2018 Event to Continue Positive Momentum From This Year’s

The American Catalog Mailers Association is excited to formally announce that the 11th Annual National Catalog Forum will take place next May 21-23, 2018, in Washington, DC.

This year’s Forum drew among the best attendee reviews and largest audience ever. What’s more, we’re excited to report that we’ve made much progress on many of the issues discussed and debated during the 10th Annual Forum, held May 2-4, 2017: our Growth for Both discount catalog postage initiative, our push-back against rogue state sales tax regulations, a new Federal bill that could effectively thwart state regulatory overreach, and others.

We intend to continue that positive momentum throughout the year and into next year’s Forum. Preliminary details follow; more to come in the next few months:

  • Place: Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington. Expect the room rate to be the same as this past year’s.
  • Start/end times: While the programming obviously won’t be set for several months, we intend to retain the same effective structure from our past few events starting with the popular Welcome Reception on Monday evening, May 21st, followed by a full day’s worth of sessions on the 22nd, our popular VIP Reception that evening, and a half day’s worth of sessions on the 23rd. The conference will conclude that day at lunchtime.
  • Session requests: While we don’t have a formal policy in place, we welcome ideas or requested topics for sessions provided they be germane to the work the ACMA does on behalf of its members – primarily postal and remote sales tax issues as they pertain to catalogers. Please keep in mind that the goal of our sessions is to advance the ACMA’s advocacy work on behalf of our members; it’s not merely to educate on trendy marketing topics.

Click here if you’d like to suggest a particular session topic and/or speaker. In doing so, consider what pressing issues you’d like to see addressed in an open forum. While we can’t promise we’ll use the topics submitted, we’re happy to work with you to try to develop them.

More details coming soon, but for now, please mark down May 21-23, 2018, on your calendar!

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