Since 1968, the National Postal Forum (NPF) has provided business mailers with ongoing training and education and helped them keep pace with the industry's rapid progress. This April, more than 4,000 mailing industry professionals will attend the 2010 NPF in Nashville, Tennessee and gain cutting-edge strategies and techniques for helping their organizations thrive in today's marketplace. More than 130 workshops and sessions on key topics led by USPS management will explore global opportunities, direct mail, shipping services, Intelligent Mail and much more.

The National Postal Forum is the premier annual event and tradeshow for the mailing industry, and this year will be no exception. We've gathered the brightest minds in the field to give you the know-how you need to help your organization thrive. The Forum will deliver four jam-packed days of new specialty tracks, more than 100 strategically chosen workshops, guest speakers, networking opportunities and the most extensive exhibit hall in the mailing industry. At the National Postal Forum, you'll be able to hear about how Intelligent Mail offers innovative ways to work even smarter, learn what five-day delivery would mean to you, connect with thought leaders, get your most pressing questions answered, and that's just the beginning. There's truly something for everyone.

Earlier this week, the Postmaster General outlined an aggressive plan of cost cutting, increased productivity and an array of legislative and regulatory changes necessary to maintain a viable United States Postal Service. The new business model calls for increased speed and flexibility to respond to an evolving marketplace and to meet todayâ¬s economic and business challenges. PMG Jack Potter will discuss this new action plan in his NPF keynote address on Monday morning, and attendees will hear about innovations designed to keep the mail - and businesses - competitive for decades.

In addition, three other Forum sessions will provide an in-depth look at the 10-year plan and the results of a recent examination into revenue, volume and consumer trends, as well as revenue and product opportunities employed by foreign posts. During these must-see sessions, Postal Service leaders will share what changes you and your customers can expect... this year, next year and for years to come. This is your opportunity to get the details and ask questions about the Postal Service's vision for the future.

Besides education, the Forum is about networking, networking, networking. There is no greater opportunity than the National Postal Forum to connect with businesses, organizations and people who shape the mailing industry, including Postal Service executives. And, back by popular demand, peer-to-peer roundtables will be hosted on a wide range of industry topics and to promote the exchange of ideas - as well as business cards.

Because there is so much to see and so many sessions to choose from, take the time to flip through the program catalog and visit the National Postal Forum's website at It offers an online conference coach that allows you to create a customized schedule based on your interests and business needs. Click on "My Personal Planner"â❠to get started, and build an agenda that's right for you. And, for first-time attendees, don't miss orientation sessions on Sunday and Monday.

Are you ready to connect, learn and deliver success? See y'all in Nashville.        

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