The Premier Mailing Industry Event

 

gen session judyEach year at the NPF, over 100 USPS representatives and industry experts come together to teach business owners and industry professionals how to improve their mailing operations and ultimately profit from involvement and collaboration with the mailing industry. 

Multidisciplinary topics, based on professional interest are arranged into educational tracks and typically include:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Mail Piece Design
  • Fulfillment
  • Data Processing and Analytics
  • Safety and Security
  • Niche Mailing
  • College and University, Nonprofit, Government and Periodicals Specific Topics
  • Technology
  • Proper Addressing and Mail Acceptance Practices
  • Package Shipping
  • USPS-led topics regarding Policy and Regulation and Industry Projections

 

USPS Executive Led Sessions

  • National Meeting of Area Focus GroupsAttending 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.

  • USPS Officer Led SessionsThe NPF is the one event where you can learn directly from top USPS 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.

    Officer-Led Sessions offered at the 2017 NPF:

    • CULTIVATING SMARTER INTELLIGENT MAIL
      Pritha Mehra, Vice President Mail Entry and Payment Technology, US Postal Service
    • CYBERSECURITY: EMPOWERING MAIL IN THE DIGITAL MARKETPLACE
      Greg Crabb, Chief Information Security Officer & Digital Solutions, US Postal Service
    • END-TO-END NETWORK OF OPERATIONS – THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE
      Robert Cintron, Vice President Network Operations, US Postal Service
    • ENTERPRISE ANALYTICS – THE DIGITAL FRONTIER
      Isaac Cronkhite, Vice President Enterprise Analytics, US Postal Service
    • INFORMED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
      Steve Montieth, Vice President Marketing, US Postal Service
    • INFORMED PRODUCT SIMPLIFICATION
      Steve Montieth, Vice President Marketing, US Postal Service
      Sharon Owens, Vice President Pricing & Costing, US Postal Service
    • INNOVATING TODAY FOR TOMORROW’S CUSTOMER
      Gary Reblin, Vice President New Products & Innovation, US Postal Service
    • MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH SUPPLIERS
      Susan Brownell, Vice President, Supply Management, US Postal Service
    • “STAYING ALIVE!”
      Guy J. Cottrell, Chief Postal Inspector, US Postal Service
      Gary R. Barksdale, Deputy Chief Inspector, US Postal Inspection Service
    • QUALITY OF DELIVERY FOR THE LAST MILE
      Kevin McAdams, Vice President, Delivery Operations, US Postal Service

    These Officer-Led Sessions, held only at the NPF, are a unique opportunity to hear facts and insights regarding the future of mailing and shipping operations and how they may impact your business.

  • PCC Leadership Opening SessionThe Postal Customer Council (PCC) Network throughout the country is one of the best ways to share information and exchange ideas. Each Forum includes a special PCC session where USPS senior officials, nationwide PCC leaders and Gold Level PCC award winners collaborate and share best practices that will help business mailers and PCC member organizations innovate, grow and thrive!

  • Megan Brennan Postmaster General of the US Postal ServiceDon’t miss the 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 Jim CochraneHear USPS executives share innovative and strategic insights so that you can incorporate tips to improve your everyday mailing and shipping operations.

Education Tracks & Workshops

 

workshop concentration

The NPF educational and workshop curriculum extends far beyond any other shipping and mailing industry event.  With more than 130 workshops across several industry- specific categories, there is always something for every industry professional.  The NPF track offerings are modified each year to accomodate changing needs within the industry. 

The 2017 education tracks included:

  • Customer Analytics and Market Research
  • Introducing Informed Delivery: Digital Impressions With Mail
  • Mail Operations Management
  • The Evolving Shipping Marketplace
  • The New Digital Marketing Channel – Direct Mail


USPS Professional Certification & Workshop Training Credits

 

The National Center for Employee DevelopmentThe US Postal Service Certification Program offers an opportunity for NPF attendees to expand their base of knowledge, professional skill and commitment to ongoing education through three comprehensive training courses traditionally only offered through the NCED Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma.  Upon completion of a multi-session course and passing the final exam, successful participants will receive Official US Postal Service Certification. The integration of  NCED Certification courses into the cost of NPF registration (certification exam fees not included) offers attendees the potentential for substantial savings over cost of attending both separately.

If you’re seeking opportunities to bolster your professional credentials, try the Official US Postal Service certification courses being offered exclusively at the NPF and choose the course that is best for you.

In addition to the professional certification courses offered, attend workshops at the 2017 NPF and earn your 2017 Workshop Training Credit Certificate.  This program, endorsed by the US Postal Service, rewards attendees based on their participation in the 2017 curriculum. 


For more more detailed information on all of the certification opportunities available at this year's conference, please visit the Certification page on this website.