GS1 Global Forum 2018 was held on 26 February to 2 March 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. This forum is the annual event to align the GS1’s strategy and to inspire and strengthen the GS1 staff around the world.
During the opening plenary, Miguel Lopera, GS1 President and CEO reviewed the GS1 Global Strategy and key achievements of 2017.
With 53 engaging workshops, 5 plenaries, 40 industry-leading speakers, over 20 meetings with Member Organisations and Global Office, 1 market place expo and 5 days of networking, the forum offered numerous opportunities for participants to learn from leading innovators, to share best practices and to drive the implementation of GS1 global standards.
Eminent speakers from Procter & Gamble, Google, World Health Organisation, Johnson & Johnson, MIT, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, European Association of Pharmacists, Carrefour amongst others provided valuable insight into how GS1 is meeting the unique needs of retail, healthcare, foodservice, transport & logistics and emerging sectors like finance.
The Key Strategic Initiatives for 2018 – 2019 are:
• GS1 Cloud
• GS1 Activate
• GS1 LEI Service
• Fighting illicit trade
Miss Fazlee Dhuny, Strategic Executive of GS1(MAURITIUS) LTD, who participated in the event had the opportunity to network further with GS1 colleagues around the world and share knowledge.
The Global Forum 2018 was attended by 836 delegates from 96 countries.