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2014 Networking Events



The National Postal Forum believes that networking is the key to growing business and making things happen!


Networking is a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest.  There is no better place for you to accomplish this than at the National Postal Forum.

For that reason, Networking Events are scheduled from the beginning of the Forum on Sunday until the very end on Wednesday night. There are many opportunities to network and enjoy the company of your fellow professionals in the Mailing Industry!

JOIN THE ACTION at Special Saturday Pre-Conference Events!

 

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia LogoWe've planned a truly special day of pre-NPF activities that you won't want to miss. This year the NPF is supporting Northern Virginia's Habitat for Humanity and you can too – swing a hammer as a volunteer or join fellow NPF attendees as part of a golf foursome – it's your choice! Cap off the end of a great day with an evening event at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum! It's all about bringing attendees together and setting the tone for a great week.

Lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity!

 

Saturday, March 15th 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia and National Postal Forum volunteers will be Stronger Together when they team up on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The NPF will assign its first 12 volunteers to help construct a single-family home in Falls Church, Virginia. Up to 20 additional volunteers will be assigned to work in Habitat for Humanity's ReStore outlet. Round-trip transportation will be provided by the NPF.

Pre-register online at NPF.org to participate. The NPF is proud to offer support to Habitat for Humanity and its goal of creating a world where everyone has a place to call home.

Tee Off for Charity!

 

Saturday, March 15th 10:30 AM-7:00 PM

Participate in the NPF Saturday Charity Golf Tournament and help Habitat for Humanity achieve their goal of making affordable home ownership in Northern Virginia a reality. Assemble your own foursome or come solo for the 12:00 PM shotgun start at the beautifully renovated National Golf Club in Fort Washington, Maryland. The NPF Charity Golf Tournament is donating a portion of the tournament proceeds directly to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia.

Enjoy the fun knowing you helped make a special contribution to a worthwhile cause. Reservations must be made when you pre-register. We'll see you on the links!

 

Sponsored by: Siemens

An evening at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum

 

Saturday, March 15th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Take advantage of this prestigious evening event and tour the recently expanded Smithsonian National Postal Museum in the former Main Post Office of Washington D.C. Enjoy the exclusive company of NPF colleagues along with interactive displays about the history of the United States Postal Service, exhibits featuring the Pony Express, Railways and a special exhibit entitled "What's in the Mail for You." Reserve your spot by pre-registering online at NPF.org and be part of this unique NPF evening event.

 

Round-trip transportation will be provided by the NPF.

NPF Solutions Theater - NEW

Get a sneak preview of how industry experts and USPS officials are addressing the hottest topics in mail today. Featuring multiple mini-sessions daily, the first-ever NPF Solutions Theater will provide an idea mix of education, direction and ideas – along with an "Ask the Expert" station!  Sponsored by:  AMSP/NAPL/NAQP

The USPS Consultation Center

Top postal experts are available for consult – on the exhibit floor! Meet with postal representatives offering their latest insights on mailing and shipping to marketing and online solutions, plus much more. So bring your questions and curiosity, you won't be disappointed.

Resource Pavilion

Meet, greet and consult at the Resource Pavilion, where industry associations and non-profits will be represented. Plus, it's an ideal spot to share information and ideas with NPF colleagues.

Internet Café

Think of it as your office-away-from-home!  Check your email, touch base with the office or just relax – that's what the Internet Café is all about.

 

Sponsored by:  Hewlett-Packard

Welcome & Areas' Reception

The 2014 NPF will get off to a strong start on Sunday evening, March 16, with a combined Welcome and seven individual Area Receptions. Each USPS Area will have its own designated space at the beautiful Gaylord National Hotel so you can mingle with colleagues from across several USPS Areas.

 

Sponsored by:  Newgistics, Inc.

Get Energized and Social!

Attendees with full registration privileges can take advantage of "Table Topics" during lunch on Monday and Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall. Table Topics are a great way to strike up a conversation – easing your way into more networking opportunities!

Open Partner Events

Wrap up your day and make plans to attend one of the many Partner Events taking place Monday evening.  This is your opportunity to continue the conversation in a less formal and more socially inviting environment.

Exhibitors' Reception

Eat, drink and take an up close look at the products, services and technologies that are driving today's mailing industry. The third annual NPF Exhibitors' Reception in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday evening is your chance to mix-and-mingle with colleagues and industry leaders while enjoying taste sensations from some of the areas best dining establishments.

NPF Closing Event - America, live and in concert!

Join fellow NPF attendees for the Grammy award-winning rock sounds of America as we wrap up another successful NPF on Wednesday evening. A musical sensation born in the 1970s, English-American folk rock band America lays claim to a long list of iconic hits such as A Horse with No Name, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair Surprise and many others! Take advantage of the opportunity to band together with friends and colleagues at this exciting event!

Fast Break Hall Lunches

Full Registration NPF attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch in the Exhibit Hall on Monday and Tuesday. It's a great opportunity to network with new colleagues and old friends in an informal atmosphere. "Table topics" will serve as ice-breakers and great conversation starters!

Morning Breakfasts

A good breakfast leads to a great day, so be sure to fuel up at the continental breakfast offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  The times will vary based on the session start times, so be sure to check your program and enjoy a refreshing start to your day.

 

Sponsored by:  Bell and Howell, LLC; IBM; OSM Worldwide; Tension Envelope Corporation; Vitronic Machine Vision, Ltd. and NPI