ACMA (Virtual) National Forum Addresses All That’s Near & Dear to Your Company Starting Next Week; Limited Registration Still Available

Consumer Privacy 2-Parter: Hear what lessons can be learned now that the California Consumer Privacy Act is in place during the first session on Sept. 16th from 1:00-1:45. Then tune back in at 2:00 to learn about data literacy and your brand’s marketing ecosystem. CohereOne CEO Tim Curtis will moderate. Crutchfield’s CIO Jeff Bingaman (bottom right), Wunderman Thompson’s Chief Privacy Officer Rachel Glasser (top right), KP Public Affairs Lobbyist Pat Joyce (top left), Brann & Isaacson Partner David Swetnam-Burland (bottom left) will prep you for the complexity and fluidity of evolving privacy laws.​




Remote Sales Tax Collection, Post-Wayfair: Brad Scott, Halstead Bead’s director of finance, chairs ACMA’s tax committee and along with

fellow committee member, Linda Lester, VP of K-Log (both pictured at a recent House Small Business subcommittee hearing with FindTape Founder Kevin Maloney in between), he will share D.C. lobbying stories and provide an update on how the committee intends to get Federal legislation passed to make sales tax collection easier for remote merchants. The committee also will outline how other remote merchants and suppliers can get involved all for the better good. Sept. 23rd at 2:00 E.T.




Oversight’s View of USPS: No strangers to the “sausage-making world of creating law,” Postal Regulatory Commissioners Ashley Poling (left) and Ann C. Fisher have been intimately involved with Congressional postal affairs throughout their careers. They’ll examine lessons to be learned from the 2006 reform law and the conditions necessary to get postal reform passed now, all while digging the USPS out from its current state of controversy and confusion. Sept. 9th at 2:00 E.T.


State of the Postal Service and Your Mail: ACMA has invited new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy (right) and USPS Board Chairman Robert “Mike” Duncan (left) to discuss where the agency is heading, how to fix it, what changes lie ahead, and what the recent press reports about Election Day ballots mean. Sept. 30th at an afternoon time t/b/a


New Trade Dynamics – Changes You Must Make: How can a merchant run an importing program in light of regular disruptions, unexpected tariffs or other external pressures to your bottom line? Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) Chief of Staff Mike Dankler (left) and The Vogel Group’s Principal & COO Samir N. Kapadia explain what you should be on the lookout for. Sept. 9th, 2:00-2:45 E.T.


Fall Election’s Impact on Your Business: In the special 90-minute opening session, “2020 Elections, Operating Climate Post-COVID, Finding a Path Back to Normal,” The Vogel Group CEO Alex Vogel (at left), Principal Brian Johnson (at right) and ACMA President Hamilton Davison detail all that’s at stake come Nov. 3rd, including numerous issues you’re not necessarily seeing in the press about the USPS and beyond that could impact your business. How could the election outcome impact your catalog/online/direct business? Sept. 2nd, 1:00-2:30 E.T.


Taking Action on Our Many Challenges Ahead: ACMA’s Hamilton Davison (right) lays out the action steps needed to help keep the catalog/online/direct industry thriving. Do not miss this introductory session, as the many COVID challenges will be incorporated in what will act as a table-setter for the balance of the 13th Annual Forum & Virtual Fly-in.
Sept. 9th, 1:00-1:45 E.T.



Capitol Hill Day (Virtual) – Sept. 30th (meeting times t/b/a): All registrants will be grouped accordingly by district to meet with House and Senators in strategic Congressional committees that oversee ACMA’s core interests: postal, privacy, tax, trade, plus any other issues registrants or groups wish to address. Be sure to fill out all fields on the registration form to help us place you in an appropriate group.



How It All Works: This year’s ACMA National Forum will be held entirely via a series of Zoom meetings. Following the single, 90-minute opening session focused on the upcoming elections on Sept. 2nd, there will be back-to-back 45-minute online sessions held on the three successive Wednesdays. The sessions will serve as a primer leading up to a series of “Virtual Fly-in” meetings with Members of Congress on Wednesday, September 30th, then culminating with a final look at the fate of the USPS by its top brass.


Registration Details: Your registration will cover all the sessions on Sept. 2,9,16 & 23. There’s no fee, but space is limited so please sign up now. For the virtual fly-in on Sept. 30th, you will be sent a separate Zoom invite later this month. Please note: Since we are setting up specific meetings for you on the 30th, be sure to keep us informed if your plans change. Online meetings will be set up based on all registrants’ locations and specific interests.


Limited Sponsorship Packages are still available to ACMA supplier members. We’re offering an assortment of promotional opportunities to meet your needs and budget. We not only expect a larger audience than usual, but your sponsorship is a great way to let your clients and prospects know you’re here and ready to gain their business. Contact Paul Miller – 800-509-9514