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GS1 Connect: Ascend | June 5-7, 2023 | Denver, Colorado

Calling All Supply Chain Dreamers

Join 500+ Companies, Growing Daily

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Full Conference Pass—$1,800

June 5-7, 2023 

Attend 50+ sessions, problem-solve with industry peers, and amplify your experience with outstanding networking opportunities. 

The conference pass includes breakout sessions, keynotes, meals, wellness activities, evening networking events, and access to exhibitors. 

Keynote Speakers

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Marc Randolph

Entrepreneur Speaker, Netflix Co-Founder, National Bestselling Author, Executive Mentor & Angel Investor

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Bob Carpenter

President and Chief Executive Officer, GS1 US

Fast Company and GS1 US

Fast Company & GS1 US Present

The Future is Frictionless: Building the New Ecosystem of Commerce

Who Can You Connect With?

We are adding new sponsors, exhibitors, and attending companies weekly. Bookmark the pages below to stay up to date on who will be there. Thank you to our 2023 Premier Sponsors! 

Premier Sponsors

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GS1 Connect 2023 Agenda

The agenda this year features eight tracks with 50+ session presentations, 100+ speakers, networking events, and more! Bookmark this page and follow us on social media to keep up with the 2023 announcements. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals from master data and supply chain management, fulfillment, operations, IT, logistics, marketing, quality assurance, and more from both supply and demand side of the business.
  • Innovators focused on supply chain resilience and looking to expand their network.
400+ Attending Companies
50+ Sessions
115+ Speakers

Make the Most of Your Conference Experience

GS1 Connect: Startup Lab

Startups pursuing innovative, emerging technologies and solutions will compete live in the Startup Lab Pitch Competition for a chance to win from a $23,000 prize pool. 

How to Do Business With... Sessions

Start each morning (Tuesday and Wednesday) learning how to do business with leading companies in grocery, foodservice, retail, and healthcare.

GS1 Connect 2023 University

GS1 US University at GS1 Connect

Join us for our series of highly rated, instructor-led courses before the conference begins. Sign up during registration. 

Monday, June 5, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM MT | $350

New to GS1 Standards or need a refresher? In this course, you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of GS1 product (GTIN) and location (GLN) identifiers
  • GTIN assignment and product hierarchy
  • How to avoid common GTIN mistakes

To further your knowledge, join us for GS1 Standards 102.

Monday, June 5, 1:00 PM–4:30 PM MT  | $375

Expand the use of GS1 Standards to optimize your business. In this intermediate-level session, you will learn:

  • How to create efficiencies in data sharing with trading partners
  • Differences between GS1 Share Standards (EPCIS/GDSN/EDI)
  • Topics like the GTIN Management Standard, RFID, GS1 Application Identifiers (AIs)

Monday, June 5, 8:30 AM–5:00 PM MT | $625

Are you an EDI specialist? Do you work with EDI as part of your day-to-day? This course is for you. We’ll cover topics including:

  • The basics of EDI and the X12 EDI Standard
  • Data elements, segments, transaction sets, and codes

Earn a professional credential in just one day by attending this comprehensive course.

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Ascend for Knowledge

GS1 Connect Topic Table Sessions

Network, share experiences, and engage in expert-facilitated discussions about popular topics like supply chain visibility, regulatory requirements, data quality, 2D barcodes, and more.

Infinite Possibilities Beyond the UPC

Check out how game-changing 2D barcodes and RFID technology can help revolutionize your business. Visit our interactive demos in the exhibit area and test your knowledge about advanced data carriers for fun and prizes!

GS1 US Ideation & Experts

Explore GTIN assignment, data quality tools, 2D barcodes, traceability, GS1 Standards, and resources with GS1 US experts. Visit our exhibit area for a GS1 US Data Hub demo and learn about upcoming pilots and programs.

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Unplug and Recharge

Daily Wellness Events

Get energized! Begin your day with daily wellness activities, including Sunrise 2027 Yoga and Barcode Bootcamp, and a healthy grab-and-go breakfast. Advanced registration is required—please sign up when you register or see how to modify your existing registration on the FAQ page.

GS1 Connect: Mountain Music Fest

Grab a drink, put on your boots, and unwind with an evening of food, drinks, and live music at the Mountain Music Festival on the Front Range Lawn. Try your hand at one of the lawn games and snap a picture in the photo booth while you enjoy the beautiful summer weather of the Rockies.

"GS1 Connect® is and has always been an amazing platform for seeing and hearing how others in the industry are leveraging GS1 standards today and moving forward.  It has also been well structured to combine networking and education in one event.  I am and have been extremely satisfied with GS1 Connect."

—GS1 Connect 2022 Conference Attendee

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Conference Updates

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Have Questions About the Conference? Connect With Us

Our conference support team is available at the concierge desk to ensure you get the most out of your GS1 Connect experience. We are available Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM ET. 

+1 937.230.9889 |

For all other account-related questions, call +1 937.435.3870

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