Call for Presentations for GS1 Connect 2017 Now Open
Standards Organization Seeks Industry Thought Leaders to Discuss Supply Chain and E-Commerce Best Practices

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (October 6, 2016) – GS1 US® is now accepting applications from industry leaders interested in presenting at the annual GS1 Connect® 2017 conference and exhibit to be held June 19-22, 2017 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada. The theme of the conference, “Collaborating for Business Excellence,” reflects the role of standards in bringing industry communities together to drive business process innovation.

Presentation topics should relate to the successful end-user implementation of GS1 Standards to solve a business process challenge in at least one of the following areas: product and location identification, data quality and management, e-commerce, traceability and safety, inventory management, and product information/content acquisition. For example, topics may include efficient ways to provide product information transparency in the food industry; how retailers support “buy online pick-up in store” programs; or how the healthcare industry is preparing for unprecedented regulatory changes. All topics relating to GS1 Standards implementation will be considered. Industry tracks include Retail, Healthcare, Foodservice and Grocery—as well as a Standards and Solutions track.

“GS1 Connect is where forward-thinking industry leaders come together to learn about real-world applications of GS1 Standards and how these time-tested business practices can help entire industries evolve,” said Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US. “We welcome professionals across industry to discuss standards implementation best practices in their organizations that have helped them to improve business processes and drive innovation and growth.”

Each year, GS1 Connect is attended by more than 1,300 industry professionals seeking to learn about the application of GS1 Standards to address today’s most pressing business challenges. The conference and exhibit is geared toward executives, directors, and managers in customer service/relations, electronic data interchange (EDI), finance, information technology (IT), e-commerce, marketing, materials handling, operations, packaging, pharmacy, quality/safety/compliance, supply chain management, and transportation/logistics.

Applications to present at GS1 Connect 2017 should be submitted using the online form and received by December 16, 2016. Applications will be evaluated based on various criteria, including industry relevance and usefulness of topic to GS1 Standards users and conference attendees. To learn more about the Call for Presentations and how to get involved with GS1 Connect 2017, visit

About GS1 US®
GS1 US, a member of GS1®, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. More than 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-based Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).