Since National Postal Forum is such an important event for keeping up with the latest developments in the mailing industry, I thought listing the who, what, where, when and why would be relevant to our readers.

Who: National Postal Forum. Established in 1968.

What: Mailing industry conference

When: April 11-14, 2010

Where: Nashville, TN. Gaylord Opryland Convention Center

Why (from NPF web site): The Forum is the mailing industry’s premier educational venue, trade show and networking event for industry professionals. It provides business mailers with ongoing training and education, and helps them keep pace with the mailing industry’s rapid progress. Held once a year in the spring, the Forum is a combination educational conference/trade show offering a wide range of opportunities for attendees. The average mailing industry attendee is middle to upper management and is involved in the buying decisions for mailing-related products. These attendees represent a cross-section of companies from the smallest to the largest.

How (from NPF web site): National Postal Forum events are financed on a break-even basis and are funded by attendee registration fees and exhibit booth rental fees. The USPS contributes a limited number of staff resources for management of the event and even pays registration fees for postal participants.

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NashTrash Tours

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Vanderbilt University

Dollywood

Local Restaurants: Sunset Grill

Watermark

Park Café

Upcoming Events: David Gary April 11th at Ryman Auditorium

Motion City Soundtrack April 12th at Rocketown

Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues April 10th (Hockey)