More effective collaboration between International Post Corporation and Universal Postal Union
08 February 2012 - Hellmail Postal News
A summit meeting in Brussels on 31 January 2012 between International Post Corporation (IPC) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) saw leaders of both organisations discuss ways to further enhance effective collaboration in the interest of the entire postal world.
IPC hosted the half-day meeting, in which Herbert-Michael Zapf, IPC President and CEO, Dag Mejdell, IPC Chairman, and Alan Barrie, IPC Director of Operations and Technology, welcomed to their Brussels headquarters UPU Director General Edouard Dayan and Akio Miyaji, UPU Director Operations and Technology. Both parties committed to re-energise the relationship between their respective organisations and build upon current areas of collaboration such as environmental sustainability, in order to further develop multiple and effective channels of cooperation. One such area will see operational teams working together to examine and establish concrete ways of combining strengths, and streamlining structures and procedures to maximise results with limited available resources.
Photo (left to right): Left to right: Alan Barrie, Director Operations and Technology, IPC; Herbert-Michael Zapf, President and Chief Executive Officer, IPC; Edouard Dayan, Director General, UPU; Dag Mejdell, Chairman, IPC; Akio Miyaji, Director Operations and Technology, UPU.
The International Post Corporation is a cooperative association of 24 member postal operators in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Over the past two decades IPC has provided industry leadership by driving service quality and interoperability, supporting its members to ensure the high performance of international mail services and developing the IT infrastructure required to achieve this.
IPC engages in industry research, creates business-critical intelligence, provides a range of platforms for member post CEOs and senior management to exchange best practices and discuss strategy, and gives its members an authoritative, independent and collective voice. IPC also manages the system for incentive-based payments between postal operators. With members delivering some 80% of global postal mail, IPC represents the majority of the world’s mail volume.
Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne, is the second oldest international organization worldwide.
With its 192 member countries, the UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players. It helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.
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