GS1 UK partner event 2024

An exclusive event for GS1 partners

GS1 UK partner event 2024

Wednesday 8 May 2024

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF

About the event

Shaping the future with GS1 standards

We are proud to host an exclusive event for our valued partners on Wednesday, 8 May 2024 in London. The dedicated one-day event will explore the transformative power of GS1 standards and how they continue to shape the future through trusted data.

Join industry leaders and fellow partners for insightful discussions on:
  • The significant impact of GS1 standards on enhancing traceability, patient safety, and consumer protection across industries
  • Key regulatory drivers that are shaping the evolving role of GS1 standards 
  • How GS1 UK partners are shaping the future of digital transformation by influencing the evolution of GS1 standards in healthcare, construction, retail and beyond
This event is a unique opportunity to:
  • Gain valuable insights from industry experts advocating for GS1 standards
  • Participate in future-focused discussions on the evolving role of GS1 standards
  • Network and collaborate with fellow GS1 UK partners

Please note: Spaces are limited, and the event is by invitation only.

If you are a GS1 UK partner and haven't received an invitation, please contact the GS1 UK partnerships team for more information.


Please note the agenda is currenlty subject to change as speakers are confirmed.

Breakfast and networking 

  • Welcome and housekeeping
  • Agenda and highlights to expect from the day
  • The GS1 UK partnerships programme today, tomorrow and the future

Anish Tailor, head of partnerships, GS1 UK 

  • Current operating landscape: challenges, opportunities and supporting our membership
  • The big picture: GS1’s global vision
  • Our next three years: strategic ambitions for 2024-27  

Anne Godfrey, CEO, GS1 UK 

  • The landscape in England – NHS policy drivers for Scan4Safety
  • Advancements across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland  
  • GS1 UK’s healthcare engagement strategy for the next three years

Glen Hodgson, head of healthcare, GS1 UK 

  • Scan4Safety supporting the Digital Clinical Safety Strategy
  • Medical device traceability and the Outcomes Registries Programme  
  • Scan4Safety use cases: key focus areas for patient safety

Anna Stec, senior project manager, NHS England 

  • An update on NHS Supply Chain IMS and POC scanning rollout in England
  • The importance of accurate, trusted data in supporting the Outcomes and Registries Programme
  • Implementation framework for NHS trusts

Gill Fox, director of in-hospital services, NHS Supply Chain 

  • The value of trusted data for patient care and staff efficiency
  • Alignment with national programmes to deliver system-wide change
  • Exploring the art of the possible: new applications and use cases for GS1 standards

Mark Songhurst, Scan4Safety programme manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 


  • The impact of GS1 standards on traceability, safety and care
  • The vital role of solution provider collaboration in achieving success
  • Best practice, lessons learned and key takeaways

George Lawton, senior engagement manager – healthcare, GS1 UK
Anna Stec, senior project manager, NHS England
Gill Fox, director of in-hospital services, NHS Supply Chain
Mark Songhurst, Scan4Safety programme manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

  • The role of regulatory change in driving GS1 action
  • Exploring opportunities that lie ahead for industry
  • Key regulations impacting members and partners

Iain Walker, director of industry engagement, GS1 UK  


  • Market size and growing opportunities in digital  
  • A place for standards in the ever-changing digital landscape
  • The power of data and digital to transform the future of industry  

  • Why now for construction?
  • Current activity and cross-sector collaboration as part of GS1 UK’s construction strategy
  • Construction forecast for the year ahead  

Shervin Yousefzadeh, head of construction, GS1 UK 

  • Implementation stories: first-hand perspectives from members  
  • What next for GS1 UK?
  • The crucial role of partners in driving success stories  

Camilla Young, engagement manager – retail, GS1 UK 

  • QR landscape and the possibilities to transform supply chain, consumer engagement and safety  
  • Investigating the biggest opportunities for next generation barcodes
  • How partners can support the future of QR codes powered by GS1 

  • Closing remarks and key takeaways

Anish Tailor, head of partnerships, GS1 UK 

Networking drinks


Located in City of London, The Gherkin is a short walk away from Bank, Liverpool Street and Aldgate stations.

The Gherkin