The U Connect Conference® will be held on July 7-10 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort. Hosted by GS1 US and its conference partner, the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association (VICS), this event focuses on global standards adoption. You can receive a 10% discount by using IDEA’s exclusive promotion code upon registration – UCON10-IDEA.
U Connect brings trading partners together to network and learn about the value of using standards-based business processes and best practices for optimum efficiencies in managing the supply and demand sides of the value chain. The event draws attendees from multiple industries and business functions, as well as standards communities of the GS1 System, and offers solutions to value-chain problems, regardless of company size or type. The audience for this event is comprised of decision makers from C-level through managers and from business and systems analysts to implementers of business processes. The U Connect Conference celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2010.
Top 5 Reasons why you should attend:
- IDEA partners with GS1 US in developing United Nations Standard Products and Services Codes (UNSPSC®) and we are also a solution partner for 1SYNC, a Global Data Synchronization Network® (GDSN®) – certified data pool and a subsidiary of GS1 US. IDEA’s IRD CERICOMX® solution is used to register and publish data through the GDSN. The education and progress made at U Connect is extremely important and beneficial to IDEA’s community.
- Compelling agenda with content for every experience level, with 70 sessions and over 10 workshops. Relevant topics include EDI/eCommerce, bar codes, collaborative commerce, EPC-enabled RFID and global data synchronization for tracking, tracing, data governance, data accuracy, brand identity, new item introduction, product recall/withdrawal, inventory control, packaging, mobile commerce, and other critical business processes.
- High caliber keynote speakers including: John M. Taylor III, Counselor to the Commissioner, FDA, J. Alexander (Sandy) Douglas Jr., President of Coca-Cola North America, and Rollin Ford, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Walmart.
- Cross-industry networking opportunities with representatives of 20 trading partners and attendees from industries such as alcohol beverage, apparel and footwear, CPG/general merchandise, Foodservice, food and beverage, fresh foods, hardlines, healthcare.
Finally, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to catch up with IDEA at booth #103 in the U Connect Exhibit Hall! Let your LinkedIn network know you’re attending – visit the U Connect LinkedIn page. You can also follow U Connect on Twitter UConnect2010.