Programme

This year’s event includes more than 60 sessions focused on standards development, industry engagement, education and implementation success sharing.

View the week at a glance or read all the session details below.

Networking coffee breaks are daily: 10:00-10:30 and 15:30-16:00

8:00 – 9:30

Standards Development Certification Programme: Presentation Skills & Cultural Diversity

Track: Standards
Description: This classroom training will bring you the basics of presentation skills and how to interact with a multi-cultural audience.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Mark Holmes, GS1 | Patrick Maetens,GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Clarity, 8th floor

09:30 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GSMP Identification Standards Maintenance Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: The objective is to share business practices and implementation of identification standards.  We will process work in queue and prepare for General Specification V2018 release
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Andrew Hearn, GS1 | Dan Mullen, GS1 | Coen Janssen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Evasion & Innovation, 1st floor,

  • GEPIR/GLN

    Track: Solutions
    Description: This session will provide an update on GS1 GLN and GS1 GEPIR Services.  It will inform on roadmaps, adoption, and functionality as well as current and future product positioning.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Mark Van Eeghem, GS1 | Owen Strouse, GS1 | Sean Lockhead, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Stoclet, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • Omni-Channel MO Interest Group

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: The Omni-Channel Mo Interest Group meets each month to discuss and share how GS1 Standards are being used to improve the Omni-Channel shopping experience for consumers. Twice a year we meet face to face at the GS1 Standards Events. Come and hear, share and discuss how MOs are using standards and introducing services and solutions to enable their members better serve their Omni-Channel retail customers.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: David Smith, GS1 | Phil Archer, GS1
    Industries impacted: e-Tailer, Retail-Apparel, Retail-CPG
    Location: Klimt, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • GSMP Consumer Product Variant in the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) Mission Specific Working Group (MSWG)*

    Track: Standards
    Description: ​​This all day session will continue to build the business requirements for how Consumer Product Variant data is to be exchanged in the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN).
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Alan Hyler, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Vision & Lobby, 8th floor

10:00 - 12:30

Solution Provider Member Organisation Interest Group

Track: Standards
Description: This session will allow Member Organizations to exchange Solution Provider experiences and programmes to enable ideas to enhance local Solution Provider programmes.
Who should attend: MO only
Moderator: Mark Holmes, GS1 | Birgit Nieschalk, GS1 Germany
Industries impacted: All Industries
Location: Harmony, 1st floor

11:00 – 12:30

Green Transport & Logistics - Can Global Standards help T&L companies to better manage their footprint?

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: The Transport & Logistics industry is responsible for a very significant part of society's carbon footprint on earth. The T&L footprint is growing despite already many efforts that have been undertaken (e.g. fuel-efficient and clean engines).
Among the big challenges that remain in this area is that the actual measurement of the ecological footprint of T&L companies and their Customers is not very well standardised and this causes much confusion and debate. In this session we will explore what the challenges in the area are and how the GS1 global standards may help resolve the confusion and thus help the T&L sector and its Customers move forward to reduce the ecological foot print of T&L activities.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Jaco Voorspuij, GS1 | Sergio Barbarino, Procter & Gamble
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Le Palace I, Ground floor, Lobby Level

12:30 - 13:30

Lunches

  • Networking Lunch

    Location: Nouveau Taste Gallery I - III

  • Lunch & Learn: Traceability

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description:  GTS2 will have been delivered in September. Objective of the session is to inform everyone about what's new, what's not and what it means for them.  Open to Users, Solution Providers, MO’s, Etc.  
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Tim Marsh, GS1 | Diane Talliard, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Le Palace II, Ground floor, Lobby level

13:30 - 15:30

New EU Data Protection Package

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: Provide an update on the new EU regulation with external speakers 
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Francesca Poggiali, GS1 
Industries impacted: All Industries
Location: Harmony, 1st floor

13:30 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions

  • GSMP Identification Standards Maintenance Group, continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: The objective is to share business practices and implementation of identification standards.  We will process work in queue and prepare for General Specification V2018 release.  
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Andrew Hearn, GS1 | Dan Mullen, GS1 | Coen Janssen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Evasion & Innovation, 1st floor

  • Global Services Development Process & System Pilot

    Track: Standards
    Description: Today there is no formal process and transparent system for requirements gathering and enhancements to existing core services. This session is part of the Big Picture initiative to launch a pilot to test an enhancement to the existing "Work Request System” to allow Member Organizations to input Work Requests requiring enhancements to existing core services and to simulate using a revised Global Services Development Process (GSDP) Manual. The launch of this Pilot will be for Attribute Explorer and will allow learnings to take place over the coming months to further enhance the "Work Request System” and revise the GSDP Manual as required for this Service.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Mark Holmes, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Serenity, 2nd floor

  • Supply Chain 4.0: Innovative Technologies Relevant to Logistics Operations

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Both the Technical Industries and the Transport & Logistics sectors are undergoing fundamental changes in the way they work as a result of a wide variety of innovative technology. Among these technologies are autonomous vehicles, robotics, Intelligent transport systems, Smart Cities, Augmented reality. Industry more and more relies on T&L for the enablement of new ways of working in manufacturing; T&L more and more relies on technologies, concepts and ways of working being developed by industries. In this session we will explore a number of innovative technologies and how they impact future T&L operations. We will also have a look at how more reliable T&L may impact Manufacturing. Clearly we will always have an open eye also for the potential value of open global standards and what challenges may exist for the adoption of such standards in these new e-innovative technologies
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Jaco Voorspuij, GS1 | Kevin Stark, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Le Palace II, Ground floor, Lobby Level

  • Omni-Channel: GS1 Smartimages: Mobile Ready Hero Images Workshop

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: 80% of internet traffic is on screens less than 5.1 inches in size. FMCG packs are primarily designed for physical display and are only designed to communicate effectively in-store. 
    Unilever and the University of Cambridge have compiled consumer research and gathered retailer feedback from over 17 countries on the topic of improving the online shopper experience on mobile devices. Visual consistency was identified as a key priority. Retailers said they needed a proven solution that would work across categories and asked for 'standardisation'.
    Come and hear how the existing rules developed for CPG products by Unilever/The University of Cambridge is being developed as a GS1 Standard and Guideline.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: David Smith, GS1 | Paul Reid, GS1 UK | ​​Oliver Bradley, Unileve​r
    Industries impacted: e-Tailer, Retail-CPG
    Location: Clarity, 8th floor

  • GSMP Consumer Product Variant in the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) Mission Specific Working Group (MSWG)*, continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: ​​This all day session will continue to build the business requirements for how Consumer Product Variant data is to be exchanged in the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN).
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Alan Hyler, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Vision & Lobby, 8th floor

17:15 - 18:15

Welcome Reception & Poster Cocktail

Location: Atrium, 1st floor

09:00 - 11:00

Plenary & Keynote Speech

Track: Education/Information
Description: Attend our plenary and listen to operational updates from GS1 Leadership, as well as updates within GSMP from Mark Holmes.  We are excited to announce that David Rowan, Founder and Editor-at- Large of WIRED UK will be joining us for an exciting and informative keynote.  
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Mark Holmes, GS1 | Miguel Lopera, GS1 
Industries impacted: All Industries
Location: Le Palace I & II, Ground floor, Lobby level

11:15 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Fresh Foods- Achieving faster, fresher supply chains with GS1 standards

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: The Fresh Foods sector is growing, driven by product demand from increasing numbers of health-conscious consumers and improved access to safe, fresh products through global trade. Longer and increasingly complex supply chains have increased the need to focus on speed and efficiency, as well as improve visibility and communications. This session features approaches and best practices of user companies and GS1 Member Organisations across the world who are driving adoption of GS1 standards to solve fresh foods business challenges.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Elena Tomanovich, GS1
    Industries impacted: e-Tailer, Food service, Retail-Fresh foods 
    Location: Evasion & Innovation, 1st floor

  • GDSN User Group & OTAG

    Track: Solutions
    Description: To give GDSN users visibility to the related GS1 activities at the Industry and Standards Event.  The GDSN Users Group Meeting is open to all attendees.  Some topics may require additional requirements to attend.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Alan Hyler, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Klimt, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • GSMP Identification Standards Maintenance Group, continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: The objective is to share business practices and implementation of identification standards.  We will process work in queue and prepare for General Specification V2018 release.  
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Andrew Hearn, GS1 | Dan Mullen, GS1 | Coen Janssen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Creativity & Exploration, 1st floor

  • GSMP Electronic Data Interchange Standards Maintenance Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: This group develops and maintains the business processes and associated data requirements used in transactional processes within the supply and demand chain. Attendees will present success stories in their country as well as actively participate in the development of the future of GS1 EDI, being EANCOM or XML.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Jean-Luc Champion, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Stoclet, Ground floor, Lobby Level

  • Omni-Channel: GS1 Smartimages: Mobile Ready Hero Images Workshop, continued

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: 80% of internet traffic is on screens less than 5.1 inches in size. FMCG packs are primarily designed for physical display and are only designed to communicate effectively in-store. 
    Unilever and the University of Cambridge have compiled consumer research and gathered retailer feedback from over 17 countries on the topic of improving the online shopper experience on mobile devices. Visual consistency was identified as a key priority. Retailers said they needed a proven solution that would work across categories and asked for 'standardisation'.
    Come and hear how the existing rules developed for CPG products by Unilever/The University of Cambridge is being developed as a GS1 Standard and Guideline.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: David Smith, GS1 | Paul Reid, GS1 UK | Oliver Bradley, Unileve​r
    Industries impacted: e-Tailer, Retail-CPG
    Location: Clarity, 8th floor

  • Standardisation in Last Mile: Improving the Customer Experience

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: The landscape in Last Mile is transforming rapidly. Rapid growth, new organisations entering the market, new services being developed and offered almost on a daily basis and ever more demanding consumer mean that the traditional ways of working in Last Mile are failing to meet the new expectations in Last Mile.
    Collaboration among the different stakeholders in the Last Mile delivery (and returns) activities has become a pre-condition to survive in the future Last Mile environment. Collaboration means using common standards.
    In this interactive session we will provide an overview of current developments and take a look into the likely future of Last Mile and the role of GS1 standards in that future.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Jaco Voorspuij, GS1 | Frits van den Bos, GS1 in Europe
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Vision & Lobby, 8th floor

12:30 - 13:30

Lunches

  • Networking Lunch

    Location: Nouveau Taste Gallery I - III

  • Lunch & Learn: How to get started in the Cloud

    Track: Solutions
    Description: The GS1 Cloud was approved at the May GS1 General Assembly as a transformative project for GS1.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Mike Wehrs, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Le Palace II, 1st floor, Lobby level

13:30 - 15:30

ROI of RFID Sneak Preview Workshop

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: GS1 UK and GS1 Global Office together with Prof. Adrien Beck (ECR Shrinkage Group) jointly research on the ROI of RFID. This session will offer users and participants interested in RFID new insights on how to measure ROI of RFID projects, how to develop sound KPIs and measure against these. In this session the key findings of the brand new report will be presented exclusively to the participants.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Markus Mueller, GS1 | Prof. Adrien Beck, ECR Shrinkage Group
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Clarity, 8th floor

13:30 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions

  • Global Standards in Maritime and Ports: Improving the Customer Experience

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Over 80% of all intercontinental trade is transported over the oceans of the world. Visibility of where goods are as they are being transported in the maritime mode has been a huge challenge for the cargo owners shipping with Maritime service providers. The current efforts of the Maritime & Ports community based on open global standards will help making the M&P operations an integral part of the end-to-end Supply Chain. In this session we will provide you with an insight into the ambitions of influential groups within the M&P community, where the current initiatives are and how these will help deliver better services in Maritime & Ports and the supply chains that rely on the Maritime mode of transport.
    The ambitions of the Maritime & Ports for even the near future are truly transformational.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Jaco Voorspuij, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Evasion & Innovation, 1st floor

  • Technical Industries & standards : Digital is good, Sharing is better.

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: ​The workshop will, after a brief reminder of the basics, focus on 4 specific sectors with a global reach and with an increased need for (cross-)sector interoperability and a high interest for global standards : Construction, CPG (manufacturing), Defence and Rail. The workshop will probably ample opportunities for Q&A and discussions. The requirements of these 4 sectors will be illustrated by use cases where the adoption of GS1 Standards is contributing to a higher efficiency in business processes and in the full visbility of the Material Life Cycle. They will be a mix of current implementations and short-term innovative projects. 
    Construction : Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how GS1 could play a paramount role in cost reduction. Guest speaker :Digitalisation of building components and systems -Using RFID to identify building components through the whole lifecycle - from manufacturing to operations. Based on the experiences from several building projects at Vestfold Hospital Trust in Norway, and how the new Tønsberg Project are working to implement this technology in their 45.000 square meter hospital development project.
    CPG : Master Data Quality, Inventory Visibility and efficient Maintenance processes in the factory : all benefit from adopting GS1 standards at Part and Components level
    Defence :  increased need for Data Quality in various processes, from tendering, authentication and  logistics to maintenance operations. Guest speaker : Defence goes digital…or how to integrate Data Quality in one of world's oldest industries
    Rail : the first Aplication Standard (identification) is published, the second (exchange of data) is almost finalised. What are the next steps?
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Enzo Blonk,GS1 | Thierry Vanden Dries , NATO | Inge Aarseth , The Tønsberg Project | Maxime Agache, SNCF (TBC)
    Industries impacted: Retail – CPG, Healthcare
    Location: Le Palace I, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • GDSN User Group & OTAG, continued

    Track: Solutions
    Description: To give GDSN users visibility to the related GS1 activities at the Industry and Standards Event.  The GDSN Users Group Meeting is open to all attendees.  Some topics may require additional requirements to attend.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Alan Hyler, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Klimt, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • GSMP Electronic Data Interchange Standards Maintenance Group, continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: This group develops and maintains the business processes and associated data requirements used in transactional processes within the supply and demand chain. Attendees will present success stories in their country as well as actively participate in the development of the future of GS1 EDI, being EANCOM or XML.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Jean-Luc Champion, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Stoclet, ground floor, Lobby level

  • GSMP Identification Standards Maintenance Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: The objective is to share business practices and implementation of identification standards.  We will process work in queue and prepare for General Specification V2018 release.  
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Andrew Hearn, GS1 | Dan Mullen, GS1 | Coen Janssen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Creativity & Exploration, 1st floor

  • GS1 Cloud Training for GS1 Member Organisations

    Track: Solutions
    Description: This session will help GS1 Member Organisations to begin loading data from their systems (membership, GEPIR, Product Catalogue, GDSN Data Pool) into the GS1 Cloud.  Member Organisations will learn about the value proposition for their membership, how to address terms of usage and best practices for using the system.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Mike Wehrs, GS1 |Audrey Kremer, GS1 | Cameron Green, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: TBD

  • GSMP High Speed Barcode Printing (HSBP) Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: The agenda would focus on planning for standards change contingencies which may be required
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Robert Beideman, GS1 | Scott Gray, GS1
    Industries impacted: Retail - CPG
    Location: Harmony, 1st floor

18:00 - 23:00

Networking Reception & Entertainment

Please join us at the Brussels Event Brewery for our networking event.  There will be three floors with three different atmospheres.  There will be delicious food, chocolate and beer tastings, dancing and entertainment, and quiet areas for ample networking opportunities. Transportation details will be provided as we get closer to the event.  We hope to see you there!

8:30 - 10:00

Parallel Sessions

  • General Merchandise MO Interest Group

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Kick-off meeting for the new General Merchandise MO Interest Group.Meet and connect with General Merchandise minded colleagues from all over the world and share best practices to engage with the sector.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Markus Mueller, GS1 
    Industries impacted: e-Tailer
    Location: Innovation, 1st floor

  • Last Mile: Promoting Parcel Standards and GS1 ID keys

    Moderator: Jaco Voorspuij, GS1
    Description: The landscape in Last Mile is transforming rapidly. Rapid growth, new organisations entering the market, new services being developed and offered almost on a daily basis and ever more demanding consumer mean that the traditional ways of working in Last Mile are failing to meet the new expectations in Last Mile.
    Collaboration among the different stakeholders in the Last Mile delivery (and returns) activities has become a pre-condition to survive in the future Last Mile environment. Collaboration means using common standards. Recently the Harmonised Parcel Label specification has been released. A number of follow-on initiatives for further standardisation have been initiated.
    In this interactive session we will explore how GS1 may assist industries and sectors relying on Last Mile parcel deliveries to take advantage of the opportunities these commone standards offer and to achieve the full potential benefits.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Industries: All industries
    Location: Serenity, 2nd floor
8:30 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GSMP Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: The group will be finalising the Application Standard for standard data exchange in for lifecycle tracking of crucial and safety relevant MRO-objects across manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul processes. The group will also work on developing implementation / adoption plans for both identification and data exchange and next steps for the working group.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Greg Rowe, GS1 | Craig Alan Repec, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Stoclet, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Advisory Team

    Track: Standards
    Description: The group will provide advice on strategic topics and operational issues for GS1 EDI. The current focus is on deployment of the updated strategy including new technical areas and semantic harmonisation.
    Who should attend: IP only
    Moderator: Anders Grangard, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harmony, 1st floor

  • GSMP Global Product Classification (GPC) Standards Maintenance Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: The GPC User Group and SMG plans, develops, and maintains the GS1 Global Product Classification system.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Michael Mowad, GS1 | Jeanette McVeigh, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Creativity & Exploration, 1st floor, 

  • GSMP Global Traceability Standard 2

    Track: Standards
    Description: This session will be dedicated to develop and discuss guideline development
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Tim Marsh, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Clarity, 8th floor

10:30 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Solution Provider Roundtable

    Track: Standards
    Description: This session will be an update on the progress of deliverables to meet the wants and needs identified during the Jersey City GSMP Event and provide a forum to new ideas. Additionally, GS1 Global Office will present on update on the GS1 Cloud initiative.  
    Who should attend:
    Solution Providers only
    Moderator: Mark Holmes, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Serenity, 2nd floor

  • GTIN Non-Reuse Readiness

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: The purpose of this session is to provide GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) with an update on activities to ensure GS1 MOs and GS1 overall are well-prepared for the eventual cessation of GTIN Reuse in the Retail sector globally  
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Robert Beideman, GS1 | Elena Tomanovich, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Le Palace I, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • Apparel Industry Workshop

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Users from the Apparel sector and MOs active in Apparel share news and best practices regarding the adoption of GS1 Standards, including EPC/RFID, sharing of Master Data, EDI and new topics like Smart Search and Traceability. Meet & connect with interesting stakeholders from the sector and hear about their successes and key learnings.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Markus Mueller, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Vision & Lobby, 8th floor

12:30 - 13:30

Lunches

  • Networking Lunch

    Location: Nouveau Taste Gallery I - III

  • Governance & Co-Chairs Lunch

    Track: Governance
    Description: TBD 
    Who should attend: Solution Providers only
    Moderator: Mark Holmes, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Infinity & Lobby, 2nd floor

  • Lunch & Learn: Distributed Working Groups

    Track: Standards
    Description: The session will outline how GSMP supports GS1 Member Organisations who want to be involved in GSMP Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG) or Standard Maintenance Group (SMG) so their local community can contribute to the standard or guideline. 
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Greg Rowe, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Le Palace II, 1st floor, Lobby level

13:30 - 15:00

GS1 standards in CPG – Creating Value for trading partners and consumers

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: Brands and retailers in consumer packaged goods (CPG) were amongst the earliest adopters of GS1 standards. Companies in these sectors still understand how vital it is to have GS1 as the common foundation for identification, data capture and information sharing across their supply chains – creating value for trading partners and consumers. This session features approaches and best practices of user companies and GS1 Member Organisations across the world who are driving adoption of GS1 standards to solve business challenges in the CPG sector.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Elena Tomanovich, GS1 
Industries impacted: e-Tailer, Retail-CPG
Location: Klimt, Ground floor, Lobby level

13:30 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions

  • GSMP Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG), continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: The group will be finalising the Application Standard for standard data exchange in for lifecycle tracking of crucial and safety relevant MRO-objects across manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul processes. The group will also work on developing implementation / adoption plans for both identification and data exchange and next steps for the working group.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Greg Rowe, GS1 | Craig Alan Repec, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Stoclet, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Advisory Team, continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: The group will provide advice on strategic topics and operational issues for GS1 EDI. The current focus is on deployment of the updated strategy including new technical areas and semantic harmonisation.
    Who should attend: IP only
    Moderator: Anders Grangard, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harmony, 1st floor

  • Industry Engagement Steering Committee (IESC) Meeting

    Track: Governance
    Description: The Industry Engagement Steering Committee will meet to discuss projects entering Standards Development and share and expose eachother to their relevant industry expertise.  
    Who should attend: IP & Governance only
    Moderator: Mark Holmes, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Grace Executive Meeting Suite, 2nd floor

  • Omni-Channel: SmartSearch Training Workshop

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Learn how to run a SmartSearch implementation Workshop for your members. Practical guidance, interactive learning and advice based on the Workshops that have been delivered for eight MOs to date.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: David Smith, GS1 | Phil Archer, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Serenity, 2nd floor

  • GSMP Global Traceability Standard 2

    Track: Standards
    Description: This session will be dedicated to develop and discuss guideline development.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Tim Marsh, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Clarity, 8th floor

  • Barcode Identification Futures

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Discuss convergence of Omni-channel requirements for barcode identification.  
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Robert Beideman, GS1 | Scott Gray, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Creativity & Exploration, 1st floor

15:30 - 17:00

GS1 CPG Member Organisation (MO) Interest Group

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: The GS1 CPG Member Organisation (MO) Interest Group provides a global platform for GS1 MOs active in the CPG sector including: regular exchange of sector information, identification of sector priorities based on industry needs, sharing of best practices for industry engagement and adoption of GS1 standards. This session will provide an overview of materials and resources available to GS1 MOs who are driving adoption of GS1 standards to solve business challenges in the CPG sector. MOs will also share about local activities and initiatives.
Who should attend: MO only
Moderator: Elena Tomanovich, GS1 
Industries impacted: Retail - CPG
Location: Klimt, Ground floor, Lobby level

08:30 - 10:00

Master Data Services and Brand Owner Certification Programme – In Depth

Track: Solutions
Description: The Programme, aimed to improve Data Quality at its source, continues to gather momentum since its launch in January this year.   Member Organisations from over 16 countries, large brands, retailers and data pools have joined the discussions, several of which have signed up to deploy this fiscal year. This informative session highlights programme benefits, training resources, the deployment plan and the audit process. Contributors to the Programme and current Pilots are now
Who should attend: MO or invited guests only
Moderator: Patrick Ponsaerts, GS1 | Carolyn Lee, GS1 | Donna DiPietro, GS1
Industries impacted: All Industries
Location: TBD

08:30 - 11:00

European Directive on Tobacco Products: How to fight against illicit trade

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: The objective is to inform MOs on the next steps of the European directive for tobacco products.
Who should attend: MO only
Moderator: Francesca Poggiali, GS1 | GS1 in Europe
Industries impacted: Retail - CPG
Location: Creativity & Exploration, 1st floor

08:30 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GDSN Validation Rules sub-team

    Track: Standards
    Description: The GDSN Validation Rules are foundational to data quality within the network.  Providing the rules in a machine-readable form, Schematron, will be a key focus in the year ahead.
    Who should attend: IP & Opt-in only
    Moderator: David Buckley, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Stoclet, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • Standards Development Certification Programme: Effective Meeting Facilitation

    Track: Education/Information
    Description: This course will bring knowledge and interpersonal skills to GS1 group leaders on effective meeting practices and how to apply these into future group meetings, resulting in consensus-based agreements.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Patrick Maetens, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: TBD

  • GS1 Innovation: Blockchain, Consumer focused Internet of Things (C-IoT) & GS1 Standards

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Commerce is continuing to become more and more connected. This not only creates increased demand for new tools for transparent and secure connections between trading partners, but also enables new opportunities for consumers to be at the center of their product experience. New solutions continue to emerge which offer ways to enhance these relationships and transactions. This session will highlight two emerging Innovation initiatives for GS1: Enterprise Blockchain and the Consumer-focused Internet of Things (C-IoT). We will provide an overview of each, and facilitate a discussion on their use in supply chains and how GS1 standards fit.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Gena Morgan, GS1 | Kevin Stark, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: TBD

     

  • GSMP Traceability Event Sharing Standards Maintenance Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: Re-engage the group to discuss traceability and EPC related work efforts.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Tim Marsh, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harmony, 1st floor

10:30 - 12:30

The Growing Importance of International Food Trade and the Role GS1 can Play

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: The session will address the role GS1 has to play in improving efficiencies and integrity of international cross-border food/beverage supply chains. We will outline what role GS1 has to play, and what work is ongoing with industry and Government, including pilot projects.

-    Did you know that GS1 has implemented Government sponsored cross-border pilot projects, with official results showing significant efficiency and visibility improvements?
-    Did you know that GS1 in Asia-Pacific has been invited to advise the Agriculture Ministers of five Asian countries on how to strengthen food exports?
-    Did you know that GS1 Peru is working with the world’s leading asparagus exporter to improve trade with key markets?
-    Did you know that APEC Food Ministers have identified real value of our standards to bring down the cost of international food trade?
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Patrik Jonasson, GS1 
Industries impacted: Retailer-General Merchandise, Retail-Fresh Foods, Retail-CPG, e-Tailer
Location: Clarity, 8th floor

12:30 – 1:30

Lunches

  • Networking Lunch

    Location: Nouveau Taste Gallery I - III

  • Lunch & Learn: GS1 Architecture Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: What is the GS1 system architecture; what are the GS1 architecture principles and why do we have them. Update on GS1 architecture group work items
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1 | Sue Schmid, GS1 Australia | Vera Feuerstein, Nestle
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Le Palace II, 1st floor, Lobby level

13:30 - 15:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GS1 GO Hosting Service

    Track: Solutions
    Description: Informational update/status on the GS1 Hosted Service.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Sean Lockhead, GS1 | Mark Van Eeghem, GS1 | Owen Strouse, GS1 | Maryam Mirza, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Serenity, 2nd floor

  • Apparel MO Interest Group

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: In addition to the Apparel MO Interest Group bi-monthly calls, the group meets physically twice a year to discuss topics like Global Apparel Communication Plan, EPC/RFID related news, extended product information etc. Meet and connect with Apparel minded colleagues from all over the world and share best practices to engage with the sector.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Markus Mueller, GS1 
    Industries impacted: Retail - Apparel
    Location: Stoclet, Ground floor, Lobby level

  • Financial Services

    Track: Industry Engagement 
    Description: The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) solution is designed to create and apply a single, universal standard identifier to any organization or firm involved in a financial transaction internationallyThis session will educate member organisations on the importance and value of an LEI, explain how GS1 developed a Global LEI issuance offering and enable interested MOs to begin offering this service in their own countries.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Chris Liu, GS1
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: TBD

13:30 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions

  • GS1 Architecture Group

    Track: Governance
    Description: GS1 AG regular face-to-face meeting
    Who should attend: Governance only
    Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1 | Sue Schmid, GS1 Australia | Vera Feuerstein, Nestle
    Industries impacted: All Industries
    Location: Creativity & Exploration, 1st floor, Lobby level

  • Traceability MO Interest Group

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Objectives are to share information (global updates or presentations on MO traceability activities) and to work on specific topic/deliverables decided with MOs. 
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Diane Talliard, GS1 | Tim Marsh, GS1 
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Le Palace I, Ground floor, Lobby level

09:00 - 12:30

GS1 Architecture Group

Track: Governance
Description: GS1 AG regular face-to-face meeting
Who should attend: Governance only
Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1 | Sue Schmid, GS1 Australia | Vera Feuerstein, Nestle
Industries impacted: All Industries
Location: Creativity & Exploration, 1st floor

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

Location: Nouveau Taste Gallery I - III

 

13:30-15:30

GS1 Architecture Group, continued

Track: Governance
Description: GS1 AG regular face-to-face meeting
Who should attend: Governance only
Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1 | Sue Schmid, GS1 Australia | Vera Feuerstein, Nestle
Industries impacted: All Industries
Location: Creativity & Exploration, 1st floor