Programme

Times are Central European Time Zone (CET). All sessions except for those requiring IP/Opt-in Agreements will be available as video on demand each day during the event. It is recommended to participate live when possible to participate in live audience engagement.

07:30 - 08:15

AGM industry + GS1 standards. Europe | A digital native company's need for data, speed and resiliency

Description:​​​ Get inspired and get insights! The fast growing lifestyle audio company Urbanista and GS1 Sweden will talk about Cyber Monday, digital transformation, the synergies of selling online and in physical stores, and how GTIN is key for making all this happen. 2020 highlighted the need for a more agile and resilient supply chain. But where to start?

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Lena Coulibaly, GS1; Jonas Buskenfried, GS1 Sweden

Guest speakers(s): Anders Andreen, Urbanista

Industries impacted: Retail – apparel, Retail – general merchandise

Track: Community engagement

07:30-08:30

Global Traceability Programme*

Description:​​​ With the increasing importance of traceability across countries, regions and sectors, we have updated the Global Traceability Programme with tools, methodologies and training to support today's GS1 Member Organisation needs. Join us to learn about what's new and the future of the Global Traceability Programme. 

* This session will be repeated live on Thursday, 13:00 CET

Who should attend: GS1 MO and GO staff only

Session leader(s): Aya Abdelaziz, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

08:45-09:15

Perspective from a brand owner on data and GS1 standards

Description:​​​ Hear directly from your peers: We have invited a brand owner - Danone, to tell us about their approach to data and the usage of GS1 standards

Guest speaker: Christopher Bannocks, Chief Data Officer Danone

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Stephanie van Rossum, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

11:40-11:50

GS1 Daily Studio

Description:​​​ Join us in the Daily Studio for live updates from the I&S Event! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with session leaders and have live Q&A with you.

Who should attend: Everyone

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

Industries impacted: All Industries

12:00-12:50

Opening Plenary with Brian Solis

Description:​​​ Join us for an exciting opening plenary with our GS1 President & CEO, Miguel Lopera, and a very special keynote speaker, Brian Solis, Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. For nearly thirty years, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business and society. His research and books study the relationship between the evolution of technology and its impact on people, as well as the role we play in this evolution. Join us to hear Brian's keynote on  "New Normal — Human-Centered Innovation in the Novel Economy".  Get ready for Q&A, after the keynote!

Speaker(s): Miguel Lopera, GS1; Brian Solis, Salesforce

Moderator: Andrew Hearn, GS1

Who should attend: Everyone

Industries impacted: All industries

13:00-15:00

EDI Semantic Methodology Sub Team session

Description:​​​ The 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 the foundation for new standards for data sharing, based on new technologies like JSON-LD API. During this session the status, the delivered parts and a view of the future steps, with an eye to other global semantic initiatives, will be presented.

Who should attend: Everyone may attend. 

Session leader(s): Piergiorgio Licciardello, Karina Duvinger, GS1

Group co-chair(s): Adrien Molines, GS1 France

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

13:00-15:00

GDSN User Group meeting

Description:​​​ The GDSN User Group is a multi-sector industry user group. It has a horizontal focus across industries in the area of data synchronisation. The GDSN User Group provides a forum to increase the adoption and implementation of GDSN globally.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Alan Hyler, Steve Robba, Maryam Mirza, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

13:00-14:30

GS1 Global Training & Education Network

Description:​​​ Come to this session to understand 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: GS1 MO and GO staff only

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

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

13:00-14:30

Industry and GS1 working together to empower digital transformation

Description:​​​ GS1 continues to partner with industry to ensure all products, everywhere, have a valid GTIN with related product information available in the GS1 Registry Platform … that can be verified globally. Hear from some of our largest customers about why and how they are getting data into and out of the GS1 Registry Platform as a way to drive reliable data to grow their businesses. We’ll discuss the business case and how GS1 is partnering with Industry to ensure the GS1 Registry platform is populated with complete and high quality data, so that solutions like Verified by GS1 can be enabled.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Audrey Kelly, Joe Horwood, Michael James, Tom Knapen, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - apparel; Retail - CPG; Retail - fresh foods; Retail - general merchandise; Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

13:00-16:00

GSMP EPCIS/CBV 2.0 MSWG

Description:​​​ The EPCIS 2.0 Mission-Specific Work Group (MSWG) completed working together on piloting the EPCIS 2.0 and Core Business Vocabulary (CBV) draft standards. In this session, we will review and discuss the comments/resolutions from the community review of the two standards. The objective is to finalise the comments/resolutions in order to take the next step to eBallot the standards for December publication.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

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

Group co-chair(s): Ralph Troeger, GS1 Germany

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

13:00-15:00

GSMP Scan4Transport MSWG

Description:​​​ The Scan-4-Transport Mission-Specific Work Group (S4T MSWG) is starting phase 2 of the S4T Implementation Guideline prototype. Join us to participation in this exciting phase where we are testing and piloting the standard for implementation and quality. Your feedback will help shape the updates to our standards. Newcomers are welcomed to opt-in to this group and join this exciting work.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): John Ryu, Dan Mullen, Jaco Voorspuij

Group co-chair(s): Michiel Ruighaver, GS1 Australia

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

14:45-15:45

How customer service impacts customer satisfaction at GS1

Description:​​​ Do you want to heighten your customer's satisfaction? Be inspired by new ideas to take back to your organisation on how to deliver a first-class customer "experience"? GS1 Member Organisations from the Global Customer Experience Alliance will share ways they have been successful in enhancing their customer service and hear new, exciting developments in the customer service industry.

Who should attend: Everyone

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

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:15-16:00

Apparel industry + GS1 standards. Latin America | Two success stories from GS1 Brasil

Description:​​​ Get inspired and get insights! In this session, GS1 Brasil will share two success stories. First, learn how the large Brasilian shoe company Via Marte uses GS1 standards to improve quality control and traceability. Second, hear about how 2.5 million Apparel GTINs in Verified by GS1 makes a difference for the industry. Learn from their success!

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Lena Coulibaly, GS1; Nicolle Castro & Ricardo Melo, GS1 Brasil

Industries impacted: Retail – apparel, Retail – general merchandise

Track: Community engagement

15:15-16:15

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

Session leader(s): Kevin Stark, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:15-16:15

Last mile - EU VAT: Driving GS1 standards forward*

Description:​​​ The European Union VAT e-commerce regulations come into force 1 July 2021, bringing massive changes for Marketplaces, non-EU sellers, logistic service providers and EU customers (including consumers) alike. GS1 has successfully worked with European Standardisation body CEN on Project Group Low Value Consignments to ensure GS1 standards can easily be used to meet the legal requirements. Join this session to learn how you may engage with your (potential) user companies to help them implement GS1 standards and be ready to comply with the new regulations.
* This session will be repeated live Thursday at 07:30 CET.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij, GS1, Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 France

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

07:30-08:15

Apparel industry + GS1 standards. Asia Pacific | Retailing in Australia in 2020

Description:​​​ Get inspired and get insights! GS1 Australia will talk about the Australian Apparel industry 2020, how they are helping industry emerge stronger, how online boomed and how they support Australian retailers by hosting the RFID Coalition. They will also share a specific use-case of BAKU - the iconic Australian swimwear brand - and talk about industry challenges, solution and benefits experienced in 2020.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Lena Coulibaly, GS1; Ann Tindale & Pooja Sengupta, GS1 Australia

Industries impacted: Retail – apparel, Retail – general merchandise

Track: Community engagement

07:30-08:30

GS1 in maritime - Full steam ahead*

Description:​​​ Maritime-based supply chains are digitalising rapidly and integrating maritime and ports operations much better than ever before. Industry stakeholders realise that in order to be successful, this digitalisation must go hand in hand with standardisation. GS1 is working closely with leading industry initiatives and organisations to shape the future of maritime-based supply chains. In this informative session, we will provide you with updates and insights into the transformation of maritime-based supply chains. Join us to be part of shaping that future.
*This session will be repeated live on Thursday at 14:15 CET.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij, GS1; Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 France

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

08:30-09:00

Perspective from a marketplace - How they use GS1 standards

Description:​​​ Hear directly from your peers: We have invited a marketplace, eMag, to tell us how they get the most out of GS1 standards.

Guest speaker: Vlad Puescu, Content Platform Director at eMAG

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Stephanie van Rossum, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

11:40-11:50

GS1 Daily Studio

Description:​​​ Join us in the Daily Studio for live updates from the I&S Event! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with session leaders and have live Q&A with you.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Andrew Hearn, Kelly Lerch and Stéphanie van Rossum, GS1

Industries impacted: All Industries

12:00-15:00

GSMP EPCIS/CBV 2.0 MSWG, continued

Description:​​​ The EPCIS 2.0 Mission-Specific Work Group (MSWG) completed working together on piloting the EPCIS 2.0 and Core Business Vocabulary (CBV) draft standards. In this session, we will review and discuss the comments/resolutions from the community review of the two standards. The objective is to finalise the comments/resolutions in order to take the next step to eBallot the standards for December publication.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

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

Group co-chair(s): Ralph Troeger, GS1 Germany

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

12:00-15:00

GSMP Images, Digital, Electronic Assets (IDEA) SMG

Description:​​​ The GSMP Images, Digital, Electronic Assets Standards Maintenance Group (IDEA SMG) reviews all GSMP work requests related to product images and other digital assets. A key discussion topic will also be moving to an HTML publication of the core GS1 Product Image Specification Standard and ensuring it covers both image storage and image delivery requirements.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): David Buckley, Dan Clark, GS1

Group co-chair(s): Randy Burd, Kwikee; Carolin Prinz, GS1 Germany

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

12:00-13:30

Shaping future digital logistics networks

Description:​​​ GS1 (MOs and GO) is increasingly involved in large-scale, highly innovative projects executed by consortia of user companies. Innovative projects are underway across the globe to shape the future of digital logistics networks - many with GS1 as a key player. These essential projects receive significant funding as they evolve from regional in scope to a broader global impact. In this session, we will share updates on several of these projects (e.g. FENIX, APMEN) and explain the importance of GS1’s participation. We will also explain how we may organise ourselves internally to support future projects.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij, GS1; Theirry Grumiaux, GS1 France

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

12:00-13:30

Verified by GS1 and its relevance for retail sectors

Description:​​​ Join us for an overview of Verified by GS1 (data IN and OUT) and its relevance and benefits for the different sectors in retail (CPG, Marketplaces, Apparel, Fresh Foods).

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Stephanie van Rossum, Darren Edels, Lena Coulibaly, Elena Tomanovich, Joe Horwood, Tom Knapen, Audrey Kelly, Chris Liu, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - apparel; Retail - CPG; Retail - fresh foods; Retail - general merchandise; Transport & Logistics

Track: Community engagement

13:00-14:00

Meeting the needs of industry and consumers - GS1 standards for fresh foods

Description:​​​ Across the world, consumer demand for fresh food products is increasing at the same time consumers seek more transparency and seamless shopping experiences. To meet these needs and manage global, complex supply chains, the fresh foods industry recognises the benefits of GS1 standards for complete, accurate data. Better data means better service. This session will feature implementation success stories by industry leaders and GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) as well as standards development activities that address consumers’ high expectations.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Elena Tomanovich, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail – fresh foods

Track: Community engagement

14:15-15:15

GS1 and blockchain, part 1

Description:​​​ Blockchain technology continues to generate interest among supply chain stakeholders. Companies large and small are making investments to experiment and implement data sharing solutions that leverage distributed ledgers. Traceability use cases feature prominently in pilots and implementations that leverage ledger technology. Within that context GS1 has identified several critical concepts, that when followed, maximize stakeholder ability to obtain the value from technology and enable interoperable data sharing.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

14:15-15:15

Solution provider & GS1: Path ahead

Description:​​​ Attention solution providers! Join us for an update on GS1’s key priorities and Q&A with the GS1 Global Office Leadership Team. Also, you can learn more about specific topics – directly from the experts: Digital Link, GDSN, Future of On Pack Coding, and our Healthcare initiatives.

Who should attend: Solution Providers and GS1 staff only

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

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

14:15-15:15

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Business Identifier (GBI) Initiative

Description:​​​ The Global Business Identifier (GBI) Initiative is a trade transformation project led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that aims to develop a unique identifier solution to target high-risk shipments and facilitate legitimate trade. U.S. CBP is partnering with the trade industry and GS1 Member Organisations in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe to launch an Evaluative Proof of Concept (EPoC) to test existing entity identifiers, including the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN). Join U.S. CBP in this session to learn how you can get involved in the EPoC.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Marshall Keener GS1 US; Elizabeth Board GS1 GO

Guest speaker: Ms. Lea-Ann Bigelow, Director, Interagency Collaboration, CBP Office of Trade

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:30-16:15

A new model for the Consumer Goods industry plenary, featuring McKinsey & Co.

Description:​​​ Join this very insightful keynote by Kari Alldridge and Jessica Moulton of McKinsey & Company. They will share observations from the retail industry – big challenges facing CPG - and new trends emerging. Business models must change. Digital transformation is key and GS1 can help!

Who should attend: Everyone

Industries impacted: All industries

07:30-08:15

Apparel industry + GS1 standards. MEMA | Retailing in Kenya in 2020

Description:​​​ Get inspired and get insights! GS1 Kenya will talk about Kenyan Apparel industry in 2020. Challenges and opportunities ahead and how GS1 Kenya is helping their members emerge stronger and accelerate into the digital future. A beginning of a journey using GS1 standards in Apparel.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Lena Coulibaly, GS1; Paschal Kasimu & Myriam Opicho, GS1 Kenya

Industries impacted: Retail – apparel, Retail – general merchandise

Track: Community engagement

07:30-09:00

Train or track: GS1’s journey in rail

Description:​​​ Driving the train doesn't set its course, the real job is laying the track. Laying the foundations for efficiency in the rail industry is what GS1 has been supporting since 2015…and our network is growing consistently. Hear from both industry and GS1 experts about the variety of GS1 standards being implemented around the world - from parts identification to material master data.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Enzo Blonk, GS1; Thorsten Kirschner, GS1 Germany

Industries impacted: Transport & Logistics, Technical industries

Track: Community engagement

07:30-08:30

Traceability case study spotlight

Description:​​​ Join us and get inspiration for your traceability projects! This session will highlight great cases from the new online GS1 Traceability Case Study Library. Traceability is implemented across the world and across sectors for multiple reasons, including safety, efficiency and more sustainable supply chains. Companies will share their successful traceability implementations with GS1 standards and the benefits they gain from it.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Diane Taillard, Tatyana Dyadushko, Tim Marsh, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

11:40-11:50

GS1 Daily Studio

Description:​​​ Join us in the Daily Studio for live updates from the I&S Event! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with session leaders and have live Q&A with you.

Who should attend: Everyone

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

Industries impacted: All Industries

12:00-14:00

MO Digital Journey Training

Description:​​​ For the GS1 Registry Platform to grow, all MOs need to contribute licence and GTIN data. This session will help you understand what your MO needs to do to continue the journey to populate the GS1 Registry Platform with quality data… so we can keep our promise to industry to provide a platform with valid GTINs and related product information for all products, everywhere.

Who should attend: GS1 MO and GO staff only

Session leader(s): Audrey Kelly, Joe Horwood, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

12:00 - 13:00

Scan-4-Transport: Transforming supply chain operations

Description:​​​ The new Scan 4 Transport (S4T) approach enables all supply chain stakeholders to make common use of 2D barcodes; an S4T barcode created by any stakeholder may be used by any other stakeholder. That is a revolution in and of itself. Furthermore, S4T is based on Digital Link Standard and thus the S4T barcode may point to the web service that provides the latest information.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij, GS1; Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 France

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

12:00-15:00

Global Data Model Implementation Guide, attributes - General Session & Implementation Session

Description:​​​Join this session to receive insights on the GS1 Global Data Model Programme, learn about implementation use cases from industry members and view demonstrations of newly launched Global Data Model Implementation Tools for GDM attributes in the global & regional layers for food/near food/pet/alcohol/tobacco.

Who should attend:Everyone

Session leader(s): Markus Mueller, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - CPG; Retail - fresh foods

Track: Standards development

12:00-15:00

GSMP GLN Modernisation MSWG

Description:​​​ The Global Location Number (GLN) Modernisation Mission-Specific Work Group will continue to work on developing rules for the Rules & Reuse of GLNs as well as working on the GLN Attribution Document.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Amber Walls, GS1 US; Dan Clark, GS1; Greg Rowe, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

13:00-14:00

GS1 and blockchain, part 2

Description:​​​ Blockchain technology continues to generate interest among supply chain stakeholders. Companies large and small are making investments to experiment and implement data sharing solutions that leverage distributed ledgers. Traceability use cases feature prominently in pilots and implementations that leverage ledger technology. Within that context GS1 has identified several critical concepts, that when followed, maximize stakeholder ability to obtain the value from technology and enable interoperable data sharing.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Tim Marsh, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

13:15-15:00

Global Data Model Implementation Guide, attributes - Development Nutritional Facts

Description:​​​ Join this session to continue the development efforts around the Global Data Model – Attribute Implementation Guide, global & regional layers, for food/near food/pet/alcohol/tobacco. This development session will address GDM attributes in the group: Nutritional Facts.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Steve Robba, Marc Gale, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - CPG; Retail - fresh foods

Track: Standards development

13:15-15:00

Global Data Model Implementation Guide, attributes – Development Category Specific

Description:​​​ Join this session to continue the development efforts around the Global Data Model – Attribute Implementation Guide, global & regional layers, for food/near food/pet/alcohol/tobacco. This development session will address GDM attributes in the group: Category Specific (including Pet, Alcohol, Fruit & Vegetable)

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Tasha Wiehe, Tomas Tluchor, GS1

Industries impacted: Retail - CPG; Retail - fresh foods

Track: Standards development

14:15-15:15

Three years of digital transformation in three months: The growth of Marketplaces and innovative trends

Description:​​​ When three years of digital transformation happened in just three months earlier in 2020, we saw massive behavioural shifts accelerating consumer adoption of digital technology – leading to phenomenal growth in online Marketplaces. And, these behaviours – businesses flocking to sell on Marketplaces, online grocery shopping, remote access to healthcare and remote work – are anticipated to persist past the pandemic. Come hear about GS1's work in Marketplaces and investigations into innovation trends…helping to develop GS1 standards and solutions into the future.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Darren Edels, Kevin Stark, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:00-16:30

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: EDI Advisory Team members or by invitation only 

Session leader(s): Piergiorgio Licciardello, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:30-16:15

Apparel industry + GS1 standards. North America | RFID for improved supply chain visibility

Description:​​​ Get inspired and get insights! Auburn University RFID Lab and GS1 US will talk about how RFID and Distributed Ledger technology in combination with GS1 standards can help the Apparel industry solve supply chain challenges such as claims and chargebacks - one of the costliest problems for brands and retailers. This session will focus on key data capture and data sharing strategies that maximize visibility and lower solution cost.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Lena Coulibaly, GS1; Jonathan Gregory, GS1 US

Guest speaker(s):Justin Patton, Auburn University RFID Lab; Matthew Russell, Auburn University RFID Lab; Michael Graen, Collaboration LLC

Industries impacted: Retail – apparel, Retail – general merchandise

Track: Community engagement

15:30-16:30

Getting on the map

Description:​​​ No matter what or where your business is, having the ability to share information about your company and its locations makes a difference. Whether in healthcare, agriculture, transport & logistics, apparel, or anywhere in between, there is always a need for accurate, quality, and future-ready information based on the GS1 standards.

Global Location Number (GLN) is being modernised from the ground up. This session will overview why GLN matters to you, what has been done already, and what is to come. Improved guidance, new standards, and an expansion to the GS1 Registry Platform are all on the agenda.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Amber Walls, GS1 US; Henk-Jan Timmerman, GS1 in Europe; Tim Marsh, GS1

Speaker(s): Fiona Wilson, Marco Mauro, Diana Ioan, Nicolas Puavre, Nora Murray

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

15:30-16:30

GSMP co-chairs update

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: By invitation only

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

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

15:30-16:30

Introduction to the Global Standards Management Process (GSMP)

Description:​​​ Looking to get involved in the GS1 Global Standards Management Process (GSMP), but not sure where to start? This interactive session will provide all you need to know about the GSMP – the steps of the process, how GS1 Member Organisations and industry members can get involved and navigate participation in the development and deployment of global standards.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Eileen Harpell, Greg Rowe, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

07:30-09:00

Construction: A question of building on existing GS1 foundations?

Description:​​​ For over two years the construction industry globally, and in particular in Europe, has expressed a strong interest in the adoption of various GS1 standards as well as a great willingness to involve GS1 in the sector's path to increased digitalisation. Attending the session will provide you with the necessary understanding around the attractiveness of our standards, including our future role in this sector's circular economy.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Enzo Blonk, GS1; David Almroth, GS1 Sweden

Industries impacted: Technical Industries, Transport & Logistics, Retail – General Merchandise

Track: Community engagement

07:30-08:30

Last mile – EU VAT: Driving GS1 standards forward (live repeated session)

Description:​​​ The European Union VAT e-commerce regulations come into force 1 July 2021, bringing massive changes for Marketplaces, non-EU sellers, logistic service providers and EU customers (including consumers) alike. GS1 has successfully worked with European Standardisation body CEN on Project Group Low Value Consignments to ensure GS1 standards can easily be used to meet the legal requirements. Join this session to learn how you may engage with your (potential) user companies to help them implement GS1 standards and be ready to comply with the new regulations.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij, GS1; Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 France

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

11:40-11:50

GS1 Daily Studio

Description:​​​ Join us in the Daily Studio for live updates from the I&S Event! We’ll share what’s hot on the programme, talk with session leaders and have live Q&A with you.

Who should attend: Everyone

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

Industries impacted: All Industries

12:00-15:00

GSMP Digital Signatures MSWG

Description:​​​ The Digital Signatures Mission-Specific Work Group (MSWG) is defining a standard solution for brand owners to manage digital signatures. Join us for this working session as we turn our attention to the creation of implementation guidelines which will help brand owners understand how to assign identifiers, how to manage 3rd party practices driven by regulations and to understand why using proprietary approaches is not recommended. Newcomers are welcomed to opt-in and join this important work effort.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Neil Piper, John Ryu, GS1

Group co-chair(s): Denis O'Brien, GS1 Ireland; Bertus Pretorius, Licensys

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

12:00-15:00

GSMP EDI SMG

Description:​​​ The EDI Standards Maintenance Group (SMG) is responsible for all EANCOM and GS1 XML related standards and guidelines. The group will progress any new GSMP work requests in this area and discuss other, more strategic, EDI related topics

Who should attend: Opted-in only

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

Group co-chair(s): Jan Westerkamp, GS1 Netherlands; Tom Eric Schmidt, Storck

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

12:00-14:00

The barcode ( r )evolution - Future of On-Pack Coding Programme update

Description:​​​ Throughout 2020, the Future of On-Pack Coding Team has been progressing on a number of activities – working to provide information and guidance to assist industry and the GS1 community in the evolving guidance for incorporating additional product information and data on pack. Come join this interactive session – Speakers! Polls! Q&A! – to learn more about how we're providing guidance and planning for the future.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Steven Keddie, Kevin Stark, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

12:00-14:00

Data IN/Data OUT MO Interest Group

Description:​​​ The mission of the Data IN/Data OUT MO Interest Group is to provide a forum for GO to support MOs through their journey to digital transformation and enable MOs to bring industry together to address the business challenges of the digital world through improved consumer experience online thanks to accurate, complete and richer product information. All GS1 Member Organisations are welcome to join the inaugural meeting of this newly formed interest group to make progress on prioritised topics related to Activate-grade, Verified by GS1 and more!

Who should attend: GS1 MO and GO staff only

Session leader(s): Chris Liu, Stephanie van Rossum, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

13:00-14:00

Global Traceability Programme (live repeated session)

Description:​​​ With the increasing importance of traceability across countries, regions and sectors, we have updated the Global Traceability Programme with tools, methodologies and training to support today's GS1 MO needs. Join us to learn about what's new and the future of the Global Traceability Programme.

Who should attend: GS1 MO and GO staff only

Session leader(s): Aya Abdelaziz, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

13:30-15:45

GSMP Global Product Classification SMG

Description:​​​ The Global Product Classification Standards Maintenance Group (GPC SMG) will meet to process work requests and view implementation stories from group members.

Who should attend: Opted-in only

Session leader(s): Eileen Harpell, Dan Clark, GS1

Group co-chair(s): Reinier Prenger, GS1 Netherlands; Sean Lightholder, Walmart

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Standards development

14:15-15:45

GS1 Digital Link bar camp

Description:​​​ GS1 Digital Link has been under development for nearly three years but lots of questions persist. Participants in this session will be asked to pitch their idea for a discussion topic, then everyone will 'vote with their feet' to join the breakout that most appeals to them. Jumping between discussions is definitely allowed!

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Phil Archer, GS1

Group co-chair(s): Kishore Karuppan, P&G; Dom Guinard, Evrythng; Michel Ottiker, GS1 Switzerland

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

14:15-15:15

GS1 in maritime - Full steam ahead (live repeated session)

Description:​​​ Maritime-based supply chains are digitalising rapidly and integrating maritime and ports operations much better than ever before. Industry stakeholders realise that in order to be successful, this digitalisation must go hand in hand with standardisation. GS1 is working closely with leading industry initiatives and organisations to shape the future of maritime-based supply chains. In this informative session, we will provide you with updates and insights into the transformation of maritime-based supply chains. Join us to be part of shaping that future.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Jaco Voorspuij, GS1; Thierry Grumiaux, GS1 France

Industries impacted: All industries

Track: Community engagement

16:00-16:40

GSMP heroes & closing plenary

Description:​​​ The success of GS1 standards starts with the GSMP heroes behind the standards development process who offer their time, passion and expertise to drive transformation within their companies and their industries. Join us for this very special plenary where we announce the winners of the Ken Traub Standards Award which shines light on these special individuals. We’ll also reflect on the week and what’s ahead for the GS1 global community.

Who should attend: Everyone

Session leader(s): Robert Beideman, Andrew Hearn, GS1

Industries impacted: All industries