GS1 US, a member of GS1, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards.
Its GS1 Connect 2013 will feature an expanded pre-conference education program that includes the popular Barcode Professional Certification course; and introduces the GS1 System of Standards course.
Along with the 101-level introductory courses, GS1 US has added a 201 course track for attendees with advanced knowledge of GS1 Standards, and created three 101/201 tracks focused on job-specific applications. The program also now includes an EDI Essentials track.
This year's event will also include expanded exhibit hours. For the first time, GS1 Connect will offer two full days of Exhibit Hall hours on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12, providing 15 hours of exhibit time. Attendees interested in more personal, interactive forums can meet their trading partners and speak with GS1 Standards experts in the Exhibit Hall. There, the popular Trading Partner Roundtables will provide suppliers and their customers with informal opportunities to discuss best practices in order to develop a more efficient trade relationship. Experts on industry initiatives and GS1 Standards will be available for one-on-one consultations.