Let Her Know What You Want Out of Your Postal Service
As the US Postal Service’s chief customer & marketing officer, Jakki Krage Strako (at left) has sought to advance corporate strategy development to improve the customer experience, align the Postal Service’s goals to effectively meet customers’ needs, and build a more customer-centric organization in an increasingly digital and rapidly evolving marketplace. As one of the highest-ranking postal officials, she also oversees all product marketing, development and management. Ms. Strako will explain mail’s evolving role and how the Postal Service continues to advance the value of mail.
Multistate Tax Commission Deputy Executive Director Marshall C. Stranburg (at left) will discuss the state tax landscape post-Wayfair, including the wave of new state tax laws and the states’ enforcement of those laws. Brann & Isaacson Managing Partner Martin I. Eisenstein(at right), who has represented a number of catalog retailers regarding state tax obligations, will provide his insights on navigating sales tax collection and other state tax obligations. They will discuss what the states’ plans are regarding sales by remote retailers and sales on marketplaces.
Addressing the Challenges of California’s Privacy and Prop. 65 Actions
David Bertoni (at right) and David Swetnam-Burland (at left), attorneys from Brann & Isaacson, will address the challenges presented by California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and recent amendments to Proposition 65, California is taking the lead with these actions to take regulation of out-of-state-based companies to a whole new level with burdensome and expensive obligations. Messrs. Bertoni and Swetnam-Burland will discuss compliance, as well as strategies for avoiding being dragged into the federal, or worse, California state courts by bounty-hunting attorneys seeking class action riches.
Two With Oversight of USPS Debate Its Future
Pictured at right during his recent Senate confirmation hearing, Postal Regulatory Commission commissioner Michael Kubayanda (at right) and postal governor David C. Williams (at left) both previously served at the USPS Office of the Inspector General.
Now serving on separate entities surrounding the Postal Service, they will lay out all possible options for reforming the agency to best serve catalogers’ and other mailers’ needs going forward.
Big Business Problem: Tariffs on Your Imports
Angela Paolini Ellard (at right) will be part of a panel that will address catalog and other sellers of Chinese-imported goods now being subject to paying 10% (or possibly greater) tariffs. This, coupled with an updated NAFTA and pending new free trade agreements with the EU, UK and Japan, means global supply chains could be disrupted or impacted. She will be joined by other bipartisan trade experts from Congress to explain where things could be headed.
Catalog Day on Capitol Hill
Following the opening afternoon on April 8th of sessions with government and postal officials, and others with skin in the catalog/e-commerce sectors, all attendees will storm Capitol Hill on April 9th to meet with members of Congress. There, you will be given a chance to explain to key legislators the dire needs for postal reform and Federal remote sales tax legislation, as both directly impact your business.
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Hotel Rooms in Short Supply
Our discounted room block deadline at the Washington Court Hotel near Capitol Hill has passed, but there may still be some rooms left. Call the hotel directly at 202-628-2100 and mention you’re with the American Catalog Mailers Association event. If you strike out, call the ACMA at 800-509-9514 and we’ll see what we can do (but can’t make any promises). Otherwise, we’ll try to find you a nearby lodging alternative.
Quick Planner Guide
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Tuesday, April 9th
Wednesday, April 10th
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