The 2016 National Postal Forum - Nashville, TN

To be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center

The 2016 National Postal Forum - Nashville, TN

The Exhibit Hall at the National Postal Forum

Connect with industry leading manufacturers and suppliers and network with other industry professionals on the mailing and shipping industry's largest and most well-attended exhibit floor.

The Exhibit Hall at the National Postal Forum


The educational program at the National Postal Forum can provide you with the necessary tools to give you and your company a competitive edge to succeed in the mailing and shipping industry.



Technology is driving constant change and improvement in the Mailing and Shipping Industry. Learn about current and future technologies at the 2016 NPF and stay ahead of the curve.


Mailing and Shipping

The Mailing and Shipping Industry is constantly evolving. Learn first hand from USPS Executives and Industry Leaders about the policies and trends shaping our industry.

Mailing and Shipping

Professional Networking at Its Best

Enjoy yourself while making connections. Join the discussion with over 4000 industry professionals.

Professional Networking at Its Best


Registration for the 2016 National Postal Forum in Nashville is now open. 

Register now with EARLY-BIRD pricing and save!

 Save $100 off of your FULL or THREE DAY registration by booking a room at the Gaylord Opryland through NPF!


Overview & Highlights

There is no other event offering more opportunities to learn what US Postal Service and industry leadership is planning for the future and how you and your business can best integrate USPS services and take steps necessary to get the most from your partnership with the USPS!

National Postal Forum lasts 4 days and includes a variety of educational and networking activities as well as an opportunity to browse the largest exhibit hall in the mailing industry.

If you are in the business of mail this is THE must-attend annual industry event!


The team at the National Postal Forum is still hard at work planning another great conference for 2016.  In the mean time, listed below are some of the highlights that you may have missed at the Anaheim 2015 NPF.  Keep checking back for updates or make sure you have joined our mailing list to stay informed as more 2016 information becomes available!

Megan Brennan 74th Postmaster General of the United States


Megan Brennan

Megan J. Brennan officially became the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service Feb. 1st 2015

Outlining key themes in a letter to employees, Postmaster General Brennan said she would seek to advance transformative strategies that invest in the future of the Postal Service and shape growth opportunities for the organization and the industries it serves.  Among these strategies are better use of data and technology, speeding the pace of product and service innovations, continual process improvements throughout the organization, and fully engaging and leveraging the talents of its 600,000-employee workforce.

"We can reinvigorate the way we serve our customers and the public by constantly looking forward as an organization, anticipating the changing needs of our customers, and adapting as quickly as we can to a competitive and evolving marketplace," said Brennan.


PMG Opening General Session

Hear Megan Brennan 74th Postmaster General of the United States share her vision on the future of the mailing industry and how we are Growing Together!




Technology Tuesday General Session

This year's Technology Tuesday theme, "Reflections and Insights", focuses on the high-impact, tangible business results that USPS and its customers are experiencing from big data and predictive analytics.




PCC Leadership Opening Session


If you belong to a Postal Customer Council (PCC) or are thinking about joining one, this session is for you.


The PCC Network throughout the country is one of the best ways to share information and exchange ideas. This session brought together USPS senior officials and nationwide PCC leaders and Gold Level PCC of the Year Award winners who have the drive, energy. experience and commitment to help PCC member organizations innovate, grow and thrive!



National Meeting Of Area Focus Groups


Attending the National Meeting of Area Focus Groups allows NPF attendees another unique opportunity to learn and benefit from all of the Area Focus Group Meetings that are held throughout the year in each of the Postal Service geographic areas.


NMMIAFGHear first-hand how the Postal Service and the Industry are working together to deliver service issue solutions, share the latest information and ideas on logistics and operations and strengthen the relationship between the mailing and shipping industry and the US Postal Service .

This special session is especially beneficial to attendees with a focus on Periodicals, Standard Mail, First-Class Mail and Package Services.

USPS Officer Led Sessions


The National Postal Forum is the one event where you can learn directly from top Postal Service Executives. Each year fresh new session topics will expose you to some of the most important issues, changes and ideas that are shaping the mailing industry.

Other examples of Officer Led Sessions offered at last year's 2015 NPF Forums were:


  • Mail Entry Road Map
  • Run! Hide! Fight! Surviving and Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenario
  • Innovating Today for Tomorrows Customer
  • No Excuses: Grow Your Business Globally
  • Harnessing the Power of Information: The Business Intelligence Platform
  • Network Operations Update and Tools


OfficerLedThese Officer Led Sessions, held only at the National Postal Forum, are a unique opportunity to hear facts and insights regarding the future of shipping and mailing operations and how they may impact your business.

These USPS Officer led Sessions are always held throughout every Forum, so stay tuned!  Content details will be released in the coming months as we build our 2016 program.


Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time


Learning as much as possible didn't mean missing the experience of innovation-in-action. More than 100 of the mailing industry's top suppliers were on hand sharing solutions on the Exhibit Floor. USPSExhThoughout the Forum, sessions will break for extended periods in order to guarantee time in the Exhibit Hall without having to miss any workshops.

What's more, you'll find the USPS Service & Consultation Center back on the exhibit floor - offering more solutions and expertise for all NPF attendees.

Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Sessions


peerLearning new perspectives and exchanging innovative ideas at the 2016 NPF Peer-to-Peer Roundtables Session.

Here, attendees have the opportunity to discuss relevant issues that cover a variety of topics – there is something for everyone!

EMCM Certification Now Offered at NPF


Executive Mail Center Manager (EMCM) Certification


emcmtrainingThe Executive Mail Center Manager (EMCM) course is a comprehensive training program that is designed for individuals who wish to develop Mail Center Management skills. It offers a certified designation that emphasizes professionalism in Mail Center Management.


Once only available at the NCED in Norman, OK, the EMCM certification program has been added to the curriculum of the National Postal Forum.  Attendees are now able to enroll for EMCM certification with an additional cost of only $170 (in addition to attendee registration).

Wednesday Partnership Recognition Luncheon Featuring Keynote Speaker

 Wednesday, March 23rd

Our 2016 Wednesday Wedensday Partnership Recognition Luncheon features four time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton (Seated luncheon in the Delta Ballroom).