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 increase profits with involvement and collaboration within the mailing industry. 

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

  • Omni-Channel Marketing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Shipping Solutions
  • 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


2019 USPS Executive Led Sessions

The 2019 NPF offers a variety of exclusive USPS executive led sessions including:

  • National Meeting of Areas Inspiring Mail featuring Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Dave Williams - Sunday May 5, 8:30 AM
  • Opening General Session featuring Postmaster General Megan Brennan - Monday, May 6, 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday General Session featuring Chief Customer and Marketing Officer, Jakki Krage Strako - Tuesday May 7, 8:00 AM
  • USPS Executive Led Sessions - Scheduled throughout the Forum.

For more details, download the 2019 NPF Catalog.

Postmaster General Megan Brennan's keynote address will explore emerging opportunities in the marketplace and Postal Service strategies to support America's businesses and the mailing and shipping industry. PMG Brennan will share her vision for industry partnership that leverages shared insights, collaboratively increases value delivered to sender and receiver, and meets the rising expectations of America's consumers and businesses.

Education Tracks & Workshops.

The NPF educational and workshop curriculum extends far beyond any other shipping and mailing industry event.  With more than 100+ workshops across several industry- specific categories, there is always something for every industry professional.  The NPF track offerings are modified each year to accommodate changing needs within the industry. 

The 2019 education tracks include:

  • eCommerce: Steps to Shipping Success
  • Informed Visibility: Real Time, Real Data
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Mail Operations: Fulfilling The Needs of Your Customers
  • Pushing the Envelope: Why Mail Works
  • The Evolution of Delivery: From Mailbox to Mail "Inbox"

Browse through the 2019 NPF workshops under each track by downloading the 2019 NPF Catalog.


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NPF 2019 Program Guide

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 NPF and earn your Workshop Training Credit Certificate.  This program, endorsed by the US Postal Service, rewards attendees based on their participation in the NPF 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.