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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.

NPF Welcome & US Postal Service Area Receptions - Sunday, May 6th


Area Reception

The NPF and the US Postal Service Area Leadership teams will host a Welcome Reception for all NPF attendees. Acquaint yourself with colleagues and meet new industry professionals as we celebrate the commencement of the 2018 NPF.

Postal Customer Council (PCC) Reception - Monday, May 7th


Reception 2Make plans to attend one of the most popular NPF events – the Monday evening PCC Reception. All attendees are welcome to participate in this engaging event. The PCC is a valuable resource for business mailers large and small – providing information and best practices for optimizing the results of your mailing program. Enjoy lively conversation, appetizers and refreshing beverages, plus the opportunity to learn from PCC members.

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables


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If you seek industry specific knowledge or wish to share best practices about your business niche, look no further – you’ll find it on Tuesday at the NPF Peer-to-Peer Roundtables. Roundtable topics are led by US Postal Service experts and industry leaders. Multiple topics will be covered, so take this opportunity to learn and share with mailing and shipping professionals like you.

2017 topics included: (Check back for 2018 topics)

  • 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 - Tuesday, May 8th


The Exhibitors ReceptionThe NPF showcases the largest exhibit hall in the mailing and shipping industry 100+ top products and services on exhibit – offering informed solutions and resources for everyone. In addition, the NPF Exhibitors are hosting an evening reception for all to attend. Meet and greet top company representatives in this social setting while enjoying appetizers and refreshing beverages. It all happens in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday evening.

Partnership Recognition Luncheon - Wednesday, May 9th


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. 

NPF Closing Event - Wednesday, May 9th


Wednesday Closing EventCelebrate another successful NPF event at San Antonio’s Historic Sunset Station. Within walking distance from the Convention Center the Sunset Station honors the architectural legacy of the historic Southern Railroad. This beautiful venue will host the NPF celebration of inspired and Informed NPF attendees. Indulge in good food, and entertainment and bid the 2018 NPF bon voyage!

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.