NPF 2018 Networking Events

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.

Join us on Saturday, May 5 for the NPF Charity Golf Outing!

9N9C0834Golf is always more fun when you know you’re playing for a worthy cause. The NPF Charity Golf Outing is matching a portion of the proceeds to be donated directly to Habitat for Humanity San Antonio.

Gather your own foursome or come solo for a 1:00 pm shotgun start on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at The Quarry Golf Course in San Antonio. A $75 fee includes green fees, lunch and transportation to the course. Reservations and payment must be made by April 6, 2018 when you register online. Here’s to a great cause – and a great game!

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 2As 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)!

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.

2017 topics included: 

  • Informed Delivery – Mailer Campaigns
  • Informed Delivery – Consumer Sign up
  • Periodicals
  • Seamless Acceptance
  • Full Service Preparation
  • Full Service Automated Verification
  • Mailer Scorecard
  • Understanding Enterprise Payment Modernization
  • FAST
  • 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)
  • Nonprofits
  • 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


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.