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

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Rise to the Challenge of the Digital Supply Chain

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Network With Peers, Innovators, and Industry Leaders

Get connected with colleagues, interact with industry experts, tap into the latest best practices, and discover how to most efficiently use data to optimize your operations and grow your business.

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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

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The Future is Frictionless: Building the New Ecosystem of Commerce

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Make the Most of Your Conference Experience

Trading Partner Roundtables

Informal 20-minute sessions to facilitate collaborative discussions among trading partners on the use of standards-based best practices.

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.

Conference Sessions Created by Industry for Industry 

Members of our Community Advisory Board representing a cross-section of GS1 Standards users help identify topics and speakers of the highest interest to our communities. Whether it’s supply chain efficiencies, master data management best practices, or business process improvements with the use of GS1 Standards, supply and demand sides of business will be at the table—and the podium—to share actionable insights.

GS1 Connect: Startup Lab

Eight 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.

Learn More About the Program

GS1 Connect Topic Table Sessions

Back by popular demand, the conference starts and ends with this networking opportunity to share common experiences with your peers. Participate in discussions facilitated by experts on topics determined by you.

Have a topic in mind? Share it with us during registration.

GS1 US Ideation & Experts

Have questions about GTIN assignment or the best tools to ensure quality data? How about 2D barcodes or traceability? Chat with GS1 US experts about GS1 Standards and resources. Get a GS1 US Data Hub demo, or see how you can participate in upcoming pilots and programs.  Stop by in the exhibit area!

Daily Wellness Events

Get moving to start your day! Wellness events will be scheduled each morning of the conference. More information coming soon.

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GS1 Connect Co-Located Events

Sign up during registration to take advantage of cross-industry discussions or Workgroup meetings while at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center for GS1 Connect 2023.

Monday, June 5, 9:30 AM–11:30 AM MT

The 2023 Joint Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative and GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative Member Meeting is a closed event, open to initiative members only. The agenda will focus on foodservice and retail grocery initiative goals, Workgroup activities, and accomplishments in key areas that impact the food business. Members will have the opportunity to network directly with their trading partners across industry channels on how we can collectively leverage GS1 Standards for business solutions. This session will also facilitate collaborative conversations on industry strategies and future opportunities.

(Open to Initiative members only) 

Monday, June 5, 12:30 PM–2:00 PM MT

From the expansion of product categories in the apparel and general merchandise space to inventory management and traceability solutions in the food and healthcare space, RAIN RFID technology is advancing significantly. This face-to-face meeting gathers industry leaders to share hands-on experiences and showcase best practices for using EPC–enabled RAIN RFID to unlock new capabilities.

(Open to Initiative members and GS1 US Solution Partner Program members) 

Monday, June 5, 2:30 PM–4:30 PM MT

This face-to-face meeting will bring together manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, providers/dispensers, and other special guests to resolve challenges on the journey to a more efficient supply chain with EPC–enabled RAIN RFID. The meeting is open to Workgroup members who have signed the GS1 US IP Policy and members who have signed the Workgroup Opt-In.

(Open to Workgroup members only)

Thursday, June 8, 8:00 AM–11:00 AM MT

With only six months until the final DSCSA requirements, this face-to-face meeting will focus on developing guidance for using GS1 Standards to address item-level traceability in an interoperable manner. The meeting is open to Workgroup members who have signed the GS1 US IP Policy and members who have signed the Workgroup Opt-In.

(Open to Workgroup members only)

Thursday, June 8, 8:30 AM–11:30 AM MT

FSMA 204 Workgroup members will share their traceability implementation plans to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 204 and share further opportunities, learnings, and benefits they are uncovering along the way. The group will also discuss any modifications that might be required in the next version of the “Retail Grocery and Foodservice–Apply the GS1 System of Standards to Support FSMA 204 Implementation Guideline.” The meeting is open to Workgroup members who have signed the GS1 US IP Policy and members who have signed the Workgroup Opt-In.

(Open to Workgroup members only)

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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