About GS1 Connect

As the leading trading partner event, GS1 Connect® is an annual conference for sharing knowledge, industry information, best practices, and business networking opportunities to help participants unlock the power of GS1 Standards.

Whether you are an organization that is just starting to use GS1 Standards or a veteran, GS1 Connect serves as an unmatched forum to give you the tools to maximize the value of applying standards-based business processes to help drive efficiency, productivity, and a seamless customer experience. It also offers beginner to advanced educational opportunities to help optimize the value of GS1 Standards.

The conference will help keep your business ahead of the curve by engaging with peers, industry leaders, and GS1 Standards experts through events like Trading Partner Roundtables, Solution Provider Exhibits, and informative conference sessions.

See what past attendees and exhibitors said:

"GS1 Standards can seem overwhelming for a small business with limited resources, but GS1 Connect is THE conference that brings it all together. Not only can you get basic training, but also hear how your trading partners are using GS1 standards to do business with YOU. The opportunities to meet with them in person at "How to do Business with" sessions and trading partner roundtables are invaluable!”  Diane Simmons, Ball, Bounce and Sport, Inc.

“I was impressed with the number of retailers in attendance. This is the place to be to meet trading partners face to face.”  Debra Noyes, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC

"Hosting the Trading Partner Roundtable was fantastic this year. Not only did current suppliers stop by to visit, there were also visits from those manufacturers who expressed interest to become a supplier. We were pleasantly surprised by the visits of other retailers outside our industry to exchange ideas on global issues.”  John Poss, Ace Hardware

"We want to be able to have face-to-face contact with our current customers. It’s a good way for us to be in one building with a lot of customers as opposed to traveling all over the U.S. We can meet with them, talk with them, and hopefully develop a broader reach for our company.”  Stephen Hull, Sato America, Inc.

One fee covers it all

A single, comprehensive fee provides access to all of these compelling conference features:

Who should attend

Executives, Directors, and Managers in Customer Service/Relations, Data/Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Finance, Information Technology, E-Commerce/eBusiness, Marketing, Materials Handling, Operations, Packaging, Pharmacy, Quality/Safety/Compliance, Supply Chain Management, and Transportation/Logistics.

GS1 US University

For those new to the GS1 System of Standards, GS1 US University offers a full educational curriculum during the conference. Build the foundation you need to implement GS1 Standards and gain the most from regular conference programming.

Conference Presentations

GS1 Connect 2017 Presentations: Will be available at the start of GS1 Connect 2017.

Session Evaluations: Complete an evaluation for each session you attend and you will be entered into a daily drawing for a complimentary conference registration to GS1 Connect 2018 in Phoenix! Tell us what worked, where opportunities are for improvement, and what you envision will help move your business forward in 2018.  Official Rules

Post Conference Survey

Look for our Post-Conference Survey email! Complete and enter to win a complimentary conference registration and three nights stay at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa during GS1 Connect 2018!  Official Rules

Click Passport Program Giveaway

The Click Passport Program is located on the home screen of the mobile app. Use this scavenger hunt feature to travel around the Standardsville Exhibit Area taking photos with all participating exhibitors to be eligible to win one of three American Express Gift Cards.  Official Rules