Co-located events

Co-located industry meetings and solution provider user groups at GS1 Connect help attendees maximize their travel investment with greater exposure and networking opportunities, so they can bring greater value to their companies. If you are interested in hosting a co-located event at GS1 Connect 2018, contact


GS1 US Joint Open Industry Meeting

Open to All Conference Attendess.

Join us for the cross-industry plenary to hear how their organizations are collaborating with GS1 US and other stakeholders in focused industry initiatives. Learn about industry priorities, initiative goals and activities, and hear how member companies are driving deeper adoption of GS1 Standards in apparel/general merchandise, foodservice, grocery, and healthcare. This session will bring a cross-industry perspective to common business process challenges showcasing the power of a standards-based approach to solving them regardless of product type or industry affiliation. Gain valuable insights on data quality and governance; traceability and serialization; product information and content acquisition; item-level inventory visibility; seamless omni-channel fulfillment and e-commerce implementations; and EPC-enabled RFID technology.

GS1 US Industry Initiative Member Meetings

GS1 Healthcare US Initiative Members Only

Monday, June 4, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Rx Secure Supply Chain Workgroup provides guidance on how to use GS1 Standards to address requirements in the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). This face-to-face meeting will focus on DSCSA serialization milestone requirements in preparation for item-level traceability in 2023. The meeting is open to Workgroup companies who have signed the GS1 US IP Policy and members who have signed the Workgroup Opt-In, as well as guests and those who have attended less than three prior Workgroup meetings.

Open to All Conference Attendees.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The GS1 Healthcare US® Initiative is focused on driving patient safety and operational efficiency through the use of GS1 Standards. To support this, two of the workgroups have been focused on operationalizing the use of the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®) and Global Location Number (GLN) standards in healthcare. This session will be a review of their efforts and the open discussion on current findings and outcomes. Come join the discussion on these two important initiatives.

Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative and GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative Members Only. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The 2018 Joint Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative and GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative Member Meeting is an exclusive event, open to initiative members only. It provides members the opportunity to network directly with their trading partners across the two industry channels to discuss industry challenges and how we can collectively leverage GS1 Standards as part of the solution. The agenda will focus on foodservice and retail grocery initiative goals, workgroup activities, and accomplishments in key areas, such as delivering product data and images for consumer transparency, traceability, operational efficiencies, and data quality. This session will also offer a workshop to allow members to collaborate on current industry strategies and future opportunities.

Open to All Conference Attendees.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative is focused on allowing trading partners to follow their products from source-to-consumer—ensuring that the right item, is in the right place, at the right time, as it moves through the supply chain and across retail channels. Our members include more than 100 industry leading retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, brand owners, and solution providers as well as industry associations and academia. Working collaboratively, via user-driven Workgroups, our members help to develop standards-based industry guidelines, best practices, case studies, and alignment on future opportunities for unlocking further value from the use of GS1 Standards. In this session, we will provide an update on the Initiative’s current work, as well as hear from subject matter experts on a wide variety of topics related to the best-practice application of standards and industry guidelines. All members of the apparel and general merchandise community are welcome to attend.

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