Apart we stand.
United in Spirit.

Educating. Collaborating.
Moving Your Business Forward.

The National Postal Forum (NPF) is the premier mailing and shipping conference that works directly with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to provide the most comprehensive educational and networking platform available. Offering 100+ educational workshops, USPS Officer-led sessions and the largest industry trade show, the NPF offers the ideal opportunity for industry professionals to learn, collaborate and grow their business.

We are looking forward to next year, May 2-5, 2021, when the NPF is Nashville, TN – Gaylord Opryland. Mark your calendar and be part of the mailing and shipping’s largest industry event. Stay tuned to NPF.org, more information coming soon.

Innovating the Journey

We are now looking forward to embarking upon our 2021 journey of innovation, collaboration and delivery –when the National Postal Forum is in Nashville, TN. Please save May 2-5, 2021 as the beautiful Gaylord Opryland will be host to the 2021 NPF. Join like-minded professionals in the mailing and shipping industry as we take you on a trip guaranteed to deliver solutions, strategies and insight that will boost your bottom line!

NPF Voyage Highlights

Sat 1
May 2021
  • 6:00 AM Habitat for Humanity Home Build (Nashville Area)
  • 11:00 AM Charity Golf Outing
Sun 2
May 2021
  • 8:30 AM–10:00 AM National Meeting of Areas Inspiring Mail (AIM)
  • 9:00 AM–4:00PM Six Educational Workshop Periods
  • 10:15 AM–11:45 AM Postal Customer Council (PCC) Opening Session
  • 5:30 PM–6:30 PM Welcome and USPS Area Receptions
Mon 3
May 2021
  • 8:00 AM–9:30 AM USPS Leadership Opening General Session
  • 9:30 AM Exhibit Hall Opening
  • 11:00 AM–4:00PM Four Educational Workshop Periods
  • 5:30 PM+ Evening PCC and Partner Receptions
Tue 4
May 2021
  • 8:00 AM–9:30 AM USPS Leadership General Session
  • 9:30 AM Exhibit Hall Opening
  • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM Four Educational Workshop Periods
  • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM Peer-to-Peer Roundtables
  • 5:00 PM Exhibitors’ Reception (Exhibit Hall)
Wed 5
May 2021
  • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM Educational Workshops
  • 9:00 AM–12:00 PM Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time
  • 12:00 PM–2:00 PM Partnership Recognition Luncheon
  • 2:00 PM–3:15 PM Two Educational Workshops
  • 7:00 PM -10:00 PM Closing Event


Your 2021 NPF Journey activities and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for voyage updates.


Industry/Market Segments that attend the NPF

  • Associations
  • Banking
  • Catalog
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Credit Card
  • Credit Union
  • Database Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Federal Government
  • Financial Services
  • Fullfillment
  • Health Care
  • Hotel/Travel
  • Insurance
  • Lettershop Mail Order
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Military
  • Nonprofit
  • Parcel Shipping

NPF Education: Information. Innovation. Technology.

The future is coming at you fast at every turn. Attendees of the NPF will be in the driver’s seat, learning the tools, cutting edge technologies and gaining front-row access to knowledge imparted by USPS leaders and the most influential industry visionaries. All of which will translate into even better best practices and more cost-effective ways of doing business. Attendees have the opportunity to choose from a diverse educational curriculum including USPS led sessions and workshops under six multidisciplinary tracks, including:


1. eCommerce, Steps to Shipping Success
2. Informed Visibility: Real Time, Real Data
3. Leadership and Professional Development
4. Mail Operations: Fulfilling the Needs of your Customers
5. Pushing the Envelope: Why Mail Works
6. The Evolution of Delivery: From Mailbox to Mail “inbox”


For a detailed description of workshops in these tracks, visit our Workshops page.

Experience the largest Industry Trade Show!

Innovation in Action

Explore over 100 top industry companies serving the mailing and shipping industry. Discover expert services and state-of-the-art products ranging from automation support to web print and more. Take advantage of the largest mailing and shipping trade show event and find the solutions that will work for you.

US Postal Service

This is your opportunity to explore technology and engage with USPS leaders in their premier exhibit booth. This booth has been recognized as one of the favorite exhibits at the CES conference! Discover all that the USPS has to offer to help you grow your business.

NPF Learning Lab

Participate in a whole new level of stimulating mini-workshops at the NPF Learning Lab, located in the heart of the Exhibit Hall. Feature presentations are scheduled throughout Exhibit Hall hours and include a variety of  topics. Find the solutions you seek, plus the opportunity for one-on-one time with presenters and postal experts!

Expand Your Networking Connections


Industry Attendees


Industry Influencers


Featured Workshops


Networking Events

Welcome to the home of the 2021 NPF – Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center

Situated in the heart of Nashville, the Gaylord Opryland hotel allows you to hit all the high notes of the Music City, catch a show at Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium, then return to 9 acres of lush indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls. When it’s time to conduct business, inspire new ideas when you take advantage of over 750,000 square feet of meeting space – the ideal venue for your 2021 NPF.


Please stay tuned to more 2021 venue information as it becomes available.

Home of 2021 NPF – Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214


703-218-5015    |    [email protected]

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