The 2017 National Postal Forum - Baltimore, MD

Make plans to attend the 2017 NPF at the Baltimore Convention Center, May 20-24 2017

The 2017 National Postal Forum - Baltimore, MD

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

  Register early and save big!Online Registration for the 2017 National Postal Forum is Now Open

Register early and book your hotel through NPF to save $240 off a FULL onsite registration!

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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!


Opening General Session – PMG Keynote Address


Megan Brennan

Mark your calendar now for Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Megan J. Brennan’s keynote address where she’ll discuss the trends that are shaping our business landscape. This must-see keynote session will put a spotlight on innovation strategies, advances in data and technology, and best practices that drive greater returns on mailing and shipping activities.



Tuesday General Session

Companies that fulfill product orders, send out correspondence and transaction mail, and drive the economy via direct mail continue to be on the cutting edge of innovations. Hear USPS executives share innovative and strategic insights so that you can incorporate tips to improve your everyday mailing and shipping operations.


Hear Highlights from 2016'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.




USPS Officer Led Sessions


OfficerLedThe 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.

Examples of Officer Led Sessions offered at the 2016 NPF are:




  • Postal Innovations in Delivery and Sales
  • Simplifying the Commercial Mailing Experience
  • Irresistible Mail:  Where Paper and Pixels Converge
  • Staying Alive!: Surviving and Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenario
  • Shipping Solutions and Simplification for International Mailers
  • Data Insights and Analytics: An Informed Approach to Mail and Package Visibility
  • Cybersafe


These 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.



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.

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.





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).

Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Sessions


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

Networking with a purpose! Sit down with your colleagues in small groups to learn and share innovative ideas providing invaluable takeaways you can put to immediate use. Attendees will not need to pre-register and can select their table topic upon arrival. Tables will be filled on a first-come first-served basis with a chance to attend multiple tables. Important and timely topics are chosen by industry and postal leaders who anchor the discussion and there is something for everyone as follows:


  • Periodicals
  • Mail Acceptance (Seamless Acceptance, Mailer Scorecard)
  • CPUs and CARS on University Campuses
  • IMpb / Visibility / Tracking for Colleges & Universities
  • Customs Efficiency for Customer Satisfaction & Cost Containment
  • Student Mail Addressing & Mail Forwarding
  • Healthcare / UAA Best Practices (Government & Industry)
  • Government (Federal Mail Policy & Leadership)
  • eVS / IMpb
  • FAST & eInduction
  • Full Service / Move Update
  • Addressing Hygiene & Software
  • Election Mail
  • Political Mail
  • Mining Postal Resources on the Internet
  • Sustainability
  • 2016 USPS Mailing Promotions
  • Nonprofits
  • Shipping Technology & Software / Package Services

Wednesday Partnership Recognition Luncheon Featuring Keynote Speaker

 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2017 Wednesday Partnership Recognition Luncheon Speaker!