RFID Journal and EPCglobal Canada to Launch Canadian RFID Summit, November 8 - 9, at the Toronto Congress Centre

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Research director from the RFID Alliance Lab to demonstrate advanced features and capabilities of the Electronic Product Code Protocol.

RFID Journal, the world’s leading RFID media and events company, and EPCglobal Canada a wholly owned subsidiary of GS1 Canada, the not-for-profit, industry-led GS1 member organization that promotes and maintains global standards for the identification of goods, today announced a multi-year partnership under which the two organizations will hold an annual RFID conference and exhibition for the Canadian market, The RFID Journal -- EPCglobal Canadian RFID Summit. The first event will be held November 8 - 9, 2006 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

“This partnership between RFID Journal and EPCglobal Canada helps us to serve end users, potential end users and providers of RFID hardware, software and services in Canada in a way neither organization could do alone,” said Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. “EPCglobal Canada brings the knowledge of issues unique to Canada and its Canadian members along with a deep understanding of Electronic Product Code (EPC) standards and the work being done to implement them. RFID Journal brings a broad Canadian audience and the ability to provide top-notch education through face-to-face events.”

“We’re very pleased to be working with RFID Journal,” says Art Smith, CEO of EPCglobal Canada. “This partnership assists us in educating Canadian companies about the many potential benefits of using EPC/RFID technology in retail, manufacturing, supply chain and other operations.”

The November 8 - 9 Canadian RFID Summit will feature end users presenting candid case studies about using RFID technologies in various applications, the challenges that they overcame and the benefits they are achieving. The event will feature an exhibition of RFID technologies by the leading RFID vendors. For sponsorship information, please contact Nancy Puglisi, VP of Sales, at nancy @ rfidjournal.com.

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information about radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision-makers worldwide – in print, online and at face-to-face events. http://www.rfidjournal.com

About EPCglobal Canada

EPCglobal Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of GS1 Canada, the not-for-profit, industry-led GS1 member organization that promotes and maintains global standards for the identification of goods. EPCglobal Canada holds the exclusive rights to assign Electronic Product Code (EPC) numbers, which will allow Canadian companies to better manage their supply chains from beginning to end, resulting in an increase in productivity and profit. In addition, EPCglobal Canada supports pilot testing, and implementation of products and services related to EPC technology, including certification and compliance testing.

About GS1 Canada

GS1 Canada is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and maintains global standards for the identification of goods, locations and related e-commerce communication, such as bar code issuance and maintenance. GS1 Canada is the only authorized source for globally unique company prefixes in Canada, a standard term and condition of trade globally. It provides a range of educational opportunities, maintains ECCnet Registry, Canada’s national product registry, and offers one-stop access to product images and dimensions. As technologies like the Electronic Product Code™/Radio Frequency Identification (EPC/RFID) continue to drive the e-commerce revolution, GS1 Canada will provide the leadership to help ensure that Canadian companies can participate competitively. For more information, visit http://www.gs1ca.org.

For more information, contact:

Kenny Nova            Mary Fuochi

RFID Journal             EPCglobal Canada

917-731-6253            416-510-8039 ext. 2125

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