National Catalog Forum Focuses on Catalogers’ Top Bottom-Line Issues

Are you registered yet for the 10th Annual National Catalog Forum, taking place May 2-4 in Washington? If you’re not, you’ll miss out on at least four of your company’s most urgent bottom-line matters affecting your future ability to mail catalogs:

1. Discounted Catalog Postage Rate Nearing Reality?

The ACMA has been working closely with USPS VP Marketing Steve Monteith (at right) and Manager New Solutions Elke Reuning-Elliott to create a powerful incentive for catalog volume increases (greater prospecting opportunities). They will update attendees on where this work stands and what lies ahead to make it a reality.

2. Ten-Year Review of Postal Rate Making:

Why does this matter? Why should you care? It’s simple. The relative stability in catalog postage over the past 10 years has been due to a law passed in 2007, which called for postage rates capped at the current CPI. The law also required a comprehensive review after 10 years, which could result in a complete undoing of the CPI-capped process. Former Special Assistant to the POTUS Denise Wilson, former PRC Chairman Dan G. Blair and postal veteran Larry Buc (at left) will examine the myriad of directions the review could take and what you can do.

3. View From the Top

Postmaster General Megan Brennan (at right) will explain where she sees the USPS going this year. She’ll engage the audience on the key catalog-related issues that matter to you most, sharing her vision for catalogs in the mail and responding to all the questions time allows. Wondering what her take is on postal reform legislation? The 10-year review of the CPI price-capped postal rate-making system? When the USPS will get new governors? She’ll address all these concerns and more.


4. States’ Sales Tax Attacks Hit Home

Alabama Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner of Revenue Joe Garrett (at left) will square off with Brann & Isaacson Senior Partner George Isaacson on how Alabama and other states are maneuvering to circumvent the Quill v. North Dakota use tax law. The ACMA is already off to a successful start in its lawsuit against South Dakota; further action against Tennessee and Louisiana are in motion. Meanwhile, Colorado’s tattletale law faces an uncertain future.


See The Full Agenda

Click here to review the full agenda.

Limited Seats Available – Register Now

Register now, as there are still slots available, but they’re in limited quantity. (ACMA members: Be sure to set up your log-in on our brand-new website to get your preferred member discount. Click here for instructions.)

Very Few Discount Hotel Rooms Left – Book Now

Last we checked, there were only a handful of rooms left in our room block ($299/night) at Washington’s elegant DuPont Circle Hotel. They may all be gone by now, but it’s worth a look – use this link to book your room or call the hotel directly at 202-438-6000 and give them the code ACMA030517. If booking online, enter the code above in the room block code box when prompted to get the discounted rate.



Space is limited. Get yourself registered today!

Planning Your Trip – Key Dates & Times

In plotting out your time in Washington, please plan around the following:

  • May 2nd, 6:30 pm: The conference begins with our Welcome Reception at the Dupont Circle Hotel
  • May 3rd, 9:00 am: First full day of sessions, culminating with our VIP reception that evening
  • May 4th: Sessions resume at 8:00 am and the conference ends at 1 pm


Contact Paul Miller (pmiller@catalogmailers) or Cathy Roden (croden@catalogmailers.org) or reach either of us at 800-509-9514.

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