Training course Certified GS1 Category Manager

GS1 Germany Knowledge Center, Köln


GS1 Germany Knowledge Center
Stolberger Straße 108a
50933 Cologne

GS1 Germany Knowledge Center: Discover Omnichannel Retailing

Experience 50 different use cases, digital technologies at the point of sale, from retail-tainment to augmented reality. Embark on an interactive shopper journey accompanied by the intelligent voice assistant Toni and the two shopper avatars Michael and Julia. With innovative tools and applications, the "Shopper Experience" gives an insight into the novelties on and next to the shop floor. Various application scenarios enable practical learning experience in a flexible learning environment across all channels.

Participation fee and conditions

The participation fee is €6,995,- per person plus statutory VAT.

1. Registration / Confirmation

Registrations are considered in the order of receipt. Upon receipt of your registration you will receive a confirmation and the invoice. The data received with your registration will be processed electronically for the purpose of subscriber administration and advertising. By registering, our conditions of participation will be recognized.

2. Prices / invoice

The prices are per person. The price of the participation fee includes the following: course completion, course documentation, use of the technical equipment for educational purposes, examination fees, lunch and break catering. The prices refer to the courses described in the course program. A temporary participation in the course does not entitle you to a price reduction. The entire course fee is due immediately upon receipt of the invoice without deduction.

3. Resignation

Resignation from a course must be in writing by letter or fax. For a cancellation or rebooking up to 4 weeks before the beginning of the course we charge a processing fee of €90. If canceled later or in case of no-show without cancellation, 100 % of the course fee will be charged. Substitute participants can be named on the day of the beginning of the course.

4. Copyrights

The issued training documents may not be reproduced or passed on to third parties without the express permission of the organizer. The software provided during the courses may not be removed or partially or completely copied.

5. Liability and General

The organizer reserves the right to change the program or to cancel or postpone the course until 1 week before the start of the course. The participants will be informed immediately. The organizer will try in case of cancellation to show alternatives. Further claims of the client do not exist. To protect our systems, software and files provided by the participant may only be used after consultation with the instructors on the training computers. In case of infringement we reserve the right to claim damages. In the event that the event is canceled due to force majeure, illness, accident or any other circumstances for which the trainer and the organizer are not responsible, the organizer shall not be liable for damages.

Your Trainer

Portrait Sofia Allerby

Sofia Allerby is responsible for the public category management courses and seminars conducted in English offered by GS1 Germany.

With over 7 years of professional background within in the international retail and wholesale business, she gathered extended knowledge and expertise in developing and operating a successful category management. Prior to her engagement at GS1 Germany, Sofia worked in the areas of category management, sourcing and supply chain management for Metro AG and REWE Group.  She is well aware of the obstacles that could arise in different markets and how important it is to know and understand the shoppers in order to drive sustainable category growth. Before she moved to Germany, she finalized her MBA studies in Business and Administration with focus on marketing and management at the university in Gothenburg, Sweden, which is also the town where she comes from.  



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