GS1 Connect 2012 Conference Provides Education & Collaboration

Aria_Resort_GS1_2012The GS1 Connect 2012 Conference (formerly The U Connect Conference®) will take place from June 4 through June 7, at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Here is what you should know.

What is GS1 Connect 2012 about?

GS1 Connect 2012 serves and empowers those who want to use the GS1 Standards to advance their business forward.  GS1 Standards enable companies to “speak the same language” when it comes to identifying, collecting, and sharing information about products, locations, and more.  GS1 Standards provide improved security, visibility and efficiency for businesses, and many benefits for consumers as well.  Topics covered are product and location identification, data quality and management, inventory efficiency, traceability and safety, B2C, and trading partner collaboration. GS1 Connect 2012 covers updates to industry standards and initiatives, case studies, research findings for supply chain strategies, and best practices from leaders in Apparel, Consumer Packaged Goods, Fresh Foods, Foodservice, Hardlines, General Merchandise, and Healthcare.

Who Goes to GS1 Connect 2012?

Executives, directors, managers, analysts, and implementers in the fields of customer service, IT, supply-chain and marketing come to GS1 Conferences from around the globe.  GS1 Connect 2012 offers a worthwhile experience for those who are new to GS1 as well as those who are experienced.  They come to learn about GS1 standards, network with other trading partners, and stay up-to-date on trends and developments in the industry.

The pre-conference seminar, GS1 Connect 101, will help newcomers to GS1 get up to speed.  The conference itself provides sessions at the intermediate and advanced levels.

Why Should I Go?

One of the main benefits of GS1 Connect is that conference sessions are designed and delivered primarily by the end users of GS1.  You will have a chance to hear first-hand their stories, learning experiences, and successes.  Presenters have real business experience as well as a solid understanding of industry issues and challenges.

The 2012 conference will provide both cross-industry tracks as well as supply chain processes tracks.  You will have plenty of opportunities to connect with trading partners, through roundtables, receptions, and networking breakfasts and lunches.  Roundtable hosts include Ace Hardware, Best Buy, Macy's, Lowe's, Target, and more. “Hands On” workshops as well as the Exhibit Hall provide opportunities to interact with solutions and future technologies coming from providers of the GS1 system.

Dates

January 15, 2012
Advanced Early Bird Rate (almost 20% off) Ends

January 16, 2012
Early Bird Rate (Over 10%) Begins
Call for Speakers Ends
Technology Track Call for Papers Ends

Visit  http://uconnect.gs1us.org/ to find out more about the GS1 Connect 2012 Conference.


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