The Premier Mailing Industry Conference

GenSession 1The National Postal Forum (NPF) has partnered with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to present the mailing and shipping industry's premier educational venue, trade show and networking event. Held once a year in the spring, the four-day NPF is the only event that works directly with USPS managers to provide the most comprehensive educational and networking platform possible for meeting the needs of the industry and postal customers.

The NPF is a not-for-profit educational corporation, established in 1968 by a group of major postal customers/mailers who were committed to an ongoing partnership with the USPS. The Forum's goal has always been to provide education to business mailers and communication/feed-back between the USPS and its business customers for a more responsive and efficient mail communications system.

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The NPF Mission

To assist the United States Postal Service in building relationships with mailers and educating them in the most effective and efficient use of the products and services offered by the United States Postal Service.

Why You Should Attend


Attending NPF in 2017 to help you increase the success of your business.While we live in a high-tech world, mail remains the preeminent "high-touch" means of reaching out to customers, businesses and the world and no one knows that better than our attendees! The National Postal Forum is the ideal way to stay in sync with all the advances and trends that affect the rapidly progressing and changing mailing and shipping industry.


This is the only event that brings together all senior level USPS executives, leaders of the mailing and shipping industry as well as the industry's major suppliers and partners. You can't afford to miss this opportunity to listen and learn from these champions of mail!

Who is Attending the NPF?

attendees chattingAs the premier mailing and shipping industry event, the annual NPF attracts more than 4,000 industry professionals each year. Held at a different location each year, the NPF provides convenient access to USPS leadership, current postal policy, bulk mailing standards, emerging industry trends and cutting-edge technologies.

A typical NPF attendee represents a cross-section of the entire mailing and shipping industry and includes middle to upper-level professionals in small to large businesses and corporations. Their responsibilities include management and oversight as well as purchasing power of their organization’s shipping and mail-related products and services.

More than 95% of the attendees are from the United States and North America. The Forum will also attract attendees from the U.K., France, and Argentina, and from as far away as Singapore and Australia. The many USPS customers and industries represented each year include:

Credit Card
Credit Union
Database Marketing
Direct Mail/Advertising
Federal Government
Financial Services
Health Care
Mail Order
Parcel Shipping 

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NPF Board Members

Joyce McGarvy Chairman Joyce McGarvy Chairman Robert J. O'Brien Treasurer Robert J. O'Brien Treasurer Michael J. Genick Secretary Michael J. Genick Secretary Anita J. Bizzotto Director Anita J. Bizzotto Director Bill P. Galligan Director Bill P. Galligan Director J. Pierce Myers Director J. Pierce Myers Director Maureen Goodson Executive Director Maureen Goodson Executive Director

NPF Staff


Together, the NPF staff represents over 100 combined years of service to NPF and dedication to the mailing and shipping industry and the US Postal Service.  For more information on the NPF, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance — a staff member will be happy to help!

Maureen Goodson
Executive Director 
(703) 293-2316 

Mary Guthrie
Director, Marketing & Exhibits 
(703) 293-2313 

Laurie Woodhams
Manager, Exhibits and Program Elements
(703) 293-2329

Judy Clear
Manager, Registration & Accounting
(703) 293-2317 

Marilyn Bishop
Administrative Assistant 
(703) 218-5015 

General FAQ

How many attendees come to the National Postal Forum?

An average of 4,000+ industry professionals attend the National Postal Forum.  Over 85% of these attendees are potential buying customers with the mailing industry.  An additional 1,000 attendees represent exhibiting companies and 500 are USPS representatives.

When and where are future NPF conferences scheduled?


May 6 - May 9
San Antonio, TX



May 5 - May 8
Indianapolis, IN



April 26 - 29
Orlando, FL (Marriott World Center)



May 2 - 5
Nashville, TN (Gaylord Opryland)

What is the address and phone number of the hotel where I have requested a reservation?

CLoser to the 2018 Forum a list of the hotels with their addresses and phone numbers will be listed on our website under Hotel/Travel.

How can I get confirmation of my hotel reservation?

You will receive a hotel confirmation directly from the hotel once they process your request.  A listing of all NPF hotels will be listed on this website under Hotel/Travel.

When will I receive confirmation of my hotel registration?

Confirmation for hotel reservations will come directly from the hotel. Once your registration is processed and your reservation sent to the hotel, the hotel will send out your confirmation. You may also call the hotel directly to confirm your reservation after they have processed it.

When will I receive my confirmation packet?

Confirmation packets will be emailed to registrants about three weeks prior to the start date of the event.

How do I register for the National Postal Forum?

Early Registration for the 2018 NPF will open soon.  To register, create a profile for the NPF website if you have not already done so or just log back in to your existing profile.