2022 National Postal Forum in Phoenix

by | Feb 28, 2022

After a long and challenging two years, the mail industry’s top conference is back – and it’s right here in our wonderful hometown of Phoenix, Arizona!

We at mailing.com are psyched to welcome our colleagues from all across the country to the National Postal Forum (NPF), which will be held at the beautiful Phoenix Convention Center from May 15-18, 2022.

If you’re coming, let us know ahead of time! And when you’re moving through the Exhibit Hall, stop by and see us in Booth 218. We’ll post more info as the show gets closer.

In the meantime, this post breaks down the essential details on the 2022 National Postal Forum.

What is the National Postal Forum?

The National Postal Forum (NPF) is the country’s premier mailing and shipping conference. It works directly with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide the most comprehensive educational and networking platform available in the industry. After a two-year online-only format, it returns in-person from May 15-18, 2022 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.

Through workshops, sessions, certification classes, and the industry’s biggest exhibit hall, NPF offers professionals many opportunities to learn, develop partnerships, and form invaluable connections with over 4,000 colleagues that will help them and their companies grow and serve their customers.

Why participate in the National Postal Forum?

The National Postal Forum is the country’s largest and most comprehensive trade show covering the mailing industry. And after two years of only virtual events, mailing and shipping professionals will be eager to gather in-person to benefit from NPF’s learning, innovation, and community offerings.

Because of the industry’s exclusive partnership with the USPS, NFP provides a wide variety of  educational, business, and networking opportunities.

Education

Each year, NPF offers an engaging educational program that showcases innovative uses of mailing and shipping, adds value to professional development through USPS certifications, and provides actionable insights from peers and experts across the postal industry.

Learning opportunities at NPF include:

  • Exclusive USPS Executive-Led Sessions
  • Industry Workshops
  • Peer-to-Peer Roundtables
  • USPS Professional Certification Courses

Technology

The industry’s most innovative manufacturers and service providers will demonstrate technology in action that can streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve business practices.

Networking

Numerous opportunities exist to make connections and exchange ideas with colleagues and partners. Besides the activities in the sections above, other places to meet at the conference include:

  • Receptions
  • Charity Events
  • Breakfasts & Lunches
  • Exhibit Hall

What to expect when attending the National Postal Forum?

The 2022 National Postal Forum begins on Sunday, May 15, 2022 and ends on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Here is an at-a-glance rundown of each day’s main activities at NPF. (Note: activities subject to change).

Sunday, May 15

Activities include:

  • Period 1-3 Workshops
  • Orientation
  • Welcome Reception

Monday, May 16

Activities include:

  • General Session
  • Exhibit Hall Open & Networking
  • Period 4-7 Workshops
  • Postal Customer Center (PCC) Reception

Tuesday, May 17

Activities include:

  • General Session
  • Exhibit Hall Open & Networking
  • Period 8-10 Workshops
  • Exhibit Hall Reception

Wednesday, May 18

Activities include:

  • Period 11-15 Workshops
  • NPF Partner Recognition Luncheon
  • Closing Event

Is the National Postal Forum more than an event?

National Postal Forum is only an annual in-person event. However, because of the pandemic, online webinars and conferences were conducted during 2020 and 2021 to ensure the continued fulfillment of the organization’s mission.

To keep up on postal issues throughout the year – and learn about preparations for next year’s show – mail and shipping professionals can opt in to receive the weekly email newsletter NPF Mailing Industry Updates.

Registration Packages

In 2022, National Postal Forum offers 4 types of registration packages for attendees that provide flexibility for individual needs and goals.

Full Registration

Includes: Everything! All sessions, workshops, breakfasts & lunches, exhibit hall access, and the closing event.
Excludes: Nothing
Cost: $1,000

Three-Day Registration

Includes: All Sunday/Monday/Tuesday or All Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday activities
Excludes: Activities on the day not in the package
Cost: $900

Two-Day Registration

Includes: All Sunday/Monday, or All Monday/Tuesday, or Tuesday/Wednesday activities
Excludes: Activities on the days not in the package
Cost: $850

Education-Only Registration

Includes: All workshops, general sessions, and exhibit hall access
Excludes: Networking events; breakfasts & lunches
Cost: $800 (Note: not eligible for additional discounts)

Discounts are available with savings of up to $300, including:

  • $100 off Full Registration Package (through April 1, 2021)
  • $100 off Full Registration Package for Postal Customer Council (PCC) Members (through April 1, 2021)
  • $100 off Full or Three-Day Registration Package when Booking a stay at an NPF Hotel (through April 1, 2021)

You can also add official USPS Certification Courses:

  • Mail Design Professional (MDP): 8-hour class on how to design mail to enhance its compatibility with the USPS automated equipment Cost: $95
  • Executive Mail Center Management (EMCM): 4-day comprehensive training program to develop Mail Center Management skills Cost: $180

Join your colleagues in the mailing industry and register for NPF today.

Wrapping it up

The National Postal Forum is a terrific place to meet with industry colleagues, develop and renew friendships, and learn from each other in ways that you can only do in person. Where else can you talk shop while getting the scoop on the latest and greatest mailing and shipping products and industry knowledge?

We hope to see you in Phoenix for the 2022 NPF! If you’re going to be attending, we’d love to hear from you! Reach out to us and let us know when so we’ll be sure to say “Hi!” when we see you. And remember to stop by Booth 218 for a nice chat at the mail industry’s biggest show.

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