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Agenda Topics and Key Speakers Announced for June 5-7 Event | PostalVision 2020

Agenda Topics and Key Speakers Announced for June 5-7 Event

PostalVision 2020/9.0 – All About Obligations and Opportunities

Agenda Topics and Key Speakers Announced

for June 5-7 Event


Themed “Embracing “the USO” – Universal Service Opportunities for the Global Postal-Parcel Ecosystem,” PostalVision’s ninth annual Conference will take place at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, June 5 -7, 2019. After kicking off with an evening reception on June 5, 2019, the June 6-7 event agenda will guide an engaging discussion about the Universal Service Obligations of global posts and the emerging Opportunities for all ecosystem players to meet those Obligations.

Below is a list of agenda topics and a partial list of confirmed speakers — additional speakers (including those from the USPS) will be announced as they are finalized.  The agenda will be updated regularly as additional speakers are announced.

Day One – June 6Morning

  • STRATEGY @ the Intersection of Business and Technology – Navigating a Shifting Landscape.
    • John Hagel, leader of the Center for the Edge at Deloitte, author of 7 books, including The Power of Pull, Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge
  • Retail Digital & Innovation Strategy
    • Al Sambar, Managing Director, Retail Digital & Innovation Strategy, at Accenture
  • The World Postal System – Its Role in the Global Economy, Obligations and Opportunities
    • Brody Buhler, Global Managing Director, Post and Parcel industry at Accenture – Moderator
    • Elmar Toime, Chairman, Postea
    • The Hon. David Williams, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, USPS
    • Holger Winklbauer, CEO, International Post Corporation
  • The Role of the USPS in the World Postal SystemThe Impact of Exiting the Universal Postal Union
    • Kate Muth, Executive Director International Mailers Advisory Group – Moderator
    • Ty Bordner, Vice President Solutions Consulting and Product Marketing at Amber Road
    • Bernhard Bukovc, Chairman, Postal Innovation Platform
    • Jim Campbell, Law Office of James I. Campbell Jr.

Day One – June 6Lunch

  • Defining “The USO” – Keynote
    • The Hon. Robert Taub, Chairman, The Postal Regulatory Commission

Day One – June 6Afternoon

  • Guiding Principles – Government Obligations for Infrastructure, Social Services, Employment
    • Mohammad Adra, Assistant Inspector General, USPS
    • Lori Rectanus, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, U.S. GAO
    • Paul Steidler, Senior Fellow, Lexington Institute
  • Reforming the USPS Business Model
    • John Callan, Founder, The PostalVision Initiative
    • Ramesh Ratan, Former CEO and Vice Chairman, Bell and Howell
  • USO Product Differentiation – Essential vs. Commercial, Mail vs. Parcels
    • Mark Fallon, The Berkshire Company
    • Nelson Siva, Solution Dynamics
    • Bob Malley, Pierbridge
  • “Founder’s Forum” Fireside Chat – Global Delivery Success Stories
    • David R. Allen, OBE – Former Chairman, DHL Int’l


Day Two – June 7Morning

  • First Mile Opportunities – POS, Retail Counters, Pick-Up
    • Wayne Haubner, Chief Technology Officer, Escher
  • Middle Mile Opportunities – Transportation, Fulfillment, Warehousing
    • John Sheehy, Pres., National Star Route Mail Contractors Association
    • Bob Galaher, Executive Director, National Association of Presort Mailers (NAPM)
  • Last Mile Opportunities – BOPIS, Drones, Bots, Lockers,
    • Brad Ruffkess, Founder, BoxLock

Day Two – June 7Afternoon

  • Reverse Logistics and the Circular Economy
    • Tony Sciarrotta, Exec. Director, the Reverse Logistics Association
  • Reform Policy Strategy – Where Do We Go From Here?
    • John Callan, Founder, The PostalVision 2020 Initiative
    • The Hon. Robert Taub, Chairman, The Postal Regulatory Commission
    • The Hon. David Williams, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, USPS


More information on the event theme is available on our 9.0 Event page.  While speakers are selected primarily by invitation, specific panel proposal submissions may still be considered (contact John Callan if you have a submission).

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities continue to be available, and information is available on the PostalVision web site.  Interested parties should contact John Sasso.


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