PostalVision 9.0 Event Agenda

Embracing “The USO” – Universal Service Opportunities for the Global Postal-Parcel Ecosystem

PostalVision 2020/9.0 AGENDA

June 5-7, 2019 at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City (just outside Washington DC)


Wednesday,  June 5, 2019 — 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 

Welcome ReceptionContributing Sponsor: FedEx

June 6, 2019 June 7, 2019
Time Activity Speakers/Panelists
7:30 – 8:15 Registration – Continental Breakfast Full Conference
8:15 – 8:30 Introduction John Callan, PostalVision Chair
Part One    Moderator:   John Callan, PostalVision 2020
8:30 – 9:30 STRATEGY @ the Intersection of Business and Technology – Navigating a Shifting Landscape

Retail Digital & Innovation Strategy


John Hagel, Deloitte, The Edge

Al Sambar, Accenture

9:30 – 10:30 The World Postal System – Its Role in the Global Economy, Obligations and Opportunities Moderator Buhler, Accenture

Hon. David Williams, USPS Board

Holger Winklbauer, IPC

Elmar Toime, Postea

Pascal Clivaz, UPU (by video)

10:30 – 11:00 Break Full Conference
Part Two The Role of the USPS in the World Postal System – The Impact of Exiting the Universal Postal Union  Moderator – Kate Muth, IMAG
11:00 –12:00 USPS Role in Global Postal Ecosystem

What does it mean to exit UPU?

Customs, STOP Act, AED Compliance

Cross Border Solutions – Opportunities

Jim Campbell, Law Office of James I. Campbell Jr.

Bernard Bukovc, PIP

Ty Bordner, Amber Road


12:00 – 1:15 Luncheon:  Keynote Speaker — Hon. Robert Taub, PRC Chairman  Defining the “USO”
Part Three USPS – Universal Service Obligation  Moderator: John Callan, PostalVision
1:15 – 2:30 USO Guiding Principles – Government Obligations for Infrastructure, Social Services, Employment Jennifer Bradley, USPS OIG

Lori Rectanus, GAO

Paul Steidler, Lexington Inst.

Jim Sauber, NALC

2:30 – 3:15 Reforming the USPS Business Model Ramesh Ratan, Former CEO and Vice Chairman, Bell and Howell

Hamilton Davison, ACMA

More to be announced!

3:15 – 3:30 Break Full Conference
Part Four  USO Products Moderator:  Mark Fallon, The Berkshire Company
3:30 – 4:15 Mail Products – Trends

Obligations and Opportunities

“Essential Services” vs “Commercial Services”

John Mashia, IMS

Nelson Siva, Solution Dynamics

Angelo Anagnostopoulos, GrayHair

4:15 – 5:00 Parcel Products – Trends

Obligations and Opportunities

Bob Malley, Pierbridge

More to be announced!

Part Five  “Founders Forum” Moderator:  John Callan,
5:00 – 5:30 Fireside Chat – Global Delivery Success Stories Dave Allen, DHL Int’l
5:30 – 7:00 Conference Reception: Contributing Sponsor Solution Dynamics All Registered Attendees
June 6, 2019 June 7, 2019
7:30 – 8:15 Continental Breakfast (Contributing Sponsor Escher) Full Conference
8:15 – 8:45 Keynote To be Announced
Part Six Value Chain – Obligations and Opportunities  Moderator:  Kathy Siviter, PostalVision
8:45 – 9:30  

First Mile Opportunities (POS, Retail Counters, Pick-Up)


Wayne Haubner, Escher

More to be announced!

9:30 – 10:15 Middle Mile Opportunities (Processing, Transportation, Fulfillment, Warehousing) John Sheehy, National Star Route Mail Contractors Association

Bob Galaher, NAPM

More to be announced!

10:15 – 10:45 Break Full Conference
10:45 – 11:30 Last Mile Opportunities (BOPIS, Drones, Bots, Lockers, etc.) Moderator Mike Comstock, Ursa Major

Brad Ruffkess, BoxLock

More to be announced!

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 Reverse Logistics and the Circular Economy Tony Sciarrotta, RLA

Mike Richmond, Doddle

Al Gerrie, ZigZag

Ian Stanford, USPS OIG

Part Seven Next Steps Moderator:  John Callan,
1:15 – 2:30 Reform Policy Strategy – Where Do We Go From Here? Hon. David Williams, USPS Board of Governors

Hon. Robert Taub, PRC Chairman

John McHugh, K&L Gates

2:30 – 2:45 PostalVision Excursions & Conference Close John Callan, 2020/9.0