GS1 US is now accepting applications for presentations at GS1 Connect 2022, to be held June 7–9, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California. 

With more than 40 live sessions plus additional on-demand content, the event will span two days across six tracks, including healthcare, grocery, retail, foodservice, innovation, and technology. The conference will also feature the Startup Lab Pitch Competition, which showcases emerging technologies that could have a significant impact on the supply chain. In addition, the conference will provide networking opportunities, solution provider exhibits, and GS1 US University for those seeking to build their foundational GS1 Standards knowledge. 

GS1 US invites industry thought leaders to share their success stories leveraging GS1 Standards. Presentations should include specific examples of how data standards support innovative supply chain performance or accelerated digital transformation. Specifically, GS1 US welcomes speakers who can provide insights on the following topics:

  • Product and location identification
  • Data quality and product data management
  • E-commerce (omni-channel, connected consumer)
  • Visibility (traceability, safety, inventory management)
  • Supply chain performance (distribution, logistics, transactional efficiencies)
  • Innovation (digital convergence, technology integration, interoperability) 

Additionally, GS1 US will accept proposals from brands, retailers, foodservice operators, healthcare providers and distributors for “How to Do Business With…” and Trading Partner Roundtable sessions, which offer tips and dialogue that can help attendees understand specific business process requirements. 

Solution providers are welcome to submit proposals for the Tech Track; however, to be considered for the Retail, Healthcare, Foodservice, and Grocery industry tracks, the session must be co-presented with an end user.  All applications will be evaluated based on relevance and usefulness of the topic to GS1 Standards users and conference attendees, and topics will be considered for either a live or pre-recorded session. Applicants must submit their presentation proposals via the online portal by December 8, 2021. 

“Supply chain resilience and performance are now mission critical to supporting today’s consumer demands,” said Siobhan O’Bara, senior vice president, community engagement, GS1 US. “GS1 Connect provides an opportunity for those in the trenches to share best practices for leveraging GS1 Standards to evolve their supply chains, including those focused on digitization, sustainability, and improved data management. We look forward to discussing these key issues live and in person once again!” 

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Source: GS1 US