The complete agenda will be coming out soon – watch for details. Here are some key highlights:
The ACMA’s 10th Annual National Catalog Forum will take place May 2-4, at the DuPont Circle Hotel in Washington.
Time Frame in Brief:
- Conference start: May 2nd with a Welcome Reception from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the host hotel
- Sessions start: May 3rd early morning
- VIP reception: Evening of May 3rd
- Final day: Starts early morning May 4th; winds down at 1:00 pm
The catalog industry faces more threats to its very existence today than perhaps at any other time since the killer postage increase of 2007. Why? If you already know why, you should’ve already clicked on the registration button and need not read any further. If you don’t, let these vital sessions taking place at the Forum speak for themselves…
Six Reasons You Must Attend
- Dan Blair, the former Postal Regulatory Commission chairman who directed the implementation of postal reforms mandated by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2007, including establishing a modern system of rate regulation under the CPI cap system, will provide his insight on the 10-Year Review of the Postal Rate-Making System going on now – and how it will affect your business forever.
- States On The Attack: A growing number of states, such as Colorado, South Dakota, Alabama and others, are passing state laws designed to circumvent the Quill v. North Dakota use tax precedent. ACMA & TruST attorney George Isaacson and Alabama Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner Joe Garrett (invited) will discuss and debate this crucial issue.
- So You Want a Discounted Catalog Postage Rate? Come to the ACMA Forum, where you’ll take part in moving this vital game-changer across the finish line. USPS officials will be on hand to work with us on this long-awaited
- Whither Quill v. North Dakota? On the Federal front of the remote sales tax debate, as much as catalogers would be happy to let the 1992 Quill precedent remain intact, there’s too much resistance coming from big box retailers to sit idly and cross our fingers nothing will change. An expert panel will reveal new strategies to move a more catalog-friendly bill.
- What Trumps All? Political insider Alex Vogel will break down how the new Administration’s aggressive changes can directly impact catalog businesses.
- The Postmaster General’s Take: PMG Megan Brennan will hold an open discussion with attendees on what changes she can steward at the Postal Service to foster catalog volume growth going forward in an extremely unsteady landscape.
Come Help Advance (Your) Catalog Cause
The ACMA has long prided itself on just delivering the goods with little song or dance. There remains no other conference like it. Although there will be two memorable evening receptions, great food and special activities throughout to celebrate the ACMA’s 10th Anniversary, the day-and-a-half-long event promises to be strictly business.
All sessions take on a town hall-style approach wherein speakers seek to engage audience members to jointly help advance the catalog cause. Can’t afford two days away from the office? You won’t be. Rather, plan to attend with your company’s personal interests in mind – become part of the solutions the Forum will aim to fulfill and will be productively working to directly improve your company’s bottom line.