Trading Partner Roundtables

Trading Partner Roundtables offer trading partners the opportunity to meet during informal settings to discuss best practices and business processes that will help drive efficiency in their mutual supply chain. These roundtables are offered during lunches held during the conference.

Your company qualifies for consideration if it:

  • Recognizes the value of having a trading partner community that is versed in proper application of GS1 Standards for efficient, safe, secure, and visible supply chains
  • Is willing to invite your trading partners to come to the GS1 Connect® Conference
  • Has staff that will support the roundtable schedules

To learn more about becoming a roundtable host, or to suggest a host, please email GS1ConnectRoundtables@gs1us.org.  

See what companies have already confirmed their spot at GS1 Connect 2018:  



 Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc Logo

Beaver Street Fisheries

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Process Improvements related to GDSN, EDI, and Digital Supply Chain Management; ASN; GS1-128; Product Rich Content and Sales; Data Accuracy and Quality 

"Beaver Street Fisheries would like to meet with our customers and trading partners to discuss our business efforts related to GDSN, EDI, Digital Supply Chain Management, and sales to improve business relationships. We welcome the opportunity to share our vision of the future with our trading partners as we commit to GDSN initiatives and improve real world product information communications' effectiveness."

Participants: Raymond Poinsette, Director Of Process Improvement; Kerri Francis, Sr. Product Information Analyst; Brandon Ballew, GDSN & Vendor Compliance Administrator 


Dillard's Logo

Dillard's, Inc.

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:  Supply Chain Initiatives; Drop Ship Opportunities; Vendor Images and Attributes; RFID 

"We welcome our Partners to visit with us on these topics or any other opportunities!"

Participants: Anita Spence, Director, Vendor Relations; Tony Bolte, CIO & VP Global Supply Chain 


 Dot Foods Logo

Dot Foods

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Supplier EDI; Master Data; Data Accuracy; Images; Customer EDI

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to discuss any outstanding issues, plans to provide data, or any questions for our team members."

Participants: Bailey Keech, Master Data Analyst 


 Foodbuy Logo

Foodbuy

Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: Supplier Scorecarding; Data Completeness; Foodbuy Attribute Requirements, Business Value, and Needs. 

"Foodbuy invites our valued trading partners to visit with us to discuss item-level information, our evolving needs, and continued industry collaboration."

Participants: Andrew Weingarth, Senior Manager, Data Integration


 Gordon Food Service Logo

Gordon Food Service, Inc.

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topics: Gordon’s GDSN Engagement Campaign; GDSN-Integrated New Item Sourcing and Setup; Item Synchronization, Accuracy and Completeness; Image Requirements

"Gordon Food Service is fully engaged with GDSN, and we invite our vendor partners to learn more about how we use their data, our expectations, and why it's become more important than ever to publish via GDSN. Realizing that accurate and complete product information is vital to a great customer experience, we are actively integrating GDSN-supplied content throughout our systems to our end-user customers.”

Participants: Kathryn Moore, Project Lead - GDSN & EDI; Chad Metz, Product Data Analyst


 McLane Company, Inc. Logo

McLane Foodservice, Inc.

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics:  New Item Introduction within GDSN; Data Accuracy; GS1 Standards.

"We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss new initiatives surrounding New Items and speed to market and how that is accomplished within GDSN and Product Introduction. We would also like to discuss Data Accuracy, correct use of standards and the importance of GS1 Barcodes."

Participants: Beckey James, EC Manager


 Performance Food Group Logo

Performance Food Group

Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Data Completeness; Data Accuracy; Nutritionals; Images

"We would like to invite our suppliers to meet with us to discuss the progress we have made together in data synchronization and next steps needed to sync complete sets of data. Additionally, we would like to speak with suppliers who have not yet made the decision to move forward with the data synchronization process. We will also take this opportunity to share with our suppliers some of the ways in which GS1 data effects downstream applications in our organization."

Participants: Brad Best, Senior Director, EDM; Brett Streeter, Enterprise Data Steward