Foodservice Conference Track

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The Foodservice Track at GS1 Connect is designed by industry for industry to help companies address business challenges leveraging GS1 Standards. At GS1 Connect, you’ll learn from standards experts how to harness the latest standards-based supply chain best practices, improve product information, food safety and traceability as well as address local and federal food safety regulations.


Business demands and resource constraints often drive the need to examine problems from fresh perspectives. When you address a supply chain or business process challenge in a new way leveraging GS1 Standards, you become an innovator. As you share your learnings with your peers and discuss the implementation implications with your trading partners, you bring collaboration into the process that is so critical to transforming entire industries. This is what GS1 Connect is all about. See what the Foodservice Track has to offer in Austin in 2015.


  • Foodservice State of the Industry
  • The Value of Providing Extended Data
  • GLN Registry: Benefits for Foodservice
  • Traceability Insight: From Process to Flow
  • Managing a Collection of Extended Product Data 
  • How Product Images Drive Efficiencies and, BTW Sell Product
  • GDSN Major Release Final Preparations for Grocery/Foodservice

If your organization is also conducting business in the retail grocery channel, see what sessions the Retail Grocery Track has to offer

cross-industry workshops

  • GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop (Sunday, May 31st, 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM CT OR Friday, June 5th, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM CT) - will guide participants through the steps needed to prepare for the GDSN non-backward Major Release 3.1 scheduled to be rolled out in 2016. This hands-on workshop will focus on the detail of the data changes and how they are intended to operate.
  • The Integrated Business Planning Workshop (Monday, June 1st, 1:00 – 5:00 PM CT) - will cover the principles and processes of Sales and Operations Planning. Attendees will learn techniques and best practices on how to operationalize their company strategy, prioritize and align enterprise initiatives, approach external collaboration, and establish an effective performance measurement strategy. 

Trading partner roundtables

Meet face-to-face with foodservice trading partners to learn how to optimize your supply chain.

Trading Partner Roundtables: Advantage Sales & Marketing, Ben E. Keith, The Coca-Cola Company, DineEquity, Inc., Dot Foods, Foodbuy / Compass Group North America, Food Services of America, Gordon Food Service, Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Kellogg’s Specialty Channel, KeyImpact Sales and Systems, Inc., Maines Paper & Food Service, McLane Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Quality Supply Chain Co-op (QSCC), Sysco, Tyson Foods Inc., UniPro Foodservice, Inc., Wakefern Food Corp., Wegmans Food Markets
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How to Do Business With...Sessions: Dot Foods/Shamrock, IPC/Subway, McLane Company, Operator Panel, Walmart/Sam's Club
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  • Meet with trading partners, peers, solution providers, and standards experts to get started or to advance your implementation efforts
  • Learn how others in the foodservice industry are implementing GS1 Standards
  • Interact one-on-one with trading partners and experts in the foodservice zone
  • Network with peers and industry experts at “Foodservice Meet and Greet” sessions
  • Join us for Collaboration Day


  • David Leppert, Pepsico Foodservice
  • Debbie Bower, Dot Foods
  • Regan VanTassel, Ecolab, Inc.
  • Jason Gunn, US Foods

Check out the complete list of all GS1 Connect 2015 Community Advisory Board (CAB) Members


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