Making Connections Count


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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


Area Reception

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


Reception 2The PCC Reception has returned by popular demand. This networking opportunity is open to all PCC members and their guests. Join us to relax, have fun, enjoy the music, and meet new PCC members from across the country.

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables


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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.

Examples of Peer-to-Peer Roundtable topics may include: 

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

Exhibitors' Reception


The Exhibitors ReceptionExperience 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


Wednesday LuncheonNPF 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 for the exciting details!

NPF Closing Event


Wednesday Closing EventOn 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.

Morning Breakfasts


Morning Breakfasts at NPF

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


LunchFull-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.