Fall Toy Preview Networking, Philanthropy Events

September 24, 2013 | More than 750 long-lead buyers from around the world will flock to Fall Toy Preview next week, where they will meet with 345 innovative toymakers; gain insight into emerging toy industry trends; and be among the first to scoop up new product lines slated for release in Q4 2014. In addition to crucial business opportunities, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding all Fall Toy Preview attendees of the following networking and philanthropic events slated to take place the week of the show:
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There’s still time to schedule a product preview appointment with one of TIA’s trend experts … But only a few open slots remain.  Companies interested in maximizing product exposure in front of media and consumers are encouraged to schedule an appointment with TIA’s Adrienne Appell (646.520.4863 or 646.207.3724 on-site).

  • Opening Night Party benefiting the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF)
    Fall Toy Preview’s Opening Night Party will take place on Tuesday, October 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Dallas Market Center. Food and drink will be served at this annual event which gives buyers, exhibitors and other tradeshow guests the opportunity to connect, network and spend time with colleagues. Each exhibitor will receive two complimentary tickets to the party; additional tickets can be purchased on-site at the Fall Toy Preview registration desk (or during the show registration process) for $25. All proceeds benefit the philanthropic activities of the Toy Industry Foundation.

  • Toy Industry Next Generation (TING) Cocktail Party 
    Immediately following the Opening Night Party, TING will hold a networking event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Gossip Bar. The party is designed to foster relationships and business opportunities for young professionals working within the toy industry; the first-ever TING event was held at Toy Fair 2013 and was a resounding success. One complimentary drink per guest will be served; additional drinks and food will be available for purchase. Admission is free for TIA members and $25 for non-members.  Guests may RSVP online.
  • Women in Toys (WIT) 4th Annual Breakfast of Champions
    WIT is hosting its 4th annual networking breakfast on Wednesday, October 2 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.  The breakfast will take place in Room D15 at the Market Center. Attendance is $25 ($35 at the door) for WIT members and $35 ($40 at the door) for non-members of WIT. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.

  • End-of-Show Toy Collection
    TIF will once again hold its annual Toy Bank collection at the close of the show on Thursday, October 3. The collected toys, games and youth entertainment products will benefit Dallas-area children in need. Companies that would like to participate are encouraged to email TIF and state their interest in making a contribution. Volunteer staff will circulate the show floor on Thursday afternoon to collect the donated product. 
TIA’s Fall Toy Preview is an annual go-to-market event that attracts mass market retailers from around the world to preview the hottest toys and games slated for release in Q4 the following year. Fall Toy Preview 2013 will take place Oct. 1-3 in Dallas, Texas. Visit FallToyPreview.org to learn more.