Release Date: 05 October 2007
Release ID: 485
In Six weeks time, a group of the UK's largest corporate mail users will have the opportunity to air their grievances and give feedback to the operators and license holders on the services they provide. Major customers, attending the Mail Show on 30-31 October, represent over £1 billion of mail expenditure each year. The industry had better pay attention!
The traditionally growing industry now faces huge challenges and with twenty billion items sent through the UK post in 2006, it's no wonder. There is increasing questioning of its relevance when faced with competing communications technologies and growing environmental concerns linked to perceptions of pollution and waste. The challenge for the industry is to bring a sense of excitement back to picking up the post from the doormat, reduce the green challenge, and kick-start growth once more.
The Mail Show's Customer Forum, held the day before the Conference begins, will serve to highlight the current issues and concerns of a broad spectrum of the mail industry's most important members: its customers. These results will be presented prior to the open forum with industry leaders, who will be given the opportunity to comment on many of the big issues coming out of this years event.
The industry challenges
Together with the large business customers, government representatives, independent watchdogs and top industry executives will be responding to the challenges over the two days of the Mail Show conference. Speakers will be addressing the needs of direct mailers, publishers, transactional mailers, international mailers and home shopping operators, in a quest to reexamine approaches, stimulate growth and provide direction for the future.
Senior representatives from many organisations with different perspectives of the mail market will be debating and seeking to provide solutions both for the industry and its customers. Among the speakers on the first day being chaired by Susan Barton, Global Postal Industry Leader, PA Consulting, are: Jonathon Porritt, Forum for the Future, Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, OgilvyOne Worldwide, Howard Wright, Director, Futures Strategy, Pitney Bowes, Bryan Cassady, Managing Director, Postal Solutions, Richard Moriarty, Deputy CEO, Postcomm, Alex Smith, Director of Strategy, Royal Mail and Mark Roy, CEO, The REaD Group.
Alongside the conference throughout the two days, the display area will feature the leading organisations, suppliers and operators you would expect to find at such an event, ready to share their latest innovations developed for this new environment.
The Mail Show 2007, now in its 8th consecutive year as the UK's premier mail industry event, taking place at the Novotel London West Hotel & Convention Centre in Hammersmith.
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