250 Toy Association Members Tackle Industry’s Top Priority Issues at Annual Strategy Meeting

December 15, 2020 | Approximately 250 Toy Association members participated in the Association’s annual strategy meeting, held virtually from December 8 to 10. Hosted by The Toy Association’s external affairs team, the meeting addressed top state, federal, and international issues forecasted to impact the industry in 2021.

During the discussions, members shared their views on priority legislative and regulatory issues such as intellectual property (IP) protection, chemical regulations, and children’s online privacy concerns, as well as international issues in countries like Brazil, India, Canada, and Indonesia.

“Moving our annual meeting to a virtual format allowed more of our members to participate in key discussions about the issues that are most critical to their businesses,” said Ed Desmond, executive vice president of external affairs at The Toy Association. “Having such great participation also gave way for robust discussions that will help us as we map out The Toy Association’s strategies and key messaging for 2021.”

The Toy Association’s external affairs advocacy committees will begin holding conference calls in early 2021 to follow up on action items identified during the strategy meeting.

Members are encouraged to add their voices to issues impacting their companies by joining one or more of The Toy Association’s advocacy committees covering Intellectual Property Protection, State Issues, Federal Issues, Children’s Online Privacy, Environmental Sustainability, and Safety Standards and Technical issues. For more information, please contact The Toy Association’s Ed Desmond, executive vice president of external affairs.