Senior Executive Events

Senior Executive Forums (SEFs) and Best Practice Seminars (BPSs)

IPC Senior Executive Events are tightly-focused platforms for strategic discussions and best practice sharing that address particular issues relevant to defending core postal business and expanding into new growth areas. Executives with decision making responsibility within their organisations are nominated to attend these events by their CEOs.

Senior Executive Forum participants discuss the strategic choices facing them in key business areas, while Best Practice Seminars gather technical experts who share respective approaches on a given subject.

In an era of digital substitution, increased competition and the growing liberalisation of markets, postal operators benefit greatly from enhanced cooperation and learning from one another. IPC provides a framework for members and select participants to share knowledge and best practices that are to the benefit of all in a closed, confidential setting. Our Senior Executive Events programme focuses on those issues most pressing for the postal industry:

  • Media services and direct marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Digital postal services
  • Prolonging the life-cycle of transactional mail
  • Postal sector sustainability
  • Postal regulation

The summary and outcomes from these events are available to all IPC members participating in this programme.

Discussions, debates and solutions

Through our SEFs and BPSs we bring together senior postal executives from across a range of functions and facilitate the discussions and debates that can lead to the development of solutions to specific market issues. Concrete outcomes of past meetings to the benefit of all postal operators have included the development of the global postal industry sustainability programme and IPC’s accompanying Environmental Measurement and Monitoring System, and the IPC Easy Returns Solution for cross-border e-commerce, for example.

Access to key research projects and global academics

These platforms are also an opportunity for posts to commission, design, develop and benefit from IPC’s key qualitative and quantitative research projects.

Participants benefit from IPC’s engagement in strategic collaboration with a select number of the world’s leading universities and institutes to offer its members and the postal sector access to academic excellence, alternative perspectives of market development, and insightful thinking. These strategic partnerships allow IPC members to benefit from world-class research, white papers, case studies and academic training and to assess solutions being developed against external academic critical thinking.