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RFID Journal LIVE! Canada to Host Special RFID Seminar for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Sponsored by the Government of Ontario

This special seminar, “RFID Technology: Small Investment for Big Benefits,” will be held on November 26, 2007 at the Toronto Congress Centre, to help educate small and medium-sized Canadian enterprises about how they can use EPC/RFID technologies to remain competitive.

NEW YORK, and TORONTO, November 15, 2007 — RFID Journal, the world’s leading media and events company covering Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and GS1 Canada, Canada’s expert in collaborative commerce and global standards, today announced that the Government of Ontario is sponsoring a special seminar at RFID Journal LIVE! Canada entitled: “RFID Technology: Small Investment for Big Benefits“.
The second annual RFID Journal LIVE! Canada, a premier RFID conference and exhibition, is co-produced by RFID Journal and EPCglobal Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of GS1 Canada, will be held November 26-28 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The seminar for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be held on November 26 and is designed to help companies understand how Electronic Product Code™/Radio Frequency Identification (EPC/RFID) technology can help them boost efficiencies and enhance their competitiveness.

Companies that attend the seminar will learn:
 — The fundamentals of RFID technology 
 — EPC standards and how they create value for retailers and suppliers
 — Real-world implementation issues and how to overcome them
 — How to tag goods for retail customers
 — How to associate EPCs with products and generate advance shipping notices automatically
 — How SMEs can achieve a positive ROI from RFID
 — How to use EPCglobal Network standards to share data with supply chain partners
“We are very excited to be able to offer SMEs, with the support of the Government of Ontario, the help and expertise necessary to increase their opportunities in emerging information and communications technologies (ICT),” said N. Arthur Smith, CEO, EPCglobal Canada. 
RFID Journal LIVE! Canada features three educational tracks—Supply Chain/Inventory Management, Retail and Manufacturing/Operations. The event also features two preconference seminars, in addition to the SME seminar, including, “RFID Journal University-An Introduction to RFID”, and “RFID's Role in Improving Hospital Operations”, an educational seminar to help healthcare providers understand how RFID can improve efficiencies and patient safety in hospitals and clinics. 
The educational program at RFID Journal LIVE! Canada includes new case studies and objective end-user presentations from companies benefiting from EPC/RFID today, including: Aquaduct, Bell Canada, Boeing, BP, Cami Automotive Inc., CVRD Inco Inc., Dollar Chest, Eminencia, Logistic Consulting and Technologies, Endwave Corporation Defense and Securities Division, Hamilton Health Sciences, Handleman Company, Kimberly-Clark, Loblaw Companies Limited, McKesson, Nav-Aids, Wegmans Food Markets, Société des alcools du Québec, Staples Business Depot Canada Ltd., Tejas Tubular Products, The Heart Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

“RFID Journal has always been committed to providing the highest quality information about EPC/RFID, and helping companies understand the benefits of these technologies is a big part of that,” said Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. “RFID Journal Canada features the most end-user presentations by companies doing business in Canada and has the largest exhibit floor where Canadian companies can meet local vendors that will help them deploy applications.” For more information or to register for the event, please visit:

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. For more information, visit

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 Electronic Product Code™/Radio Frequency Identification (EPC/RFID) technology, including certification and compliance testing. For more information, visit

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RFID Journal

Noreen Awan
GS1 Canada
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