Draft Agenda Announced for 6th Annual Washington, DC Fly-In

June 11, 2013 | The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has announced a draft schedule of activities for its 6th Annual Washington, DC Fly-In, which will bring toy company representatives to the nation’s capital this September to meet with members of Congress and hold discussions on hot button policy issues that impact the U.S. toy industry.

“Each activity, meeting and presentation scheduled throughout the week of events will underscore the toy industry’s unique role in the U.S. economy, our continuous efforts to protect the safety of children at play, and address pending or upcoming laws and regulations that impact toy workers, jobs, market expansion and more,” explained Andy Hackman, TIA vice president of government affairs.

The following draft agenda is an overview of the various meetings and events planned for toy company representatives and senators, representatives and their staffs (subject to change):

  • Tuesday, September 17th
    Fly-In Opening Reception and Dinner for Participants

  • Wednesday, September 18th
    Briefing Breakfast for Toy Companies
    Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Panel Discussion
    Congressional Meetings
    Lunch on Capitol Hill
    VIP Capitol Tour
    Evening Congressional Reception (hosted by TIA)

  • Thursday, September 19th
    Briefing and Discussion with Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Regulators
    Toy Industry Briefing for Congressional Staff

The DC Fly-In is a unique opportunity for companies of all sizes to engage in small group meetings with influential policymakers and strengthen toy industry relationships on Capitol Hill. TIA staff will schedule and plan all meetings and events logistics. The preliminary draft agenda is now available online; announcements of special guest attendees and hotel information will be available in the coming weeks.

For more information about this year’s DC Fly-In, please contact Andy Hackman, TIA’s vice president of government affairs (202.459.0356).