National catalog forum calling for attendees

The American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA) will be covering current issues involving the catalog industry and postal services at the National Catalog Advocacy & Strategy Forum in Washington D.C. on June 26, 2008 and June 27, 2008.

AMCA is inviting members and non-members to attend this “first-of-its-kind” forum where the Postmaster General of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission and other key personnel will discuss important issues regarding the relationship between the postal service and catalogers.

“This top-to-top forum, only for catalogers and their key suppliers, is an opportunity to join in dialog with executives of the Postal Service and their Regulator, visit with members of Congress and their key staff members to communicate the value of cataloging and educate policymakers on the critical issues facing our industry, and discuss Do Not Mail and ACMA work on how preference requests are handled by catalogers. Members will also be able to participate in an ACMA annual meeting to vote for officers & directors and get up to date on ACMA’s Program of Work to improve the external environment for cataloging.”

Hamilton Davidson, Executive Director of ACMA is calling on all catalogers to attend and share the event with others in the catalog industry to create a strong showing. This event is an opportunity to help control postal costs that impact your company’s future financial performance.

“When a bunch of CEO types descend on our nation’s capital with the same agenda, it gets noticed. Your participation will show the USPS and PRC through your action that you are committed to keeping the mail open for your products. Your questions and comments will reinforce the points I have been making that this is now difficult and proposed changes threaten to make it harder. Your passion and intensity will convey that this industry has terrific growth potential if properly managed, even though the last two years has taken us in completely the wrong direction,” said Davidson.

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