What Will Become of The Postal Service? Hear What the PMG Has to Say

The Honorable Megan Brennan (at right) will kick off the 10th Annual National Catalog Forum on May 3rd by laying out her State of the Business on where she sees the USPS going this year. One of several high-profile keynoters, she’ll also 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.

Panel Analyzes Postal Ratemaking Review

Speaking of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s mandated review of the 10-year-old rate-making system currently going on, former Special Assistant to the POTUS Denise Wilson (at left) leads a stellar panel of postal experts who have a pulse on the intent and potential outcome of the 10-year review and its potential impact on catalogs in the mail. She’ll be joined by former PRC Chairman Dan G. Blair and postal veteran Larry Buc, all of whom will address attendees’ concerns on the assorted directions this crucial review could take. Will the Commission bust the price cap? Will the review evolve into a lengthy court battle? Will catalogs’ underwater status catch up with us? The panel will lay out all the potential scenarios.

Fending Off States’ Sales Tax Attacks

Brann & Isaacson Senior Partner George Isaacson (at right) will square off with Alabama Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner of Revenue Joe Garrett 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 vs. Tennessee and Louisiana could be forthcoming. Meanwhile, Colorado’s tattletale law faces an uncertain future. Mr. Isaacson, whose firm is representing the ACMA, will examine these state actions while Deputy Commissioner Garrett fields audience questions in defense of his state’s actions.

Turning the Key Toward Your Future

Creators of the new Integrated Media Research Center (IMRC), a new collaborative think tank dedicated to improving the efficacy of marketing, will explain how you can participate in this valuable resource today and how it may bode for your future. Designed to encourage an ongoing discussion among marketers about the most effective use of an ever-expanding set of marketing channels, including catalogs, the IMRC braintrust will show you how to maximize this valuable opportunity. Elissa Moses (at left), CEO of Ipsos Neuro & Behavioral Science Center, and Chris Karpenko, USPS Executive Director Brand Marketing (at right), will lead a panel along with fellow IMRC board member Andy Joyce, VP, Strategic Services Group, at MeritDirect.



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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 week, we were able to add a handful of rooms to our sold-out room block ($299/night), but they’ll be taken very quickly. So use this link to book your room at Washington’s elegant DuPont Circle Hotel 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.

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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