Annual Strategy Meeting to Discuss Priority Issues for the Toy Industry in 2013

November 29, 2012 | Members of the Toy Industry Association (TIA) Federal Government Affairs Committee, State Government Affairs Committee, Safety Standards and Technical Committee, Environmental Sustainability Committee and Marketing to Children Committee will convene in New York City on January 23 and 24, 2013 to prioritize key issues that will be addressed by TIA during the coming year. 

Shaped in part by the newly approved TIA Strategic Plan for 2013-2015, the meeting’s agenda will include topics considered in a Members-Only Survey currently in circulation now through December 7, 2013: 

  • international trade
  • product safety
  • chemical regulations
  • environmental sustainability
  • marketing to children and other social responsibility topics

“The Association’s legislative and regulatory agendas at the local, state, federal and international levels are all shaped by member input,” explained Ed Desmond, TIA executive vice president of external affairs. “This annual strategy meeting sharpens our focus on the issues that are of utmost importance to TIA’s members.”

Full TIA members who are not currently serving on one of the committees but wish to partake in these discussions are invited to send a message to for information on how to participate in portions of the meeting of most interest to their company.

Briefing materials summarizing key issues and providing background on specific topics will be distributed to all registered participants prior to the event.