The Premier Mailing Industry Conference
The National Postal Forum (NPF) has partnered with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to present the mailing and shipping industry's premier educational venue, trade show and networking event. Held once a year in the spring, the four-day NPF is the only event that works directly with USPS managers to provide the most comprehensive educational and networking platform possible for meeting the needs of the industry and postal customers.
The NPF is a not-for-profit educational corporation, established in 1968 by a group of major postal customers/mailers who were committed to an ongoing partnership with the USPS. The Forum's goal has always been to provide education to business mailers and communication/feed-back between the USPS and its business customers for a more responsive and efficient mail communications system.
Why You Should Attend
While we live in a high-tech world, mail remains the preeminent "high-touch" means of reaching out to customers, businesses and the world and no one knows that better than our attendees! The National Postal Forum is the ideal way to stay in sync with all the advances and trends that affect the rapidly progressing and changing mailing and shipping industry.
This is the only event that brings together all senior level USPS executives, leaders of the mailing and shipping industry as well as the industry's major suppliers and partners. You can't afford to miss this opportunity to listen and learn from these champions of mail!
Who is Attending the NPF?
As the premier mailing and shipping industry event, the annual NPF attracts more than 4,000 industry professionals each year. Held at a different location each year, the NPF provides convenient access to USPS leadership, current postal policy, bulk mailing standards, emerging industry trends and cutting-edge technologies.
A typical NPF attendee represents a cross-section of the entire mailing and shipping industry and includes middle to upper-level professionals in small to large businesses and corporations. Their responsibilities include management and oversight as well as purchasing power of their organization’s shipping and mail-related products and services.
More than 95% of the attendees are from the United States and North America. The Forum will also attract attendees from the U.K., France, and Argentina, and from as far away as Singapore and Australia. The many USPS customers and industries represented each year include:
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NPF Board Members
Joyce McGarvy, Chairman
Joyce McGarvy served as the Vice President of Distribution at Crain Communications, Inc. Ms. McGarvy is involved in several professional organizations including serving as President of Red Tag News Association, Past National Industry Co-Chair of the Periodicals Focus Groups, Past Industry Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Focus Group, Past Industry Co-Chair for the Periodicals Operations Advisory , Past Industry Chairman of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), as well asPast Industry Chairman of American Business Media (ABM) Postal Affairs Committee. Ms. McGarvy was awarded the prestigious Tom Tully Award from the American Business Media in 2008.
Robert J. O'Brien, Treasurer
Robert O'Brien retired from Time Inc., where he served as Vice President/Direct Marketing List Services & Postal Distribution Policy at Time Customer Service, Inc. Mr. O'Brien has served as Chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC). He is the recipient of Postmaster General's Partnership for Progress Award as well as the IDEAlliance Donald A. Mumma Award.
Michael J. Genick, Secretary
Michael Genick is past Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Postal Forum. Prior to joining the NPF, Mr. Genick served as Vice President of the American Newspaper Publishers Association and its successor, the Newspaper Association of America. Mr. Genick also served in the United States Army. He is a native New Yorker and attended the New School for Social Research, and he is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and American Society of Travel Agents.
Anita J. Bizzotto, Director
Anita Bizzotto was named Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at the US Postal Service in May 2005. A 31-year postal veteran, Ms. Bizzotto was responsible for Sales, Product Development, Customer Service, Pricing and Classification, Advertising, and International Business. Prior to being named Executive Vice President, she served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President. Ms. Bizzotto also served as Vice President of Pricing and Classification, where she was responsible for managing the pricing and classification policy for postal products and overseeing the reform of mailing regulations and pricing structures.
Bill P. Galligan, Director
Bill Galligan retired from the U.S. Postal Service as Senior Vice President, Operations in 2009 after having served at every level of the organization during a 39-year career. Earlier he served as District Manager of Connecticut and was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Postmasters. Throughout his career he maintained close ties with mailers and received the George Shannon Award
J. Pierce Myers, Director
Pierce Myers has held a variety of positions in the private sector and the Federal Legislative and Executive branches, serving as advisor and counsel on postal and governmental policy matters. Since 1997 he has represented mailers and postal vendors before the Postal Regulatory Commission. Since 1999 he has represented the Parcel Shippers Association as Executive Vice President and Counsel.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Myers worked for 20 years for the U.S. Congress, serving as Counsel to five different House committee chairmen and working on more than 100 bills that became law. As Deputy General Counsel of the House Postal Office and Civil Service Committee he was the primary congressional advisor on postal matters. Following his congressional work, he served three years as Special Counsel to the Chairman of the Postal Rate Commission. In 2002 the Postmaster General awarded Mr. Myers the Postal Service's Partnership for Progress Award for his work securing emergency funding following “9/11” and the subsequent anthrax mail attacks.
Maureen G. Goodson, Executive Director
Maureen Goodson, CMP, is the Executive Director of the National Postal Forum. She has been employed by NPF for over 20 years. During this time she has had the oversight, management and financial responsibility of 25 citywide conventions with an average attendance of over 5,000 attendees. Prior to the Meetings Industry, Ms. Goodson was a Financial Consultant and a Branch Manager for a major Banking Institution for 14 years. Ms. Goodson earned her undergraduate degree at James Madison University and her MBA from George Mason University.
Together, the NPF staff represents over 100 combined years of service to NPF and dedication to the mailing and shipping industry and the US Postal Service. For more information on the NPF, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance — a staff member will be happy to help!
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How many attendees come to the National Postal Forum?
An average of 4,000+ industry professionals attend the National Postal Forum. Over 85% of these attendees are potential buying customers with the mailing industry. An additional 1,000 attendees represent exhibiting companies and 500 are USPS representatives.
When and where are future NPF conferences scheduled?
May 21 - May 24
May 6 - May 9
San Antonio, TX
What is the address and phone number of the hotel where I have requested a reservation?
A list of the hotels with their addresses and phone numbers is on our website under Hotel/Travel.
How can I get confirmation of my hotel reservation?
You will receive a hotel confirmation directly from the hotel once they process your request. A listing of all NPF hotels can be found on this website under Hotel/Travel.
When will I receive confirmation of my hotel registration?
Confirmation for hotel reservations will come directly from the hotel. Once your registration is processed and your reservation sent to the hotel, the hotel will send out your confirmation. You may also call the hotel directly to confirm your reservation after they have processed it.
When will I receive my confirmation packet?
Confirmation packets will be emailed to registrants about three weeks prior to the start date of the event.
Where and when do I pick up my registration materials?
Registration will be located inside the Baltimore Convention Center and will open on Saturday, May 20th at 12 noon.
How can I get a receipt for my registration?
If you registered online, you may obtain a receipt for your registration by logging into your NPF profile account at registration.npf.org and clicking "View/Change Existing Registration." After choosing the intended event you may click "Print" for your receipt. If you did not register online, please contact NPF via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703)218-5015 for your receipt.
Did you receive my registration?
When you registered online, you should have received an email confirmation. If you did not, please log in to your NPF profile and click on "view/change existing registration(s)" and if you were successfully registered you will see the registration listed.
How do I register for the National Postal Forum?
Early Registration for the 2017 NPF will open soon. To register, create a profile for the NPF website if you have not already done so or just log back in to your existing profile.
What are the onsite registration hours in Baltimore for 2017?
Onsite Registration Hours for 2017 are:
Sunday May 21st 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday May 22nd 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday May 23rd 7:00AM - 2:00PM - then reopening 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Wednesday May 24th 8:00AM - 12:00PM