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1 WorldSync


1WorldSync™ is the leading multi-enterprise product information network, enabling more than 25,000 global brands and their trading partners in over 60 countries – share authentic, trusted content with customers and consumers, empowering them to make intelligent choices concerning purchases, wellness, and lifestyle decisions.

1WorldSync’s Product Information Cloud platform was designed for organizations to exchange authentic and enriched product data and digital content, creating a mission critical foundation for connected commerce. Through its technology platform and expert services, 1WorldSync provides solutions that meet the diverse needs of its customers in B2B Supply Chain, Product Transparency and Compliance, or Digital Commerce.

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Brandbank maximises the impact of products online, while minimising the cost and effort to retailers and suppliers. We create high quality content that fuels ecommerce success for our customers, while creating a rich online shopping experience.

Manufacturers send their products to Brandbank, where our highly skilled photographers capture high-res product images using advanced imaging equipment to create bespoke images and digitise all the back-of-pack data.

We syndicate this content to our retailers’ web shops where it is viewed by millions of people all over the globe that do their grocery shopping online.

We work with some of the biggest FMCG names across the globe. We’re also part of Nielsen, the world’s largest provider of global marketing and media trends and one of the most trusted sources of consumer intelligence.

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For over 10 years LANSA has been providing organizations with GS1 compliant Product Information Management software to address compliance requirements, regulatory demands and data quality challenges. LANSA’s Master Data Management solutions help businesses to better manage, validate and synchronize their product data with their trading partners worldwide.

Unlike other solutions LANSA has a strong pedigree working across multiple industries, like Retail, CPG/FMCG, Food Service, Healthcare & DIY, working within the GS1 System of standards for Item Identification and Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) participation. Many of the world’s most well-known brands choose LANSA because of our strong affiliations with industry, technological innovation and ability to support customers worldwide from our offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

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Virtualstock Limited (VS) is a British software company providing new generation, enterprise solutions to the Retail and Public Sectors. The VS Edge is a game changing agile data platform, built on open, scalable, secure technology that consumes, validates and exposes data in any format, seamlessly unlocking business critical data, without the need for traditional systems integration.

The Edge delivers best-in-class eProcurement functionality, including an Amazon-style, procure-to-pay (P2P) online marketplace, incorporating; inventory management, product information management (PIM), catalogue management, e-invoicing, track and trace, and analytics.

The Edge delivers real-time interoperability and an exceptional user experience. GS1/PEPPOL compliant.

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Bronze and Networking Zone



Alkemics empowers retailers and CPG manufacturers to collect, enrich, and share data across the retail ecosystem. Our collaborative platform simplifies managing online product content, ensures the highest data quality, and automates synchronization between manufacturers, retailers, and third party service providers. Alkemics was named a 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor and is a globally certified GS1 data-pool. Our mission is to connect every retailer with every manufacturer worldwide. Over 500 CPG manufacturers, representing more than 2,500 brands, and leading global retailers like Auchan, Casino, and Walmart use Alkemics to provide their customers with accurate and up-to date product data.

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Bronze and Gala Dinner


Stibo Systems

Stibo Systems is the global leader in Multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. Industry leaders rely on Stibo Systems STEP solution to enable the gathering, governance, linking and sharing of enterprise-wide master information. This enables businesses to easily comply with regulations, accelerate time to market, improve sales and build shareholder value. In 2016, Stibo Systems was named a Challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for MDM solutions. During the last 30 years, Stibo Systems has helped hundreds of companies to develop a trusted source of operational information. Stibo Systems is a global company, headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Bronze sponsor



OpenText enables the digital world, creating a better way for organisations to work with information. The global leader in B2B Integration, OpenText helps companies to boost competitiveness by connecting them with business partners seamlessly, through the world’s largest and most scalable information network. We create frictionless interaction between companies —from the cloud to the client —through a secure, reliable and data-rich platform.

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Networking evening sponsor



As a global barcode and RFID technology company, SATO develops straightforward, fail-safe systems for the positive identification of patients, medication, specimen samples, and records, to improve safety, efficiency and drive down costs. SATO manufactures label and wristband solutions to meet cryogenic, skin-safe, chemical resistant, high-temperature, gamma indicative and RFID requirements.

SATO’s business focus is not only to provide high performance and robust RFID solutions to Healthcare markets but also seamless support and service to customers worldwide. Process and economic benefits can be realised by RFID systems including the unique PJM technology which is the perfect match for tracking documents, blood and medical devices with 100% accuracy.

Also specialising in the Retail industry, SATO offers advanced barcoding and RFID systems including, instore markdown and RFID garment tracking with our range of mobile and smart printing solutions.

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Thought leadership

PA Consulting

PA Consulting Group

PA is a consulting, technology and innovation firm. We define success as achieving exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals worldwide. For more than 70 years, we have been using technology and innovation to help organisations achieve their goals. Today, as a firm that both advises on and physically ‘does’ innovation, we are helping public and private sector businesses reach their full potential. From collaborating with leadership teams to deliver breakthrough business models, to developing award-winning products in our Global Technology Centre, we partner with organisations worldwide to solve their biggest innovation challenges. Our clients choose us because we challenge convention to find the solutions that really work – in practice, not just on paper. Then we roll up our sleeves and get the job done. At PA we do not just believe in making a difference. We believe in making the difference.

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The venue

The conference will be held at the prestigious London Hilton on Park Lane