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Foodservice Conference Track

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Foodservice companies are leveraging standards-based business processes to fuel transformation — ultimately catering to the connected consumer. Drive information transparency and operational efficiencies by sharing complete and accurate product data, including images, ingredients, allergens, and nutritionals. And surge ahead in the race for brand recognition and customer satisfaction.

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Join us at GS1 Connect 2018 to rev up your knowledge:
  • Accelerate your adaptability to the digital world
  • Tune up your traceability processes to enhance consumer confidence
  • Diagnose challenges and opportunities in using product data to power sales and streamline operations 

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Foodservice Track Topics

  • Accelerating Growth in the Digital World
  • Executive Views on Catering to the Consumer
  • What it Takes to Implement and Maintain a Successful GDSN Program
  • Defining Quality Marketing Data: A Shared Perspective
  • How to Generate Content to Address Data Quality / Regulatory Compliance
  • Build Trust, Drive Sales with a Powerful Cross-Channel Strategy 
  • Collaborate to Stay on Course for Supply Chain Optimization
  • Actionable Insights: Take Conference Learnings Back Home
  • How to Do Business With CKE Restaurants
  • How to Do Business With Sysco

Cross-Industry Topics

  • Blockchain: Forget the Technology, Focus on Business Transformation
  • Accelerate Your Business Processes with Quality Data
  • GS1 US Joint Open Industry Meeting with a Dash of Blockchain

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

2018 Speaker Standouts:

Company Name  Speaker Name
Aryzta Hector Morales
Attribytes Jason Gunn
The Coca-Cola Company Liz Sertl  
Chik-fil-A, Inc. Jason Fischer
CKE Restaurants, Inc. Ann Kistler
Dot Foods Kevin Baum
Ecolab Regan Van Tassel
FoodLogiQ Julie McGill
Georgia Pacific James Williams
Koch Foods Michael Lazarus; Gerry Leganski
Nicholas & Co. Dallin Hill
PepsiCo Foodservice David Leppert
Saladinos Caleb Carter
Shamrock Foods Company Matt Balzer; Kent McClelland
Shearer's Foods Michele McDaniel
SpecPage, Inc. Milan Vacval
Stratas Foods, LLC. Leslie O'Rourke
Subway / IPC Lucelena Angarita
Sysco Corporation Susan Jacobs; Mark Wilcox 
Upper Lakes Foods Kimberly Schulte
US Foods Ingryd Hernandez
GS1 Connect 2017 Trading Partner Roundtables

Trading Partner Roundtables

An opportunity to meet face-to-face with your trading partners in an informal setting. Discuss best practices and business processes that help drive efficiency in your shared supply chain. Stay tuned for more information about what companies are joining our 2018 lineup.

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GS1 Connect 2017 Trading Partner Roundtables


  • Meet with over 45 Exhibitors.
  • "Ask the Experts" in 1:1 sessions
  • Visit the GS1 US Industry Zones 
  • Attend the Networking Event
  • Meet with GS1 US Member Support
  • Visit Experience Zones and Demos


GS1 Connect 2017 How to Do Business With...

How to Do Business With...

These sessions give suppliers the opportunity to learn about business process requirements and initiative updates directly from their customers in these informative sessions delivered by industry leaders. Stay tuned for more information about the 2018 session lineup.

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GS1 Connect 2017 How to Do Business With...

GS1 US University

Explore beginner to advanced pre-conference educational opportunities and post-conference certificate courses and workshops. 

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Co-located Events

Make the most out of your travel budget with pre-conference industry meetings. 

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Industry Community Advisory Board Members

  • Debbie Bower, DOT Foods
  • Regan VanTassel, Ecolab, Inc.
  • Ardetha H. Bradley, Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • David Leppert, Pepsico, Inc.
  • Ingryd Hernandez, US Foods

Check out the complete list of all GS1 Connect 2018 Community Advisory Board (CAB) Members