Events, Forums, Seminars and Conferences

 

JAN
29
January 29, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Ask the Experts Webinar: GDSN Major Release 3.X - A Basic Overview
FREE
If you are synchronizing data via GDSN and do nothing to prepare for the Major Release 3.X, all GDSN messages could fail to be published of received after the roll-out date in May 2016. Attend this webinar to get ready for this release and learn about the 200+ new attributes, discontinued attributes, how to handle hierarchy withdrawals, and how data synchronization will be affected.
FEB
5
February 5, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Educational Webinar: GTIN Advanced
$79
In our January webinar, GTIN Basics, you've gained an understanding of what a GTIN is, GTIN-12 structure, how to build a basic product hierarchy, and basic GTIN assignment considerations. In this more advanced 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.
FEB
10
February 10, 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.
FEB
12
February 12, 2015
GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop Hosted by Wakefern
9:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
Edison, NJ at Wakefern Food Corp. 
$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. Hosted by Wakefern, this session is a special opportunity for retail grocery and foodservice organizations to learn how data recipients, including Wakefern, are preparing for the transition. 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.
FEB
16
February 16, 2015, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST) -
February 17, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
GS1 Standards Certificate Course
Lawrenceville, NJ
$700

Learn how GS1 Standards help you identify products, improve business processes, and reduce costs
  • Basics and Principles of the GS1 System
  • Application Identification
  • GS1 Application Identifier (AI) Definitions
  • Application Rules and Management Practices
  • Data Carriers
  • Symbol Placement Guidelines
  • AIDC Validation Rules
  • GS1 Standards Glossary of Terms
FEB
17
February 17, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
GS1 Fundamentals Course
Lawrenceville, NJ
$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
FEB
18
February 18, 2015 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EST)
Package Measurement Rules/GTIN Allocation Rules Certificate Course
Lawrenceville, NJ
$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.
FEB
19
February 19, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Ask the Experts Webinar: GDSN Overview
FREE
The Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®) enables the sharing of up-to-date data and information among trading partners. With the GDSN, any changes made to one company’s database are automatically and immediately sent to all of the other companies to whom the item information is published. The GDSN ensures all trading partners have access to the same, accurate information. This webinar will start with an introduction to the GDSN. By attending, you’ll gain an understanding of how data synchronization works. You’ll also hear about the benefits of GDSN and how you can get your company on board.
 
FEB
25
 February 25, 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 webinar! We’ll take you through the steps on how to create a UPC-A barcode, talk about GTIN assignment, and introduce you to available resources. After our presentation we’ll be taking questions to help you with your specific business needs. 
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
4
March 4, 2015 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
Package Measurement Rules/GTIN Allocation Rules Certificate Course
Dayton, OH
$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.
MAR
10
March 10, 2015
GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop 
9:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)
$625 (Group discounts available)
Registration Info COMING SOON

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
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
19
March 19, 2015
Ask the Experts Webinar: GDSN Major Release Basics
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

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
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
9
April 9, 2015
GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop
9:00 PM - 3:30 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
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
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
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.
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
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
14
July 14, 2015 
GS1 US Data Quality Workshop
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Mooresville, NC at Lowes
Registration Info COMING SOON

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
12
August 12, 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.
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
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.
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.