2010 National Postal Forum Set for April 11-14 in Nashville

WASHINGTON — Connect. Learn. Deliver.

This April, more than 4,000 mailing industry professionals will attend the National Postal Forum (NPF), the industry’s premier event and tradeshow, in Nashville, Tenn. and gain cutting-edge strategies and techniques for helping their organizations thrive in today’s marketplace.

Since 1968, the National Postal Forum has provided business mailers with ongoing training and education and helped them keep pace with the industry’s rapid progress. This year, more than 130 workshops and sessions on key topics led by USPS management will explore global opportunities, direct mail, shipping services, Intelligent Mail and much more. In addition, the Forum will offer attendees the chance to network with business and thought leaders across the mailing industry, including Postal Service executives. Back by popular demand, peer-to-peer roundtables will be hosted on a wide range of industry topics and to promote the exchange of ideas – as well as business cards.

“There is no greater opportunity than the National Postal Forum to connect with businesses, organizations and people who shape the mailing industry,” said Steve Kearney, senior vice president, Customer Relations. “From people-in-the-know to people you need to know, NPF offers leading-edge strategies to navigate and succeed in today’s business world.”

To help mailers take advantage of technological advancements in mail processing and the demand for high visibility throughout the process, the Intelligent Mail Technical Workshop will provide a practical understanding of what’s required for organizations to leverage both Basic and Full Service options for implementation of the Intelligent Mail barcode. Attendees will dive into the world of electronic mailing documentation and learn about the various types of Intelligent Mail barcodes, how they’re constructed and how they can help organizations achieve the maximum ROI.

Other sessions include:

Future Business Model of the U.S. Postal Service – This workshop envisions the Postal Service of the future and how the agency must evolve to meet the changing needs of customers.

Exploring Five-Day Delivery – A panel of experts on city and rural delivery, mail processing, Post Office operations and transportation will talk about how the Postal Service is proposing to adjust its processing and delivery operations.

The Postal Service Takes Wall Street – Top financial analysts will take part in a panel discussion about the current state of the shipping industry, including expedited transportation and important strategic initiatives to drive growth.

After one of the most dynamic and turbulent years the Postal Service has ever faced, Postmaster General John Potter will take the stage during the opening keynote session and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the mailing industry moving forward. Attendees will hear firsthand from the Postal Service’s chief executive about innovations designed to keep the mail – and businesses – more competitive than ever.

Don’t miss out – register today at www.npf.org and take advantage of an early bird registration discount through Feb. 12.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.