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Note: GSMP standards development sessions (SMGs and MSWGs) require your company to have signed the IP policy and Opt-in agreements. If your company has not signed them, and you register for one of these sessions, we will contact you to help you through the signing process.  

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All times are in Central European Time (CET)

12:00 - 12:30

Community engagement

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, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

13:00 - 13:50

Plenary sessions

Description: Join us for an exceptional opening plenary where our new President and CEO, Renaud de Barbuat, will talk about his strategic vision for GS1. Renaud will share how GS1 will empower industry’s digital transformation in new ways and reach more industry stakeholders active in the digital world.

Sustainability and circularity offer significant opportunities to companies across all sectors when they adapt to new business processes and requirements. What are these opportunities and who are the individuals and organisations pursuing the necessary digital transformation? We will take a global tour, featuring pioneering stakeholders who will share their work towards more sustainable supply chains.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Speakers: Renaud de Barbuat, GS1 President and CEO; Andrew Hearn, VP Standards, GS1; Patrik Jonasson, Sr. Director Retail & International Public Policy, GS1; and global tour presenters: Erika Rodriguez, General Manager, Latin America, Consumer Goods Forum; Matt Kovac, CEO, Food Industry Asia ; Sara Granados, Food Systems Specialist, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; Steven Beck, Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Asian Development Bank ; Dr Nazneen Rahman CBE, MD, PhD, Founder and CEO, YewMaker; Thomas Pizzuto, Founder, DecomRx Corporation; Carolynn Bernier, PhD, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) 

Industries impacted: All industries

14:00 - 16:00

Community engagement

Description: This is an educational session for those interested in learning about GS1, as an organisation, our purpose and our standards and services.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Nora Kaci, David Buckley and Daniel Clark, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Standards Development

Description: Join the GPC SMG as we work to improve the GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) Standard. The GS1 GPC Standard helps global trading partners to group products in the same way, everywhere in the world. The resulting common business language is clear and instantly understandable. More information about the GPC Standard can be found here.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Eileen Harpell, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Standards Development

Description: The ID Standards Maintenance Group maintains and improves the GS1 Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) standards including Identification Keys, Barcodes, Electronic Product Code, and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) standards.

This is a working session to make progress on the work queue for the next General Specifications release.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, Dan Mullen, Neil Piper, Nellie Gayle, Steve Keddie, Peta Ding, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Community engagement

Description: We recognise a rapidly growing emphasis on a need to make our world more sustainable and circular. Traceability with GS1 standards is key to an organisation's ability to unlock value through interoperability, meet regulatory requirements and engage with consumers. Traceability is viewed by industry as essential to achieving sustainability objectives. At GS1 we've been developing the materials and education to be ready when industry is ready. Join this session to learn about new and future capabilities across GS1 for traceability.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

16:30 - 18:00

Standards Development

Description: The EPCIS-CBV 2.0 standard was published in July. Join this session to learn how EPCIS 2.0 supports existing and emerging industry use cases for traceability and supply chain visibility.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Craig Alan Repec and Greg Rowe, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

16:30 - 17:30

Standards Development

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 or by invitation

Session leader(s): Andrew Hearn, Renaud de Barbuat, Robert Beideman, Marianne Timmons, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Community engagement

Description: GS1 is working to ensure that GS1 standards and services evolve to support the rapidly changing world of online marketplaces. Since consumers cannot physically interact with the products they buy through a marketplace, globally unique identification of those products is a fundamental element in creating trust between online buyers and sellers. Join this session to improve your understanding of the:

  • value brought to marketplaces, sellers and buyers by using the GS1 GTIN online
  • opportunities which the newly enhanced Verified by GS1 service has to offer, particularly around catalogue management
  • evolution of GS1 standards to better support bundles and unbranded products
  • ongoing work to advance the engagement and education of the marketplace community

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Darren Edels, GS1

Industries impacted: Marketplaces

10:30 - 12:00

Community engagement

Description: The construction industry is facing challenges to build more, reduce virgin material consumption, waste, and CO2 emissions while at the same time increasing its productivity and traceability and complying with regulations like the Digital Product Passport. It seems like an impossible equation but there is hope, thanks to a unique identification that would allow the exchange of qualified information between industry actors. Join us to gain knowledge about market drivers and what role GS1 can play in one of the largest industries in the world.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Ildiko Lieber, GS1

Industries impacted: Technical industries

Community engagement

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): Simona Scaringi and Sara Cavallucci, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

10:30 - 11:30

Community engagement

Description: International trade bodies, transport & logistics partners, governments, and certification authorities are all excited about Verifiable Credentials - packets of data that come with cryptographic proof of authenticity without having to 'call home' to the issuer every time. The Verifiable Credentials Tiger Team will offer an update on current efforts to make use of this technology to improve the level of trust and therefore usefulness in data from GS1.

*This session will be completely repeated live on Wednesday at 15:00 CET;

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Phil Archer, Nick Lansley, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

10:30 - 12:30

Standards Development

Description: With the release of the new EDI semantic methodology, GS1 is ready to support the new trends in EDI implementation, with new technology emerging and new business requirements to address.

The session will include:

  • EDI semantic methodology presentation, detailing how it can support the emerging trends
  • Initiatives in place in other standardization organisations
  • The role of regulators in the exchange of business documents
  • Use cases of EDI implementation

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Piergiorgio Licciardello, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

13:00 - 13:50

Plenary sessions

Description: In many healthcare processes, barcode scanning is critically important to improve supply chain security, operational efficiency, and ultimately help improve patient safety. However, there needs to be only ONE barcode on each healthcare product as this will avoid confusion, and enable quick and safe scanning processes. During this session, you will hear from industry leaders, from across all healthcare functions, as they explain how having ONE barcode makes a difference, and why GS1 standards are so important.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Speakers: Gordana Kalan Živčec, CEO, MD, PhD, Medico Veritas Ltd agency  ; Gregory Goger, Global Traceability lead at AbbvieGeorges Nicolaos, Pharmacien/Pharacist, Hopital Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild; Volker Ditscher, Director Global Sales Track & Trace, WIPOTE-OCS GmbH

14:00 - 16:00

Community engagement

Description: Get an overview of the enhancements coming to the GS1 Registry Platform in 2022/2023. These enhancements complete the work towards the Singapore Resolution. GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) will be able to offer core services to issue, create, store, and validate licences, Global Location Numbers (GLNs), and Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) using a unified, high-quality, and standard approach.

This discussion will help you plan your local MO roadmap and go-to-market strategy for making new features and services available to your member companies. Use the input to decide how to offer GLN-based services and migrate your Global Electronic Party Information Registry (GEPIR) offer to the extended Verified by GS1 capabilities coming to the GS1 Registry Platform.

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

Session leader(s): Birgit Mahler and Tom Knapen, GS1

Industries impacted: Marketplaces, Retail - Apparel, Retail - CPG, Retail - General merchandise, Transport & Logistics, Technical industries

Standards Development

Description: This group will align on and standardise future-state standards to enable global 2D barcode scanning in retail.

Join us to elaborate on the solution for phase 2 - General Distribution Cross Application Rules.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, Steve Keddie, Nadi Gray, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Standards Development

Description: Join us to discover best practices for submitting a standards development work request, including:

  • How to enter a work request
  • Proper Use of Global Master Data (GMD) Templates (Attributes, Codes, Validations/Warnings)
  • How to submit a quality EDI work request (EDI)
  • Attribute Definitions for Business (New attributes, Change to ADB)
  • Global Data Model work request

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Steven Robba, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

14:00 - 15:00

Community engagement

Description: Join C&A and GS1 for a conversation about the future of fashion retail. Facilitated by GS1 standards and empowered by a decades long relationship between GS1 Germany and C&A, this major retailer is pushing towards a new and dynamic store experience. Join us to learn more about how Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), Digital Link and 2D are being harnessed to create an amazing customer experience for apparel shoppers - and what insights you can use to suit your own shoppers!

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Nellie Gayle, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - Apparel, Retail - CPG, Retail - General merchandise

14:00 - 15:30

Standards Development

Description: The TDS 2.0 standard was recently published. This session will discuss the benefits the updated standard brings to industry.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Craig Alan Repec and Greg Rowe, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

16:30 - 17:30

Community engagement

Description: Excitement to leverage emerging technologies and transform food systems is increasing across the world. This session will highlight collaborative initiatives and the important role of GS1 to support and sustain change. Join this session for knowledge and insights to begin or advance work in your organisation.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Elena Tomanovich, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - CPG, Retail - Fresh foods, Transport & Logistics

Standards Development


Description: Are you new to GS1 standards development? Are you uncertain of how the Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) works? Learn more about the standards process from GSMP experts and hear from a member of the community who will explain why they participate. This is the place to bring your GSMP questions to be answered.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Andrew Hearn and David Buckley, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Standards Development

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

Standards Development

Description: Join us to modernise GTIN Management to become more fit-for-purpose to address rising e-commerce needs. Driven largely by the Marketplace ecosystem, GS1 aims to address and improve product identification with the Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) for the digital world. But, as products are marketed and sold across channels, including, but not limited to, brick and mortar stores, retailer’s e-commerce stores, and marketplaces, this evaluation will need to involve retailers, brand owners, online marketplaces, contract manufacturers, sellers, distributors, and solution providers across multiple channels.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Tasha Wiehe and Dan Mullen, GS1

Industries impacted: Healthcare, Marketplaces, Retail - Apparel, Retail - CPG, Retail - Fresh foods, Retail - General merchandise

10:30 - 12:30

Standards Development

Description: The EDI SMG is responsible for the development and maintenance of the GS1 XML and EANCOM standards or transactional data standards more broadly.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): David Buckley, GS1

Co-chairs: Roman Strand, GS1 Germany; Tom Eric Schmidt, Storck

Industries impacted: All industries

Community engagement

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 GS1 Member Organisation (MO), one brand owner, and a content provider will demo how these tools helped the Verified by GS1 process/quality/coverage.

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

Session leader(s): Paulo Barata, GS1

Industries impacted: Marketplaces, Retail - CPG, Retail - Fresh foods, Retail - General merchandise

13:00 - 14:00

Community engagement

Description: Join us to learn how the GS1 e-Academy can solve the learning needs of your GS1 Member Organisation (MOs). We will show you around the GS1 e-Academy and highlight some changes we have made over the past year. You will also hear from MOs as they share how the GS1 e-Academy has helped them solve their learning needs for their employees and/or members.

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

Session leader(s): Jeanette McVeigh and Sara Cavallucci, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Standards Development

Description: How can we improve industry trade of the right product data at the right time? Join us to work on timely exchange of product data to enable business processes such as list/order, move/store and buy! This group work will identify product market stages, associated business processes, and the Global Data Model attributes needed at each stage. The expected outcome of the overall project is to provide better guidance to optimise timeliness of product data trade.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Tasha Wiehe, Marc Gale, Mark Van Eeghem, GS1 and Tomas Tluchor, GS1 Czech Republic

Industries impacted: Retail - Fresh foods, Retail - CPG

Community engagement

Description: Since launching the 2D programme, we've highlighted significant case studies from many parts of the world that emphasise inventory management and expiry date management. Come hear the latest industry stories for continued retailer scale-up and a focus on enhanced consumer engagement through 2D barcodes.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

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

Industries impacted: Retail - Apparel, Retail - CPG, Retail - Fresh foods, Retail - General merchandise

15:00 - 16:30

Community engagement

Description: With the rise of e-commerce, the need for consistent identification of products has never been stronger. Today, Industry is driving an evolution of GS1 standards with the GTIN modernisation workgroup launched in January : the focus is making product identification simpler and more effective for areas such as bundles, non-branded, refurbished and variations. The bundles topic has been ratified and published in June and the goal of this session is to share the clarified rules and accompanying training material to the MOs. While this work has been initiated by the marketplace ecosystem, we expect that it will impact many sectors and stakeholders—both online and in traditional physical commerce channels—and encourage everyone to participate and learn about the work done and ahead. .

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

Session leader(s): Marie Burnay, Simona Scaringi, Tatyana Dyadyushko, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

15:00 - 16:00

Community engagement

Description: International trade bodies, transport & logistics partners, governments, and certification authorities are all excited about Verifiable Credentials - packets of data that come with cryptographic proof of authenticity without having to 'call home' to the issuer every time. The Verifiable Credentials Tiger Team will offer an update on current efforts to make use of this technology to improve the level of trust and therefore usefulness in data from GS1.

*This session is a live repeat of the session held on Tuesday morning. 

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Phil Archer, Nick Lansley, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

15:00 - 18:00

Standards Development

Description: The Gen2v3 group wishes to make decisions on the open requirements in preparation to finalise the queue for Gen2v3 standard inclusion. This will be a working session and those interested can access the materials via the Gen2v3 community room.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

15:00 - 17:00

Community engagement

Description: Users of Verified by GS1 today have access to a global database of over 210 million GTINs. Yet, it provides more information of value to retailers, marketplaces, and many other stakeholders, today and in the near future. Listen to industry representatives and GS1 Member Organisation (MOs) and hear how they are using the provided information to

  • optimise their business processes
  • reduce time and costs to collect and verify product data
  • get data quality visibility and business intelligence insights, and, ultimately
  • increase satisfaction and trust with their customers

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Enzo Blonk, GS1

Industries impacted: Marketplaces, Retail - Apparel, Retail - CPG, Retail - Fresh foods, Retail - General merchandise, Technical industries

10:30 - 12:30

Standards Development

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; Roman Strand, GS1 Germany; Tom Eric Shmidt, Storck

Industries impacted: All industries

10:30 - 11:30

Community engagement

Description: Without visibility into the T&L processes, you don't really know what happens to items as they move through the supply chain, preventing end-to-end supply chain traceability (farm-to-fork, catch-to-kitchen).

Lack of data compatibility causes visibility gaps in supply chain like inaccurate supply and demand estimates, manual errors, counterfeiting, and compliance violations. To supply missing linkages between trade and transport processes, it is necessary to assign identifiers that can be referenced throughout any movements or locations of consigned goods.

During this session, you will get updates on the cooperation between UN/CEFACT and GS1 amongst others, and insights on how GS1 standards identifiers can improve the track and trace multimodal process along the journey.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Thierry Grumiaux, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

11:45 - 12:45

Community engagement

Description: Ever wondered "what” to put in a customer relationship platform? This will be a journey to get there for those just starting or looking to enhance their current CRM practices. Join us!

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): George Simos, Donna DiPietro, Sara Cavallucci, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Community engagement

Description: The European Union (EU) has recently published a proposal for a regulation which demands to economic operators to develop a digital product passport for nearly all consumer goods according to different deadlines. The session will explore the challenges and the opportunities offered by the new legal framework for companies who are willing to develop a product passport based on the GS1 standards. Persistent product identification and migration to 2D are strictly connected to the discussions.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Francesca Poggiali, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - Apparel, Retail - CPG, Retail - General merchandise, Technical industries

13:00 - 15:00

Community engagement

Description: Meeting the needs of consumers for fresh, safe food products and accurate, complete data about those products - while they make their journey from farm to table - is made easier for companies and their trading partners with use of GS1 standards. Attend this session to learn best practices from industry leaders in the food industry and GS1 Member Organisations (MOs).

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

Session leader(s): Elena Tomanovich, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - Fresh foods, Transport & Logistics, Retail - CPG

Standards Development

Description: This is a working session to process the technical solution for ISO/IEC 20248. We need users input on creating the implementation guideline that can be used by the community.

Provide a GS1 standard solution approach to digital signatures. Otherwise, there will be no open, brand owner determined digital signatures to set as an alternative to proprietary digital signature use in barcodes with GS1 standards.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, Mark Harrison, Neil Piper, Nellie Gayle, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

13:00 - 16:00

Community engagement

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): Nadja Minich, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Standards Development

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: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): David Buckley, GS1; Carolin Prinz, GS1 Germany; Josee Gladu GS1 Canada

Industries impacted: All industries

15:15 - 16:15

Community engagement

Description: Join this NO AGENDA session and bring your questions to "ask the expert" about the Global Migration to 2D. Want to know more about QR Codes? Have questions about scanning and printing 2D barcodes? You're encouraged to check out the video vault and the collateral at: https://www.gs1.org/industries/retail/2D-barcodes for additional background information on the 2D Programme and other technical details.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend

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

Industries impacted: Retail - Apparel, Retail - CPG, Retail - Fresh foods, Retail - General merchandise

16:30 - 17:15

Plenary sessions

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: Marianne Timmons, Robert Beideman, Andrew Hearn, GS1