ApparelGeneral MerchandiseHardlines
Retail Conference Track

It’s more important than ever for the apparel and general merchandise industries to enable supply chain visibility from the source to the consumer—ensuring that the right product gets to the right place at the right time. GS1 Connect is the place to learn from peers and standards experts how to use and leverage existing investments in GS1 Standards to improve business processes for seamless commerce. 


Pre-Conference Education

  • GS1 Standards: Identify, Capture, Share 101 and 102; EDI Essentials, GDSN Overview and much more
  • Participate in the GS1 US RFID Adoption Workshop

Retail Track Sessions

  • Essential Elements for Omni-Channel Success
  • Learn from the Pros: Understanding E-Commerce Fulfillment Models
  • Collaboration is Key: The Resurgence of CPFR in an Omni-Channel World
  • Enhancing the Customer Experience with RFID
  • The Value of Item Master Data Management
  • Best Practices for Deploying Rich Content with Images and Attributes
  • Achieving True Value Through Automation and Standards
  • The Perfect Customer Order
  • Power up Your Data Quality Program With 5 (not so easy) Steps
  • Supply Chain Standards for Expanding Your Business into Canada

(Note: Topics are subject to change pending speaker acquisition.)


  • Attend How To Do Business With sessions with major retailers
  • Interact one-on-one with top retailers at informal Trading Partner Roundtable meetings
  • Meet GS1 experts and solution providers who understand your business challenges
  • Meet peers and industry experts at Retail Meet & Greet sessions


  • Discuss your implementation questions with GS1 Standards Experts one-on-one
  • Meet with peers and learn about how to apply GS1 Standards to your business processes
  • Ask questions of session speakers during and after conference sessions
  • See what “omni-channel” retailing means to your company and the industry
  • Visit the Retail Zone and the Standards Zone on the exhibit floor to find resources for implementing GS1 Standards in your business


Retail Meet and Greet

This is your opportunity to meet and network with your industry peers in the Retail Zone during the Welcome Reception.

Industry Conference Planning Representatives

  • John Poss, Ace Hardware Corporation
  • Patricia Vessey, Best Buy Company Inc
  • Connie Daniels, Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Mike Sadiwnyk, GS1 Canada
  • Bill Gratke, Lamps Plus, Inc.
  • Steven Shiovitz, Levi Strauss & Company
  • Andrea Smith, Lord & Taylor
  • Gale Weisenfeld, PVH Corp.



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