Phoenix rising

The National Postal Forum, the mailing and shipping industry’s largest annual conference, will be held May 15-18 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

It will be the first in-person conference since 2019. The in-person forums were canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic and were held virtually instead.

This year’s theme, “Facing the Future Together,” captures the transformation taking place at the Postal Service and embodies the sense of community that was missed over the last two years,” said Judy de Torok, the Postal Service’s Corporate Affairs vice president.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will discuss Delivering for America in his keynote address, and several members of the USPS executive leadership team will conduct sessions in their subject area.

An extensive series of workshops will be offered along five tracks: “Delivering Innovative Technology,” “Operations: Fulfilling the Needs of Your Customers,” “eCommerce: Steps to Shipping Success,” “Pushing the Envelope: Why Mail Works” and “Leadership and Professional Development: Characteristics of Success.”

Official USPS certification courses in mail design and mail center management will also be offered.

The NPF website has more information.

The National Postal Forum is a not-for-profit educational corporation founded in 1968 to ensure open lines of communication between USPS and business customers.