Welcome Coffee, Foyer, Level 0
The GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) is a system that gives buyers and sellers a common language for grouping products in the same way, everywhere in the world. Classification is a form of cataloguing, or identifying, things and is defined as a process of grouping things into categories based on an understanding of the essential properties and relationships between things. GPC is used in GS1’s Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) to ensure effective data harmonisation, however, it is also has many uses outside of GDSN. In this workshop, we will explore the different uses of GPC. Brigitte Acoca from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will present how GPC is used in their Global Recalls Portal. Johan den Engelse of Frug I Com will present how GPC is expanding to support the GS1 Sustainability effort.
Target Audience: Anyone interested in product classification or data synchronisation (all levels)
Session Leader: Mike Mowad, GS1
This workshop will cover all aspects of the UDI system - AIDC, Master Data/GDSN/Data Quality, and Public Policy - to:
(1) assist MOs in expanding their ability to support existing and new members in the use of GS1 standards to implement the UDI requirements.
(2) ensure that all impacted MOs are receiving the support needed on how to work best locally with regulatory bodies on the importance of following the global framework for UDI.
The U.S. and Europe have regulations for an identification and registration system of medical devices: UDI system. Many other countries (e.g. Argentina, Canada, China, Korea, Saudi Arabia) have started to work on a similar system. As many medical device companies are GS1 members, this affects many GS1 MOs.
External speakers from the European Commission will join the GS1 experts to share their experiences and answer questions on implementation to UDI systems.
Target Audience: All interested MO on the use of GS1 standards for medical devices across the world (all levels)
Industry: Healthcare - Medical Devices
Session Leader: Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, GS1
Join us to explore the ways that marketing is getting simpler, clearer and more focused on our customers. We'll cover:
- Marketing Guide Rollout: find out how the 5C's, value propositions, creative concepts and other tools are being used
- Marketing Success Stories: learn about exciting new marketing projects from a variety of MOs across the globe
As always, get ready for a dynamic and interactive session where you'll take away plenty of inspirational ideas to improve your marketing.
Target Audience: Marketing staff, but all MO staff are welcomed.
Session Leader: Joe Horwood, GS1
The MO Cluster Programme workshop is designed with two major objectives in mind: Firstly, to provide MOs with an overview of the Cluster Programme and secondly, to give MOs an opportunity to experience the development of an MO Cluster initiative To do this, a breakout session is planned—information exchange sessions in small groups that will provide an opportunity for MOs to extend their network of relationships and discuss SME engagement experience and opportunities that could be very valuable for them and their businesses.
Target Audience: MO staff (all levels)
Session Leader: Audrey Kremer, GS1
We’ve been working to completely refresh our traceability offering. The new offering will be significantly more approachable and user-friendly, and it is expected to enable far more interoperable traceability solutions across enterprises and geographies (including solutions that use both EDI and EPCIS). This is an important topic across industry sectors, and we're hopeful that people from all sectors will choose to attend. In the session, we'll discuss work done to date on the topic of GTS2 (Global Traceability Standard) and our work on the topic of Discovery. We'll talk about the next steps, how to get involved, and deployment opportunities.
Come to this session expecting to actively participate in interactive discussions.
Target Audience: All those interested in the future of standards-based traceability offerings. (all levels)
Industry: All sectors
Session Leader: Diane Taillard, GS1; Robert Beideman, GS1
Data Excellence Board with working lunch, Panoramic Hall, Level 5
Coffee Break, Foyer, Level 0
Raising awareness of the work going on in the Auto-ID Labs, to include update on key research and trends, and translate how and why MOs could/should use this information locally. Workshop will include a breakout session to get a MO perspective on what’s possible, understand what MOs would find useful and how to engage with the Labs. MOs having an active innovation / research / university program have the opportunity to engage directly with the Labs, share knowledge about local initiatives and amplify research.
Target Audience: MOs (all levels)
Session Leader: Dipan Anarkat, GS1
Do you have good programmes that government should know about, but they don’t seem interested? Do you feel like you have tried every approach but nothing has worked so far? The GS1 traceability initiative is being transformed and MO policy expertise needs to continuously evolve to be ready for new opportunities. This interactive session will focus on learning from your peers and working together to develop informed messages and effective techniques to get the right access to government and other policy makers. Everyone is welcome, please come prepared to participate.
Target Audience: Everyone
Industry: All sectors that want to engage with government or other policy makers.
Session Leader: Elizabeth Board, GS1
This session will focus on helping GS1 MO’s to understand how healthcare providers (both hospital and retail pharmacies) operate and on enabling MO’s to increase engagement of healthcare providers to use GS1 standards.
The agenda will address:
- What do the MOs need to know to talk to healthcare providers: Case studies of success
- Practical examples from MOs, including challenges faced
- GS1’s tools to help MOs to use to engage healthcare providers
- In brief: project Imagine, its objectives, deliverables and timelines
Target Audience: all interested MOs in engaging with hospitals (all levels)
Session Leader: Els van der Wilden, GS1
This workshop will, after a very brief into to Technical industries’s basics, provide an insight into industry’s current challenges and future efficiency improvement opportunities. It will demonstrate the increasing role of GS1 and its standards. All will be illustrated with sector-specific use cases and GS1 case studies. Discover what makes this initiative so attracive for the industry and the GS1 organisation alike and explore why CPG companies have started to engage in Technical Industries. And, to conclude, learn how GS1 standards fit into Smart Manufacturing initiatives worldwide. Note: this is an advanced session with a very brief intro to the basics.
Target Audience: Subject-matter experts (industry, academia and GS1 in the following sectors: Defence, Energy, (mechanical) Engineering, Mass Transit (Aerospace, Automotive, Maritime and Railways), Construction, Mining and Industry 4.0.
Industry: Technical Industries, Transport & Logistics (including Customs); Manufacturing (CPG and others)
Customer Service staff meets to discuss common issues and identify possible common solutions.
Target Audience: MO staff involved or interested in Customer Service and/or Membership
Session Leader: Patrick Maetens and Silvia Venturini, GS1
Advancing Female Leadership - Everyone come join the conversation!, Silver Hall, Level 0
Gender bias, diversity and inclusive leadership are all hot topics. Hear inspirational stories from admired and respected GS1 female leaders on our discussion panel moderated by Kelly Asghar, GS1 Canada. Panellists include Eileen MacDonald, GS1 Canada; Maria Palazzolo, GS1 Australia and Birgitta de Gruijter, GS1 Netherlands. An expert on the topic of diversity, Catalyst consulting, will present compelling global research on the business case for inclusive leadership. Come to engage in the conversation, both males and females will benefit. Expect to be inspired!
Target Audience: Everyone
Session Leader: Eileen MacDonald, GS1 Canada; Marianne Timmons, GS1
Networking Lunch, Hall 1, Level -2
Retail Plenary Session, Gold Hall, Level 0
Delivering at the “speed of trust”: A step-change for global commerce
Companies need to exceed consumer expectations and build brand loyalty at every turn, while increasing speed, ensuring product safety and improving relationships with global trading partners. The response has been to deliver more and more information—but more is not always better. Instead of speed-to-market strategies, industry needs to embrace a culture of trust. Consumers are inspired to trust brands that deliver rich, high quality product data and make the information easy to find. Hear how global retail leaders are giving consumers what they want while also reducing costs, creating experiences—and ultimately selling more stuff—with the help of GS1 standards for product identification, data sharing and event tracking.
- Barron Witherspoon, Procter & Gamble (session chairperson)
- LI Yan (Kennan), Cainiao Smart Logistics – part of Alibaba Group
- Peter Begg, Mondelēz International
- Ram Papatla, Flipkart
Market Place Exhibition, Hall 2, Level -2
Welcome Cocktail in the Market place, Hall 2, Level -2
Executive Committee Board Dinner (Board only)