Retail Conference Track 2017

Today’s tech-savvy consumers--who have a 30 percent higher lifetime value than those shopping via a single channel*--demand a unified commerce experience. They don’t shop online or in a store, they just shop! To remain competitive retail companies need to create more “wow” factor moments for these consumers. 

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Retailers and brands are witnessing a supply chain transformation—and those who are taking an active role in the adoption and usage of GS1 Standards in their everyday business practices are in a better position to see a boost in sales and in customer satisfaction. Working collaboratively, retail trading partners can eliminate inefficient fulfillment processes, provide source-to-consumer product visibility, and deliver on the omni-channel promise. 

In business, you can’t afford to stop learning. GS1 Connect provides you with the opportunity to learn from peers, trading partners and standards experts about how to enable a seamless omni-channel shopping experience and deliver on the “always on, always open” consumer promise by leveraging the GS1 System of Standards.


Retail Track Sessions

  • GS1 US Joint Open Industry Meeting – Applying Industry Insights to Everyday Business Process Challenges
  • How Retailers are Using Inventory Accuracy to Streamline Operations 
  • Solving for Returns in the Omni-Channel Retail World 
  • Case Studies - EPC/RFID – The Supplier Business Benefits – Parts A and B 
  • A Case Study - Selling Bricks & Mortar in an Omni-Channel World 
  • The Order-To-Cash Toolbox: Basic Application of GS1 Product and Transaction Standards Within the Supply Chain – Theory Vs Practice 
  • How to “Find the Standards ROI” - Product Lifecycle Management 
  • The Reverse Advanced Shipment Notice – A Retailer/Supplier Implementation Success Story 
  • Think Tank – Collaborate to Solve 
  • Vendor Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment Best Practices

Trading Partner Roundtables

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

View full list of 2017 hosts.



  • Discover new ideas
  • Engage with Solution Providers
  • “Ask the Experts” in 1:1 sessions
  • Visit the Industry Zone 
  • Attend Tech Theater
  • Get to know peers and industry experts at the “Retail Meet and Greet”

See Who Attended GS1 Connect 2017.


How to Do Business With... Sessions

Learn about business process requirements directly from industry leaders.

View the full list of 2017 sessions.


GS1 US University

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

View 2017 GS1 US University Offerings at GS1 Connect.

Industry Conference Planning Representatives

  • Ardetha Bradley, Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • Ai Hua, Gates Corporation 
  • Mike Sadiwnyk, GS1 Canada 
  • Steve Shiovitz, Levi Strauss & Company 
  • Gale Weisenfeld, PVH Corp. 
  • Kris Whitney, Macy’s, Inc.

*Source: IDC Report, 2016