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GS1 US, Ewing, N.J., has scheduled a free online conference, GS1 Connect: Digital Edition, to help industry stay informed on trends, share best practices and prepare for future business.

The event is June 16-17. The company cancelled its annual Las Vegas conference because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration and details of the online event are at www.gs1connect.org.

“GS1 Connect: Digital Edition represents a unique opportunity to provide access to our communities at a time when there’s an even greater need to stay connected and informed,” Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US, said in a news release. “This virtual format will offer highly curated program content and the flexibility for attendees to learn when and where they choose. We look forward to extending the spirit of collaboration and education in this new way.” 

Speakers include Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for food policy and response at the Food and Drug Administration, and Rohit Bhargava, marketing expert and best-selling author. Sessions cover six market segments: retail, foodservice, grocery, healthcare, innovation and technology.

Topics include supply chain resiliency, inventory visibility, sustainability, product traceability and blockchain.

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