15:00 - 16:00
  • Unique Device Identification (UDI) - Latest developments and Q&A (MO only) *

    The USA, the European Union, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia have regulations for the identification and registration of medical devices: the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system. Many other countries have started or are continuing to work on developing a similar system. To ensure the GS1 standards can be used to implement the UDI requirements worldwide, GS1 has adopted an Internal GS1 UDI Policy, mandatory for all MOs. The goal of this workshop is to assist MOs in expanding their knowledge about UDI and on the GS1 USI Policy in order to ensure MOs are fully equipped to support their existing and new members in the medical device sector. Participants will hear about the latest UDI developments worldwide and how concretely the GS1 standards can be used to support harmonised implementation of UDI requirements worldwide.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: Healthcare | Session Format: This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday | Session Leader(s): Chiara Bernini, Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, GS1

15:00 - 16:00
  • Can I have some ID please? *

    GS1 continues to partner with industry to ensure all products, everywhere, have a valid GTIN with related product information available in the GS1 Registry Platform … that can be verified globally. Attend this information session to learn more about the global programmes in place to support our industry partners on their digital journeys.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday | Session Leader(s): Audrey Kelly, Chris Liu, GS1

15:00 - 17:00
  • Everything you wanted to know about Traceability at GS1

    The pace at which activities to build capabilities in Traceability across GS1 continues to accelerate. Collaboration with MOs in support of new and revised educational offers are in motion under two significant global programmes; the Global Traceability Programme Refresh and the Education Workstream. We are building the future together to ensure GS1 remains at the forefront of user needs. Join this session to learn, contribute and influence the future of GS1 traceability.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Wednesday at 7:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, Aya Abdelaziz, Diane Taillard, Tatyana Dyadyushko, GS1

15:00 - 17:00
  • Adapting People Practices for Future (MO only)

    During this session, we will hear from an external speaker regarding the trends and themes impacting people practices. The presentation will include global research focused on predictions for the workplace, and essential actions that talent leaders can take to meet the challenges ahead. After hearing the research findings, we will hear from some of our Member Organisation and HR leaders to learn more about how these trends impact us at GS1. We will share lessons learned, ideas and initiatives for consideration.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Robyn Burke, Patricia Alhadeff, Christine Hutchinson, GS1. Speaker: Janet Mertens, Director of Research, Josh Bersin Academy

15:00 - 16:30
  • Introduction to the Global Data Model Business Implementation Overview

    You want to understand how your company or GS1 Member Organisation can embark best on the Global Data Model journey? In this educational GDM session you will learn everything needed to get started. Join in to learn about available trainings, materials and best practice recommendations as well as the brand-new Global Data Model Business Implementation Overview. Understand how the business guide connects with the GDM eLearning and where to find help locally and globally. In addition to the educational session, GDM experts will be available for an interactive Q&A part.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries, Retail-CPG | Session Format: This is an interactive session. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Elena Tomanovich, Markus Mueller, GS1 | Speaker: Leonel Pava, GS1 Colombia

15:00 - 16:00
  • US Customs & Border Protection – Global Business Identifiers Initiative Leveraging the GS1 GLN

    The Global Business Identifier (GBI) Initiative is a trade transformation project led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that aims to develop a unique identifier solution to target high-risk shipments and facilitate legitimate trade. U.S. CBP is partnering with the trade industry and GS1 Member Organizations in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe to launch an Evaluative Proof of Concept (EPoC) to test existing entity identifiers, including the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN). Join U.S. CBP in this session to learn how you can get involved in the EPoC.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Elizabeth Board, Patrik Jonasson, GS1; Director Ms. Lea-Ann Bigelow, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade

15:00 - 16:00
  • GS1 MO IT managers workshop (MO IT Staff only) *

    We will continue to develop our collaborative relationships among all MOs and emphasize the impacts of working virtually, new cyber-security threats, video conferencing, and explore the possibility of realising cost savings by bundling our licenses.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday. | Session Leader(s): Maneesh Naganand, Steve Kovacs, Antar Benbamed, GS1

16:00 - 17:00
  • The growth of marketplaces - Identification in a digital world

    Marketplaces, and online retail in general, has seen phenomenal growth over recent years and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the global shift to digital. With an ever-increasing number of product transactions occurring through digital platforms, between sellers and buyers who never meet, accurate data is the new commodity, identifying physical products with their digital data is vital and just the start. We will welcome speakers from Google and Amazon marketplaces to hear why GS1 standards and services are an essential enabler to scalable growth, functional operation and safety.
    Open to All | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session will have live Q&A. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Darren Edels, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • Healthcare in the times of a pandemic - Challenges and opportunities for GS1 standards (MO only)

    Never has the supply chain been seen as more important in healthcare than in the times of COVID-19 where essential products to protect patients and caregivers are needed everywhere worldwide, and we experience shortages of PPE, drugs, ventilators etc. as never before. While we are all waiting for vaccines to be brought to the market it will be also for them important to secure and optimise the distribution of those across the world. GS1 standards can help with many aspects here - the session will discuss how and where our standards have played a role so far and what opportunities lay ahead.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Tuesday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Ulrike Kreysa, Philippe Neirinckx, Els van der Wilden, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • Direct licensing– Partnering w/marketplaces & SPs on frictionless GTIN issuance for SMEs (MO only)

    Direct licensing is a service proposed by GS1 to a marketplace, online retailer or solution partner to include a GTIN issuance tool for SMEs into its website with the objective to achieve GTIN ubiquity and integrity. Join this session if you are interested in understanding what is direct licensing, why it is important for GS1, what is the plan for the coming year and what it means for MOs.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, general merchandise | Session Format: This session will be completely repeated live on Thursday at 15:15 CET | Session Leader(s): Renaud de Barbuat, Ana Tomasek, Rosalie Clemens, Enzo Blonk, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • GS1 Digital Link adoption stories

    Brands, GS1 MOs and solution providers from multiple sectors will talk about how GS1 Digital Link is helping them derive more value from their identifiers. Taken together, they show what can be immediately done and point the way to possible futures.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be completely repoeated live Tuesday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Phil Archer, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • GS1 in Maritime - Full steam ahead

    We will provide updates and new developments from maritime-based supply chains in this session. Digitalisation and standardisation go hand-in-hand here, and GS1 is extremely well-placed to shape these two in the future of maritime-based supply chains. Join us and help shape the future!
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be repeated live again on Tuesday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij, Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • GS1 and Blockchain

    Solutions using blockchain for event-based traceability and supply chain visibility based on GS1 standards are providing interoperable approaches for industry. GS1 Member Organisations continue to experiment, pilot and collaborate with industry and solution providers delivering new learnings. Join us for a sharing of some of those learnings and a live demo of an EPCIS-based blockchain solution for traceability.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Wednesday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • GS1 FUNdamentals, part 1

    The power of GS1 standards to transform the way we work and live - When we explain standards to our friends and family, we point to an light bulb, electrical outlet, or computer cable. This session aims to explain GS1 standards to those who are new to GS1. We will explore how they are created, where they impact the way the world works and lives, and how we work to ensure the vast footprint of GS1 standards interoperate with each other as they evolve.
    Open to all, good for newcomers | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, general merchandise | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Nora Kaci, Nadi Gray, David Buckley, GS1; Sue Schmid, GS1 Austalia

08:30 - 09:30
  • Explain why implementing EPC/RFID and GS1 numbering system is a key factor of success

    EPC/RFID is a data carrier that enable high speed and accurate inventories. Choosing the right identifiers and data to be encoded in the EPC/RFID tags is as important as choosing the right tags and readers. This session will explain how to convince existing GS1 members as well as newcomers to wisely choose the right encoding in order to leverage the technology and the entire set of GS1 standards.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Claude Tetelin, Craig Alan Repec, GS1

09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
10:00 - 11:00
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

10:00 - 11:00
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

10:00 - 11:00
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

10:00 - 11:00
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

10:00 - 11:00
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

10:00 - 11:00
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. 
    Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

12:00 - 12:50
  • Retail Plenary

    The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the world, creating major issues, but also creating new opportunities for GS1: supply chain has re-become a business focus area, and digital transformation has dramatically accelerated. Senior Executives from major retailers, marketplaces and manufacturers will be keynote speakers in this plenary. They will talk about the experiences their organisation have had through the pandemic and the ways that GS1 standards are making a difference.
    All are welcomed to attend!
    Moderator: Chris Tyas, Chair of the GS1 UK Management Board | Speakers: Mark Batenic, Chairman, IGA Inc., USA; Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Executive Vice President & Global Head Human Resources & Business Services, Nestlé, Switzerland; Stéphane Lannuzel, Beauty Tech Project Director, L’Oréal, France; Joseph Phi, Group CEO, Li & Fung and LF Logistics; Vincent Weijers, Chief Operating Officer, bol.com, Netherlands

12:00 - 12:50
  • Retail Plenary

    The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the world, creating major issues, but also creating new opportunities for GS1: supply chain has re-become a business focus area, and digital transformation has dramatically accelerated. Senior Executives from major retailers, marketplaces and manufacturers will be keynote speakers in this plenary. They will talk about the experiences their organisation have had through the pandemic and the ways that GS1 standards are making a difference.
    All are welcomed to attend!
    Moderator: Chris Tyas, Chair of the GS1 UK Management Board | Speakers: Mark Batenic, Chairman, IGA Inc., USA; Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Executive Vice President & Global Head Human Resources & Business Services, Nestlé, Switzerland; Stéphane Lannuzel, Beauty Tech Project Director, L’Oréal, France; Joseph Phi, Group CEO, Li & Fung and LF Logistics; Vincent Weijers, Chief Operating Officer, bol.com, Netherlands

12:00 - 12:50
  • Retail Plenary

    The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the world, creating major issues, but also creating new opportunities for GS1: supply chain has re-become a business focus area, and digital transformation has dramatically accelerated. Senior Executives from major retailers, marketplaces and manufacturers will be keynote speakers in this plenary. They will talk about the experiences their organisation have had through the pandemic and the ways that GS1 standards are making a difference.
    All are welcomed to attend!
    Moderator: Chris Tyas, Chair of the GS1 UK Management Board | Speakers: Mark Batenic, Chairman, IGA Inc., USA; Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Executive Vice President & Global Head Human Resources & Business Services, Nestlé, Switzerland; Stéphane Lannuzel, Beauty Tech Project Director, L’Oréal, France; Joseph Phi, Group CEO, Li & Fung and LF Logistics; Vincent Weijers, Chief Operating Officer, bol.com, Netherlands

12:00 - 12:50
  • Retail Plenary

    The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the world, creating major issues, but also creating new opportunities for GS1: supply chain has re-become a business focus area, and digital transformation has dramatically accelerated. Senior Executives from major retailers, marketplaces and manufacturers will be keynote speakers in this plenary. They will talk about the experiences their organisation have had through the pandemic and the ways that GS1 standards are making a difference.
    All are welcomed to attend!
    Moderator: Chris Tyas, Chair of the GS1 UK Management Board | Speakers: Mark Batenic, Chairman, IGA Inc., USA; Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Executive Vice President & Global Head Human Resources & Business Services, Nestlé, Switzerland; Stéphane Lannuzel, Beauty Tech Project Director, L’Oréal, France; Joseph Phi, Group CEO, Li & Fung and LF Logistics; Vincent Weijers, Chief Operating Officer, bol.com, Netherlands

12:00 - 12:50
  • Retail Plenary

    The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the world, creating major issues, but also creating new opportunities for GS1: supply chain has re-become a business focus area, and digital transformation has dramatically accelerated. Senior Executives from major retailers, marketplaces and manufacturers will be keynote speakers in this plenary. They will talk about the experiences their organisation have had through the pandemic and the ways that GS1 standards are making a difference.
    All are welcomed to attend!
    Moderator: Chris Tyas, Chair of the GS1 UK Management Board | Speakers: Mark Batenic, Chairman, IGA Inc., USA; Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Executive Vice President & Global Head Human Resources & Business Services, Nestlé, Switzerland; Stéphane Lannuzel, Beauty Tech Project Director, L’Oréal, France; Joseph Phi, Group CEO, Li & Fung and LF Logistics; Vincent Weijers, Chief Operating Officer, bol.com, Netherlands

12:00 - 12:50
  • Retail Plenary

    Never before have global standards for global health been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex, interwoven, international supply chain required to develop, trial and move healthcare products across the world. At the same time, a focus remains on having records of the medical treatments given – whether to a patient in hospital or a vaccine recipient. Traceability of healthcare products used, to ensure authenticity and allow targeted action in the case of issues, remains crucial. Leaders representing different parts of the healthcare environment will share their experiences in using GS1 standards to address these challenges.
    All are welcomed to attend!
    Moderator: Chris Tyas, Chair of the GS1 UK Management Board | Speakers: Mark Batenic, Chairman, IGA Inc., USA; Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Executive Vice President & Global Head Human Resources & Business Services, Nestlé, Switzerland; Stéphane Lannuzel, Beauty Tech Project Director, L’Oréal, France; Joseph Phi, Group CEO, Li & Fung and LF Logistics; Vincent Weijers, Chief Operating Officer, bol.com, Netherlands

12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
13:00 - 14:00
  • Healthcare in the times of a pandemic - Challenges and opportunities for GS1 standards (MO only) *

    Never has the supply chain been seen as more important in healthcare than in the times of COVID-19 where essential products to protect patients and caregivers are needed everywhere worldwide, and we experience shortages of PPE, drugs, ventilators etc. as never before. While we are all waiting for vaccines to be brought to the market it will be also for them important to secure and optimise the distribution of those across the world. GS1 standards can help with many aspects here - the session will discuss how and where our standards have played a role so far and what opportunities lay ahead.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Tuesday. | Session Leader(s): Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Ulrike Kreysa, Philippe Neirinckx, Els van der Wilden, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • GS1 Digital Link adoption stories *

    Brands, GS1 MOs and solution providers from multiple sectors will talk about how GS1 Digital Link is helping them derive more value from their identifiers. Taken together, they show what can be immediately done and point the way to possible futures.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Tuesday. | Session Leader(s): Phil Archer, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Implementing GS1 standards for fresh foods - Success stories from across the world (MO only)

    Global consumer demand for fresh food products is increasing at the same time consumers seek more transparency and seamless shopping experiences. To meet these needs and manage global, complex supply chains, the fresh foods industry recognises the benefits of GS1 standards for complete, accurate data. Better data means better service to meet consumer and industry demand. This session will highlight best practices and enable GS1 MOs to begin or progress local engagement.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: Retail-fresh foods | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Elena Tomanovich, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • GS1 in Maritime - Full steam ahead *

    We will provide updates and new developments from maritime-based supply chains in this session. Digitalisation and standardisation go hand-in-hand here, and GS1 is extremely well-placed to shape these two in the future of maritime-based supply chains. Join us and help shape the future!
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij,Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Auto-ID Labs research update

    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 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.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Discover GS1 e-Academy, the new global training platform for GS1 (MO only)

    GS1 e-Academy is the GS1 global training platform you will love to use! It provides an enjoyable learning experience for all users and GS1 MO administrators, with eLearnings, videos, live webinars, classroom-based training and more -- all in one platform. Join the session to discover it!
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only, good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Jeanette McVeigh, Sara Cavallucci, George Simos, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Data analytics and data quality (MO only)

    Verified by GS1 aims to provide industry (retailers, brands, marketplaces, content providers) with product data that is "ready-for-use". Data analytics can be used to measure the 'readiness' of the product data. Learn all about the powerful set of data quality metrics that is already available, plans for future expansion, ways in which data analytics can help to understand market coverage and market adoption (usage), and much more.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: Retail-CPG | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Paulo Barata, Coen Janssen, GS1

14:00 - 14:10
Coffee break
14:00 - 14:10
Coffee break
14:10 - 14:30
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:00 - 14:10
Coffee break
14:00 - 14:10
Coffee break
14:00 - 14:10
Coffee break
14:00 - 14:10
Coffee break
14:10 - 14:30
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:10 - 14:30
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:10 - 14:30
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:10 - 14:30
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:10 - 14:30
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:30 - 15:30
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

14:30 - 15:30
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

14:30 - 15:30
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

14:30 - 15:30
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

14:30 - 15:30
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

14:30 - 15:30
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

19:00 - 20:30
  • Latin America Regional Forum

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

19:00 - 20:30
  • North America Regional Forum

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

07:30 - 09:30
  • Everything you wanted to know about Traceability at GS1 *

    The pace at which activities to build capabilities in Traceability across GS1 continues to accelerate. Collaboration with MOs in support of new and revised educational offers are in motion under two significant global programmes; the Global Traceability Programme Refresh and the Education Workstream. We are building the future together to ensure GS1 remains at the forefront of user needs. Join this session to learn, contribute and influence the future of GS1 traceability
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday. | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, Aya Abdelaziz, Diane Taillard, Tatyana Dyadyushko, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • Translation Workshop: GS1 standards & guidelines in your local language (MO only)

    Learn the support offered by GS1 Global Office and the experience of other GS1 Member Organisations who have translated standards or guidelines.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): David Buckley, Lara Abousleiman, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • GS1 FUNdamentals, part 2

    GS1 Standards 101 After session 1, you are now ready to learn more about the major GS1 standards areas. This session will help newcomers understand, and all others a refresh, on how GS1 standards impact the world around us and where to learn more about each type. What GTIN Management rules matters? Master Data and GDSN, what’s new, GS1 NL will share their insight on their GDSN journey; EDI and EPCIS what’s new and what are the new developments that will impact your work and plans.
    Open to all, good for newcomers | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, general merchandise | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. It is a continuation of the Part 1 session held last Tuesday | Session Leader(s): Nora Kaci, Neil Piper, Alan Hyler, Piergiorgio Licciardello, Craig Alan Repec, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • GS1 Standards Development Certification Programme: Presentation/Facilitation Skills, part 1 & 2 (MO only)

    This classroom training will bring you the basics of presentation skills and how to interact with a multi-cultural audience, plus effective meeting practices and interpersonal skills for leading groups. Attendees will learn how to apply these skills into future group meetings, resulting in consensus-based agreements.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be completely repeated live again Wednesday, 14:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Greg Rowe, John Ryu, GS1

08:00 - 09:00
  • Scan-4-Transport transforming supply chain operations

    The new Scan 4 Transport (S4T) approach enables all supply chain stakeholders to make common use of 2D barcodes; an S4T barcode created by stakeholders may be used by any other stakeholder. That is a revolution in and of itself. Furthermore, S4T is based on the Digital Link Standard and thus the S4T barcode may point to the web service that will provide the latest information from an original source about the object which has the barcode on it. We hope to have an Industry speaker to talk about a live large-scale implementation.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be completely repeated live on Wednesday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Michiel Ruighaver, GS1 Australia, Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 

08:00 - 09:30
  • Engage with marketplaces and integrators - A practical approach (MO only)

    With insight from interviews with Marketplaces and integrators, understand their priorities and learn how to improve your engagement with these key stakeholders. In this session, offering practical know-how, and where questions to speakers are encouraged, you’ll become more familiar and experienced with Marketplace ecosystem language, how to initially approach these two important stakeholders and position the GS1 value proposition for success. An overview of the NEW Marketplaces Engagement Kit will identify resources and training available to support your engagement journey.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session, good for newcomers | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again Wednesday at 14:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Darren Edels, Marie Burnay, Lena Coulibaly, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • LEI MO Interest Group Meeting (MO only)

    Join us to discuss best practices for LEI.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Tilo Arnold, GS1

08:00 - 09:00
  • GLN modernisation: The next era of party and location identification

    Modern business needs are making details related to "who" and "where" more critical than ever. Over the last year, GS1 has been taking a holistic approach to address party and location use case needs throughout the GS1 system of standards. This session will provide an overview of current activities and what will be happening as the journey continues as it relates to industry needs, standards, and Global Location Number (GLN) registries.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Amber Walls, GS1 US, Tim Marsh, Greg Rowe, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • Get on target with the Global Data Model local layer analysis workshop (MO only)

    This workshop will take you behind the scenes into the first steps an MO can take to review their FMCG master data target-market-profile and compare it to the Global Data Model. The Global Data Model standard contains globally and regionally shared attributes, but now it is time for the MOs to join the standard and add the country or market-specific information, the so-called local layers, essential to their trading partners! With concrete examples we will jointly review how to map your current market profile to the Global Data Model Standard. Then the group will evaluate an actual country profile by doing a sample analysis to determine current compliance to the standard, as well as best practices on how to fill in the gaps. Take the first step to a globally simplified and harmonised master data exchange with this Global Data Model workshop.
    Restricted: MO and GO only | Target Audience: Retail-CPG, fresh foods | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Thursday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Lia Mazzoni, Mark van Eeghem, Tomas Tluchor, GS1

09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
09:30-10:00
Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
10:00 - 10:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

10:00 - 10:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

10:00 - 10:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

10:00-10:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

10:00 - 10:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

10:00 - 10:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30-11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

12:00 - 12:50
  • Healthcare Plenary

    Never before have global standards for global health been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex, interwoven, international supply chain required to develop, trial and move healthcare products across the world. At the same time, a focus remains on having records of the medical treatments given – whether to a patient in hospital or a vaccine recipient. Traceability of healthcare products remains crucial, to ensure authenticity and allow targeted action in the case of issues. Leaders representing different parts of the healthcare environment will share their experiences in using GS1 standards to address these challenges.
    Moderator: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson | Speakers: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Sylvain Alberola, Clinical Supply Chain Industrial Development Head, Sanofi, France; George Bray, Member of the Executive Board, Fight the Fakes Alliance

12:00 - 12:50
  • Healthcare Plenary

    Never before have global standards for global health been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex, interwoven, international supply chain required to develop, trial and move healthcare products across the world. At the same time, a focus remains on having records of the medical treatments given – whether to a patient in hospital or a vaccine recipient. Traceability of healthcare products remains crucial, to ensure authenticity and allow targeted action in the case of issues. Leaders representing different parts of the healthcare environment will share their experiences in using GS1 standards to address these challenges.
    Moderator: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson | Speakers: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Sylvain Alberola, Clinical Supply Chain Industrial Development Head, Sanofi, France; George Bray, Member of the Executive Board, Fight the Fakes Alliance

12:00 - 12:50
  • Healthcare Plenary

    Never before have global standards for global health been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex, interwoven, international supply chain required to develop, trial and move healthcare products across the world. At the same time, a focus remains on having records of the medical treatments given – whether to a patient in hospital or a vaccine recipient. Traceability of healthcare products remains crucial, to ensure authenticity and allow targeted action in the case of issues. Leaders representing different parts of the healthcare environment will share their experiences in using GS1 standards to address these challenges.
    Moderator: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson | Speakers: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Sylvain Alberola, Clinical Supply Chain Industrial Development Head, Sanofi, France; George Bray, Member of the Executive Board, Fight the Fakes Alliance

12:00-12:50
  • Healthcare Plenary

    Never before have global standards for global health been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex, interwoven, international supply chain required to develop, trial and move healthcare products across the world. At the same time, a focus remains on having records of the medical treatments given – whether to a patient in hospital or a vaccine recipient. Traceability of healthcare products remains crucial, to ensure authenticity and allow targeted action in the case of issues. Leaders representing different parts of the healthcare environment will share their experiences in using GS1 standards to address these challenges.
    Moderator: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson | Speakers: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Sylvain Alberola, Clinical Supply Chain Industrial Development Head, Sanofi, France; George Bray, Member of the Executive Board, Fight the Fakes Alliance

12:00 - 12:50
  • Healthcare Plenary

    Never before have global standards for global health been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex, interwoven, international supply chain required to develop, trial and move healthcare products across the world. At the same time, a focus remains on having records of the medical treatments given – whether to a patient in hospital or a vaccine recipient. Traceability of healthcare products remains crucial, to ensure authenticity and allow targeted action in the case of issues. Leaders representing different parts of the healthcare environment will share their experiences in using GS1 standards to address these challenges.
    Moderator: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson | Speakers: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Sylvain Alberola, Clinical Supply Chain Industrial Development Head, Sanofi, France; George Bray, Member of the Executive Board, Fight the Fakes Alliance

12:00 - 12:50
  • Healthcare Plenary

    Never before have global standards for global health been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex, interwoven, international supply chain required to develop, trial and move healthcare products across the world. At the same time, a focus remains on having records of the medical treatments given – whether to a patient in hospital or a vaccine recipient. Traceability of healthcare products remains crucial, to ensure authenticity and allow targeted action in the case of issues. Leaders representing different parts of the healthcare environment will share their experiences in using GS1 standards to address these challenges.
    Moderator: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson | Speakers: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Sylvain Alberola, Clinical Supply Chain Industrial Development Head, Sanofi, France; George Bray, Member of the Executive Board, Fight the Fakes Alliance

12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
13:00 - 14:00
  • Everything you need to know about digital signatures (MO only)

    By March 2021, we will have standards that address the use of digital signatures and the current work on implementation guidelines will also be available. This session will help you understand the standard and guideline.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday at 08:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Neil Piper, Lena Coulibaly, Mark Harrison, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • GS1 and Blockchain *

    Solutions using blockchain for event-based traceability and supply chain visibility based on GS1 standards are providing interoperable approaches for industry. GS1 Member Organisations continue to experiment, pilot and collaborate with industry and solution providers delivering new learnings. Join us for a sharing of some of those learnings and a live demo of an EPCIS-based blockchain solution for traceability.
    Open to all  | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Tuesday. | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • GS1 MO Data IN and Data OUT Interest Group (MO only)

    Established in November 2020, the MO Data IN/OUT Interest Group is a platform for GS1 to support GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) through their digital journey and to provide updates on plans and developments. This Interest Group is at the heart of how we work together on Data IN/OUT topics to ensure that new needs and requirements being raised from global and local sector communities and industry facing groups have a forum for discussion. Additionally, this group can address requests to form a coalition of willing MOs to lead and work on these topics in project specific working groups. Activate members should join this session to continue to collaborate with colleagues and progress work items. If you are not yet a member of this group, join this session as a way to learn more about our activities and how to get involved.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Audrey Kelly, Chris Liu, Tom Knapen, GS1

14:00 - 14:30
Coffee break
14:00 - 14:30
Coffee break
14:30 - 16:00
  • GS1 Standards Development Certification Programme: Presentation/Facilitation Skills, part 1 & 2 (MO only) *

    This classroom training will bring you the basics of presentation skills and how to interact with a multi-cultural audience, plus effective meeting practices and interpersonal skills for leading groups. Attendees will learn how to apply these skills into future group meetings, resulting in consensus-based agreements.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Wednesday. | Session Leader(s): Greg Rowe, John Ryu, GS1

14:30 - 15:30
  • GS1 Healthcare-Collaboration between solution and healthcare providers with one objective: Interoperability (MO only)

    In this session, you’ll hear about a successful supply chain strategy using GS1 standards and scanning at Point of Care at FMOHLS. This presentation will highlight their journey to identify and partner with key stakeholders with interoperable solutions as well as some specifics from their COVID-19 experiences. Join us for this first combined session of healthcare and solution providers and don’t miss the Live Q&A session with our speakers
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Speakers: Sandi Michel, FMOHLS; Karen Conway, GHX | Session Leader(s): Sophie Molle, Els van der Wilden, GS1

14:30 - 16:00
  • Engage with marketplaces and integrators - A practical approach (MO only) *

    With insight from interviews with Marketplaces and integrators, understand their priorities and learn how to improve your engagement with these key stakeholders. In this session, offering practical know-how, and where questions to speakers are encouraged, you’ll become more familiar and experienced with Marketplace ecosystem language, how to initially approach these two important stakeholders and position the GS1 value proposition for success. An overview of the NEW Marketplaces Engagement Kit will identify resources and training available to support your engagement journey.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session, good for newcomers | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Wednesday. | Session Leader(s): Darren Edels, Marie Burnay, Lena Coulibaly GS1

14:30 - 16:00
  • RFID & wireless technologies in the GS1 architecture: New promising IoT applications *

    Today, traceability, sustainability, safety and security are the cornerstones of all B2B and B2C applications. In order to improve the efficiency of industrial processes, one can rely on multiple complementary wireless technologies like RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, LPWAN, LTE and even 5G. When bridged with GS1 standards, these technologies can improve interoperability between siloed applications and sectors. This session will present some examples of sectors that can benefit from the convergence of these technologies with GS1 standards. It will also present the barriers that still need to be overcome in order to address some unsolved business needs.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier Monday session, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Claude Tetelin, Steven Keddie, Kevin Stark, Phil Archer, Mark Harrison, Neil Piper, Craig Alan Repec, Lena Coulibaly, Dan Mullen, GS1

14:30 - 15:30
  • A traceability talk show, the Global Traceability Programme in action *

    The Global Office invites some of the leading MOs in traceability to provide insights into their traceability experience through storytelling and application of learnings from the Global Traceability Programme (GTP).
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier Monday session, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Aya Abdelaziz, GS1

14:30 - 16:00
  • Customer service - Sharing successful stories in our virtual world

    Come and dive into an interactive experience that aims to enhance your understanding of customer service in today's virtual world.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Sara Cavallucci, Naoki Van Acker, George Simos, GS1

14:30 - 16:00
  • Shaping supply chains for a better world - The industry public policy perspective

    Join GS1 Community Engagement and Public Policy as industry association CEOs from three continents discuss learnings from COVID-19 and the best path forward for authorities and the supply chain. Confirmed panel: 

    • Matt Kovac, Executive Director Food Industry Asia, the food industry’s regional industry platform for major food & beverage companies
    • Michelle Gibbons, Director General European Brands Association AIM, representing manufacturers of branded consumer goods
    • Steve Lamar, Stephen Lamar President and CEO AAFA, American Apparel and Footwear, representing more than 1,000 brands, retailers, and manufacturers

    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, fresh foods, general merchandise, Transport & Logistics, Technical Industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Elizabeth Board, Carlos Carnicero Urabayan, GS1

15:00 - 16:00
  • Scan-4-Transport transforming supply chain operations *

    The new Scan 4 Transport (S4T) approach enables all supply chain stakeholders to make common use of 2D barcodes; an S4T barcode created by stakeholders may be used by any other stakeholder. That is a revolution in and of itself. Furthermore, S4T is based on the Digital Link Standard and thus the S4T barcode may point to the web service that will provide the latest information from an original source about the object which has the barcode on it. We hope to have an Industry speaker to talk about a live large-scale implementation.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a live completely repeated session of the one held earlier on Wednesday. | Session Leader(s): Sandra Wagner, GS1 Germany; Michiel Ruighaver, GS1 Australia, Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

15:00 - 16:00
  • Data Quality (MO only)

    Data quality is a key element throughout services and solutions and this session will outline what good data quality looks like for MOs and the GS1 Global Office Strategy to deploy. The session will also outline what MOs need to focus on when publishing data to the GS1 Licence Registry and how the reports assist in raising data quality for your MO. Master Data Services and Brand Owner Certification will also be included and how this fits within the data quality strategy moving forward. During this session, we will discuss developing data quality focus groups and how you can participate in sharing best practises and be a part of defining what good data quality looks like for your MO.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session type: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session leader(s): Christine Carina, Lorraine Knight, GS1

19:00 - 19:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

19:00 - 19:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

19:00 - 19:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

19:00-19:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

19:00 - 19:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

19:00 - 19:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

06:00 - 08:15
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Forum

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

08:30 - 09:30
  • Enabling global initiatives with common PMO (Project Management Office) practices (MO only)

    As global services and programmes expand, as well as Member Organizations take the global lead for particular Industries and offerings, it has become increasingly important to share core project management (PM) processes at the global level to enable easier coordination and project/programme communications across the federation. This also enables the opportunity to share PMO and PM Processes and PMO contacts across the federation to build a GS1 PMO global community.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): David Holzberg, Regenald Kramer, Cindy Grell, GS1

08:30 - 10:00
  • Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules (MO only)

    The Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules were originally introduced in 2009. Since then, there has been significant adoption of GS1 standards across the global healthcare supply chain and specifically the use of the Global Trade Item Number. Additionally, many regulations have been introduced in both the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries which include implementation of the GTIN. The Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules were updated in June 2020. Join this session and learn about the improvements and refinements which provide additional guidance to the healthcare industry.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday 15:15 CET | Session Leader(s): Pete Alvarez, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • Everything you need to know about digital signatures (MO only) *

    By March 2021, we will have standards that address the use of digital signatures and the current work on implementation guidelines will also be available. This session will help you understand the standard and guideline.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session held last Wednesday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Neil Piper, Lena Coulibaly, Mark Harrison, GS1

08:30 - 10:00
  • GS1 - Shaping future logistics networks, globally (MO only)

    GS1 (MOs and GO) is increasingly involved in large-scale, highly innovative projects executed by consortia of User Companies. Some of these projects receive significant funding - some tens of millions of Euro - from various authorities. More importantly, they receive funding because authorities are convinced these projects will shape the future of logistics (in both the digital and the physical world). We will present a number of those projects and explain why it is important for GS1 to continue to get engaged in those projects going forward. We will also explain how we may organise ourselves for this engagement and participation in these projects and help shape future logistics. Some of those projects started with a regional scope, but many have since blossomed into globally adopted solutions.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be completely repeated live Thursday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Sandra Wagner, GS1 Germany; Agata Witkowska, GS1 Poland;  Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

08:30 - 10:00
  • GS1 in Europe Regional Forum

    Everyone is welcomed to the GS1 in Europe Regional Forum 

08:30 - 10:00
  • Future of On-Pack Coding Workshop

    Join our workshop and discover new tools developed for the FMCG/Retail industry and/or being launched to help our community. See what standards are supporting the Future of On-Pack and how we are engaging with new stakeholders.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again Thursday 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Steven Keddie, Kevin Stark, GS1

08:30 - 10:00
  • MEMA Regional Forum

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

09:00 - 10:00
  • Sustainability through use of GS1 standards for traceability

    GS1 standards will play a key role in enabling stakeholders to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) and circular economy (CE) business processes. Understanding that capabilities in traceability are a necessary investment in order to achieve SDGs and CE, we have an important role to play in ensuring stakeholders across the value chain know and understand GS1. Join us to take part in recent progress and a look to what will be of focus for 2021 and beyond.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session will be repeated live again Thursday 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

11:45 - 12:45
  • Closing Plenary & Everyone Makes a Difference Award Ceremony

    Representatives from the GS1 regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, North America will present their key strategic priorities. The ten winners of the 2020 Everyone Makes a Difference award will be announced and recognised by Tim Smucker. Miguel, our CEO, will present his strategic conclusions of the Global Forum. Don’t miss this special moment of celebration!
    Speakers: Representatives from the GS1 Regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, and North America; Tim Smucker, Chairman Emeritus, The J.M. Smucker Company, Chair Emeritus, GS1 Management Board; Miguel A. Lopera, our President and CEO

11:45- 12:45
  • Closing Plenary & Everyone Makes a Difference Award Ceremony

    Representatives from the GS1 regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, North America will present their key strategic priorities. The ten winners of the 2020 Everyone Makes a Difference award will be announced and recognised by Tim Smucker. Miguel, our CEO, will present his strategic conclusions of the Global Forum. Don’t miss this special moment of celebration!
    Speakers: Representatives from the GS1 Regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, and North America; Tim Smucker, Chairman Emeritus, The J.M. Smucker Company, Chair Emeritus, GS1 Management Board; Miguel A. Lopera, our President and CEO

11:45 - 12:45
  • Closing Plenary & Everyone Makes a Difference Award Ceremony

    Representatives from the GS1 regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, North America will present their key strategic priorities. The ten winners of the 2020 Everyone Makes a Difference award will be announced and recognised by Tim Smucker. Miguel, our CEO, will present his strategic conclusions of the Global Forum. Don’t miss this special moment of celebration!
    Speakers: Representatives from the GS1 Regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, and North America; Tim Smucker, Chairman Emeritus, The J.M. Smucker Company, Chair Emeritus, GS1 Management Board; Miguel A. Lopera, our President and CEO

11:45-12:45
  • Closing Plenary & Everyone Makes a Difference Award Ceremony

    Representatives from the GS1 regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, North America will present their key strategic priorities. The ten winners of the 2020 Everyone Makes a Difference award will be announced and recognised by Tim Smucker. Miguel, our CEO, will present his strategic conclusions of the Global Forum. Don’t miss this special moment of celebration!
    Speakers: Representatives from the GS1 Regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, and North America; Tim Smucker, Chairman Emeritus, The J.M. Smucker Company, Chair Emeritus, GS1 Management Board; Miguel A. Lopera, our President and CEO

11:45 - 12:45
  • Closing Plenary & Everyone Makes a Difference Award Ceremony

    Representatives from the GS1 regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, North America will present their key strategic priorities. The ten winners of the 2020 Everyone Makes a Difference award will be announced and recognised by Tim Smucker. Miguel, our CEO, will present his strategic conclusions of the Global Forum. Don’t miss this special moment of celebration!
    Speakers: Representatives from the GS1 Regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, and North America; Tim Smucker, Chairman Emeritus, The J.M. Smucker Company, Chair Emeritus, GS1 Management Board; Miguel A. Lopera, our President and CEO

11:45 - 12:45
  • Closing Plenary & Everyone Makes a Difference Award Ceremony

    Representatives from the GS1 regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, North America will present their key strategic priorities. The ten winners of the 2020 Everyone Makes a Difference award will be announced and recognised by Tim Smucker. Miguel, our CEO, will present his strategic conclusions of the Global Forum. Don’t miss this special moment of celebration!
    Speakers: Representatives from the GS1 Regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, and North America; Tim Smucker, Chairman Emeritus, The J.M. Smucker Company, Chair Emeritus, GS1 Management Board; Miguel A. Lopera, our President and CEO

13:00 - 14:00
  • Enabling global initiatives with common PMO (Project Management Office) practices (MO only) *

    As global services and programmes expand, as well as Member Organizations take the global lead for particular Industries and offerings, it has become increasingly important to share core project management (PM) processes at the global level to enable easier coordination and project/programme communications across the federation. This also enables the opportunity to share PMO and PM Processes and PMO contacts across the federation to build a GS1 PMO global community.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session on Thursday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): David Holzberg, Regenald Kramer, Cindy Grell, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • Get on target with the Global Data Model local layer analysis workshop (MO only) *

    This workshop will take you behind the scenes into the first steps an MO can take to review their FMCG master data target-market-profile and compare it to the Global Data Model. The Global Data Model standard contains globally and regionally shared attributes, but now it is time for the MOs to join the standard and add the country or market-specific information, the so-called local layers, essential to their trading partners! With concrete examples we will jointly review how to map your current market profile to the Global Data Model Standard. Then the group will evaluate an actual country profile by doing a sample analysis to determine current compliance to the standard, as well as best practices on how to fill in the gaps. Take the first step to a globally simplified and harmonised master data exchange with this Global Data Model workshop.
    Restricted: MO and GO only | Target Audience: Retail-CPG, fresh foods | Session Format: This interactive session is a completely repeated live session held earlier on Wednesday. | Session Leader(s): Mark van Eeghem, Lia Mazzoni, Tomas Tluchor, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Industry success stories using Verified by GS1 (Data OUT)

    Join us to hear industry representatives (and possibly MOs) share their Verified by GS1 success stories. What they did, what they learned, and what they benefited from using Verified by GS1.Confirmed guest speakers are :

    • Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas, Advisor, State Tax Administration of Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil
    • Christian Zaeske, Global Head of Master Data Management, METRO AG
    • Laurent Seroux, Director, Global Master Data, Procter & Gamble
    • Andrea Schlossarek, Director Corporate Master Data Management, METRO AG

    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Chris Liu, Stephanie van Rossum, Enzo Blonk, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • GS1 - Shaping future logistics networks, globally (MO only) *

    GS1 (MOs and GO) is increasingly involved in large-scale, highly innovative projects executed by consortia of User Companies. Some of these projects receive significant funding - some tens of millions of Euro - from various authorities. More importantly, they receive funding because authorities are convinced these projects will shape the future of logistics (in both the digital and the physical world). We will present a number of those projects and explain why it is important for GS1 to continue to get engaged in those projects going forward. We will also explain how we may organise ourselves for this engagement and participation in these projects and help shape future logistics. Some of those projects started with a regional scope, but many have since blossomed into globally adopted solutions.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a live completely repeated session of the earlier session on Thursday. | Session Leader(s): Sandra Wagner, GS1 Germany; Agata Witkowska, GS1 Poland;  Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Sustainability through use of GS1 standards for traceability *

    GS1 standards will play a key role in enabling stakeholders to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) and circular economy (CE) business processes. Understanding that capabilities in traceability are a necessary investment in order to achieve SDGs and CE, we have an important role to play in ensuring stakeholders across the value chain know and understand GS1. Join us to take part in recent progress and a look to what will be of focus for 2021 and beyond.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • Future of On-Pack Coding Workshop *

    Join our workshop and discover new tools developed for the FMCG/Retail industry and/or being launched to help our community. See what standards are supporting the Future of On-Pack and how we are engaging with new stakeholders.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier Thursday. | Session Leader(s): Steven Keddie, Kevin Stark, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Explain why implementing EPC/RFID and GS1 numbering system is a key factor of success *

    EPC/RFID is a data carrier that enable high speed and accurate inventories. Choosing the right identifiers and data to be encoded in the EPC/RFID tags is as important as choosing the right tags and readers. This session will explain how to convince existing GS1 members as well as newcomers to wisely choose the right encoding in order to leverage the technology and the entire set of GS1 standards.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session held Tuesday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Claude Tetelin, Craig Alan Repec, GS1

14:45 - 15:05
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:45 - 15:05
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:45 - 15:05
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:45-15:05
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:45 - 15:05
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:45 - 15:05
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

15:15 - 16:45
  • Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules (MO only) *

    The Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules were originally introduced in 2009. Since then, there has been significant adoption of GS1 standards across the global healthcare supply chain and specifically the use of the Global Trade Item Number. Additionally, many regulations have been introduced in both the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries which include implementation of the GTIN. The Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules were updated in June 2020. Join this session and learn about the improvements and refinements which provide additional guidance to the healthcare industry.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session on Thursday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Pete Alvarez, GS1

15:15 - 16:15
  • Direct licensing– Partnering w/marketplaces & SPs on frictionless GTIN issuance for SMEs (MO only) *

    Direct licensing is a service proposed by GS1 to a marketplace, online retailer or solution partner to include a GTIN issuance tool for SMEs into its website with the objective to achieve GTIN ubiquity and integrity. Join this session if you are interested in understanding what is direct licensing, why it is important for GS1, what is the plan for the coming year and what it means for MOs.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, general merchandise | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Tuesday. | Session Leader(s): Renaud de Barbuat, Rosalie Clemens, Ana Tomasek, Enzo Blonk, GS1

15:15 - 16:15
  • Last Mile - EU VAT - Driving GS1 standards forward

    The EU VAT Ecommerce Regulations come into force 1st July 2021, bringing massive changes for Marketplaces, NON-EU sellers, logistic service providers and EU Customers (including Consumers) alike. GS1 has successfully worked with European Standardisation body CEN en Project Group Low Value Consignments to ensure GS1 standards can easily be used to meet the legal requirements. Join this session to learn how you may engage with your (potential) User Companies to help them implement GS1 standards and be ready to comply with the new regulations.
    Open to all | Target Audience: Transport & Logistics, Retail-general merchandise, fresh foods, CPG, apparel | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1; Frits van den Bos, GS1 Netherlands

15:15 - 16:45
  • Regional innovation updates

    This Regional Innovation Sharing session will highlight speakers from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific presenting how they are organising innovation collaboration and highlight topics that are being pursued.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

15:15 - 16:15
  • GLN modernisation: The next era of party and location identification *

    Modern business needs are making details related to "who" and "where" more critical than ever. Over the last year, GS1 has been taking a holistic approach to address party and location use case needs throughout the GS1 system of standards. This session will provide an overview of current activities and what will be happening as the journey continues as it relates to industry needs, standards, and Global Location Number (GLN) registries.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session held Wednesday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A | Session Leader(s): Amber Walls, GS1 US, Tim Marsh, Greg Rowe, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • GS1 UDI Policy - What is in it for me? (MO only)

    As it is a priority for GS1 to meet its responsibilities as an UDI-accredited issuing agency, we developed and implemented the GS1 UDI Policy, recently revised. Under the revised Policy, each GS1 Member Organisation (MO) will have to ensure its members declare if they are using GS1 identification keys for UDI purposes. To implement this requirement, every MO will have to update its contracts and/or processes and collect the information from both new and existing members. The Policy is also related to the on-going data quality improvement process for GS1 related records in the US FDA UDI DataBase (GUDID). The goal of this session is to assist MOs in sharing good practices on implementation of the GS1 UDI Policy and to get clarifications from the Global Office UDI Team on what exactly is expected from them. Participants will also understand how to provide the needed support to existing and new members to support a harmonised implementation of UDI requirements worldwide.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries, Healthcare, good for newcomers | Session Format: This session will be repeated live again on Monday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Coen Janssen, Pierre Kengen, Pete Alvarez, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • Trend research - Exploring the changing business trends and technologies that impact industry

    In 2019, the GS1 Innovation Board published the first Trend Research Report. This session will highlight the updated report published in late 2020, including commentary on trends and technologies that are continuing to accelerate, and highlight the industry learnings from the massive disruptions from the global pandemic.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Monday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • The semantic approach to data sharing: A highway towards the future digital world

    As the world evolves towards digital, the need of sharing data increases day by day. Sharing information with partners requires a common language not only in terms of syntaxes and technologies but also in terms of common definition of data, in business and not technical language. During the session, the GS1 strategy on semantic approach in standards definition will be presented, with a particular focus on Electronic Data Interchange Semantic methodology and Global Data Model.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Monday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Andrew Hearn, Piergiorgio Licciardello, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • Can I have some ID please?

    GS1 continues to partner with industry to ensure all products, everywhere, have a valid GTIN with related product information available in the GS1 Registry Platform … that can be verified globally. Attend this information session to learn more about the global programmes in place to support our industry partners on their digital journeys.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Monday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Audrey Kelly, Chris Liu, GS1

09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
10:00 - 11:00
  • Antitrust Best Practices for MOs (MO only)

    GS1 is a place to collaborate and develop standards that benefit everyone. This session will raise awareness on risks, train and/or refresh previous trainings on compliance with competition law/antitrust law, especially as regards interactions with industry, moderating industry groups and ensuring GS1 remains a safe space for industry to collaborate. We aim to share DOs/DON'Ts, best practices and provide practical information for GS1 MO staff to apply in their day-to-day work with industry.

    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries and good for newcomers | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Marie Petre, Rebecca Jalleh, GS1

10:00 - 11:00
  • Unique Device Identification (UDI) - Latest developments and Q&A (MO only)

    The USA, the European Union, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia have regulations for the identification and registration of medical devices: the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system. Many other countries have started or are continuing to work on developing a similar system. To ensure the GS1 standards can be used to implement the UDI requirements worldwide, GS1 has adopted an Internal GS1 UDI Policy, mandatory for all MOs. The goal of this workshop is to assist MOs in expanding their knowledge about UDI and on the GS1 USI Policy in order to ensure MOs are fully equipped to support their existing and new members in the medical device sector. Participants will hear about the latest UDI developments worldwide and how concretely the GS1 standards can be used to support harmonised implementation of UDI requirements worldwide.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: Healthcare | Session Format: This session will be repeated live again on Monday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Chiara Bernini, Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, GS1

10:00 - 11:00
  • Introduction to the Digital Transformation and Retail Tracks (MO only)

    As we now have an integrated retail and marketplaces team at the Global Office, this is to share our view on the latest in Retail and how GS1 can bring value to our retail partners. This session serves as an introduction to the Retail and Digital Transformation Tracks and will lay out what you can expect to learn.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only, good for MO newcomers | Target Audience: Retail | Session Format: This is an interactive session. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Stephanie van Rossum, Marianne Timmons, Robert Beideman, Darren Edels, Lena Coulibaly, Elena Tomanovich, Paulo Barata, Chris Liu, GS1

10:00 - 10:45
  • GS1 in Construction

    The construction sector is one of the largest in the world economy. It is also an international industry with actors throughout the complex value chain, working globally. Even if the sector has begun digitising to improve profitability through increased efficiency and smarter way of working, the whole industry will be met by new requirements from local, regional, or global communities – especially within regulation of sustainability, safety, and documentation. We will demonstrate a few examples of how GS1 standards could be applied in the Construction sector.

    Open to All | Target Audience: Technical Industries, Transport & Logistics, Retail-general merchandise | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): David Almroth, Thorsten Kirschner, Enzo Blonk, GS1

10:00 - 11:00
  • A traceability talk show, the Global Traceability Programme in action

    The Global Office invites some of the leading MOs in traceability to provide insights into their traceability experience through storytelling and application of learnings from the Global Traceability Programme (GTP)
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Wednesday at 14:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Aya Abdelaziz, GS1

10:00 - 11:30
  • RFID & wireless technologies in the GS1 architecture: New promising IoT applications

    Today, traceability, sustainability, safety and security are the cornerstones of all B2B and B2C applications. In order to improve the efficiency of industrial processes, one can rely on multiple complementary wireless technologies like RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, LPWAN, LTE and even 5G. When bridged with GS1 standards, these technologies can improve interoperability between siloed applications and sectors. This session will present some examples of sectors that can benefit from the convergence of these technologies with GS1 standards. It will also present the barriers that still need to be overcome in order to address some unsolved business needs.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Wednesday at 14:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Claude Tetelin, Steven Keddie, Kevin Stark, Phil Archer, Mark Harrison, Neil Piper, Craig Alan Repec, Lena Coulibaly, Dan Mullen, GS1

10:00 - 11:00
  • GS1 MO IT managers workshop (MO IT Staff only)

    We will continue to develop our collaborative relationships among all MOs and emphasize the impacts of working virtually, new cyber-security threats, video conferencing, and explore the possibility of realising cost savings by bundling our licenses.
    Restricted: MO and GO IT staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be completely repeated live later on Monday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Maneesh Naganand, Steve Kovacs, Antar Benbamed, GS1

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

12:00 - 12:50
  • Opening Plenary

    Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson will provide us the expectations that Industry has from GS1. Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1, will explain how GS1 will answer those needs. We will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GTIN in this plenary. On March 31, 1971, senior representatives of Industry aligned and committed behind the biggest supply chain standard which revolutionized the world of retail. All are welcomed!
    Speakers: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson; Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO of GS1; Dr. Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Chair of GS1 Innovation Board

12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
13:00-14:30
  • Marketing workshop: The NEW GS1 Global Brand Web Guidelines (MO only)

    The new Web Guidelines are an exciting “next chapter” for the GS1 global brand, which has been so successful at harmonising the way GS1 speaks to users around the world. GS1 Member Organisations have been asking for a modern approach to our websites—an update to the Web Toolkit that was launched in 2014—and now we have it! In this workshop, attendees will get an overview of all resources available, learn how to get started, and hear from other MOs who are implementing the new web design in their local markets. The session will also focus on Digital Marketing: brand reputation through social media and public relations.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay.| Session Leader(s): Lisa Sandberg, Nicolas Frerejean GS1 | MOs: GS1 Brazil, GS1 Canada, GS1 France, GS1 UK

13:00 - 14:30
  • GS1 UDI Policy - What is in it for me? (MO only) *

    As it is a priority for GS1 to meet its responsibilities as an UDI-accredited issuing agency, we developed and implemented the GS1 UDI Policy, recently revised. Under the revised Policy, each GS1 Member Organisation (MO) will have to ensure its members declare if they are using GS1 identification keys for UDI purposes. To implement this requirement, every MO will have to update its contracts and/or processes and collect the information from both new and existing members. The Policy is also related to the on-going data quality improvement process for GS1 related records in the US FDA UDI DataBase (GUDID). The goal of this session is to assist MOs in sharing good practices on implementation of the GS1 UDI Policy and to get clarifications from the Global Office UDI Team on what exactly is expected from them. Participants will also understand how to provide the needed support to existing and new members to support a harmonised implementation of UDI requirements worldwide.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries, Healthcare, good for newcomers | Session Format: This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday. | Session Leader(s): Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Coen Janssen, Pierre Kengen, Pete Alvarez, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • GS1 product roadmap - Destinations ahead (MO only)

    Welcome to our GS1 Data Services Roadmap session! We are excited to talk with you about what is ahead. The GS1 Data Services Roadmap will give you a comprehensive overview of new powerful features that are just around the next corner or emerge at the horizon. Work with us on bringing them to live for unlocking a future where all stakeholders can better empower seamless experiences across physical and digital by relying on GS1 Standards, Services and Solutions around the world. 
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: MO product experts, industry engagement managers, business analysts and IT managers working on the GS1 Data Services should attend. Relevant to all industries. | Session Format: This informative session will have live Q&A. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Birgit Mahler, Cameron Green, Coen Janssen, Erik Sandberg, Jay Rubin, Robert Beideman, GS1

13:00 - 13:45
  • GS1 in the apparel industry

    Traceability, transparency, sustainability, the circular economy: all hot topics for the Apparel industry. To meet these challenges and opportunities—and at the same time improve the shopping experience for their customers—companies (especially start-ups) are increasingly turning to GS1 for help. In this session, learn how GS1 US is engaging with start-up companies to best position the GS1 value proposition to that audience. Attendees will gain valuable and actionable insights on how to kick-off local industry engagement.
    Open to All | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, general merchandise | Session Format: This informative session will have live Q&A. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Lena Coulibaly, Neil Piper, GS1

13:00 - 13:45
  • GS1 in Rail

    Digitisation in the railway industry is accelerating: The industry recognises and realises the advantages of automated, standardised processes. Practical examples will demonstrate how companies can efficiently implement increasing demands from customers and authorities in terms of quality and safety management as well as the availability of materials and services.
    Open to All | Target Audience: Technical Industries, Transport & Logistics, Construction | Session Format: This informative session is held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Thorsten Kirschner, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • Trend research - Exploring the changing business trends and technologies that impact industry *

    In 2019, the GS1 Innovation Board published the first Trend Research Report. This session will highlight the updated report published in late 2020, including commentary on trends and technologies that are continuing to accelerate, and highlight the industry learnings from the massive disruptions from the global pandemic.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday. | Session Leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

13:00 - 14:45
  • GS1 Global Training Network (MO only)

    Join this session to discover a new way of educating and deploying GS1 standards in an innovative, creative and interactive way with Interno 1, by GS1 Italy! Partnering with Academia is happening and now and some MOs will be sharing their programs and we have special speakers from HARVARD University and the University of Budapest who will share their insight and the collaboration with GS1, come to listen , learn and ask your questions! A not to miss session!
    Restricted: For MO and GO staff only, good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Linda Vezzani, Ermanno Bertelle, GS1 Italy ;Flavia Costa GS1 Brasil; Robert Magyar, GS1 Hungary; Nora Kaci, Sara Cavallucci, Jeanette McVeigh, GS1 | Speaker: Al DeCarvalho, Harvard Business School Publishing

13:00 - 14:30
  • The semantic approach to data sharing: A highway towards the future digital world *

    As the world evolves towards digital, the need of sharing data increases day by day. Sharing information with partners requires a common language not only in terms of syntaxes and technologies but also in terms of common definition of data, in business and not technical language. During the session, the GS1 strategy on semantic approach in standards definition will be presented, with a particular focus on Electronic Data Interchange Semantic methodology and Global Data Model.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier Monday session, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Andrew Hearn, Piergiorgio Licciardello, GS1

14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00
  • Lessons learned on coronavirus communications to industry

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for businesses. The role of external communication and social media has been fundamental to overcome many of the obstacles that global confinement has brought. Speed, adaptability, and creativity lie at the front of the successful PR and communication exercises we’ve seen during this difficult time. At this interactive session, we will learn from MO’s experiences on leveraging the power of communication to support their business community. Global Office will share the experience of our external COVID-19 campaign and we’ll have a top PR and social media expert joining us to talk about the latests trends in business.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Carlos Carnicero Urabayen, GS1

15:00 - 16:00
  • Unique Device Identification (UDI) - Latest developments and Q&A (MO only) *

    The USA, the European Union, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia have regulations for the identification and registration of medical devices: the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system. Many other countries have started or are continuing to work on developing a similar system. To ensure the GS1 standards can be used to implement the UDI requirements worldwide, GS1 has adopted an Internal GS1 UDI Policy, mandatory for all MOs. The goal of this workshop is to assist MOs in expanding their knowledge about UDI and on the GS1 USI Policy in order to ensure MOs are fully equipped to support their existing and new members in the medical device sector. Participants will hear about the latest UDI developments worldwide and how concretely the GS1 standards can be used to support harmonised implementation of UDI requirements worldwide.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: Healthcare | Session Format: This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday | Session Leader(s): Chiara Bernini, Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, GS1

15:00 - 16:00
  • Can I have some ID please? *

    GS1 continues to partner with industry to ensure all products, everywhere, have a valid GTIN with related product information available in the GS1 Registry Platform … that can be verified globally. Attend this information session to learn more about the global programmes in place to support our industry partners on their digital journeys.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday | Session Leader(s): Audrey Kelly, Chris Liu, GS1

15:00 - 17:00
  • Everything you wanted to know about Traceability at GS1

    The pace at which activities to build capabilities in Traceability across GS1 continues to accelerate. Collaboration with MOs in support of new and revised educational offers are in motion under two significant global programmes; the Global Traceability Programme Refresh and the Education Workstream. We are building the future together to ensure GS1 remains at the forefront of user needs. Join this session to learn, contribute and influence the future of GS1 traceability.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Wednesday at 7:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, Aya Abdelaziz, Diane Taillard, Tatyana Dyadyushko, GS1

15:00 - 17:00
  • Adapting People Practices for Future (MO only)

    During this session, we will hear from an external speaker regarding the trends and themes impacting people practices. The presentation will include global research focused on predictions for the workplace, and essential actions that talent leaders can take to meet the challenges ahead. After hearing the research findings, we will hear from some of our Member Organisation and HR leaders to learn more about how these trends impact us at GS1. We will share lessons learned, ideas and initiatives for consideration.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Robyn Burke, Patricia Alhadeff, Christine Hutchinson, GS1. Speaker: Janet Mertens, Director of Research, Josh Bersin Academy

15:00 - 16:30
  • Introduction to the Global Data Model Business Implementation Overview

    You want to understand how your company or GS1 Member Organisation can embark best on the Global Data Model journey? In this educational GDM session you will learn everything needed to get started. Join in to learn about available trainings, materials and best practice recommendations as well as the brand-new Global Data Model Business Implementation Overview. Understand how the business guide connects with the GDM eLearning and where to find help locally and globally. In addition to the educational session, GDM experts will be available for an interactive Q&A part.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries, Retail-CPG | Session Format: This is an interactive session. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Elena Tomanovich, Markus Mueller, GS1 | Speaker: Leonel Pava, GS1 Colombia

15:00 - 16:00
  • US Customs & Border Protection – Global Business Identifiers Initiative Leveraging the GS1 GLN

    The Global Business Identifier (GBI) Initiative is a trade transformation project led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that aims to develop a unique identifier solution to target high-risk shipments and facilitate legitimate trade. U.S. CBP is partnering with the trade industry and GS1 Member Organizations in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe to launch an Evaluative Proof of Concept (EPoC) to test existing entity identifiers, including the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN). Join U.S. CBP in this session to learn how you can get involved in the EPoC.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Elizabeth Board, Patrik Jonasson, GS1; Director Ms. Lea-Ann Bigelow, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade

15:00 - 16:00
  • GS1 MO IT managers workshop (MO IT Staff only) *

    We will continue to develop our collaborative relationships among all MOs and emphasize the impacts of working virtually, new cyber-security threats, video conferencing, and explore the possibility of realising cost savings by bundling our licenses.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday. | Session Leader(s): Maneesh Naganand, Steve Kovacs, Antar Benbamed, GS1

16:00 - 17:00
  • The growth of marketplaces - Identification in a digital world

    Marketplaces, and online retail in general, has seen phenomenal growth over recent years and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the global shift to digital. With an ever-increasing number of product transactions occurring through digital platforms, between sellers and buyers who never meet, accurate data is the new commodity, identifying physical products with their digital data is vital and just the start. We will welcome speakers from Google and Amazon marketplaces to hear why GS1 standards and services are an essential enabler to scalable growth, functional operation and safety.
    Open to All | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session will have live Q&A. It is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Darren Edels, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • Healthcare in the times of a pandemic - Challenges and opportunities for GS1 standards (MO only)

    Never has the supply chain been seen as more important in healthcare than in the times of COVID-19 where essential products to protect patients and caregivers are needed everywhere worldwide, and we experience shortages of PPE, drugs, ventilators etc. as never before. While we are all waiting for vaccines to be brought to the market it will be also for them important to secure and optimise the distribution of those across the world. GS1 standards can help with many aspects here - the session will discuss how and where our standards have played a role so far and what opportunities lay ahead.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Tuesday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Ulrike Kreysa, Philippe Neirinckx, Els van der Wilden, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • Direct licensing– Partnering w/marketplaces & SPs on frictionless GTIN issuance for SMEs (MO only)

    Direct licensing is a service proposed by GS1 to a marketplace, online retailer or solution partner to include a GTIN issuance tool for SMEs into its website with the objective to achieve GTIN ubiquity and integrity. Join this session if you are interested in understanding what is direct licensing, why it is important for GS1, what is the plan for the coming year and what it means for MOs.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, general merchandise | Session Format: This session will be completely repeated live on Thursday at 15:15 CET | Session Leader(s): Renaud de Barbuat, Ana Tomasek, Rosalie Clemens, Enzo Blonk, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • GS1 Digital Link adoption stories

    Brands, GS1 MOs and solution providers from multiple sectors will talk about how GS1 Digital Link is helping them derive more value from their identifiers. Taken together, they show what can be immediately done and point the way to possible futures.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be completely repoeated live Tuesday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Phil Archer, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • GS1 in Maritime - Full steam ahead

    We will provide updates and new developments from maritime-based supply chains in this session. Digitalisation and standardisation go hand-in-hand here, and GS1 is extremely well-placed to shape these two in the future of maritime-based supply chains. Join us and help shape the future!
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be repeated live again on Tuesday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij, Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • GS1 and Blockchain

    Solutions using blockchain for event-based traceability and supply chain visibility based on GS1 standards are providing interoperable approaches for industry. GS1 Member Organisations continue to experiment, pilot and collaborate with industry and solution providers delivering new learnings. Join us for a sharing of some of those learnings and a live demo of an EPCIS-based blockchain solution for traceability.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Wednesday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • GS1 FUNdamentals, part 1

    The power of GS1 standards to transform the way we work and live - When we explain standards to our friends and family, we point to an light bulb, electrical outlet, or computer cable. This session aims to explain GS1 standards to those who are new to GS1. We will explore how they are created, where they impact the way the world works and lives, and how we work to ensure the vast footprint of GS1 standards interoperate with each other as they evolve.
    Open to all, good for newcomers | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, general merchandise | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Nora Kaci, Nadi Gray, David Buckley, GS1; Sue Schmid, GS1 Austalia

08:30 - 09:30
  • Explain why implementing EPC/RFID and GS1 numbering system is a key factor of success

    EPC/RFID is a data carrier that enable high speed and accurate inventories. Choosing the right identifiers and data to be encoded in the EPC/RFID tags is as important as choosing the right tags and readers. This session will explain how to convince existing GS1 members as well as newcomers to wisely choose the right encoding in order to leverage the technology and the entire set of GS1 standards.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Claude Tetelin, Craig Alan Repec, GS1

09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
10:00 - 11:00
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

12:00 - 12:50
  • Retail Plenary

    The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the world, creating major issues, but also creating new opportunities for GS1: supply chain has re-become a business focus area, and digital transformation has dramatically accelerated. Senior Executives from major retailers, marketplaces and manufacturers will be keynote speakers in this plenary. They will talk about the experiences their organisation have had through the pandemic and the ways that GS1 standards are making a difference.
    All are welcomed to attend!
    Moderator: Chris Tyas, Chair of the GS1 UK Management Board | Speakers: Mark Batenic, Chairman, IGA Inc., USA; Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Executive Vice President & Global Head Human Resources & Business Services, Nestlé, Switzerland; Stéphane Lannuzel, Beauty Tech Project Director, L’Oréal, France; Joseph Phi, Group CEO, Li & Fung and LF Logistics; Vincent Weijers, Chief Operating Officer, bol.com, Netherlands

12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
13:00 - 14:00
  • Healthcare in the times of a pandemic - Challenges and opportunities for GS1 standards (MO only) *

    Never has the supply chain been seen as more important in healthcare than in the times of COVID-19 where essential products to protect patients and caregivers are needed everywhere worldwide, and we experience shortages of PPE, drugs, ventilators etc. as never before. While we are all waiting for vaccines to be brought to the market it will be also for them important to secure and optimise the distribution of those across the world. GS1 standards can help with many aspects here - the session will discuss how and where our standards have played a role so far and what opportunities lay ahead.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Tuesday. | Session Leader(s): Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Ulrike Kreysa, Philippe Neirinckx, Els van der Wilden, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • GS1 Digital Link adoption stories *

    Brands, GS1 MOs and solution providers from multiple sectors will talk about how GS1 Digital Link is helping them derive more value from their identifiers. Taken together, they show what can be immediately done and point the way to possible futures.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Tuesday. | Session Leader(s): Phil Archer, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Implementing GS1 standards for fresh foods - Success stories from across the world (MO only)

    Global consumer demand for fresh food products is increasing at the same time consumers seek more transparency and seamless shopping experiences. To meet these needs and manage global, complex supply chains, the fresh foods industry recognises the benefits of GS1 standards for complete, accurate data. Better data means better service to meet consumer and industry demand. This session will highlight best practices and enable GS1 MOs to begin or progress local engagement.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: Retail-fresh foods | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Elena Tomanovich, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • GS1 in Maritime - Full steam ahead *

    We will provide updates and new developments from maritime-based supply chains in this session. Digitalisation and standardisation go hand-in-hand here, and GS1 is extremely well-placed to shape these two in the future of maritime-based supply chains. Join us and help shape the future!
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij,Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Auto-ID Labs research update

    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 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.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Discover GS1 e-Academy, the new global training platform for GS1 (MO only)

    GS1 e-Academy is the GS1 global training platform you will love to use! It provides an enjoyable learning experience for all users and GS1 MO administrators, with eLearnings, videos, live webinars, classroom-based training and more -- all in one platform. Join the session to discover it!
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only, good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. | Session Leader(s): Jeanette McVeigh, Sara Cavallucci, George Simos, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Data analytics and data quality (MO only)

    Verified by GS1 aims to provide industry (retailers, brands, marketplaces, content providers) with product data that is "ready-for-use". Data analytics can be used to measure the 'readiness' of the product data. Learn all about the powerful set of data quality metrics that is already available, plans for future expansion, ways in which data analytics can help to understand market coverage and market adoption (usage), and much more.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: Retail-CPG | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Paulo Barata, Coen Janssen, GS1

14:00 - 14:10
Coffee break
14:10 - 14:30
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

14:30 - 15:30
  • Meet GS1 Peers (GS1 staff only)

    At Global Forum, we have a passion for networking and building lasting business relationships. We’ll play matchmaker, pairing you with six different people for face-to-face networking – all in one hour. Don’t miss this chance to expand your circle of like-minded GS1 peers around the world. Restricted: For MO and GO staff only 

19:00 - 20:30
  • Latin America Regional Forum

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

19:00 - 20:30
  • North America Regional Forum

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

07:30 - 09:30
  • Everything you wanted to know about Traceability at GS1 *

    The pace at which activities to build capabilities in Traceability across GS1 continues to accelerate. Collaboration with MOs in support of new and revised educational offers are in motion under two significant global programmes; the Global Traceability Programme Refresh and the Education Workstream. We are building the future together to ensure GS1 remains at the forefront of user needs. Join this session to learn, contribute and influence the future of GS1 traceability
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday. | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, Aya Abdelaziz, Diane Taillard, Tatyana Dyadyushko, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • Translation Workshop: GS1 standards & guidelines in your local language (MO only)

    Learn the support offered by GS1 Global Office and the experience of other GS1 Member Organisations who have translated standards or guidelines.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): David Buckley, Lara Abousleiman, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • GS1 FUNdamentals, part 2

    GS1 Standards 101 After session 1, you are now ready to learn more about the major GS1 standards areas. This session will help newcomers understand, and all others a refresh, on how GS1 standards impact the world around us and where to learn more about each type. What GTIN Management rules matters? Master Data and GDSN, what’s new, GS1 NL will share their insight on their GDSN journey; EDI and EPCIS what’s new and what are the new developments that will impact your work and plans.
    Open to all, good for newcomers | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, general merchandise | Session Format: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay. It is a continuation of the Part 1 session held last Tuesday | Session Leader(s): Nora Kaci, Neil Piper, Alan Hyler, Piergiorgio Licciardello, Craig Alan Repec, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • GS1 Standards Development Certification Programme: Presentation/Facilitation Skills, part 1 & 2 (MO only)

    This classroom training will bring you the basics of presentation skills and how to interact with a multi-cultural audience, plus effective meeting practices and interpersonal skills for leading groups. Attendees will learn how to apply these skills into future group meetings, resulting in consensus-based agreements.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be completely repeated live again Wednesday, 14:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Greg Rowe, John Ryu, GS1

08:00 - 09:00
  • Scan-4-Transport transforming supply chain operations

    The new Scan 4 Transport (S4T) approach enables all supply chain stakeholders to make common use of 2D barcodes; an S4T barcode created by stakeholders may be used by any other stakeholder. That is a revolution in and of itself. Furthermore, S4T is based on the Digital Link Standard and thus the S4T barcode may point to the web service that will provide the latest information from an original source about the object which has the barcode on it. We hope to have an Industry speaker to talk about a live large-scale implementation.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be completely repeated live on Wednesday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Michiel Ruighaver, GS1 Australia, Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 

08:00 - 09:30
  • Engage with marketplaces and integrators - A practical approach (MO only)

    With insight from interviews with Marketplaces and integrators, understand their priorities and learn how to improve your engagement with these key stakeholders. In this session, offering practical know-how, and where questions to speakers are encouraged, you’ll become more familiar and experienced with Marketplace ecosystem language, how to initially approach these two important stakeholders and position the GS1 value proposition for success. An overview of the NEW Marketplaces Engagement Kit will identify resources and training available to support your engagement journey.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session, good for newcomers | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again Wednesday at 14:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Darren Edels, Marie Burnay, Lena Coulibaly, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • LEI MO Interest Group Meeting (MO only)

    Join us to discuss best practices for LEI.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Tilo Arnold, GS1

08:00 - 09:00
  • GLN modernisation: The next era of party and location identification

    Modern business needs are making details related to "who" and "where" more critical than ever. Over the last year, GS1 has been taking a holistic approach to address party and location use case needs throughout the GS1 system of standards. This session will provide an overview of current activities and what will be happening as the journey continues as it relates to industry needs, standards, and Global Location Number (GLN) registries.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday at 15:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Amber Walls, GS1 US, Tim Marsh, Greg Rowe, GS1

08:00 - 09:30
  • Get on target with the Global Data Model local layer analysis workshop (MO only)

    This workshop will take you behind the scenes into the first steps an MO can take to review their FMCG master data target-market-profile and compare it to the Global Data Model. The Global Data Model standard contains globally and regionally shared attributes, but now it is time for the MOs to join the standard and add the country or market-specific information, the so-called local layers, essential to their trading partners! With concrete examples we will jointly review how to map your current market profile to the Global Data Model Standard. Then the group will evaluate an actual country profile by doing a sample analysis to determine current compliance to the standard, as well as best practices on how to fill in the gaps. Take the first step to a globally simplified and harmonised master data exchange with this Global Data Model workshop.
    Restricted: MO and GO only | Target Audience: Retail-CPG, fresh foods | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again on Thursday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Lia Mazzoni, Mark van Eeghem, Tomas Tluchor, GS1

09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break
10:00 - 10:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

11:30 - 11:50
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

12:00 - 12:50
  • Healthcare Plenary

    Never before have global standards for global health been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex, interwoven, international supply chain required to develop, trial and move healthcare products across the world. At the same time, a focus remains on having records of the medical treatments given – whether to a patient in hospital or a vaccine recipient. Traceability of healthcare products remains crucial, to ensure authenticity and allow targeted action in the case of issues. Leaders representing different parts of the healthcare environment will share their experiences in using GS1 standards to address these challenges.
    Moderator: Kathy Wengel, Chair of GS1 and Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson | Speakers: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Sylvain Alberola, Clinical Supply Chain Industrial Development Head, Sanofi, France; George Bray, Member of the Executive Board, Fight the Fakes Alliance

12:50 - 13:00
Coffee break
13:00 - 14:00
  • Everything you need to know about digital signatures (MO only)

    By March 2021, we will have standards that address the use of digital signatures and the current work on implementation guidelines will also be available. This session will help you understand the standard and guideline.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday at 08:30 CET | Session Leader(s): Neil Piper, Lena Coulibaly, Mark Harrison, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • GS1 and Blockchain *

    Solutions using blockchain for event-based traceability and supply chain visibility based on GS1 standards are providing interoperable approaches for industry. GS1 Member Organisations continue to experiment, pilot and collaborate with industry and solution providers delivering new learnings. Join us for a sharing of some of those learnings and a live demo of an EPCIS-based blockchain solution for traceability.
    Open to all  | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Tuesday. | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • GS1 MO Data IN and Data OUT Interest Group (MO only)

    Established in November 2020, the MO Data IN/OUT Interest Group is a platform for GS1 to support GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) through their digital journey and to provide updates on plans and developments. This Interest Group is at the heart of how we work together on Data IN/OUT topics to ensure that new needs and requirements being raised from global and local sector communities and industry facing groups have a forum for discussion. Additionally, this group can address requests to form a coalition of willing MOs to lead and work on these topics in project specific working groups. Activate members should join this session to continue to collaborate with colleagues and progress work items. If you are not yet a member of this group, join this session as a way to learn more about our activities and how to get involved.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Audrey Kelly, Chris Liu, Tom Knapen, GS1

14:00 - 14:30
Coffee break
14:30 - 16:00
  • GS1 Standards Development Certification Programme: Presentation/Facilitation Skills, part 1 & 2 (MO only) *

    This classroom training will bring you the basics of presentation skills and how to interact with a multi-cultural audience, plus effective meeting practices and interpersonal skills for leading groups. Attendees will learn how to apply these skills into future group meetings, resulting in consensus-based agreements.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Wednesday. | Session Leader(s): Greg Rowe, John Ryu, GS1

14:30 - 15:30
  • GS1 Healthcare-Collaboration between solution and healthcare providers with one objective: Interoperability (MO only)

    In this session, you’ll hear about a successful supply chain strategy using GS1 standards and scanning at Point of Care at FMOHLS. This presentation will highlight their journey to identify and partner with key stakeholders with interoperable solutions as well as some specifics from their COVID-19 experiences. Join us for this first combined session of healthcare and solution providers and don’t miss the Live Q&A session with our speakers
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Speakers: Sandi Michel, FMOHLS; Karen Conway, GHX | Session Leader(s): Sophie Molle, Els van der Wilden, GS1

14:30 - 16:00
  • Engage with marketplaces and integrators - A practical approach (MO only) *

    With insight from interviews with Marketplaces and integrators, understand their priorities and learn how to improve your engagement with these key stakeholders. In this session, offering practical know-how, and where questions to speakers are encouraged, you’ll become more familiar and experienced with Marketplace ecosystem language, how to initially approach these two important stakeholders and position the GS1 value proposition for success. An overview of the NEW Marketplaces Engagement Kit will identify resources and training available to support your engagement journey.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session, good for newcomers | Target audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Wednesday. | Session Leader(s): Darren Edels, Marie Burnay, Lena Coulibaly GS1

14:30 - 16:00
  • RFID & wireless technologies in the GS1 architecture: New promising IoT applications *

    Today, traceability, sustainability, safety and security are the cornerstones of all B2B and B2C applications. In order to improve the efficiency of industrial processes, one can rely on multiple complementary wireless technologies like RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, LPWAN, LTE and even 5G. When bridged with GS1 standards, these technologies can improve interoperability between siloed applications and sectors. This session will present some examples of sectors that can benefit from the convergence of these technologies with GS1 standards. It will also present the barriers that still need to be overcome in order to address some unsolved business needs.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier Monday session, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Claude Tetelin, Steven Keddie, Kevin Stark, Phil Archer, Mark Harrison, Neil Piper, Craig Alan Repec, Lena Coulibaly, Dan Mullen, GS1

14:30 - 15:30
  • A traceability talk show, the Global Traceability Programme in action *

    The Global Office invites some of the leading MOs in traceability to provide insights into their traceability experience through storytelling and application of learnings from the Global Traceability Programme (GTP).
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier Monday session, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Aya Abdelaziz, GS1

14:30 - 16:00
  • Customer service - Sharing successful stories in our virtual world

    Come and dive into an interactive experience that aims to enhance your understanding of customer service in today's virtual world.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Sara Cavallucci, Naoki Van Acker, George Simos, GS1

14:30 - 16:00
  • Shaping supply chains for a better world - The industry public policy perspective

    Join GS1 Community Engagement and Public Policy as industry association CEOs from three continents discuss learnings from COVID-19 and the best path forward for authorities and the supply chain. Confirmed panel: 

    • Matt Kovac, Executive Director Food Industry Asia, the food industry’s regional industry platform for major food & beverage companies
    • Michelle Gibbons, Director General European Brands Association AIM, representing manufacturers of branded consumer goods
    • Steve Lamar, Stephen Lamar President and CEO AAFA, American Apparel and Footwear, representing more than 1,000 brands, retailers, and manufacturers

    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, fresh foods, general merchandise, Transport & Logistics, Technical Industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Elizabeth Board, Carlos Carnicero Urabayan, GS1

15:00 - 16:00
  • Scan-4-Transport transforming supply chain operations *

    The new Scan 4 Transport (S4T) approach enables all supply chain stakeholders to make common use of 2D barcodes; an S4T barcode created by stakeholders may be used by any other stakeholder. That is a revolution in and of itself. Furthermore, S4T is based on the Digital Link Standard and thus the S4T barcode may point to the web service that will provide the latest information from an original source about the object which has the barcode on it. We hope to have an Industry speaker to talk about a live large-scale implementation.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a live completely repeated session of the one held earlier on Wednesday. | Session Leader(s): Sandra Wagner, GS1 Germany; Michiel Ruighaver, GS1 Australia, Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

15:00 - 16:00
  • Data Quality (MO only)

    Data quality is a key element throughout services and solutions and this session will outline what good data quality looks like for MOs and the GS1 Global Office Strategy to deploy. The session will also outline what MOs need to focus on when publishing data to the GS1 Licence Registry and how the reports assist in raising data quality for your MO. Master Data Services and Brand Owner Certification will also be included and how this fits within the data quality strategy moving forward. During this session, we will discuss developing data quality focus groups and how you can participate in sharing best practises and be a part of defining what good data quality looks like for your MO.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target audience: All industries | Session type: This interactive session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session leader(s): Christine Carina, Lorraine Knight, GS1

19:00 - 19:45
  • Networking concert

    Our favourite entertainer is back! Christian Rycx will sing and play live for you! Choose the song, the genre, the style—he can do it all! It will be a fun-filled time together with music trivia and surprises. Everyone is welcomed!

06:00 - 08:15
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Forum

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

08:30 - 09:30
  • Enabling global initiatives with common PMO (Project Management Office) practices (MO only)

    As global services and programmes expand, as well as Member Organizations take the global lead for particular Industries and offerings, it has become increasingly important to share core project management (PM) processes at the global level to enable easier coordination and project/programme communications across the federation. This also enables the opportunity to share PMO and PM Processes and PMO contacts across the federation to build a GS1 PMO global community.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): David Holzberg, Regenald Kramer, Cindy Grell, GS1

08:30 - 10:00
  • Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules (MO only)

    The Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules were originally introduced in 2009. Since then, there has been significant adoption of GS1 standards across the global healthcare supply chain and specifically the use of the Global Trade Item Number. Additionally, many regulations have been introduced in both the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries which include implementation of the GTIN. The Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules were updated in June 2020. Join this session and learn about the improvements and refinements which provide additional guidance to the healthcare industry.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This session will be recorded and repeated with live Q&A Thursday 15:15 CET | Session Leader(s): Pete Alvarez, GS1

08:30 - 09:30
  • Everything you need to know about digital signatures (MO only) *

    By March 2021, we will have standards that address the use of digital signatures and the current work on implementation guidelines will also be available. This session will help you understand the standard and guideline.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session held last Wednesday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Neil Piper, Lena Coulibaly, Mark Harrison, GS1

08:30 - 10:00
  • GS1 - Shaping future logistics networks, globally (MO only)

    GS1 (MOs and GO) is increasingly involved in large-scale, highly innovative projects executed by consortia of User Companies. Some of these projects receive significant funding - some tens of millions of Euro - from various authorities. More importantly, they receive funding because authorities are convinced these projects will shape the future of logistics (in both the digital and the physical world). We will present a number of those projects and explain why it is important for GS1 to continue to get engaged in those projects going forward. We will also explain how we may organise ourselves for this engagement and participation in these projects and help shape future logistics. Some of those projects started with a regional scope, but many have since blossomed into globally adopted solutions.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session will be completely repeated live Thursday at 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Sandra Wagner, GS1 Germany; Agata Witkowska, GS1 Poland;  Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

08:30 - 10:00
  • GS1 in Europe Regional Forum

    Everyone is welcomed to the GS1 in Europe Regional Forum 

08:30 - 10:00
  • Future of On-Pack Coding Workshop

    Join our workshop and discover new tools developed for the FMCG/Retail industry and/or being launched to help our community. See what standards are supporting the Future of On-Pack and how we are engaging with new stakeholders.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session will be repeated live again Thursday 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Steven Keddie, Kevin Stark, GS1

08:30 - 10:00
  • MEMA Regional Forum

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

09:00 - 10:00
  • Sustainability through use of GS1 standards for traceability

    GS1 standards will play a key role in enabling stakeholders to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) and circular economy (CE) business processes. Understanding that capabilities in traceability are a necessary investment in order to achieve SDGs and CE, we have an important role to play in ensuring stakeholders across the value chain know and understand GS1. Join us to take part in recent progress and a look to what will be of focus for 2021 and beyond.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session will be repeated live again Thursday 13:00 CET | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

11:45 - 12:45
  • Closing Plenary & Everyone Makes a Difference Award Ceremony

    Representatives from the GS1 regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, North America will present their key strategic priorities. The ten winners of the 2020 Everyone Makes a Difference award will be announced and recognised by Tim Smucker. Miguel, our CEO, will present his strategic conclusions of the Global Forum. Don’t miss this special moment of celebration!
    Speakers: Representatives from the GS1 Regions, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEMA, and North America; Tim Smucker, Chairman Emeritus, The J.M. Smucker Company, Chair Emeritus, GS1 Management Board; Miguel A. Lopera, our President and CEO

13:00 - 14:00
  • Enabling global initiatives with common PMO (Project Management Office) practices (MO only) *

    As global services and programmes expand, as well as Member Organizations take the global lead for particular Industries and offerings, it has become increasingly important to share core project management (PM) processes at the global level to enable easier coordination and project/programme communications across the federation. This also enables the opportunity to share PMO and PM Processes and PMO contacts across the federation to build a GS1 PMO global community.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session on Thursday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): David Holzberg, Regenald Kramer, Cindy Grell, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • Get on target with the Global Data Model local layer analysis workshop (MO only) *

    This workshop will take you behind the scenes into the first steps an MO can take to review their FMCG master data target-market-profile and compare it to the Global Data Model. The Global Data Model standard contains globally and regionally shared attributes, but now it is time for the MOs to join the standard and add the country or market-specific information, the so-called local layers, essential to their trading partners! With concrete examples we will jointly review how to map your current market profile to the Global Data Model Standard. Then the group will evaluate an actual country profile by doing a sample analysis to determine current compliance to the standard, as well as best practices on how to fill in the gaps. Take the first step to a globally simplified and harmonised master data exchange with this Global Data Model workshop.
    Restricted: MO and GO only | Target Audience: Retail-CPG, fresh foods | Session Format: This interactive session is a completely repeated live session held earlier on Wednesday. | Session Leader(s): Mark van Eeghem, Lia Mazzoni, Tomas Tluchor, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Industry success stories using Verified by GS1 (Data OUT)

    Join us to hear industry representatives (and possibly MOs) share their Verified by GS1 success stories. What they did, what they learned, and what they benefited from using Verified by GS1.Confirmed guest speakers are :

    • Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas, Advisor, State Tax Administration of Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil
    • Christian Zaeske, Global Head of Master Data Management, METRO AG
    • Laurent Seroux, Director, Global Master Data, Procter & Gamble
    • Andrea Schlossarek, Director Corporate Master Data Management, METRO AG

    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Chris Liu, Stephanie van Rossum, Enzo Blonk, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • GS1 - Shaping future logistics networks, globally (MO only) *

    GS1 (MOs and GO) is increasingly involved in large-scale, highly innovative projects executed by consortia of User Companies. Some of these projects receive significant funding - some tens of millions of Euro - from various authorities. More importantly, they receive funding because authorities are convinced these projects will shape the future of logistics (in both the digital and the physical world). We will present a number of those projects and explain why it is important for GS1 to continue to get engaged in those projects going forward. We will also explain how we may organise ourselves for this engagement and participation in these projects and help shape future logistics. Some of those projects started with a regional scope, but many have since blossomed into globally adopted solutions.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only session | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a live completely repeated session of the earlier session on Thursday. | Session Leader(s): Sandra Wagner, GS1 Germany; Agata Witkowska, GS1 Poland;  Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Sustainability through use of GS1 standards for traceability *

    GS1 standards will play a key role in enabling stakeholders to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) and circular economy (CE) business processes. Understanding that capabilities in traceability are a necessary investment in order to achieve SDGs and CE, we have an important role to play in ensuring stakeholders across the value chain know and understand GS1. Join us to take part in recent progress and a look to what will be of focus for 2021 and beyond.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This informative session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Monday | Session Leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

13:00 - 14:30
  • Future of On-Pack Coding Workshop *

    Join our workshop and discover new tools developed for the FMCG/Retail industry and/or being launched to help our community. See what standards are supporting the Future of On-Pack and how we are engaging with new stakeholders.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier Thursday. | Session Leader(s): Steven Keddie, Kevin Stark, GS1

13:00 - 14:00
  • Explain why implementing EPC/RFID and GS1 numbering system is a key factor of success *

    EPC/RFID is a data carrier that enable high speed and accurate inventories. Choosing the right identifiers and data to be encoded in the EPC/RFID tags is as important as choosing the right tags and readers. This session will explain how to convince existing GS1 members as well as newcomers to wisely choose the right encoding in order to leverage the technology and the entire set of GS1 standards.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session held Tuesday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Claude Tetelin, Craig Alan Repec, GS1

14:45 - 15:05
  • The Daily Studio

    Join us in The Daily Studio for live updates from Global Forum 2021! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with special guests and have live interaction with you. Everyone is welcome!

15:15 - 16:45
  • Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules (MO only) *

    The Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules were originally introduced in 2009. Since then, there has been significant adoption of GS1 standards across the global healthcare supply chain and specifically the use of the Global Trade Item Number. Additionally, many regulations have been introduced in both the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries which include implementation of the GTIN. The Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules were updated in June 2020. Join this session and learn about the improvements and refinements which provide additional guidance to the healthcare industry.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Healthcare industry | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session on Thursday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A. | Session Leader(s): Pete Alvarez, GS1

15:15 - 16:15
  • Direct licensing– Partnering w/marketplaces & SPs on frictionless GTIN issuance for SMEs (MO only) *

    Direct licensing is a service proposed by GS1 to a marketplace, online retailer or solution partner to include a GTIN issuance tool for SMEs into its website with the objective to achieve GTIN ubiquity and integrity. Join this session if you are interested in understanding what is direct licensing, why it is important for GS1, what is the plan for the coming year and what it means for MOs.
    Restricted: MO and GO staff only | Target Audience: Retail-apparel, CPG, general merchandise | Session Format: This interactive session is a live repeat of the same session held earlier on Tuesday. | Session Leader(s): Renaud de Barbuat, Rosalie Clemens, Ana Tomasek, Enzo Blonk, GS1

15:15 - 16:15
  • Last Mile - EU VAT - Driving GS1 standards forward

    The EU VAT Ecommerce Regulations come into force 1st July 2021, bringing massive changes for Marketplaces, NON-EU sellers, logistic service providers and EU Customers (including Consumers) alike. GS1 has successfully worked with European Standardisation body CEN en Project Group Low Value Consignments to ensure GS1 standards can easily be used to meet the legal requirements. Join this session to learn how you may engage with your (potential) User Companies to help them implement GS1 standards and be ready to comply with the new regulations.
    Open to all | Target Audience: Transport & Logistics, Retail-general merchandise, fresh foods, CPG, apparel | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1; Frits van den Bos, GS1 Netherlands

15:15 - 16:45
  • Regional innovation updates

    This Regional Innovation Sharing session will highlight speakers from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific presenting how they are organising innovation collaboration and highlight topics that are being pursued.
    Open to all and good for newcomers | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is only held once and will be available for replay | Session Leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

15:15 - 16:15
  • GLN modernisation: The next era of party and location identification *

    Modern business needs are making details related to "who" and "where" more critical than ever. Over the last year, GS1 has been taking a holistic approach to address party and location use case needs throughout the GS1 system of standards. This session will provide an overview of current activities and what will be happening as the journey continues as it relates to industry needs, standards, and Global Location Number (GLN) registries.
    Open to all | Target Audience: All industries | Session Format: This session is a replay from the earlier session held Wednesday, but it has a live moderator to answer Q&A | Session Leader(s): Amber Walls, GS1 US, Tim Marsh, Greg Rowe, GS1