See What TIA membership Can Do for You

For more information or questions about any of the member benefit programs, please contact Bernadette Boyle, Membership Manager, at 646.454.5585.

Exclusive Discounts and Premiums at TIA Trade Shows and Events

TIA’s North American International Toy Fair and Fall Toy Preview are the industry’s premier trade events. If you are a player in the industry, or want to be seen as one, these two venues are for you. Take advantage of exclusive member benefits, including:

For exhibitors:

  • Booth discounts and priority services
  • Priority booth assignments
  • Express registration and badge pick-up
  • Express lines at the show decorator ’s on-site location
  • Discounts on ads in Toy Fair Times
  • Discounts on sponsorship and promotional opportunities
  • Access to the TIA Members-Only Business Center
  • Meeting room preferences and discount 
  • Preference for product and trend tracking media coverage

Expert Guidance Helps You Produce and Market Safe Products

The world leader in the development, promotion, and support of universal toy safety standards, TIA is dedicated to keeping young consumers safe. Our reputation as the “go-to” source for all issues related to toy safety and safe play means that you derive unrivaled benefit from our in-depth expertise, years of experience, and forward-facing initiatives, including:  

  • Guidance in complying with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and more
  • Safety bulletins
  • Issue briefs on product safety , standards and alignment
  • Industry statements on multiple aspects of toy safety
  • Annual Toy Safety Compliance Update session
  • Year-round webinars on compliance, testing requirements and other safety issues
  • Advocacy on the alignment of global standards and testing requirements

Continuous Advocacy Protects Your Company’s Best Interests

TIA advocates on your behalf, watching out for your interests and speaking with authority on matters of importance to you. We maintain a strong presence in Washington, DC and are at the forefront of discussion on legislation impacting the industry. TIA works to keep you informed and connected with key policymakers through various events, initiatives and services, including:

  • Washington, DC Fly-In, where member companies of all sizes can engage in small group meetings with delegates, federal lawmakers and regulators to discuss the toy industry’s unique legislative needs and the vital role that it plays in the U.S. economy.  
  • California Toy Day, a series of meetings and small group discussions that bring together toy company representatives and California’s most influential decision-makers to discuss our industry’s key issues and concerns.
  • Advocacy on the alignment of global standards and testing requirements
  • Grassroots Action Center, where you can contact officials and register for updates on important issues, recent votes, current legislation and election results
  • Members-only legislative bulletins on proposed and revised state and federal legislation
  • Members-only issues briefs on industry priorities
  • Participation in TIA’s State Government Affairs and Federal Government Affairs Committees
  • Crisis communications and PR assistance

Timely Information and Insight Helps You Make Informed Decisions

The toy industry is moving fast and on an increasingly global scale. TIA gets you the hard information you need to accurately assess the marketplace, make better decisions, and improve your bottom line:

Additional benefits for manufacturers:

The TIA Credit Interchange Program is a comprehensive resource available to qualified TIA member companies. Registered members of the TIA Credit Interchange have access to exclusive programs and valuable complimentary services.

Added Savings Improve Your Bottom Line

In addition to TIA’s professional benefits, the many economic member benefits bring you exceptional value and return on investment:

  • Discounts on exhibit space, advertising, sponsorship, promotions, free visitor access, and more at the American International Toy Fair, Fall Toy Preview, and PlayCon 
  • Free admission to year-round webinars on a variety of industry-related topics 
  • Best-rate media planning and buying services through children’s media expert agency Blue Plate Media 
  • Free access to or substantial discounts on TIA research studies and surveys
  • Discounted product and property nomination fees for the annual Toy of the Year Awards
  • Discounts on TIA Job Bank postings

Benefits available through TIA’s Partner Programs:

  • Access to insurance broker contacts who offer best-rate packages, including liability insurance for product recalls, property and casualty insurance, intellectual property infringement insurance, transit/cargo coverage, employee benefits programs, and more
  • Discounted carrier costs and FedEx Express and Ground small package services through PartnerShip®, TIA’s endorsed shipping manager
  • Discounts on international and domestic air and freight shipments, marine cargo insurance, and more through the Toy Shippers Association
  • Low payment transaction rates and account fees, discounts on equipment, and other value-added payment solutions through Elavon

More Connections Lead to More Opportunities, More Influence

TIA membership enables you to connect, correspond, and collaborate with other members, and to build lasting relationships. No other organization casts as wide a net when it comes to the ability to keep you in touch with colleagues throughout the industry. Whether through face-to-face interactions or online via email and social media, let TIA serve as your portal to the brightest minds in the business.

  • Networking opportunities at members-only events
  • for toy safety tips, facts and other guidance on how to ensure fun, safe play
  • Committee participation to help set the Association’s strategic direction
NOTE: TIA is also a proud supporter of the accredited toy design programs at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Our support of these programs help to maintain a steady flow of toy design talent into the industry.