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GS1 Connect 2014 Conference

Manufacturing Group | March 24, 2014

Event will be addressing best practices for improving supply chain visibility, efficiency, and collaboration.

Lawrenceville, New Jersey – Executives from more than 50 organizations will headline the conference program at GS1 Connect 2014. The conference and exhibit, “Reinventing Business,” will be hosted by GS1 US at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina and the San Diego Convention Center from June 8-12, 2014.

GS1 Connect 2014 provides an opportunity for attendees to explore how GS1 Standards can improve product traceability, operational efficiency, data quality, business growth and collaboration between trading partners. Offering five distinct tracks in Grocery, Retail, Foodservice, Healthcare, and GS1 Standards and Solutions, attendees will have the opportunity to learn best practices for leveraging GS1 Standards, and hear directly from industry leaders about how they are implementing standards to address critical business process needs. 

“Every industry is experiencing a shift in the way they do business, and for many industries, innovation is being driven by organizations that must adapt to the digital world and modern-day consumers’ high expectations for complete and accurate information,” said Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US. “GS1 Connect provides the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers, suppliers and customers, learn from visionaries across multiple industries, and lead the charge toward reinventing business with greater efficiency using standards-based processes.”  

The conference will open with 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. Another popular feature of the conference, the “How to do Business With” series, will provide attendees with access to key representatives from major retailers, healthcare providers, restaurants, distributors and brands to learn more about each company’s standards initiatives, vendor requirements and business processes. Throughout the week, GS1 Connect will also feature three keynote sessions from leading experts: Terry Jones, founder of and chairman of; Alexis Maybank, founder of Gilt Groupe; and Hilary Mason, data scientist in residence at Accel.

The conference program offers five tracks including: 

  • Grocery 
  • Retail 
  • Foodservice 
  • Healthcare 
  • GS1 Standards and Solutions 

GS1 Connect 2014 is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Co. and The J.M. Smucker Co. For more information or to register, visit

Source: GS1 US

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