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MAILCOM Las Vegas 2015 Recap

MAILCOM’s Annual Fall Convention in Las Vegas has drawn the top executives and managers in business communications for the last 22 years. Attendees are responsible for every avenue of their organization’s mail, document, and distribution services. These are serious professionals who rely on MAILCOM to provide the objective, insightful information they need to be successful in serving their companies. Attendees come from Fortune 5000 companies, universities, institutions, and government organizations.

I have been participating at MAILCOM events for 15 years and once again, I attended their Fall event in Las Vegas this September.

First, you have to know about me and my love of sharing my industry knowledge. I’ve been working in the mailing industry my entire career. These MAILCOM conferences provide me with the opportunity to present educational workshops to InPlant, mailroom staff and provide them with useful guidance and educational information.

The MAILCOM conference is organized into specific tracks that attendees can participate in. Certifications in these tracks are achieved when an attendee completes all 6 sessions within a specific track category.

Tracks consist of:

  • Mail Systems Management
  • Safety & Security Compliance Training Workshops
  • Postal Mail Management
  • Leadership & Team Building
  • Office & Support Services Management
  • Government Mail Management
  • Address Quality & Data Management
  • Print Technology & Mail Automation
  • College & University Mail Management
  • Professional Development
  • Strategic Management

During this year's conference, I presented five sessions; four within the Address & Data Mail Management track and one in the Mail Systems Management track.

Novitex participated this year as well with a table top exhibit that showcased our Intelligent Lockers and Return Mail Solutions. We also co-sponsored the Ice-Breaker Opening Wine & Cheese Reception, which was well attended.

I was happy to see our colleagues in attendance, who are taking strides to actively learn and keep up with the latest industry trends and regulations.

The MAILCOM Conferences are also a great opportunity for attendees to earn additional certifications including:

  • MCOM - Master Certification for Mail Professionals
  • CMDSM and CMDSS Certifications - Certified Mail and Distribution Systems Manager and Certified Mail and Distribution Systems Supplier
  • MDC: Mailpiece Design Consultant Certification

All programs offered are board certified and guaranteed to make a difference in your mail/postal management career.

I am always pleased at the end of every MAILCOM conference that I was able to share my knowledge with participants and make a difference in their organizations operations.

Christine J. Erna has more than 25 years of experience in direct mail marketing, design, analysis, USPS compliance and training, including 18 years with the USPS as a mail piece design analyst. She combines extensive knowledge with Six Sigma process strategies to help improve end-to-end mailing processes.

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