Saturday, April 20, 2024

GS1 Standards Week 2024 to showcase latest advancements in barcode technology, global push for shift from barcode to QR code

April 2024, Manila, Philippines — GS1 Philippines, the leading organization on local barcode standards, is set to join industry experts and stakeholders in supply chain and digital transformation for a global discussion on the latest barcode technology and the push for the transition from the traditional linear barcode to the 2D QR code during this year’s GS1 Standards Week 2024, which will take place from April 23 to 26, 2024 Philippine time.

This three-day virtual gathering will welcome over 5,000 member organizations from GS1 Philippines and numerous partners of GS1 around the world. Attendees can expect a series of informative sessions that will cover a range of industries, including retail, marketplaces, consumer packaged goods, fresh foods, healthcare, and transport and logistics, showcasing the latest barcode innovations.

A key highlight at the GS1 Standards Week 2024 will be the opening plenary session focused on the global push for the adoption of the 2D barcode, most popularly known as the "QR code." The next generation of barcodes will leverage web technologies and the current barcode system to store extensive product information in just one scan, promising limitless possibilities set to further improve operational efficiency in the supply chain industries and benefit brand owners, retailers, and consumers.

By 2027, GS1 Philippines aims to have prepared all sectors nationwide for a complete transition to 2D barcodes, anticipating that all global retail POS scanners will be equipped to read and process these advanced codes, supported by widespread adoption among brand owners.

"GS1 Standards Week 2024 marks a transformative milestone in our mission to drive the global supply chain industry forward. Amid rapid technological advancements, we are spearheading a new era of digital integration where enhanced barcode connectivity significantly boosts efficiency and sustainability worldwide. Join us as we chart the course for tomorrow's industry standards, celebrating groundbreaking innovations that are reshaping how the world does business," said Roberto "Bobby" Claudio, President of GS1 Philippines and the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA).

In addition to exploring the global shift to 2D barcodes, GS1 Standards Week 2024 will offer a comprehensive agenda that includes deep dives into the latest updates and features of GS1's standards. These discussions aim to assist businesses in complying with international standards and requirements crucial for the circular economy.

Furthermore, the event will feature GS1's Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) working group sessions, designed to unite thought leaders from various sectors globally. These sessions will delve into cutting-edge, industry-wide standards, guidelines, and solutions, providing valuable insights for attendees.

With a strong lineup of leading experts from GS1 and other influential figures in the industry, the event promises to foster a collaborative environment aimed at revolutionizing retail supply chains through internationally recognized barcode technologies.

With its current 5,000 member organizations, GS1 Philippines is eyeing to reach 30,000 businesses nationwide by the end of 2024.

To learn more about GS1 Standards Week 2024 and register, you may visit the event's official website.

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