About GS1 Connect 2014

Now in its 14th year, GS1 Connect will explore the power of reimagining the way you do business. The San Diego Convention Center, overlooking the beautiful San Diego Bay, is the backdrop for our conference, which offers a full experience of education, networking, industry updates, case studies, and best practices to keep your business moving forward.

This year’s event will offer four industry tracks to provide supply chain insights and updates for those in Grocery, Foodservice, Retail, and Healthcare. Back by popular demand is a fifth track on GS1 Standards and Solutions, which is targeted at expanding on educational topics associated with implementation best practices of the GS1 System. Some additional benefits of attending include:

  • Asking GS1 Standards experts your standards questions
  • Connecting with trading partners and solutions providers
  • Seeing standards in action for your industry
  • One fee covers it all >

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Find peers in the following areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain
  • Logistics
  • Brand Management
  • Sales and Marketing

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The GS1 Connect Conference offers a full experience of education, networking, industry updates, case studies, and best practices.

See the 2014 agenda >


Grocery ConferenceRetail ConferenceFoodservice ConferenceHealthcare Conference
GS1 Standards and Solutions Conference


GS1 Connect 2014 Conference TRACKS:

Beginning on Tuesday, June 10th, conference attendees have access to Collaboration Day from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, followed by the conference kick off at 4:00 PM. All events will require that attendees wear their event badges. Specifically, GS1 Connect Conference attendees will have access to:

  • All activities in the Exhibit Hall (including Exhibits, Trading Partner Roundtables, Technology Theater presentations, Industry Zones, GS1 Standards and Solutions Zone, and GS1 US Member Support Center)
  • Pre-conference ‘How to Do Business With’ sessions (various times throughout Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
  • All conference related events starting with the opening Keynote on Tuesday and going through the program ending Thursday afternoon at 5:00 PM. Conference events include Tuesday and Wednesday Receptions. 

Collaboration Day:

The GS1 Connect Conference offers attendees complimentary access to their new feature “Collaboration Day”. Collaboration Day begins at 8:00 am on June 10th and ends that day at 4:00 pm. Held primarily in the Convention Center’s Exhibit Hall, this experience offers conference attendees the opportunity to participate in formal and informal meetings with experts in GS1 Standards and industry initiatives, providers of supply chain solutions, and companies who will be hosting Trading Partner Roundtables and How to Do Business With…” sessions. This powerful day offers access to popular features from previous GS1 Connect conferences but was designed to reduce the time conflicts that have impeded an attendee’s availability to take advantage of them in the past. Participants of Collaboration Day have the opportunity to make connections that can help them frame the remaining week and increase the overall value of their conference experience.

Pre-Conference Education:

New this year! Pre-conference offerings will begin on Sunday, June 8, 2014 and continue through Monday, June 9, 2014. Located at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, the Pre-conference education returns to offer 101 level tracks on the basics of implementing barcodes, electronic commerce, EPC-enabled RFID and global data synchronization. Additional tracks and workshops have been added to the pre-conference educational roster to meet the growing demand for hands-on training such as EDI Essentials, Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Reporting (CPFR) Training and a GDSN Workshop. All events will require that attendees wear their event badges. Learn more.

Pre-Conference Co-Located Events:

Also, located at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in the days prior to the conference are a number of co-located events.

1WorldSync User Group:
The 1WorldSync User Group will be returning to GS1 Connect 2014 and be held at the Marriott Marquis & Marina. It will start at 8:00 am on Monday, June 9th, and will continue through 9:00 pm Monday night, after the close of the 4th annual 1WorldSync Awards Reception and Dinner, which is open to 1WorldSync User Group attendees. Learn more.

Industry Meetings:
Individual industry meetings for Foodservice, Grocery, Apparel & General Merchandise, and Healthcare are being held on Tuesday, June 10th. Be sure to check the GS1 Connect Conference site for times of each.

Event Locations:

Venue for Pre-conference
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Venue for Conference
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101