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 use GS1 Standards to help them address today’s business challenges.

Whether your organization is just starting to use GS1 Standards or a seasoned standards veteran, GS1 Connect offers a user forum to maximize the value of applying standards-based business processes to drive efficiency, productivity, and a seamless customer experience. It also offers educational opportunities—from beginner to advanced—to help optimize the value of GS1 Standards.

This can’t-miss conference can keep your business ahead of the curve by engaging with peers, industry leaders, and GS1 Standards experts. Those interactions happen informally throughout the event—and through structured venues like our sought-after Trading Partner Roundtables, Solution Provider exhibits, and informative conference sessions.

View the GS1 Connect 2017 Highlights page for a recap of 2017.

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 our 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.