Events, Forums, Seminars and Conferences

 

MAR
3
March 3, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
GS1 Fundamentals Course
Dayton, OH
$500

Learn how GS1 Standards help you identify products, improve business processes, and reduce costs
  • Overview Of The GS1 Company Prefix
  • Identifying Products
  • Using The Global Trade Item Number (GTIN®)
  • Barcode Basics
  • Barcode Advanced
  • Application Identifiers
  • Using the Serial Shipping Container Code
MAR
5
March 5, 2015 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Educational Webinar: GS1-128 Label
$79
GS1-128 barcodes can be used to encode product data for cartons, cases and pallets. They can also add security and sustainability to your supply chain, such as Best Before Date, Batch/Lot Number, Serial Number, and Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC). This webinar starts with an introduction to GS1-128 barcodes. By attending, you'll learn how to apply these barcodes to your supply chain and create Application Identifiers. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the webinar leader questions specific to your business.
MAR
10
March 10, 2015
GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop 
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM (CT)
$625 (Group discounts available)

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be guided through the steps needed to prepare for the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN®) non-backward Major Release 3.X scheduled to be rolled out in 2016. The workshop will focus on the detail of the data changes and how they are intended to operate, including more than 200 new attributes, hierarchy withdrawal, deprecation of some attributes, and other data migration requirements. Worksheets and tools created by the GS1 US GDSN Standards Maintenance Group will be used to provide examples and demonstrations of how the changes will affect data synchronized between data pools and trading partners. Workshop participants will gain a thorough understanding of the changes and a checklist to help them prepare their organization for a seamless transition.
MAR
11
March 11, 2015 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)
GS1 US Supply Chain Visibility Workshop
Chicago, IL
$625 (Group discounts available)

This workshop is designed to assist your organization to:
  • Learn the steps needed to identify, capture and share product information for supply chain visibility to support a variety of business processes
  • Understand the definitions and uses of Key Data Elements (KDEs) and Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) as they relate to various supply chain roles
  • Gain a thorough understanding of how GS1 Standards are applied in a process flow and how they support supply chain visibility during a product’s life cycle

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

MAR
12
March 12, 2015
Tagged Item Performance Protocol Guideline Training Webinar
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET) 
Free

A free training webinar. Retailers and Suppliers are invited to attend. Attendees will learn how your business can begin to use the new TIPP Guideline to meet the inventory demands of the omni-channel shopping experience. Retailers will learn how to use TIPP to set performance levels for their use case using a simple tagged item grade and suppliers will learn how to use TIPP to meet grade levels from multiple retailers.
 
MAR
12
 March 12, 2015
Ask The Experts: Barcode Basics
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
FREE
Are you looking to further your knowledge and acquire additional information on barcodes? Do you need clarification on which barcodes will suit your specific business desires? Getting a barcode for your products starts with something we call the GS1 Company Prefix. It forms the base for creating all identification numbers of the GS1 System of Standards, one of which is the Global Trade Item Number, or GTIN. This webinar will start with an understanding of the GS1 Company Prefix in order to build GTINs, plus much more.
MAR
19
March 19, 2015
Ask the Experts Webinar: GDSN Major Release Basics
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
FREE
Many companies synchronize data with their trading partner community through the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®). On May 6, 2016, GS1 will be deploying a non-backward compatible 3.x release—will you be ready for a seamless transition? Attend our webinar to help you get prepared. This webinar will help you gain a better understanding of the data changes, including: 200+ new attributes, discontinued attributes, how to handle hierarchy withdrawals, and how data synchronization will be affected
MAR
26
March 26, 2015 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Educational Webinar: GDSN Advanced
$79
In Introduction to the GDSN®, you gained an understanding of what data synchronization is and how it works. You learned about the many benefits of GDSN and how your company can get on board. This webinar takes understanding the GDSN to the next level. This webinar provides an overview of the attributes required for successfully synchronizing with the GDSN. It will include a review of the key attributes and their definitions, including attributes being recommended by industry groups such as GS1 Healthcare US, and the GS1 US Foodservice Initiative
MAR
31
March 31, 2015 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Ask the Experts Webinar: Getting Started with GS1 US
FREE
New to barcodes? Need help getting started with U.P.C.’s? Join us for this free interactive webinar.
  • Discover how the GS1 Company prefix is the key to identifying your products
  • Learn how to create UPC-A barcodes
  • Understand how product and packaging variations require different barcodes
APR
2
April 2, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
Educational Webinar: GDSN Major Release 3.X - Advanced
$195
This session will touch on how the changes in the GDSN Major Release 3.X will affect data synchronized between data pools and trading partners, how validations will be executed by product type, what improvements and changes you can expect in the nutritional area, packaging structure, and type, as well as components.
APR
7
April 7, 2015 
GS1 US Data Quality Workshop
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Chicago, IL
$625 (Group discounts available)

In this workshop GS1 US experts will guide you through the GS1 US Data Quality Program including the necessary steps needed to establish or enhance a data quality program for your organization within a standards-based framework. Topics include a review of the pillars of an effective data quality framework, an overview of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, and guidance for starting a data governance program. Industry Experts will be available throughout the workshops to share their experience with the development and implementation of data governance programs within their organizations in preparation for the GS1 US National Data Quality Program.
APR
8
April 8, 2015 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
Package Measurement Rules/GTIN Allocation Rules Certificate Course
Chicago, IL
$400
Accurate data is an essential component of a visible, secure, and sustainable supply chain. By attending, you will receive information and guidance on interpreting and applying:
  • GDSN Package Measurement Rules, which form the foundation for accuracy of physical dimensional data (i.e., weights and dimensions).
  • GTIN Allocation Rules, which form the basis on whether or not a new GTIN needs to be assigned based on changes to an existing product, promotions, or new product introduction.  
APR
9
April 9, 2015
GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop
9:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Chicago, IL
$625 (Group discounts available)

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be guided through the steps needed to prepare for the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN®) non-backward Major Release 3.X scheduled to be rolled out in 2016. The workshop will focus on the detail of the data changes and how they are intended to operate, including more than 200 new attributes, hierarchy withdrawal, deprecation of some attributes, and other data migration requirements. Worksheets and tools created by the GS1 US GDSN Standards Maintenance Group will be used to provide examples and demonstrations of how the changes will affect data synchronized between data pools and trading partners. Workshop participants will gain a thorough understanding of the changes and a checklist to help them prepare their organization for a seamless transition.
 
APR
9
April 9, 2015
Ask The Experts: GTIN Basics
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
FREE
Now that you have a Company Prefix, you may be wondering how to get started identifying your products and labeling them with barcodes. Before you can generate the barcode, the identification number—in this case a GTIN—needs to be assigned. This webinar starts with a brief overview of the GTIN. By attending, you'll learn about GTIN structure, how to build a product hierarchy, and GTIN assignment.
APR
16
April 16, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Educational Webinar: GTIN Allocation Rules
$79
The GS1 GTIN Allocation Rules (determination of when a new GTIN is required and when it is not) provide guidance when a change to the pre-defined characteristics of an item are changing in a way that is relevant to the trading process. By attending this webinar, you’ll get an in depth look at GTIN Allocation Rules and the business applications for different industries, as well as how these rules are changing
APR
21
April 21, 2015 
GS1 US Data Quality Workshop
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Dallas, TX at Dean Foods
$625 (Group discounts available)

In this workshop GS1 US experts will guide you through the GS1 US Data Quality Program including the necessary steps needed to establish or enhance a data quality program for your organization within a standards-based framework. Topics include a review of the pillars of an effective data quality framework, an overview of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, and guidance for starting a data governance program. Industry Experts will be available throughout the workshops to share their experience with the development and implementation of data governance programs within their organizations in preparation for the GS1 US National Data Quality Program.
APR
22
April 22, 2015 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
Package Measurement Rules/GTIN Allocation Rules Certificate Course
Dallas, TX
$400

Accurate data is an essential component of a visible, secure, and sustainable supply chain. By attending, you will receive information and guidance on interpreting and applying:
  • GDSN Package Measurement Rules, which form the foundation for accuracy of physical dimensional data (i.e., weights and dimensions).
  • GTIN Allocation Rules, which form the basis on whether or not a new GTIN needs to be assigned based on changes to an existing product, promotions, or new product introduction.  
APR
22
April 22, 2015
RFID Adoption Webinar

Leveraging EPC-enabled RFID for Omni-Channel Success: To help you get started in managing your everyday RFID implementation needs, GS1 US is pleased offer this free two-hour deep dive webinar.
APR
23
April 23, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Educational Webinar: GTIN Advanced
$79
Do you already have a basic understanding of how to identify your products with GTINs? If you answered "yes," you're ready to take the next step with our advanced webinar. In this webinar, you'll take a deeper dive and learn about GTIN-14 structure, how to build a package hierarchy, industry specific GTINs, and the most common GTIN mistakes. We'll also briefly touch on GTIN Allocation Rules, determination of when a new GTIN is required and when it is not.
APR
28
April 28, 2015
Collaboration Workshop - The Essential Component for Successful Business Planning
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Chicago, IL

Collaboration has moved to center stage as companies realize that profitable growth demands effectively leveraging the combined strength of their enterprise and trading partner network. This one day Collaboration workshop utilizes the business processes and techniques found in Collaborative Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment (CPFR®). It teaches leading edge collaborative techniques and provides best practices on how to properly approach, select, and do business with a trading partner. It will provide instruction on how to define your organization’s business pain points and wrap effective processes around your objectives. Through collaboration you will learn how to use better information to increase profits, reduce costs and improve efficiency.
APR
30
April 30, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Educational Webinar: GDSN Major Release 3.X - Advanced
$195
This session will touch on how the changes in the GDSN Major Release 3.X will affect data synchronized between data pools and trading partners, how validations will be executed by product type, what improvements and changes you can expect in the nutritional area, packaging structure, and type, as well as components.
MAY
TBD
May, 2015
RFID Adoption Workshop
Toronto, Canada (At the Offices of GS1 Canada)
Free RFID Adoption Workshop:  GS1 US, working in collaboration with supply chain stakeholders and incorporating their insights and expertise, has developed many tools and resources to help you get engaged, educated and involved. We encourage you to consider attending one of our regional 2014 RFID workshops. Attendees will receive step-by-step guidance on what is required for a successful RFID deployment. Additionally, representatives from leading retailers will be on-hand to provide insight on specific trading partner requirements.
MAY
7
May 7, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Educational Webinar: GDSN Major Release 3.X - Advanced
$195
This session will touch on how the changes in the GDSN Major Release 3.X will affect data synchronized between data pools and trading partners, how validations will be executed by product type, what improvements and changes you can expect in the nutritional area, packaging structure, and type, as well as components.
MAY
12
May 12, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
GS1 Fundamentals Course
Chicago, IL
$500

Learn how GS1 Standards help you identify products, improve business processes, and reduce costs
  • Overview Of The GS1 Company Prefix
  • Identifying Products
  • Using The Global Trade Item Number (GTIN®)
  • Barcode Basics
  • Barcode Advanced
  • Application Identifiers
  • Using the Serial Shipping Container Code
MAY
13
May 13, 2015 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
Package Measurement Rules/GTIN Allocation Rules Certificate Course
Chicago, IL
$400

Accurate data is an essential component of a visible, secure, and sustainable supply chain. By attending, you will receive information and guidance on interpreting and applying:
  • GDSN Package Measurement Rules, which form the foundation for accuracy of physical dimensional data (i.e., weights and dimensions).
  • GTIN Allocation Rules, which form the basis on whether or not a new GTIN needs to be assigned based on changes to an existing product, promotions, or new product introduction.
MAY
14
May 14, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Ask the Experts Webinar: Intro to RFID
FREE
Omni-channel retail is here to stay and will be the key to future business growth. RFID is foundational for delivering a successful omni-channel strategy to delight your customers in every product category.In this webinar we will cover the benefits and fundamentals of incorporating the RFID data carrier into your processes using GS1 Standards. Topics covered will include basic definitions and business uses, how to encode an EPC tag, how to form read events, and how to share RFID information within your organization or among trading partners
MAY
31
May 31 - June 4, 2015
GS1 Connect 2015 
Austin, TX
Register before March 31 for special 15% Early Bird savings

GS1 Connect 2015 celebrates its 15th anniversary in the vibrant and growing city of Austin, Texas at the brand new JW Marriott. This year’s conference continues the tradition of excellence as the leading trading partner collaboration event where industry stakeholders, data standards users, and experts gather to share practical ideas and industry-tested best practices for leveraging GS1 Standards in supply chain operations. Join us for five days of conference events including How to Do Business With... Sessions, Trading Partner Roundtables, Solution Provider Exhibits, GS1 US University pre-conference education, and industry-specific user-driven conference sessions that will keep your business ahead of the curve.
MAY
31
May 31, 2015
GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop 
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM (CT)
Co-located with GS1 Connect in Austin, TX
Select workshop date of your choice from pre-conference options when you register
$625

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be guided through the steps needed to prepare for the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN®) non-backward Major Release 3.X scheduled to be rolled out in 2016. The workshop will focus on the detail of the data changes and how they are intended to operate, including more than 200 new attributes, hierarchy withdrawal, deprecation of some attributes, and other data migration requirements. Worksheets and tools created by the GS1 US GDSN Standards Maintenance Group will be used to provide examples and demonstrations of how the changes will affect data synchronized between data pools and trading partners. Workshop participants will gain a thorough understanding of the changes and a checklist to help them prepare their organization for a seamless transition.
JUN
1
June 1, 2015
RFID Adoption Workshop
GS1 Connect 2015 (Austin, TX)
Free RFID Adoption Workshop:  GS1 US, working in collaboration with supply chain stakeholders and incorporating their insights and expertise, has developed many tools and resources to help you get engaged, educated and involved. We encourage you to consider attending one of our regional 2014 RFID workshops. Attendees will receive step-by-step guidance on what is required for a successful RFID deployment. Additionally, representatives from leading retailers will be on-hand to provide insight on specific trading partner requirements.
June
5
June 5, 2015
GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop 
7:30 PM - 1:00 PM (CT)
Co-located with GS1 Connect in Austin, TX
Select workshop date of your choice from pre-conference options when you register
$625

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be guided through the steps needed to prepare for the Global Data Synchronization Network​™ (GDSN®) non-backward Major Release 3.X scheduled to be rolled out in 2016. The workshop will focus on the detail of the data changes and how they are intended to operate, including more than 200 new attributes, hierarchy withdrawal, deprecation of some attributes, and other data migration requirements. Worksheets and tools created by the GS1 US GDSN Standards Maintenance Group will be used to provide examples and demonstrations of how the changes will affect data synchronized between data pools and trading partners. Workshop participants will gain a thorough understanding of the changes and a checklist to help them prepare their organization for a seamless transition.
JUL
9
July 9, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Ask the Experts Webinar: Intro to SSCC
FREE
SSCCs are used to identify logistics units, such as cases, cartons, pallets, or air cargo containers of trade items as they travel through shipping and receiving. When used in conjunction with electronic business transactions, the SSCC acts as a license plate, identifying the contents of the logistics unit. In this live webinar you’ll learn what a Serial Shipping Container Code is, what an SSCC is used for, key attributes of the SSCC, business benefits of using SSCCs and how the is SSCC formed
JUL
14
July 14, 2015 
GS1 US Data Quality Workshop
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Mooresville, NC at Lowe's
$625 (Group discounts available)

In this workshop GS1 US experts will guide you through the GS1 US Data Quality Program including the necessary steps needed to establish or enhance a data quality program for your organization within a standards-based framework. Topics include a review of the pillars of an effective data quality framework, an overview of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, and guidance for starting a data governance program. Industry Experts will be available throughout the workshops to share their experience with the development and implementation of data governance programs within their organizations in preparation for the GS1 US National Data Quality Program.
AUG
13
Aug 13, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Ask the Experts Webinar: Create GLNs
FREE
The Global Location Number (or GLN) is the GS1 identifier used to identify physical locations as well as legal and functional entities. GLNs are typically used in eCommerce transactions and may be applied to shipping labels and physical locations, such as dock doors. They facilitate tracking and identification at each step in the supply chain. This webinar will start with a brief overview of the GLN and the different types of locations. By attending, you'll get an in depth look at how to create GLNs and how GLNs are used.
SEP
10
Sept 10, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Ask the Experts Webinar: GTIN Basics
FREE
Now that you have a Company Prefix, you may be wondering how to get started identifying your products and labeling them with barcodes. Before you can generate the barcode, the identification number—in this case a GTIN-12—needs to be assigned. This webinar starts with a brief overview of the GTIN. By attending, you'll learn about GTIN structure, how to build a product hierarchy, and GTIN assignment.
Sep
TBD
September, 2015
RFID Adoption Workshop
Toronto, Canada (At the Offices of GS1 Canada)
Free RFID Adoption Workshop:  GS1 US, working in collaboration with supply chain stakeholders and incorporating their insights and expertise, has developed many tools and resources to help you get engaged, educated and involved. We encourage you to consider attending one of our regional 2014 RFID workshops. Attendees will receive step-by-step guidance on what is required for a successful RFID deployment. Additionally, representatives from leading retailers will be on-hand to provide insight on specific trading partner requirements.
SEP
30
September 30, 2015 
GS1 US Data Quality Workshop
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Atlanta, GA at The Coca-Cola Company
$625 (Group discounts available)

In this workshop GS1 US experts will guide you through the GS1 US Data Quality Program including the necessary steps needed to establish or enhance a data quality program for your organization within a standards-based framework. Topics include a review of the pillars of an effective data quality framework, an overview of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, and guidance for starting a data governance program. Industry Experts will be available throughout the workshops to share their experience with the development and implementation of data governance programs within their organizations in preparation for the GS1 US National Data Quality Program.
OCT
1
October 1, 2015 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EST)
Package Measurement Rules/GTIN Allocation Rules Certificate Course
Atlanta, GA
$400

Accurate data is an essential component of a visible, secure, and sustainable supply chain. By attending, you will receive information and guidance on interpreting and applying:
  • GDSN Package Measurement Rules, which form the foundation for accuracy of physical dimensional data (i.e., weights and dimensions).
  • GTIN Allocation Rules, which form the basis on whether or not a new GTIN needs to be assigned based on changes to an existing product, promotions, or new product introduction.  
OCT
6
Oct 6, 2015
Collaboration Workshop - The Essential Component for Successful Business Planning
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Chicago, IL

Collaboration has moved to center stage as companies realize that profitable growth demands effectively leveraging the combined strength of their enterprise and trading partner network. This one day Collaboration workshop utilizes the business processes and techniques found in Collaborative Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment (CPFR®). It teaches leading edge collaborative techniques and provides best practices on how to properly approach, select, and do business with a trading partner. It will provide instruction on how to define your organization’s business pain points and wrap effective processes around your objectives. Through collaboration you will learn how to use better information to increase profits, reduce costs and improve efficiency.
OCT
14
October 14, 2015
RFID Adoption Webinar
Leveraging EPC-enabled RFID for Omni-Channel Success: To help you get started in managing your everyday RFID implementation needs, GS1 US is pleased offer this free two-hour deep dive webinar.
OCT
20
October 20, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
GS1 Fundamentals Course
Chicago, IL
$500

Learn how GS1 Standards help you identify products, improve business processes, and reduce costs
  • Overview Of The GS1 Company Prefix
  • Identifying Products
  • Using The Global Trade Item Number (GTIN®)
  • Barcode Basics
  • Barcode Advanced
  • Application Identifiers
  • Using the Serial Shipping Container Code
OCT
21
Oct 21, 2015 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
Package Measurement Rules/GTIN Allocation Rules Certificate Course
Dallas, TX
$400
Accurate data is an essential component of a visible, secure, and sustainable supply chain. By attending, you will receive information and guidance on interpreting and applying:
  • GDSN Package Measurement Rules, which form the foundation for accuracy of physical dimensional data (i.e., weights and dimensions).
  • GTIN Allocation Rules, which form the basis on whether or not a new GTIN needs to be assigned based on changes to an existing product, promotions, or new product introduction.  
OCT
22
October 22, 2015 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)
GS1 US Supply Chain Visibility Workshop
Chicago, IL
$625 (Group discounts available)

This workshop is designed to assist your organization to:
  • Learn the steps needed to identify, capture and share product information for supply chain visibility to support a variety of business processes
  • Understand the definitions and uses of Key Data Elements (KDEs) and Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) as they relate to various supply chain roles
  • Gain a thorough understanding of how GS1 Standards are applied in a process flow and how they support supply chain visibility during a product’s life cycle

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

NOV
11
November 11, 2015
RFID Adoption Workshop
RVCF Fall Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
Free RFID Adoption Workshop:  GS1 US, working in collaboration with supply chain stakeholders and incorporating their insights and expertise, has developed many tools and resources to help you get engaged, educated and involved. We encourage you to consider attending one of our regional 2014 RFID workshops. Attendees will receive step-by-step guidance on what is required for a successful RFID deployment. Additionally, representatives from leading retailers will be on-hand to provide insight on specific trading partner requirements.