Programme

The programme is full of working group meetings, sessions focusing on the most important GS1 topics, informative “lunch and learns” and two networking events.

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

Networking coffee breaks daily: 10:30-11:00 and 15:30-16:00

08:30 - 10:30

General Merchandise MO Interest Group

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: This will be the second face to face meeting of the new GS1 General Merchandise MO Interest Group. MO colleagues interested in General Merchandise sector and its sub-categories, such as DIY, Consumer Electronics, Toys, Sporting Goods, and Jewellery, will share updates and best practices. Together we will work on materials for a General Merchandise Engagement Kit to help with local deployments.
Who should attend: MO Only
Moderator: Markus Mueller,  GS1
Industries impacted: General Merchandise
Location: Meeting room 9, 2nd floor

08:30 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GSMP Identification (ID) Standards Maintenance Group (SMG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: This is an opportunity to advance and close work for General Specification version 19. We will also share best practices and conduct a General Specification Workshop beyond.  
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1
    Co-chair: Xavier Barras, GS1 France
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 1&2, 2nd Floor

  • Get started with the new GS1 Learning Management System

    Track: Education
    Description: The new GS1 Learning Management System offers several important benefits to your Member Organisation such as optimizing the deployment of GS1 standards and soft skills training to build sales capabilities, ensuring consistent and effective knowledge transfer, enabling the GS1 community to speak with one voice and leveraging the benefits of distance learning.
    This session will provide an overview of how other MOs are using the system and how to get started deploying it to your member companies.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Erik Sandberg, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 6, 2nd Floor

  • Last Mile: The time to act is NOW

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: The standards for Last Mile delivery are now being implemented in Europe and EU Regulation will prompt worldwide interest. In this session you will learn about the current state of play, the various GS1 activities and how the on-going developments provide huge opportunities for GS1 everywhere in the world. We will also provide the opportunity to discuss with your peers from other MOs how you may seize the opportunities.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Jaco Voorsuij, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

  • GDSN User Group Meeting

    Track: Services
    Description: The GDSN User Group meeting primary objective is to get direct feedback from the organisations that are implementing the GDS standards in the network and to discuss upcoming releases, features and functionality that will impact users and usage. 
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Alan Hyler
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Herbert Room, Ground Floor

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

  • Lunch & Learn: What was the best recent achievement between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and European Union (EU)? The Fight Against Illicit Trade!

    Track: Public Policy
    Description: Come to discover how  the World Health Organisation (WHO) and European Union (EU) set the path for the fight of Illicit trade to help citizens, operators and authorities detect illicit products. As a standard expert come and learn how GS1 standards can support these organisations and how GTIN, GLN, GIAI are more will support the new track and trace system , a major breakthrough , do not miss it ! 
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Francesca Poggiali, GS1 | Robert Beideman, GS1 | Scott Gray, GS1 | Nora Kaci, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Prembroke Room, Ground Floor

  • Networking Lunch

    Location: Sussex Restaurant, Ground Floor

13:30 - 15:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GS1 Cloud Services: Best Practices from the Beta Process

    Track: Services
    Description: Our greatest strength is our community. This session will enrich participants with MOs’ best practices from the deployment and testing of Check and Activate services during the beta process. It will also allow for plenty of interaction (including Q&A) with the aim to build a strong GS1 MO community by leveraging each other’s learnings and achievements.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Christine Carina, GS1 | Cameron Green, GS1 | Adi Turkovic, GS1 Bosnia & Herzegovina | Deniss Dobrovolskis, GS1 Sweden | Jonas Busenfried, GS1 Sweden | Luis Costa, GS1 Brasil | Sjoerd Schaper, GS1 Netherlands
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

  • Omni-Channel Retail: Overview and update for newcomers

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: In this session you will hear about the latest market developments in omni-channel retail and how GS1 and its Member Organizations around the world are helping online retailers to cope with the challenges they face concerning physical-digital convergence and product identification. Attendees will see how  GS1 Standards fit together in order to add value to the omni-channel retail value chain.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 18, Second Floor

13:30 - 17:00

Parallel sessions

  • GSMP Identification (ID) Standards Maintenance Group (SMG), continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: This is an opportunity to advance and close work for General Specification version 19.  We will also share best practices and conduct a General Specification Workshop beyond.  
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1
    Co-chair: Xavier Barras, GS1 France
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 1&2, 2nd Floor

  • GET FIT! How to Fight against Illicit Trade

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Fighting Illicit Trade has taken a big step forward with the WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products  entering into force. Join us to get the best of the FIT project, discover our new tools and updates that will help you in your local outreach activities.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Francesca Poggiali, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Ulster Suite, Ground Floor

  • GDSN User Group Meeting, continued

    Track: Services
    Description: The GDSN User Group meeting primary objective is to get direct feedback from the organisations that are implementing the GDS standards in the network and to discuss upcoming releases, features and functionality that will impact users and usage. 
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Alan Hyler
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Herbert Room, Ground Floor

16:00 - 17:00

Consumer IoT: Advancing the work with industry

Track: Solutions & Innovation
Description: Throughout 2018, we’ve continued our exploration into Consumer IoT (C-IoT)and expanded our collaboration to include a broader set of industry players through webinars and workshops. Join us for an update on the joint Consumer IoT program with GS1 US, and learn how we’re evolving our thoughts on architecture principles, expanding into new use cases, and continuing to explore the role that unique identity will play to create new seamless consumer experiences.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Kevin Stark, GS1 | Gena Morgan, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

17:15 - 18:15

Welcome & Poster Cocktail

Description: Join us for a welcome cocktail while learning about GS1 initiatives from around the world.  If you would like to participate in the poster session, contact Patricia @ Patricia.Pfeifer@hut-gmbh.net.

Location: Prefunction Area | Munster & Leinster Rooms, Ground Floor

09:00 - 10:30

GS1 Plenary and Awards

Track: Education
Description: Please join us for important updates from Global Office, as well as an informative keynote from Michael Carey, a prominent Irish entrepreneur, Executive Chairman of The Company of Food, a specialist food investment company, and Chairman of East Coast Bakehouse.  We will also award two new people with the GS1 Ken Traub Standards Award.  
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Andrew Hearn, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Prembroke Room, Ground Floor

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel sessions

  • LEI, GLN and other GS1 keys; how do they all fit together?

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: The LEI enables clear and unique identification of legal entities engaging in financial transactions and is assigned by a body governed by public authorities. The GLN is designed to be a flexible tool for enabling companies/organisations to identify themselves as well as relevant functions and locations, such as business units, physical or digital locations. What is the relationship between the keys? What does the LEI mean for the GS1 System? This interactive workshop aims to discuss and draw a conclusion to a draft position paper that will be distributed before the session to the participants. 
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Rosalie Clemens, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Ulster Suite, Ground Floor

  • The New Global Traceability Strategy

    Track: Solutions & Innovation
    Description: A review of the freshly minted strategy that will direct the work of GS1, in strong collaboration between GO and MOs, for the next 3 to 5 years.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Tim Marsh, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

  • GSMP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Structure Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description:

    With the first phase of the GS1 Digital Link (Web URI Structure) ratified as a GS1 standard, attention turns to the opportunities it presents for Brand Owners, Retailers, the healthcare sector, and Solution Providers. In this session, we will show the results from experiments with 'Resolver Services' (a.k.a Digital Bridge Services) including the id.gs1.org Resolver Service, and discuss how the thinking behind them has evolved, taking in to account input from many sectors.

    In this open session, we're keen to gather further input and discuss how the ability to link a single GS1 identifier to multiple human and machine readable resources can be exploited to the maximum benefit of our community. We will also recognise and look ahead to solving the significant challenge presented by the limited carrying capacity of even 2D barcodes.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Phil Archer, GS1 | Mark Harrison, GS1 | Greg Rowe, GS1
    Co-chairs: Dominique Guinard, EVRYTHNG | Laurent Tonnelier, mobiLead/serviceTag
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Herbert Room, Ground Floor

  • Project Blueberry Castle

    Track: Standards
    Description: Come hear about the truly unique project “Blueberry Castle”. This initiative is a collaboration of government bodies, not-for-profits and corporations to run a multi-country study focused on improving medical device traceability that leverages GS1 standards. As a global first this project brings sterile field data capture technology into the operating theatre to support patient safety and regulatory compliance. You will also hear about how GS1 standards could evolve to reflect the technology that industry is adopting to comply with regulation and change the way the medical device value chain operates today. *Please note this session may only last 60 minutes.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Mike Byrne, GS1 Ireland
    Industries impacted: Healthcare
    Location: Munster Suite, Ground Floor

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

  • How to do business with Tesco Ireland - Lunch session

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: This session gives suppliers the opportunity to learn about the business process requirements and new supply chain initiative being rolled out by their retail customers. This informative session is delivered by industry leaders to foster communication, education and collaboration between trading partners, and demonstrate the value of GS1 standards for business.  

    This session will give suppliers the opportunity to hear from Sean Nolan, Head Of Commercial Operations at Tesco Ireland. 
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Mike Byrne, GS1 Ireland | Elena Tomanovich, GS1
    Industries impacted: Retail - All
    Location: Prembroke Room, Ground Floor

  • Networking lunch

    Locations: Sussex Restaurant, Ground Floor

13:30 - 15:30

Parallel sessions

  • Technical Industries: Digital era of life cycle visibility

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: After a brief intro, participants will receive a clear overview of recent GS1 activities in Technical Industries, demonstrating the immense potential for GS1 globally and how current efforts are foundational for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The session will address the 3 sectors in focus for 2018-2019 : Construction, Defence and Rail as well as recent activities in the Maritime sector. The requirements of these sectors (many of them of regulatory nature) will be illustrated by use cases provided by Industry guest speakers. They will show that the adoption of GS1 Standards (item identification and exchange of Material Master Data) is already contributing to a higher efficiency in business processes and in the full visibility of the Material Life Cycle.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Enzo Blonk, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

  • Master Data Services - Brand Owner Certification

    Track: Services
    Description: Strong internal processes and procedures are fundamental to decrease data quality errors, risks and significant supply chain costs.  Through this Program, Global Office offers a working partnership with our Member Organisations by providing a foundational set of criteria to deliver robust data quality services regardless of the Member Organisations size or maturity level.  At the request of a multi-national retailer one region has already chosen to align knowing the other countries in their region also comply to the same solid criteria.  This innovative alignment begins to break down the barriers and costs of cross border trading. In a small group setting, The Data Quality Global Office Team invites our Certified Member Organisations to:

    • Hear the steps taken from the first region that chose to align
    • Learn more about the future of Brand Owner Certification and the benefits of working with Global Office to deliver these services
    • Discuss the strategic enhancement of the Program and be a part of ensuring it fits business needs now and in the future

    Since the Program launched in 2017, many Member Organisations have already been certified and many others continue to commit. 

    Who should attend: Restricted; by invitation only
    Moderator: Lorraine Knight, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Munster Suite, Second Floor

13:30 - 17:30

Parallel sessions

  • GSMP EPCIS 2.0 Mission Specific Work Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: In this session we will be working on the development of the EPCIS 2.0 standard.
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Craig Alan Repec, GS1
    Co-chair: Ralph Troeger, GS1 Germany | Danny Haak, Nedap
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 1&2, 2nd Floor

  • Barcode Identification Technical Group and Direct Part Marking

    Track: Standards
    Description: This would be a working session for all interested MO Technical leads and solution providers involved with the Barcode Identification Technical Group and Direct Part Marking work.
    Who should attend: MO Only; Opted-in Only
    Moderator: Dan Mullen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Ulster Suite, Ground Floor

  • Traceability awareness MO task force

    Track: Solutions & Innovation
    Description: This is a working meeting for the MOs involved in the Raising Awareness project for food traceability, from farm to fork.  Objective is for the extended MO Task Force to get ready for the short term execution phase and deliver the agreed messaging. 
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Diane Talliard, GS1
    Co-chair: Mark Zeller, GS1 Germany | Valérie Mazzoni , GS1 France
    Industries impacted: Fresh Foods, Retail-CPG, Food service
    Location: Meeting Room 6, 2nd Floor

  • GSMP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Structure Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG), continued

    Track: Standards
    Description:

    With the first phase of the GS1 Digital Link (Web URI Structure) ratified as a GS1 standard, attention turns to the opportunities it presents for Brand Owners, Retailers, the healthcare sector, and Solution Providers. In this session, we will show the results from experiments with 'Resolver Services' (a.k.a Digital Bridge Services) including the id.gs1.org Resolver Service, and discuss how the thinking behind them has evolved, taking in to account input from many sectors.

    In this open session, we're keen to gather further input and discuss how the ability to link a single GS1 identifier to multiple human and machine readable resources can be exploited to the maximum benefit of our community. We will also recognise and look ahead to solving the significant challenge presented by the limited carrying capacity of even 2D barcodes.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Phil Archer, GS1 | Mark Harrison, GS1 | Greg Rowe, GS1
    Co-chairs: Dominique Guinard, EVRYTHNG | Laurent Tonnelier, mobiLead/serviceTag
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Herbert Room, Ground Floor

14:00 - 17:30

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

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 Only
Moderator: Jean-Luc Champion, GS1 | Tasha Wiehe, GS1
Co-chairs: Tom Eric Schmidt, August Storck KG | Jan Westerkamp, GS1 Netherlands
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: The offices of GS1 Ireland
      Nutley Building, 2nd floor The Merion Centre
      Nutley Lane, Dublin 4
      D04 KF62 Ireland

16:00 - 17:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Marketplaces: Leveraging GS1 standards in marketplaces

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Marketplaces are technology platforms that connect sellers and consumers by creating an ecosystem that facilitates transactions between them.  
    Objective is to strengthen trusted data in the industry by driving global marketplaces (Amazon, eBay & Google) to validate all new product listings via the Cloud
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Garry Thaniel, GS1
    Industries impacted: eTailer, Retailer-apparel, Retail-CPG, General Merchandise
    Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

08:30 - 10:30

Latest news on RFID across sectors and Technology update

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: Participants will hear all latest news on application areas of EPC-enabled RFID in retail, but also in emerging sectors such as Technical Industries (Construction, Defense, Rail etc.) and understand how the technology fits into C-IoT (Consumer IoT) and Industrial IoT or Industry 4.0. Moreover, RFID experts will update the participants on GS1 and RAIN, frequency allocation challenges and opportunities, as well as technology evolution.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Markus Mueller, GS1 | Enzo Blonk, GS1 | Dan Mullen, GS1 | Craig Alan Repec, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

08:30 - 12:30

Parallel sessions

  • GSMP EPCIS 2.0 Mission Specific Work Group, continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: In this session we will be working on the development of the EPCIS 2.0 standard.
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Craig Alan Repec, GS1
    Co-chair: Ralph Troeger, GS1 Germany | Danny Haak, Nedap
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 1&2, 2nd Floor

  • Transport & Logistics Strategy

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: You will learn about the recently approved GS1 Transport & Logistics strategy and how it may affect all the GS1 vertical sectors. We will also engage you to further detail out the strategy and identify opportunities to work with you to implement the T&L strategy also in your country.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Jaco Voorspuij, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Ulster Suite, Ground Floor

  • GS1 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Advisory Team

    Track: Standards
    Description: The group will provide advice on strategic topics and operational issues for GS1 EDI. Any recommendation from the group requiring operational development will follow due process and will be carried out by the group or department designated. 
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: Anders Grangard, GS1
    Co-chair: Tom Eric Schmidt, August Storck KG | Roman Strand, GS1 Germany
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Munster Suite, Ground Floor

  • Global Product Classification (GPC) MO Translators User Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: The purpose of this session is to provide GPC MO Translators advice on strategic and operational issues when implementing GPC in different languages, to support adoption around the world. It is open to MOs who currently translate GPC as well as those wishing to do so.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Mike Mowad, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 9, 2nd Floor

  • Activate Service Development Group kick-off meeting

    Track: Services
    Description: This meeting will launch the group responsible for development of Activate. Topics include: review of backlog items, standards alignment, design considerations, and implementation timelines.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Cameron Green, GS1
    Co-chair: Alan Gormely, GS1 Ireland
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Herbert Room, Ground Floor

11:00 - 12:30

GS1 Standards and Blockchain

Track: Solutions & Innovation
Description: GS1 Standards and Blockchain  - Forget the hype - blockchain technology is quite simply just another way to share data. But what is it good for? And how should our customers using GS1 standards think about blockchain and their business needs? Join us for an interactive session, test your knowledge and learn what this technology is, and is not, and the opportunities it is providing GS1 to help our customers share data.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Tim Marsh, GS1 | Gena Morgan, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

11:00 - 12:30

European Regulation on Product Data

Track: Public Policy
Description: Do you want to know more about the New European Data Economy? Join this session to hear about the new regulation on product data and the trends in the sector at European level.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Francesca Poggiali, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Meeting Room 6, Second Floor

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

  • Lunch & Learn: Putting it all together

    Track: Solutions & Innovation
    Description: Traceability, C-IoT, Fresh Foods, Apparel, Block Chain and the Web - none of these exist in isolation; they're all part of what GS1 does - but how do they all fit together? Come and find out in this lively lunchtime session - bring your phone!
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Phil Archer, GS1 | Tim Marsh, GS1 | Kevin Stark, GS1 | Elena Tomanovich, GS1 | Markus Mueller, GS1 | Aaron Miller, GS1 | Gena Morgan, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Prembroke Room, Ground Floor

  • Governance & Co-chairs Lunch

    Description: This lunch is for all members of governance committees and group co-chairs.  
    Who should attend: Governance members & Co-chairs Only
    Moderator: Miguel Lopera, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Leinster Suite, Ground Floor

  • Networking Lunch

    Location: Sussex Restaurant, Ground Floor

13:30 - 15:30

Parallel sessions

  • GSMP EPCIS 2.0 Mission Specific Work Group, continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: In this session we will be working on the development of the EPCIS 2.0 standard.
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Craig Alan Repec, GS1
    Co-chair: Ralph Troeger, GS1 Germany | Danny Haak, Nedap
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 1&2, 2nd Floor

  • GS1 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Advisory Team, continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: The group will provide advice on strategic topics and operational issues for GS1 EDI. Any recommendation from the group requiring operational development will follow due process and will be carried out by the group or department designated. 
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: Anders Grangard, GS1
    Co-chair: Tom Eric Schmidt, August Storck KG | Roman Strand, GS1 Germany
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Munster Suite, Ground Floor

  • Activate Service Development Group kick-off meeting, continued

    Track: Services
    Description: This meeting will launch the group responsible for development of Activate. Topics include: review of backlog items, standards alignment, design considerations, and implementation timelines.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Cameron Green, GS1
    Co-chair: Alan Gormely, GS1 Ireland
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Herbert Room, Ground Floor

  • 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: eTailer, Food service, Fresh foods
    Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

  • Attribute Explorer Operational Excellence Committee

    Track: Governance
    Description: GS1 Attribute Explorer is a global, browser-based service aimed at helping companies find out what product information they need to provide when doing business with trading partners.
    Who should attend: Group members only
    Moderator: Lorraine Knight, GS1
    Co-chair: Carrie Wilkie, GS1 US | Tomas Tluchor, GS1 in Europe
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 18, 2nd Floor

  • Industry Engagement Steering Committee

    Track: Governance
    Description: Committee Physical Meeting for September
    Who should attend: Group members only
    Moderator: Andrew Hearn, GS1
    Co-chairs: Jeff Denton, Amerisource Bergen Co. | Cedric Lecolley, GS1 France
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 9, 2nd Floor

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

    Track: Standards
    Description: The GPC SMG plans, develops, and maintains the GS1 Global Product Classification system. In this session we will discuss the GPC expansion into Services, including the related work request submitted by GS1 Germany.
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: Mike Mowad, GS1 | Jeanette McVeigh, GS1
    Co-chairs: Reinier Prenger, GS1 Netherlands | Sean Lightholder, Walmart Labs
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 6, Second Floor

16:00 - 17:00

Kriss Akabusi, MBE - Motivational speaker

Kriss Akabusi, MBE is an Olympic gold medalist, motivational speaker, author and one of the most popular speakers in the UK. 

Kriss is famous for his achievements in athletics, however his career as a motivational speaker has propelled him to inspire and motivate those he comes in contact with. Kriss' infectious enthusiasm and legendary story will be a great addition to our event!

Location: Prembroke Room, Ground Floor

18:00 - 23:00

Networking dinner at the Guinness Storehouse

Description: Join us for a night of networking, authentic Irish cuisine and entertainment at the Guinness Storehouse.  Transportation will be provided.  Please meet in the lobby of the hotel at 18:00.  

08:30 - 09:30

What’s new with GS1 Cloud Services: Check & Activate

Track: Services
Description: Join us for an informative session about GS1 Cloud Services currently in development and beta testing. In addition to an overview of Check and Activate, attendees will learn from demonstrations and hear feedback on the services from the beta testing.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Christine Carina, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Prembroke Room, Ground Floor

09:45 - 12:00

Parallel sessions

  • CPG, Fresh Foods & Food Service MO Interest Group

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: The GS1 Member Organisation (MO) Interest Groups for CPG, Fresh Foods and Foodservice provide global platforms for GS1 MOs active in these sectors 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, Fresh Foods and Foodservice sectors. MOs will also share about local activities and initiatives.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Elena Tomanvich, GS1
    Industries impacted: Food service, Retail-CPG, Fresh foods
    Location: Munster Suite, Ground Floor 

09:45 - 12:30

Parallel sessions

  • GDSN Validation Rules sub-team meeting

    Track: Standards
    Description: GDSN Validation Rules are foundational to Global Data Synchronisation Network. The subteam will progress Work Requests and discuss the infrastructural requirements to deliver in support of industry's data quality needs.
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: David Buckley, GS1
    Co-chairs: Steven Robba, 1WorldSync | Gina Tomassi, PepsiCo | Neil Gray, GS1 UK
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Ulster Suite, Ground Floor

  • GSMP Fighting Illicit Trade (FIT) Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: This is a key project to deliver the necessary normative data sharing standards to meet the EU regulations for tobacco industry.  We will also develop the guideline which wraps all the normative standards.  We need the support of the industry as well as subject matter experts in the EDI, GMD, and EPCIS domain.    
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1
    Co-chair: Ulrich Schaefer, GS1 Germany
    Industries impacted: General merchandise
    Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

  • Activate: Path to implementation training

    Track: Services
    Description: This session will help MOs who are considering implementing Activate to understand what they need to do to prepare, set up and deploy a the service locally. The discussion will follow the "Path to Implementation" checklist which will walk participants through work that needs to be done by various departments within their organisation in order to make the service deployment a success.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Cameron Green, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Herbert Room, Ground Floor

  • Mobile Ready Hero Images implementation experience

    Track: Solutions & Innovation
    Description: The GS1 Mobile Ready Hero Images guidelines were completed earlier this year. Members of the group are keen to gather implementation experience, perhaps leading to a revised version of the guidelines and/or the development of collateral material. The session will be of interest to anyone who has implemented the guideline or who wishes to improve the presentation of products on mobile. 
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Phil Archer, GS1 | Jean-Luc Champion, GS1
    Industries impacted: eTailer, Food service, Retail-CPG, Fresh Foods
    Location: Meeting Rooms 1&2, 2nd Floor

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

  • Lunch & Learn: GS1 Standards Development Certification Programme

    Track: Standards
    Description: During this Lunch & Learn, you will have the opportunity to understand the value of becoming a certified standards leader.  You will also be presented with a glimpse into the current status and future plans for the programme.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Cindy Grell, GS1 | Andrew Hearn, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Prembroke Room, Ground Floor

  • Networking lunch

    Location: Sussex Restaurant, Ground Floor 

13:30 - 15:30

Parallel sessions

  • Implementing a traceability solution using GS1 standards

    Track: Solutions & Innovation
    Description: GS1 standards provide the foundation needed for end-to-end traceability systems. By building traceability systems based on global, open GS1 standards, trading partners can access, combine and analyse data from a variety of upstream and downstream sources. This session features approaches and best practices of user companies and GS1 Member Organisations across the world who are using GS1 standards.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Tim Marsh, GS1 | Markus Mueller, GS1 | Elena Tomanovich, GS1
    Industries impacted: eTailer, Food service, Retailer-apparel, Retail-CPG, Fresh Foods, General Merchandise
    Location: Herbert Room, Ground Floor 

  • Construction: Building on GS1 Standards

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: This session will provide participants with an update of GS1's recent successes in this TI sector. It will also allow for plenty of interaction (including Q&A, brainstorming, and exchange of best practices) with the aim to build a strong GS1 & Industry community leveraging on each other's learnings and achievements.
    Who should attend: MO Only
    Moderator: Enzo Blonk, GS1
    Industries impacted: General Merchandise
    Location: Ulster Suite, Ground Floor

13:30 - 17:30

Parallel sessions

  • GS1 Architecture Group

    Track: Governance
    Description: GS1 Architecture Group bi-yearly face-to-face meeting
    Who should attend: Group members only
    Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1
    Co-chairs: Sue Schmid, GS1 Australia | Véra Feuerstein, Nestlé
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 6, 2nd Floor

  • GSMP Fighting Illicit Trade (FIT) Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG) continued

    Track: Standards
    Description: This is a key project to deliver the necessary normative data sharing standards to meet the EU regulations for tobacco industry.  We will also develop the guideline which wraps all the normative standards.  We need the support of the industry as well as subject matter experts in the EDI, GMD, and EPCIS domain.    
    Who should attend: Opted-in Only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1
    Co-chair: Ulrich Schaefer, GS1 Germany
    Industries impacted: General merchandise
    Location: Landsdowne Room, Ground Floor

  • Mobile Ready Hero Images implementation experience, continued

    Track: Solutions & Innovation
    Description: The GS1 Mobile Ready Hero Images guidelines were completed earlier this year. Members of the group are keen to gather implementation experience, perhaps leading to a revised version of the guidelines and/or the development of collateral material. The session will be of interest to anyone who has implemented the guideline or who wishes to improve the presentation of products on mobile. 
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Phil Archer, GS1 | Jean-Luc Champion, GS1
    Industries impacted: eTailer, Food service, Retail-CPG, Fresh Foods
    Location: Meeting Rooms 1&2, 2nd Floor

16:00 - 17:30

GS1 Trends & SWOT Analysis

Track: Solutions & Innovation
Description: While the core components of the GS1 System are at the heart of many of the transformations across our industries, it is imperative that we take an active role in systematically identifying, tracking, and communicating potential disruptions. This session will give a brief overview of this initiative, reveal a preview of the early work, and map out ways to get involved in the next steps.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Kevin Stark, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Pembroke Room, Ground Floor

08:30 - 12:30

Parallel sessions

  • Standards Development Certification Programme: Presentation Skills & Cultural Diversity/Effective Meeting Facilitation

    Track: Education
    Description: This classroom training will bring you the basics of presentation skills and how to interact with a multi-cultural audience, as well as 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: John Ryu, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 7, 2nd Floor

  • GS1 Architecture Group, continued

    Track: Governance
    Description: GS1 Architecture Group bi-yearly face-to-face meeting
    Who should attend: Group members only
    Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1
    Co-chairs: Sue Schmid, GS1 Australia | Véra Feuerstein, Nestlé
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Meeting Room 6, 2nd Floor

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

Location: Sussex Restaurant, Ground Floor

13:30 - 16:30

GS1 Architecture Group, continued

Track: Governance
Description: GS1 Architecture Group bi-yearly face-to-face meeting
Who should attend: Group members only
Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1
Co-chairs: Sue Schmid, GS1 Australia | Véra Feuerstein, Nestlé
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Sussex 1, Ground Floor