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Grocery Conference Track

As e-grocery continues to grow, can you afford not moving at the speed of the consumer? To keep pace with information transparency demands from trading partners and consumers alike, your business needs to accelerate product data accuracy and availability. Now more than ever, technology is creating an environment of urgency and an opportunity to fully leverage standards-based solutions for supply chain visibility. 

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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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Grocery Track Topics

  • Pedal to the Metal: Accelerating Progress in Retail Grocery
  • How to Make Virtual Aisles More Appealing for Mobile Shoppers
  • More Straight Talk about Frictionless Commerce 
  • How To Generate Content to Address Data Quality / Regulatory Compliance
  • Turning Global Food Supply Chain Transparency Into Shopper Insights 
  • Standardizing Non-Standard Data for Omni-Channel Alcohol Sales
  • Build Trust, Drive Sales with a Powerful Cross-Channel Strategy
  • Transparency: Can Your Consumers See Your Product Information Clearly?
  • Avoiding Common Stumbling Blocks for Accurate GDSN Data
  • GS1 Connect is Over: Now What?

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 foodservice channel, see what topics the Foodservice Track has to offer.

2018 Speaker Standouts:

Company Name  Speaker Name
1WorldSync Jackie Jones
The Coca-Cola Company Liz Sertl  
Ecolab Regan Van Tassel
The Hershey Company Tricia Adams
Koch Foods Michael Lazarus; Gerry Leganski
The Kroger Co. Mark Quertinmont
Label Insight Ronak Sheth
Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC Joyce Ann Rosenfield
The McLane Company Becky James
Nielsen Brandbank Raymond D'Aprile
PepsiCo Gina Tomassi
The Procter & Gamble Company Erin Hennessey
Shearer's Foods Jennifer Ciofani
SpecPage, Inc.  Milan Vacval
SuperValu Greg Zwanziger
Topco Randy Skoda
Tyson Scott Stillwell
Wakefern Food Corp. Michael Durning
Walmart Marty Esarte
Wegmans Food Markets Kathy Welch
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. 

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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. 

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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

  • Liz Sertl, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Kim Chalk, McCormick
  • Greg Zwanziger, SUPERVALU INC
  • Paul Lothian, Tyson Foods
  • Christine McMaster, Wakefern Food Corp.

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