The National Postal Forum, the mailing and shipping industry’s largest annual conference, will hold an online event this year.
The theme for the May 3-4 forum is “In Tune With the Times: Orchestrating Our Future Together.”
Organizers said they decided to reshape the conference for an online audience after the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of its in-person meeting for the second year in a row.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and other senior USPS leaders will open the forum with a discussion of Delivering for America, the Postal Service’s new 10-year plan.
Topics will include how the plan modernizes the organization while preserving six-day mail and seven-day package delivery, achieving financial sustainability and strategies for workforce stability, employee engagement, investment and innovation.
The agenda also includes workshops led by industry experts and USPS representatives who’ll discuss a variety of topics, including Informed Delivery, Informed Visibility, online shopping and shipping, and the international mail landscape.
Additional workshop topics will include safety and security, direct mail, economic relief during the pandemic and the future of remote work.
Registration is open at NPF.org. The cost is $149 for industry representatives; Postal Service employees who wish to participate should check with a manager or supervisor.