EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2772 - March 30, 2012     4 of 4

National Postal Forum - This Ain't Your Grandfather's Post Office

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More than 4,500 industry professionals are expected to attend the 2012 National Postal Forum in Orlando, Florida next week where Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will deliver a keynote address.

The four-day conference includes more than 120 workshops and features a state-of-the-art, first ever Innovation and Technology Pavilion to showcase the most current technology of the USPS and industry partners.

In his keynote on Monday, Donahoe will discuss the core business strategies of USPS and will announce new offerings and initiatives. On Tuesday, Donahoe will lead an executive briefing session to examine high-profile issues such as anticipated legislative changes, the evolving Postal Service business model, and new uses of technology and important product/service enhancements.

On Wednesday, Paul Vogel, president and chief marketing/sales officer, will present an executive briefing entitled, "Ensuring a Bright Future - It Ain't Your Grandfather's Post Office Any More."

Vendors such as Pitney Bowes will be on hand to showcase their shipping and postal solutions. Pitney Bowes will highlight its SendSuite Live solution designed to help customers manage shipping costs, provide visibility into their shipping operation, and enable greater efficiencies by integrating into ecommerce platforms such as Amazon and eBay.

More information about the National Postal Forum and exhibitors is available on the NPF website.

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