ACMA's 13th Annual 2020 National Forum
Stellar Lineup for ACMA’s 13th National Forum; Limited Registration Available
Tune in to These Can’t-Miss Sessions Each Wednesday
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 & Executive Director Hamilton Davison detail all that’s at stake come Nov. 3rd, including numerous issues you’re not necessarily seeing in the press that could impact your business. How could the election outcome impact your catalog/online/direct business? Our expert panel will address these and other issues, and set the stage for the Forum sessions to follow. 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.
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 (right) 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.
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 after a short break, tune back in for “The Emerging Privacy Landscape” (2:00-2:45) to learn about data literacy and your brand’s marketing ecosystem. Brann & Isaacson Partner David Swetnam-Burland, Crutchfield’s CIO Jeff Bingaman (left), and other panelists will prep you for the complexity and fluidity of evolving privacy laws, which stand to overwhelm brands’ abilities to keep on top of updates.
Remote Sales Tax Collection, Post-Wayfair: Brad Scott, Halstead Bead’s director of finance, chairs ACMA’s revamped Tax Committee and along with fellow committee member, Linda Lester, VP of K-Log (both pictured at a March House Small Business subcommittee hearing with FindTape Founder Kevin Maloney in between), and other members, 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.
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
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.
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.
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