GS1 Connect: Digital Edition to Feature Chick-Fil-A, Kroger, Nestlé, FDA and More

Content during the event aims to help supply chain and e-commerce professionals respond to business challenges and drive growth by leveraging GS1 standards.

April 19, 2021

EWING, N.J. — GS1 US has unveiled the preliminary conference agenda for GS1 Connect 2021: Digital Edition, a virtual conference taking place June 8-10, 2021, and presenting speakers from more than 80 companies, including Chick-Fil-A, Dick’s Sporting Goods, eBay, Kroger, Microsoft, Nestlé, Pfizer, Subway/IPC, Target, FDA, Walmart and many more.
This year’s conference features four industry tracks (retail, grocery, foodservice and health care) and three horizontal tracks (tech, innovation and “How to Do Business With… ”). Agenda sessions are added weekly and cover a range of topics that aim to help attendees from companies of all sizes address business challenges and optimize performance. Industry topics include contactless fulfillment, omni-channel retail, product data and image excellence, supply chain visibility and inventory blind spots, digital showrooms, RFID use cases in foodservice and claims/chargebacks, food traceability and FSMA 204 rule, and standards in health care to support patient safety and regulatory requirements.
GS1 Connect: Digital Edition horizontal track content will feature:
  • Opportunities for collaboration through Trading Partner Roundtables and “How to Do Business With…” sessions featuring top retailers, distributors and brands
  • An Innovation Track focused on how GS1 Standards support emerging technology, including artificial intelligence, emerging data carriers, machine learning, IoT and more
  • A Tech Track that highlights solution provider offerings to solve business challenges
Additionally, GS1 Connect will showcase the Startup Lab Pitch Competition where up-and-coming companies present their technology innovations before an expert panel to win cash prizes, and GS1 US University virtual classroom courses for those who are new to GS1 Standards and want to enhance their GS1 Standards’ knowledge. Futurist Nancy Giordano and technology expert Mitch Joel will provide the conference keynotes, and consumer technology expert Katie Linendoll will serve as emcee.
“Since we came together for our annual event last year, industry has transformed like never before,” said Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US. “Our conference agenda reflects insights from uncertain times and better equips our members to improve business performance and adapt to changing consumer needs."