Making Connections Count
The NPF is a rich environment for building professional relationships within the mailing and shipping industry. Networking at its finest is about connecting with colleagues, partners and like-minded professionals to share ideas, best practices and business cases that help reach common goals and objectives. Networking is vital to career growth and longevity within any industry. And what’s more, the NPF makes attendee engagement easy! Enjoy the many special networking events and take this opportunity to make your connections count.
NPF Welcome & US Postal Service Area Receptions
The NPF will get off to a strong start with a combined Welcome and seven individual Areas' Receptions. Each USPS Area will have its own designated space so attendees can mingle with colleagues from across several USPS Areas at this catered event.
Postal Customer Council (PCC) Reception
As a favorite NPF event, the PCC reception welcomes all attendees. Enjoy meaningful conversations, appetizers and refreshing beverages, plus the opportunity to meet old and new PCC members. If you are not a member yet, stop by and find out why you should be. This year we are bringing back the once favorite PCC pin exchange. Please bring your own. The PCC is a valuable resource for business mailers large and small – providing information and best practices for cost-effective, profitable mailings. Plan to make valuable PCC connections while enjoying this wonderful event. Free gift for those who arrive first (limited supply)!
Networking with a common purpose! Sit down with industry colleagues in small groups to learn and share innovative ideas providing invaluable takeaways you can put to immediate use. Roundtables are typically filled on a first-come, first-served basis, giving attendees the opportunity to attend multiple tables. Industry and USPS leaders who anchor and facilitate the discussions choose the roundtable topics. Each year there is always something for everyone.
2017 topics will include:
- Informed Delivery – Mailer Campaigns
- Informed Delivery – Consumer Sign up
- Seamless Acceptance
- Full Service Preparation
- Full Service Automated Verification
- Mailer Scorecard
- Understanding Enterprise Payment Modernization
- Undeliverable As Addressed (UAA) Policy Changes (Industry and Government)
- New & Improved Opportunities for Student Mail Forwarding
- Implementation of a Campus Post Office
- Outsourcing: Good or Bad/Right or Wrong
- Verifying Delivery for Colleges & Universities
- Broad Solutions to Enable USPS Shipping
- Onboarding Requirements for USPS Shipping
- Cross-Border Opportunities with USPS – Join Us for the Conversation
- Inbound and Outbound International Shipping & Mailing
- Postal Customer Councils (PCCs)
- Postal Explorer – Mailing and Shipping Answers Made Easy
- Sustainability as a Part of Your Company’s Brand Image
- 2017 USPS Mailing Promotions
- Marketing Uses of IMb Data for More Than Just Mail Tracking
Experience the industry’s largest exhibit floor in a relaxed and casual atmosphere! Take an up-close look at the products, services and technologies that are driving today's shipping and mailing industry. The annual NPF Exhibitors' Reception in the Exhibit Hall is your chance to mix and mingle with colleagues and industry innovators while enjoying catered appetizers in an entertaining, free-form environment.
Partnership Recognition Luncheon
NPF attendees with Full-Registration privileges are invited to join a special seated luncheon honoring NPF sponsors and partners. Join the US Postal Service and NPF officials as they recognize outstanding contributions and support in helping make the NPF all it can be. And get ready to be inspired by a special guest speaker. Stay tuned to NPF.org for the exciting details!
NPF Closing Event
On Wednesday evening, gather with your colleagues, fellow attendees and new acquaintances as we celebrate another successful NPF. Take advantage of a wonderful event and another opportunity to strengthen and grow your NPF and industry relationships.
Be sure to fuel up at the continental breakfast offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. This presents a great opportunity to meet new fellow NPF attendees before your day begins. Times will vary based on the session start times, so check your program and enjoy good conversation and refreshing start to your day.
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 as you recharge from the morning’s activities.