Programme

This event is in Central European Summer Time (CEST) 

09:30 – 11:15

Built faster, more efficient and better – transformation of the construction industry

Description: The construction industry is facing challenges to build more, reduce virgin material consumption, waste and CO2 emissions while at the same time increase its productivity and traceability. It seems like an impossible equation but there is hope. Join us to discover what GS1 Member Organisations (Mos) are doing and how GS1 and building Smart International are joining forces in a common industry group, Digital Supply Chain in Built Environment (DSCIBE), to transform this industry, using the power of GS1 and BSI standards.
 
Who should attend: Everyone may attend
 
Session leader(s): David Almroth, GS1
 
Industries impacted: Technical industries
 
Track: Community Engagement
09:30 – 11:15

How GS1 key identifiers can help the transport & logistics industry go from paper-based to digital

Description:​​​ Supply chains and transport & logistics in particular have been plagued by paper-based processes for decades (even centuries). These paper-based process cause many inefficiencies and are also highly error-prone and susceptible to foul-play, not to mention they were revealed to be a health-hazard during the recent/on-going pandemic.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Agata Horzela, GS1 Poland

Industries impacted: Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

11:15 – 12:00

Break

12:00 – 12:50

Opening plenary | Building a resilient future together

Description: This opening plenary will spotlight GS1 strategy and how we can help industry build a resilient future together. The pandemic has re-emphasised focus on supply chain, accelerated digital transformation and highlighted the need for healthcare now more than ever. Miguel Lopera, GS1 President and CEO, will present the strategy with Maria Palazzolo, CEO of GS1 Australia. Through an interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with Miguel and Maria. Do not miss this exciting opportunity!

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Miguel Lopera, President and CEO, GS1; Maria Palazzolo, Executive Director and CEO, GS1 Australia; Jean-Marc Klopfenstein, Global Master Data Lead, Nestlé; Cyndi Poetker, PMP, Director Standards, Traceability & SCM, Abbott; Bernhard Schindlholzer, Senior Product Manager, Google Shopping

Industries impacted: All industries

12:50 – 13:00

Break

13:00 – 15:00

EDI Semantic Methodology Sub Team session

Description: The EDI Semantic Methodology is the new approach to the EDI standard definition and maintenance. The new EDI Semantic Methodology can be applied not only on existing syntaxes like GS1 XML and EANCOM but is also the foundation for new standards for data sharing based on new technologies like JSON-LD API. During this session, the status, the deliverables and a view of the future steps, with an eye to other global semantic initiatives, will be presented.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Piergiorgio Licciardello, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

13:00 – 15:00

GS1 Fundamentals

Description: This year marks an important anniversary in the history of GS1. Fifty years ago, on 31 March 1971, leaders from the biggest names in commerce came together and transformed the global economy forever by developing the Global Trade Item Number GTIN, the core of our GS1 barcode and the most important supply chain standard in history. This session will take you through our core, GS1 identifications and more! It is very important and useful for newcomers and also serves as a refresher for those who need it.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Nora Kaci and Nadi Gray, GS1; Sue Schmid, GS1 Australia

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

13:00 – 14:30

GS1 Member Organisation digital journey – departure for new destinations (MO only)

Description: The GS1 Data IN programme continues to support GS1’s need to remain a relevant force in bridging the physical and digital product data worlds, by bringing more and more high-quality information into the GS1 Registry Platform (GRP). Many GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) have joined the GRP as part of their own “digital journey.” Thanks to this engagement, the GTIN registry is now filled with more than 100 million GTINs, supporting an average of 5 million GTIN queries each month from industry. We must continue to ensure that all products everywhere have a valid GTIN as well as basic information that can be verified globally and is readily available in the GRP. Join this interactive session to learn more about activities underway to grow capabilities for all MOs, while accelerating the development of more advanced features for some. Hear about the latest achievements, plans for the coming year, and key projects that promise to yield results that our communities can benefit from.

Who should attend: Only GS1 MO and GO staff may attend

Session leader(s): Audrey Kelly, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

13:00 – 15:00

GS1 standards for fresh foods

Description: Complete and accurate product data is the common thread driving successful digital transformation and innovation in supply chain and consumer engagement. Attend this session to learn some best practices from industry leaders in fresh foods and GS1 Member Organisations about leveraging GS1 standards. Topics will include implementation of GS1 standards and an overview of global trends.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Elena Tomanovich, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail – Fresh foods

Track: Community engagement

13:00 – 15:00

GSMP EPC UHF Gen2v3 Mission-specific Working Group (MSWG)

Description:​​​ This group will develop technical revisions to modernise GS1’s EPC “suite” of standards. These standards focus on increasing inventory scanning performance and efficiency with flexibility of parameters for diverse application requirements. This includes the harmonisation of the EPC Gen2 with ISO/IEC 18000-63 through the optimisation of the Gen2 air interface command set based on implementation lessons from the field.

Who should attend:  Opted-in only 

Session leader(s): John Ryu, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

13:00 – 15:00

Identification of repackaged medicinal products sub team

Description: There is a need/request from industry to develop a guideline to explain how to identify and barcode medicinal product doses for dispending purposes. The work group has been in the process of defining the requirements to build the guideline. This guideline will describe recommendations for using GS1 keys, attributes and data carriers for the identification as well as the use of the repackaged medicinal products and medicinal product doses for dispensing purposes. The next step is creating the guideline. Come join the session and help in the development of the guideline. This session is for opt-in only members.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Greg Rowe, GS1

Industries impacted: Healthcare

Track: Standards Development

15:00 – 15:15

Break

15:15 – 15:45

Newcomers Session

Description: If you are attending this event for the first time, join us! We will talk about hot topics on the programme, answer all your questions and help you connect with GS1 experts. This is the session that will help you navigate the week and make the most efficient use of your time.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Andrew Hearn, Kelly Lerch, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

15:15 – 15:45

Roundtable: Application of GS1 standards for clinical trials

Description: Join us to discuss how the newly developed GS1 standards apply for clinical trials and how these can help to streamline the supply chain from the sponsor to the trial subject. Co-host: Pierre Fernandez-Barbereau, R&D Clinical Supply Chain Operations, Industrial Development, Sanofi.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Tania Snioch, GS1

Industries impacted: Healthcare

15:15 – 15:45

Roundtable: Applying the data quality strategy to your MO strategy (MO only)

Description: At the May 2021 General Assembly, a data quality strategy was approved by the organisation. Learn more about it and hear from other MOs on how they are applying the data quality strategy to their MO’s business and product strategies.

Who should attend: Only GS1 MO and GO staff may attend

Session leader(s): Christine Carina, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

15:15 – 15:45

Roundtable: Help me understand GS1 Digital Link

Description:​​​ Join us for a casual, informative session to ask any questions you like, and, hopefully, clear any confusion you might have around GS1 Digital Link. The basic questions we will cover are: What is it? What can our members do with it? What do I need to know? What can I leave to others? If it is so great, how is it free? And what is a resolver? We will answer those questions and more, so feel free to come ready to ask away.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Phil Archer

Industries impacted: All industries

15:15 – 15:45

Roundtable: Innovation trends

Description:​​​ With the recent publication of the 2nd Edition GS1 Trend Research Report, trends such as on-demand logistics, traceability, and smart everything continue to be important. But what changes have you seen in the past year? Come have an open discussion on your thoughts on current and future trends and hear perspectives from others.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

15:15 – 15:45

Roundtable: The importance of GS1 standards in meeting sustainability objectives

Description: Sustainability and Circularity are trends that have grown in importance throughout the global pandemic. Consumers have become measurably more eco-friendly in their choices of what they purchase and consume placing pressure on brands to innovate and transform. To meet the sustainability demands of consumers, governments and stakeholders abroad, companies must transform themselves and their supply chains. We’ll hear directly from GS1’s thought leaders and explore how GS1 standards are well-positioned to help industry achieve the necessary transformation.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Timothy Marsh, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

15:45 – 16:00

Break

16:00 – 17:00

Accelerating into the future: GS1 marketplaces programme*

Description: As marketplaces accelerate into the future, industry stakeholders are asking GS1 to work together with them to help answer their pressing business challenges around product identification, including catalogue management, online bundles and white label products. The GS1 marketplaces programme seeks to ensure that GS1 standards and services evolve to support today’s, and tomorrow’s, online world. Better understand the real-world industry challenges faced by the marketplace ecosystem and gain an insight into the ongoing work GS1 is undertaking with industry around standards, services and education & awareness.

*This session will be completely repeated live on Thursday at 10:00 CET.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Darren Edels, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

16:00 – 17:00

GS1 Member Organisation experiences with GS1 Digital Link

Description: Member Organisations around the world are helping their members solve real problems by connecting identifiers to multiple sources of information using GS1 Digital Link. From GTINs to SSCCs, GLNs to GIAIs, the easy connectivity that GS1 Digital Link offers expands the scope and functionality, and therefore the value, of the GS1 system. In this session, different MOs will describe what they have been working on, their challenges and successes, the content that resonates, and the content that does not.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Phil Archer, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

16:00 – 18:00

GSMP Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Standards Maintenance Group (SMG)

Description: The EDI SMG is responsible for the development and maintenance of the GS1 XML and EANCOM standards.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): David Buckley, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards Development

09:30 – 11:30

Global Training Network (MO only)

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

Who should attend: Only GS1 MO and GO staff may attend

Session leader(s): Sara Cavallucci, Nora Kaci, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

09:30 – 10:30

Scan4Transport transforming supply chain operations

Description: The multi-award winning Scan4Transport (S4T) approach enables efficiency, interoperability and resilience across the freight transport process through the use of a standard 2D barcode on the transport label. Attend this session to discover how innovative logistic service providers are beginning to embrace GS1 Digital Link standards, connecting an extremely fragmented transport industry and enabling agility.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Michiel Ruighaver, GS1

Industries impacted: Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

10:45 – 11:45

Integrated Track & Trace for multi modal transportation initiative*

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

*This session will be completely repeated live on Tuesday at 14:00 CET.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

Industries impacted: Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

11:45 – 12:00

Break

12:00 – 12:50

Plenary: How the world’s most successful consumer organisations are winning in the era of data

Description: In all subsegments of the Consumer Products and Retail industries data is enhancing, well… everything. Every part of product ideation to consumer fulfilment can be informed by data. We’re beginning to see the start of our new future in CPG & Retail -- one that’s powered by data. Join us as we look at some of the ways we see Consumer Products and Retail industries using data to serve their customers and blaze new trails for their futures. From using data to gain a competitive edge, to building a resilient supply chain, to recognizing who each customer is, what they want and what matters most to them -- data is empowering. And whether we’re using data for operational improvements, or consumer communications, the shopper is at the core.

Speakers: Two world-leading experts in the global retail sector: Lindsey Mazza and Kees Jacobs of Capgemini. 

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

12:50 – 13:00

Break

13:00 – 14:00

GS1 Member Organisation experiences with GS1 Digital Link (live repeated session)

Description: GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) around the world are helping their members solve real problems by connecting identifiers to multiple sources of information using GS1 Digital Link. From Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) to Serialised Shipping Container Codes (SSCCs), Global Location Numbers (GLNs) to Global Individual Asset Identifiers (GIAIs), the easy connectivity that GS1 Digital Link offers expands the scope and functionality, and therefore the value, of the GS1 system. In this session, different MOs will describe what they have been working on, their challenges and successes, the content that resonates, and the content that does not.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Phil Archer, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

13:00 – 15:00

GSMP Identification Standards Maintenance Group (SMG)

Description: This is the last call to share your changes for General Specifications Release 2022 and we will prioritise those items.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

13:00 – 15:00

GSMP TDS / TDT 2.0 Mission-specific Work Group (MSWG)

Description: The objective of the TDS/TDT 2.0 MSWG is to simplify EPC binary encoding syntax to align with GS1 barcode syntax. TDS/TDT 2.0 MSWG and EPC UHF Gen2 v3 MSWG will work in parallel to develop technical revisions to modernise GS1’s EPC “suite” of standards, with a focus on increased native interoperability and ease of use. Both MSWGs share the EPC as common denominator, but each has a distinct technical focus.

Come join the session and help in the development of the Business Requirements Analysis Document (BRAD), the first step towards building the solution.

Session is for opt-in only members.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Greg Rowe, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

13:00 – 13:45

Sustainability and circular economy at GS1 (MO only)

Description: GS1 standards play a key role in enabling stakeholders to achieve sustainability objectives. Understanding that capabilities in traceability are a necessary investment in order to achieve sustainable development goals and circular economies, we have an important role to play in ensuring stakeholders across the value chain know and understand GS1. This session will cover recent developments on messaging and a GS1 position on sustainability. It is also a great opportunity for MOs to contribute to the development of a Sustainability MO Deployment Toolkit.

Who should attend: Only GS1 MO and GO staff may attend

Session leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

13:00 – 13:30

Verified by GS1 – a manufacturer’s journey

Description: The goal of this session is to have a manufacturer (brand owner) tell their story on why and how it uses Data OUT/Verified by GS1 and how it helped the company in its relation to the retailer as well as internally (catalogue clean-up, data quality improvement, internal process improvement, etc.)

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Enzo Blonk, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail – Apparel, CPG, Fresh foods, General merchandise, Standards development, Technical industries

Track: Community engagement

14:00 – 15:00

Integrated Track & Trace for multi modal transportation initiative (live repeated session)

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

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 France

Industries impacted: Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

14:00 – 14:30

Verified by GS1 – a retailer’s journey

Description: The goal of this session is to highlight the retailers’ stories we have collected so far on the programme, showing why retailers and marketplaces are using Verified by GS1, the benefits they see, and the importance of collaborating amongst retail partners on data.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Enzo Blonk, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:30 – 17:30

GSMP Construction – GTIN Management Standards sub team

Description: Help the construction industry implement the GTIN Management Standard, This is a NEW group so join us in the beginning of the project.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, GS1

Industries impacted: Technical industries

Track: Standards development

15:30 – 18:30

GSMP EPCIS & CBV 2.0 Mission-specific Work Group (MSWG)

Description: The EPCIS MSWG is in the final stages of updating both EPCIS and CBV standards. This session will work on resolving remaining issues in order to get to the next step of motioning to public community review.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Greg Rowe, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

15:30-18:30

GSMP Images, Digital & Electronic Assets (IDEAS) Standards Maintenance Group (SMG)

Description: The IDEAs SMG is focused on all digital assets but especially product images. The sharing and delivery of product images from brand owners to image recipients (retailers, e-tailors, marketplaces, etc.) has seen explosive growth with the rise of online shopping. The standards and guidelines for quality, size, usage (including start and stop dates), backgrounds, etc. help reduce cost and complexity for all supply chain participants.

Who should attend: GSMP group requiring IP

Session leader(s):  David Buckley, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

15:30 – 16:30

Innovation Interest Group

Description:​​​ GS1's innovation teams from around the world will share information on their projects, trends, technologies and innovation processes.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:30 – 17:00

Shaping future logistics using GS1 standards

Description:​​​ Governments all over the world invest heavily in projects with supply chain stakeholders to improve operations in supply chains and specifically in transport & logistics. GS1 has been quite successful in joining such innovation projects. Governments expect these projects to become the kernels of supply chain and T&L innovation around which the industry will consolidate to leverage the innovations first proven within the projects. Several member organisations and industry stakeholders will explain what projects they are working on during this session, how they leverage GS1 standards and how the projects intend to become the growth-kernels in which governments invest their funds.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Sandra Wagner, GS1 Germany; Patrik Jonasson, GS1 

Industries impacted: Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

15:30 – 16:30

Verified by GS1 – data analytics – data content / quality

Description: This session focuses on the power of Data Analytics to support the Verified by GS1 Content creation and usage, and how content-led strategy will drive data quality in Verified by GS1. Potentially one MO, one Brand Owner, and a Content Provider will demo how these tools helped the Verified by GS1 process / Quality.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Paulo Barata, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - CPG, Standards development

Track: Community engagement

  • Who should attend: Everyone may attend
    Session leader(s): David Almroth, GS1
    Industries impacted: Technical industries
17:00 – 18:00

Global Data Model best practices – Industry session

Description: Get some insight into the experiences of industry champions as they prepare to adopt the Global data Model.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Markus Mueller, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail – CPG, Standards development

Track: Community engagement

9:30 – 11:30

GLN success stories: Port of Rotterdam and beyond*

Description: It all starts with knowing "where." Keeping track of things in logistics must be based on unambiguous identification of locations and unambiguous data on exactly where (in geographical terms) the location is. This applies to locations of all sizes ranging from (port) terminals down to gates (in/out), dock-doors at distribution centres or even drugs storing cabinets in hospital wards. Locations and reliable location information is of paramount importance for all supply chain processes. The GLN can play a pivotal role in unlocking location information for all stakeholders. Join this session to learn how GS1 is already working with industry to deliver on this promise. Several Industry stakeholders will contribute to this session.

*This session will be completely repeated live on Thursday at 13:30 CET.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

Industries impacted: Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

11:30 – 12:00

Break

12:00 – 12:50

Plenary: GS1 standards – making a difference for patients worldwide

Description: At a time where health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, leading healthcare stakeholders ranging from hospitals to wholesalers and suppliers, will explain how they use GS1 standards to improve patient safety. Discussions will focus on how these standards, incorporated in both business and clinical processes, are helping to improve efficiency, accuracy and importantly, quality of care – impacting everybody, everywhere.

Speakers:  Sinead Moran, Special Feeds Unit Manager, CHI at Temple Street; Maryanne Molenaar, Informatics Pharmacist, Eastern Health and more to come.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

12:50-13:00

Break

13:00 – 13:30

Roundtable: All you wanted to know about GSMP

Description: Get together with other new members to the Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) to answer any questions and learn more about all that is going on.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Andrew Hearn, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

13:00 – 13:30

Roundtable: GitHub. What is it? Why is it important for GS1?

Description: GitHub is the world's premier platform for sharing and collaborating on open-source software. Join us to learn how GS1 is using GitHub to build and engage communities in the development of global standards, solutions and guidelines. This is your chance to speak with GS1 experts who have been leveraging it to successfully support their work efforts. Bring your questions to see how you can benefit from and contribute to projects using GitHub.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Phil Archer, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

13:00 – 13:30

Roundtable: GSMP Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Standards Maintenance Group (SMG)

Description: This roundtable will discuss all EDI related topics including, but not restricted to:

  • What is the future of EDI
  • Kickstarting EDI where it is not being used
  • Cross-sector and cross-border EDI
  •  EDI and public procurement

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): David Buckley, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

13:00 – 13:30

Roundtable: How GS1 builds stronger regional collaboration to support MO success

Description: Join us for a fast-paced round table discussion on the benefits of networked regions. All over the world GS1 is strengthening regional collaboration into networked groupings of MOs that work on an increasing number of strategic priorities on a regional level. In this discussion we will explore how efforts to build the critical collaboration linkages between MOs is a fundamental component that shapes our positioning in different regions. We will discuss how GS1 member organisation can achieve greater outcomes on a regional scale on specific projects and initiatives, including with regional institutions, and regional partners. Finally, we will explore how fostering cooperation with other regions including participation in each other’s regional meetings, regular exchange of ideas and region-to-region projects can benefit all involved MOs and strengthen GS1 standards adoption.

Who should attend: GS1 MO staff and global office staff only 

Session leader(s): Patrik Jonasson, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

13:00 – 13:30

Roundtable: Training and the pandemic effect

Description:​​​ This discussion will cover training before and after the pandemic. The impact of the pandemic has been felt in every aspect of industry, some positive, some negative. In this roundtable, we want to hear about your experiences and observations about how forced confinement, and a complete virtual environment has impacted training.

Who should attend:

Session leader(s): Daniel Clark and Sara Cavallucci, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

13:30 – 14:00

Break

14:00 – 16:00

Global Data Model – Global Team

Description: Join us for our continued work on topics related to the maintenance of the GDM Standard, the Attribute Definitions for Business Standard and the GDM Attribute Implementation Guideline. The GS1 Global Data Model helps companies leverage product content for a seamless shopping experience across every channel. By simplifying and harmonising the exchange of product data around the world, the GS1 Global Data Model increases operational efficiency for brand owners and retailers and improves data accuracy and completeness for consumers.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Tasha Wiehe, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - CPG, Standards development, Retail - Fresh foods

Track: Standards development

14:00 – 16:00

GSMP Scan4Transport Mission-specific Work Group (MSWG)

Description: Scan4Transport is excited to share the latest S4T pilot report where the GS1 community can gain an insight and ask questions. We will also discuss the new application identifiers needed from the pilot report.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, GS1

Industries impacted: Transport & Logistics

Track: Standards development

14:00 – 16:00

Pathology – identification & labelling of laboratory samples sub team

Description: The objective of this group's work is to build a guideline to detail how to identify and label pathology samples taken from patients. Ensuring GS1 standards are used within pathology in a harmonised and standardised way will ensure no divergent approaches are taken. The guideline will recommend how to use existing GS1 standards and AI. Come join the session and help in the development of the Business Requirements Analysis Document (BRAD), the first step towards building the solution. This session is for opt-in only members who are GS1 Member Organisations staff.

Who should attend: Opted-in only and GS1 MO only 

Session leader(s): Greg Rowe, GS1

Industries impacted: Healthcare

Track: Standards Development

14:00 – 15:00

The Global Migration to 2D Programme – the next dimension in barcodes – info session

Description: In 2021, we transitioned the future of on-pack coding initiative into a broader, more comprehensive programme to drive the global migration to 2D barcodes. During this session we will provide an update on how we’re expanding this programme, and provide opportunities for Q&A on the topic.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Lori Schrop and Kevin Stark, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:15 – 16:15

Global Migration to 2D solution providers workstream

Description: Throughout the world, industry users have been migrating towards the use of 2D barcodes to meet pressing requirements for richer consumer engagement and regulation compliance but use cases do not end there. Improving inventory management, enhancing recall readiness, championing sustainability and ethical sourcing, addressing product authentication – the list of areas that benefit from the right data in the right data carrier is extensive across all markets and sectors. Realising the benefits of data rich barcodes at scale is no small feat. Hardware, software, systems, and entire ecosystems will need to further adapt at scale. This group is designed for solution providers across all markets that support on-pack coding solutions. This would include those involved with scanning systems, printers, data storage, system integration, etc. This session will be an awareness raising session for new comers and a solution provider workstream insights build session.

Who should attend: Group members only or by invitation

Session leader(s): Steven Keddie, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:15 – 16:15

The Global Migration to 2D – Community Engagement session

Description: This session will focus on the industry and community engagement side of the Global Migration to 2D programme. We’ll highlight collateral available today, describe business use cases in more depth and outline how to get involved in pilot opportunities.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Lori Schrop and Elena Tomanovich, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

16:30 – 17:30

Creating effective referral links (MO only)

Description:​​​ Many Member Organisations are actively working with solution providers, e-commerce partners and other stakeholders to help partner website display effective referral links to GS1. These links ease the customer journey to obtain GTINs and increase the probability that users are licensing authentic keys directly from GS1. In this short session, we’ll demonstrate effective links using real-life examples and explain best practices for design and positioning.

Who should attend: Only GS1 MO and GO staff may attend

Session leader(s): Rosalie Clemens, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries.

Track: Community engagement

16:30 – 19:00

GSMP Global Product Classification (GPC) Standards Maintenance Group (SMG)

Description: GPC classifies products by grouping them into categories based on their essential properties as well as their relationships to other products. GPC offers a universal set of standards for everything from a car to a litre of milk, and for everything from camping equipment to footwear, home appliances to toys. During this session we will explore opportunities for GPC modernisation, how industries use the GPC standard and demonstrate the new GPC tool capabilities.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Eileen Harpell and Elsa Braz, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - CPG

Track: Standards development

16:30 – 18:30

GSMP Visibility4Cargo Mission-specific Working Group

Description:Track and trace is often a challenge for today’s supply chains due to outdated paper processes and disjointed data systems that slow down communication. The lack of data compatibility exposes supply chains to problems like visibility gaps, inaccurate supply and demand predictions, manual errors, counterfeiting, and compliance violations. Join this session to participate in the kick-off meeting of the GSMP Mission-Specific Working Group (MSWG) tasked with solving these specific industry challenges. Seize this opportunity to help shape the output of the group by engaging in scope, objectives, and timeline conversations.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

16:30 – 18:00

How to improve the customer experience through innovation

Description:​​​ In this session, you will discover how innovation can bring your customer experience to the next level. With a community of 115 GS1 Member Organisations worldwide, we have a unique opportunity to leverage our diversity by sharing innovative ways of interacting with customers and learning from each other. Our common goal as GS1 is to deliver an exceptional customer experience despite the continuous change of needs, expectations and trends.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Sara Cavallucci and Donna Dipietro, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

16:30 – 18:30

Traceability at GS1

Description: Traceability across GS1 has made great progress due to the efforts of those who collaborate to build the necessary capabilities. Despite these positive strides, there remains more to accomplish for GS1 to be ready to increase their investment in traceability. Together, we plan to ensure that GS1 remains at the forefront of user needs now and in the future. Join this session to learn, contribute and influence the future of GS1 traceability.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

10:00 – 11:00

Accelerating into the future: GS1 marketplaces programme (live repeated session)

Description: As marketplaces accelerate into the future, industry stakeholders are asking GS1 to work together with them to help answer their pressing business challenges around product identification, including catalogue management, online bundles and white label products. The GS1 marketplaces programme seeks to ensure that GS1 standards and services evolve to support today’s, and tomorrow’s, online world. Better understand the real-world industry challenges faced by the marketplace ecosystem and gain an insight into the ongoing work GS1 is undertaking with industry around standards, services and education & awareness.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Darren Edels

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

10:00-11:00

Consumer digital receipts – Who needs a global standard?

Description: Consumer Digital Receipts are increasingly provided to consumers by bricks & mortar stores, online stores and Apps that cover omnichannel. Some regulators, like in France, are establishing a framework to require digital receipts to be provided to consumers. This open discussion will focus on some of the proof of concept work, the emerging regulatory requirements, a potential technical solution and most importantly the user requirement for a global standard.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): David Buckley, Piergiorgio Licciardello, Miklos Bolyky, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail 

Track: Community engagement

10:00 – 11:00

GS1 in Rail – from vision to implementation

Description:​​​ Since the establishment of the new Centre of Excellence Rail on January 1, 2021, many activities have been launched to successively implement our vision for rail. Hear from industry and GS1 experts about our progress in this sector, pilot projects regarding EPCIS and GDSN and get inspired about the opportunities and benefits for stakeholders (GS1 MOs, suppliers and rail operators).

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Thorsten Kirschner, GS1

Industries impacted: Technical industries, Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

11:00 – 12:00

Break

11:15 –11:45

Roundtable: GitHub. What is it? Why is it important for GS1? (live repeated session)

Description: GitHub is the world's premier platform for sharing and collaborating on open-source software. Join us to learn how GS1 is using GitHub to build and engage communities in the development of global standards, solutions and guidelines. This is your chance to speak with GS1 experts who have been leveraging it to successfully support their work efforts. Bring your questions to see how you can benefit from and contribute to projects using GitHub.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Kevin Dean, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

11:15 –11:45

Roundtable: Help me understand GS1 Digital Link (live repeated session)

Description:​​​ Join us for a casual, informative session to ask any questions you like, and, hopefully, clear any confusion you might have around GS1 Digital Link. The basic questions we will cover are: What is it? What can our members do with it? What do I need to know? What can I leave to others? If it is so great, how is it free? And what is a resolver? We will answer those questions and more, so feel free to come ready to ask away.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Phil Archer

Industries impacted: All industries

11:15-11:45

Roundtable: How to build business intelligence & data analytics applications at GS1

Description: We will discuss how GS1 standards and registries can be used to generate business insights, addressing technical aspects such as data warehouse design (SQL), data lakes, data pipelines, scripting (Python), dashboards (PowerBI).  

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Coen Janssen, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

11:15 - 11:45

Roundtable: Innovation trends (live repeated session)

Description:​​​ With the recent publication of the 2nd Edition GS1 Trend Research Report, trends such as on-demand logistics, traceability, and smart everything continue to be important. But what changes have you seen in the past year? Come have an open discussion on your thoughts on current and future trends and hear perspectives from others.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

11:15 - 11:45

Roundtable: The importance of GS1 standards in meeting sustainability objectives (live repeated session)

Description: Sustainability and Circularity are trends that have grown in importance throughout the global pandemic. Consumers have become measurably more eco-friendly in their choices of what they purchase and consume placing pressure on brands to innovate and transform. To meet the sustainability demands of consumers, governments and stakeholders abroad, companies must transform themselves and their supply chains. We’ll hear directly from GS1’s thought leaders and explore how GS1 standards are well-positioned to help industry achieve the necessary transformation.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Timothy Marsh, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

12:00 – 13:00

Discover the GS1 e-Academy (MO only)

Description: Discover how the GS1 e-Academy can help your employees and/or your customers/members/subscribers learn about GS1 standards and services. You will take a brief tour of the GS1 e-Academy and the default offering for all MO employees. Then learn first-hand from MOs that are using this online learning tool about how they have leveraged the GS1 e-Academy to satisfy the learning needs of their employees/customers.

Who should attend: Only GS1 MO and GO staff may attend

Session leader(s): Jeanette McVeigh, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

12:00 – 15:00

GDSN User Group Meeting

Description: The GDSN User Group will meet to focus on the area of data synchronisation and data quality across all sectors to increase the implementation, growth and adoption of GDSN globally. Everyone is invited to participate.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Alan Hyler, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

12:00 – 14:00

GS1 EDI Advisory Team Meeting

Description: The EDI Advisory Team will meet to discuss topics related to GS1 EDI Strategy for years to come.

Who should attend: Group members only or by invitation

Session leader(s): Piergiorgio Licciardello, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

12:00 – 14:00

GSMP Digital Signature Mission-specific Work Group (MSWG)

Description: Join us to shape the solution phase of Digital Signatures. We are looking to update the web vocabulary, Link Types, and web vocabulary.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

12:00 – 13:00

What is new in the GS1 global traceability compliance standard v4.1 (MO only)

Description: After the successful ratification of the GS1 global traceability compliance standard v4.1, we are happy to take you through the main changes and explain how the material available can help you conduct traceability assessments.

Who should attend: Only GS1 MO and GO staff may attend

Session leader(s): Aya Abdelaziz, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

13:30 – 15:30

GLN success stories: Port of Rotterdam and beyond (live repeated session)

Description: It all starts with knowing "where." Keeping track of things in logistics must be based on unambiguous identification of locations and unambiguous data on exactly where (in geographical terms) the location is. This applies to locations of all sizes ranging from (port) terminals down to gates (in/out), dock-doors at distribution centres or even drugs storing cabinets in hospital wards. Locations and reliable location information is of paramount importance for all supply chain processes. The GLN can play a pivotal role in unlocking location information for all stakeholders. Join this session to learn how GS1 is already working with industry to deliver on this promise. Several Industry stakeholders will contribute to this session.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 France

Industries impacted: Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

14:45 – 15:45

GSMP Co-chairs Meeting

Description: This session is for co-chairs of GSMP work groups only. GS1 will provide an update on key priorities. The GS1 Global Office Leadership Team will attend to answer your questions.

Who should attend: GSMP Co-Chairs only

Session leader(s): Miguel Lopera, Andrew Hearn, Robert Beideman and Marianne Timmons, GS1

Industries impacted: all industries

Track: Standards Development

15:45 – 16:00

Break

16:00 – 16:50

GS1 Ken Traub Awards ceremony and closing remarks plenary

Description: The development of GS1 standards would not be possible without the GSMP champions around the world who are dedicated to transforming business for the benefit of everyone. Join us to celebrate these special individuals that make it happen every day. Also, hear a recap of the weeks’ accomplishments and the path forward as we continue to build a more resilient future, together.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Speakers: Robert Beideman, Andrew Hearn, GS1