Call for Presentations is Now Open
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (December 4, 2013) – The annual GS1 Connect 2014 conference and exhibit, themed “Reinventing Business,” will be held June 8-12, 2014 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina and the San Diego Convention Center. Experts from retail, healthcare, foodservice and grocery industries will examine drivers for change to improve supply chain visibility and discuss best practices for meeting the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic business environment.
GS1 Connect 2014 provides an opportunity for more than 1,200 attendees to explore how GS1 Standards can improve product traceability, operational efficiency, data quality, growth and collaboration. New this year, the conference will feature a “Collaboration Day,” offering attendees extended opportunities to participate in one-on-one meetings with GS1 Standards experts, industry initiative leaders, trading partners and solutions providers.
“GS1 Connect 2014 will bring together a cross-section of industry stakeholders in one location to facilitate collaboration, the exchange of unique perspectives, and the development of fresh ideas to keep businesses moving forward,” said Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US. “This year’s focus on the heightened exchange of information is designed to help attendees succeed in an ever-increasing technologically-advanced business environment.”
In addition, GS1 US is now accepting applications from industry leaders interested in presenting. The conference consists of 60-minute presentations within four industry tracks—Retail, Healthcare, Foodservice and Grocery—as well as a Standards and Solutions track. Additionally, GS1 Connect will offer 20-minute sessions focused on technology solutions, which will be presented in the exhibit hall “Technology Theater” during exhibit hours.
Applications to present at GS1 Connect 2014 should be submitted using the online form and received by December 22, 2013. Applications will be evaluated based on various criteria, including alignment with conference theme, relevance, and usefulness of topic to GS1 Standards users and conference attendees.
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, bar codes, Electronic Product Code-based RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC). www.GS1US.org