Businesses that adhere to GS1 standards for label tracking and traceability and supply chain efficiency can get the latest on the organization's latest standards, updates and regulations at the 2012 GS1 Connect Conference, which was announced November 16.
This year's event will take place June 4 to 7, 2012, from Las Vegas's Aria Resort and Casino, GS1 U.S. announced in a press release.
You may recall the gathering's previous name as the U Connect Conference, which it had been known as since its 2000 debut. The name change will also occur for the corresponding online community that was once known as U Connect Online and will now be known as GS1 Connect Online.
The annual event attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year from a wide swath of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, apparel, food and beverage and consumer goods.
Each of those sectors can expect to have industry-specific information available at individual sessions, which are being developed by the GS1 Connect Community Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB includes representatives from businesses within each stakeholder industry. For example, Mike Sarachman, the industry standards adoptions manager at Johnson & Johnson, co-chairs the healthcare planning group.
"We are planning sessions that will enable people to learn from the experiences of not only the healthcare industry, but from the experiences of other industries that are realizing the value of appropriate standards," Sarachman said in the press release.
The conference – register for it here – may be a great way for businesses in any one of those industries to receive relevant news and information regarding label compliance and standardization in their sector. In the meantime, it can be helpful to partner with a trusted label software solutions provider to keep abreast of GS1 label compliance developments and updates.