Programme

This year’s event includes more than 40 sessions focused on standards development, industry engagement, education and implementation success sharing.

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

Networking coffee breaks are daily: 10:00-10:30 and 15:30-16:00; Morning coffee break on Monday only is 10:30 - 11;00

8:00 – 9:30

GS1 Standards Development Certification Programme: Presentation Skills & Cultural Diversity

Track: Education
Description: This classroom training will bring you the basics of presentation skills and how to interact with a multi-cultural audience.
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Greg Rowe, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Hudson 6, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

9:45 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GSMP Identification Standards Maintenance Group (SMG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: This session will be dedicated to processing current work queue, and there will be a special workshop to enhance the next General Specification Release.  Bring your ideas and shape the next improvements.  
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Coen Janssen, GS1 | Dan Mullen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harborside 1-2, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP Mobile Ready Hero Images Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: The final face-to-face meeting of the MRHI working group. The aim will be to complete the discussions so that the guideline can be prepared for review and ratification.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Phil Archer, GS1 | Jean-Luc Champion, GS1
    Industries impacted: eTailer, Foodservice, Retail, CPG
    Location: Palisades 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GDSN Validation Rules sub-team

    Track: Standards
    Description: GDSN Validation Rules are an essential component of Global Data Synchronisation Network. This sub-team of the Global Master Data Standards Maintenance Group will progress open Work Requests, review speed to market and continue efforts to provide the rules in a machine-readable format.
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: David Buckley, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 4-5, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

Location: Manhattan 2, 9th Floor

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch & Learn: Global Product Classification (GPC): Implementation Success Story

Description: The GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) is a system that gives buyers and sellers a common language for grouping products in the same way, everywhere in the world. Classification is a form of cataloguing, or identifying, things and is defined as a process of grouping things into categories based on an understanding of the essential properties and relationships between things. In this workshop, we will learn how the Washington State Department of Ecology uses GPC to support the Children's Safe Product Act 
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Mike Mowad, GS1 | Tina Schaefer, Washington State Department of Ecology
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Manhattan 1, 9th Floor

13:30 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions

  • GSMP Identification Standards Maintenance Group (SMG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: This session will be dedicated to processing current work queue, and there will be a special workshop to enhance the next General Specification Release. Bring your ideas and shape  the next improvements.  
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Coen Janssen, GS1 | Dan Mullen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harborside 1-2, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP Mobile Ready Hero Images Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: The final face to face meeting of the MRHI working group. The aim will be to complete the discussions so that the guideline can be prepared for review and ratification.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Phil Archer, GS1 | Jean-Luc Champion, GS1
    Industries impacted: eTailer, Foodservice, Retail, CPG
    Location: Palisades 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GDSN User Group & OTAG

    Track: Services
    Description: To give GDSN users visibility to the related GS1 activities at the Industry and Standards Event. The GDSN Users Group Meeting is open to all attendees.  Some tipoics may require additional requirements to attend.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Alan Hyler, GS1 | Justin Childs, GS1 | Ewa Iwicka, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 4-5, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GS1 Activate Experts Group

    Track: Services
    Description: Physical meeting of the GS1 Activate Experts Group whose objectives are to:

    • Provide a representative set of business needs and priorities to GS1 for the planning of the service.
    • Manage a forum for discussing and identifying proposed solutions to any barriers for service development or implementation.
    • Provide strategic input and technical insight to GS1Provide feedback on UX development and enhancements.
    • Develop value propositions and drive implementation for the service.
    • Be the first implementers and advocates of the service.

    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Cameron Green, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 6, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

17:15 - 18:15

Welcome Reception

Location: Manhattan 2, 9th Floor

9:00 - 11:00

Plenary & Keynote Speech

Track: Education
Description: Attend our plenary and listen to operational updates from GS1 Leadership as well as an informative keynote from Barry Rellaford, Co-founder of The Speed of Trust®.   
Who should attend: Everyone
Moderator: Andrew Hearn, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Hudson 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

11:15 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GDSN User Group & OTAG

    Track: Services
    Description: To give GDSN users visibility to the related GS1 activities at the Industry and Standards Event.  The GDSN Users Group Meeting is open to all attendees. Some topics may require additional requirements to attend.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Alan Hyler, GS1 | Justin Childs, GS1 | Ewa Iwicka, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 4-5, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP Electronic Data Interchange 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 members only
    Moderator: Jean-Luc Champion, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Palidades 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP URI Structure Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: Create a normalised approach to embedding GS1 key information in a Web URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) that supports conformance assessment, that can be parsed to extract the GS1 key without making a request to the Web, and that can lead consumers to information about the identified product, service or data point on the Web.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Phil Archer, GS1 | Greg Rowe, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 6, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

Location: Manhattan 2, 9th Floor

  • Lunch & Learn: Consumer IoT & Blockchain 2018

    Description: GS1 continues to progress our thinking and play within the Consumer Internet of Things. Come listen to an update to this exciting (and ever evolving) space, learn why interoperability is such a crucial issue for C-IoT success, and how we're engaging the community in 2018. There will also be an update on Blockchain activities - education on work to date, and additional messaging as we continue to evolve this work
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Kevin Stark, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Manhattan 1, 9th Floor

13:30 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions

  • GS1 Cloud: Building our future together

    Track: Industry Engagement
    Description: Missed the GS1 Cloud session at this year's Global Forum in Brussels? Then take the chance to join the sum up at the GSMP to learn about the GS1 Cloud Strategy, Deployment, Capabilities and Selling. 


    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Audrey Kremer, GS1 | Birgit Mahler, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GDSN User Group & OTAG

    Track: Services
    Description: To give GDSN users visibility to the related GS1 activities at the Industry and Standards Event.  The GDSN Users Group Meeting is open to all attendees. Some tipoics may require additional requirements to attend.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Alan Hyler, GS1 | Justin Childs, GS1 | Ewa Iwicka, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 4-5, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP Electronic Data Interchange 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 members only
    Moderator: Jean-Luc Champion, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Palisades 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP URI Structure Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: Create a normalised approach to embedding GS1 key information in a Web URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) that supports conformance assessment, that can be parsed to extract the GS1 key without making a request to the Web, and that can lead consumers to information about the identified product, service or data point on the Web.
    Who should attend: Opted-in members only
    Moderator: Phil Archer, GS1 | Greg Rowe, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 6, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

18:00 - 23:00

Networking Reception

Location: Manhattan Ballroom, 9th Floor

09:00 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Electronic Data Interchange 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
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 6, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • Barcode Identification Technical Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: This is a technical work group considering changes to the General Specification with a particular focus on Section 5.5 and its subsections.
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: Dan Mullen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harborside 1, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GS1 US/Federal Reserve Bank Cash Visibility Proof of Concept Workgroup

    Track: GS1 US
    Description: Finalization of Federal Reserve Bank Cash Visibility Proof of Concept (POC) field test plan and kickoff with POC participants.
    Who should attend: Invited guests only
    Moderator: Carrie Wilkie, GS1 US
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Liberty 1-2, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP EPCIS & CBV Mission Specific Work Group

    Track: Standards
    Description: Working session (development discussion) focused on draft in-progress of EPCIS 2.0, CBV 2.0, and EPCIS & CBV Implementation Guide 2.0
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Craig Alan Repec, GS1 | Coen Janssen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Palisades 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

10:30 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GS1 Hosted Services

    Track: Services
    Description: An update on the GS1 Hosted Services.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Owen Strouse, GS1 | Maryam Mirza, GS1 | Sean Lockhead, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 4-5, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GS1 Cloud Training for Data Pools

    Track: Services
    Description:  Join the GS1 team as they give an overview of the GS1 Cloud and the important role that GDSN Certified Data Pools play in assisting Trading Partners send their data to the GS1 Cloud. Training topics include, GS1 Cloud business overview, GS1 Cloud technical overview, GS1 Cloud roadmap as well as connectivity options for GDSN Certified Data Pools and their customers and other associated topics. Also learn about the resources available to Data Pools for messaging, technical connectivity and benefits of the GS1 Cloud. This session will also offer time for a brief question and answer session. 
    Who should attend: Data Pools only
    Moderator: Alan Hyler, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harborside 2, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

12:30-13:30

Governance & Co-chairs Lunch

Location: Riverside, 1st Floor

12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

Location: Manhattan Ballroom, 9th Floor

13:30 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions

  • Electronic Data Interchange 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
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 6, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • Barcode Identification Technical Group

    Description: This is a technical work group considering changes to the General Specification with a particular focus on Section 5.5 and its subsections.
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: Dan Mullen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harborside 1, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP EPCIS & CBV 2.0 Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: Working session (development discussion) focused on draft in-progress of EPCIS 2.0, CBV 2.0, and EPCIS & CBV Implementation Guide 2.0
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: John Ryu, GS1 | Craig Alan Repec, GS1 | Coen Janssen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Palisades 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP Global Product Classification Standards Maintenance Group (SMG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: The GPC SMG plans, develops, and maintains the GS1 Global Product Classification system.
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: Jeanette McVeigh, GS1 | Michael Mowad, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 4-5, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • Industry Engagement Steering Committee

    Track: Governance
    Description: Monthly committee meeting
    Who should attend: Governance
    Moderator: Andrew Hearn, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harborside 2, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GS1 US/Federal Reserve Bank Cash Visibility Proof of Concept Workgroup

    Track: GS1 US
    Description: Finalization of Federal Reserve Bank Cash Visibility Proof of Concept (POC) field test plan and kickoff with POC participants.
    Who should attend: Invited guests only
    Moderator: Carrie Wilkie, GS1 US
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Liberty 1-2, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

09:00 - 10:00

GTIN Non-Reuse Readiness

Track: Industry Engagement
Description: If you missed this session at this year's Global Forum in Brussels – please join us for this session where we will repeat our discussion for GS1 staff. The purpose of this session is to provide GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) staff with an update on activities to ensure GS1 MOs and GS1 overall are well-prepared for the eventual cessation of GTIN reuse globally.
Who should attend: MO only
Moderator: Elena Tomanovich, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Hudson 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

09:00 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

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

    Track: Standards
    Description: This is a working session to review the changes needed in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture standard to align with
    recently released regulations from the EU. There will also be a review of the data sharing standards assessment.  It will be an opportunity for you to share your insights and make the necessary updates to GS1 
    standards.  
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: Scott Gray, GS1 | John Ryu, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 6, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • Direct Part Marking ad hoc

    Track: Standards
    Description: The DPM ad hoc group is reviewing the symbol specification table(Figure 5.5.2.7.7-1) within the General Specification to determine if recommendations can be made to update this table.
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: Dan Mullen, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Palisades 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP Consumer Product Variant into GDSN Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: The Consumer Product Variant MSWG will be finalising the Solutions document outlining a standardised process for sending Consumer Product Variant (CPV) attributes. This includes identifying actual business scenarios and identify how the data flows through based on these scenarios. Additionally, they will be developing an Implementation Guide supporting the Solution. 
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: Greg Rowe, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 4-5, 3rd Floor Lobby Level

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

Location: Manhattan Ballroom, 9th Floor

13:30 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions

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

    Track: Standards
    Description: This is a working session to review the changes needed in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture standard to align with
    recently released regulations from the EU. There will also be a review of the data sharing standards assessment.  It will be an opportunity for you to share your insights and make the necessary updates to GS1 
    standards.  
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: Scott Gray, GS1 | John Ryu, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 6, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GSMP Consumer Product Variant into GDSN Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG)

    Track: Standards
    Description: The Consumer Product Variant MSWG will be finalising the Solutions document outlining a standardised process for sending Consumer Product Variant (CPV) attributes. This includes identifying actual business scenarios and identify how the data flows through based on these scenarios. Additionally, they will be developing an Implementation Guide supporting the Solution. 
    Who should attend: Opted-in only
    Moderator: Greg Rowe, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Hudson 4-5, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GS1 Cloud: Technology & Operations

    Track: Services
    Description: The GS1 Cloud will stand for being up-to-date good quality data! Learn all about the professional operation of the new service via API. Get to know data quality requirements and ways to ensure them. Share your questions with us and exchange your experiences with colleagues of other MOs. Have a look ahead with us on the further release planning and discuss with us ideas for further services based on the GS1 Cloud.
    Who should attend: MO only
    Moderator: Birgit Mahler, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Palisades 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GS1 Architecture Group

    Track: Governance
    Description: GS1 Architecture Group bi-annual face-to-face meeting
    Who should attend: Governance
    Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harborside 1-2, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

8:30 - 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • GS1 Standards Development Certification Programme – Effective Meeting Facilitation

    Track: Education
    Description: This course will bring knowledge and interpersonal skills to GS1 group leaders on effective meeting practices and how to apply these into future group meetings, resulting in consensus-based agreements.
    Who should attend: Everyone
    Moderator: Greg Rowe, GS1 | John Ryu, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Palisades 1-3, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

  • GS1 Architecture Group

    Track: Governance
    Description: GS1 Architecture Group bi-annual face-to-face meeting
    Who should attend: Governance
    Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1
    Industries impacted: All industries
    Location: Harborside 1-2, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level

12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

Location: TBD

13:30 - 16:00

GS1 Architecture Group

Track: Governance
Description: GS1 Architecture Group bi-annual face-to-face meeting
Who should attend: Governance
Moderator: Henri Barthel, GS1
Industries impacted: All industries
Location: Harborside 1-2, 3rd Floor, Lobby Level