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The Toy Industry Association (TIA), the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages, announced today that Ken Seiter will join TIA this August as vice president of strategic communications. Mr. Seiter will be responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the Association’s communications strategies, key messaging and brand integrity programs.
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More than 500 Kansas City-area foster children were gifted with brand new toys and games on Saturday, July 19th, during a fun-filled event hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation to benefit the National CASA Association, Jackson County CASA and CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties. An additional 4,500 children in Greater Kansas City will receive new playthings on special occasions and holidays throughout the year thanks to a generous donation from the Toy Industry Foundation.
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More than 400 local foster children living in Benton, Washington, Madison and Carroll counties were gifted with brand new toys yesterday (June 19) during a fun-filled afternoon hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and The National CASA Association for CASA of Northwest Arkansas. An additional 800 children will receive new playthings throughout the year on special occasions and holidays thanks to continued support from TIF.
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The Boards of Directors of the Canadian Toy Association (CTA) and the U.S.-based Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today the approval of a formal relationship that will “strengthen synergies between the two northern American neighbors and provide greater benefit for their members and the toy industry.” Both Associations are not-for-profit membership trade groups; they have many mutual members and a long-standing history of close cooperation on topics of shared interest.
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Carter Keithley has announced that he will retire as President & CEO of the Toy Industry Association (TIA), effective April 30, 2015, after nearly a decade of leadership with the trade organization. Keithley announced his retirement today, May 8th, at the TIA Board of Directors meeting held in Scottsdale, AZ.
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An energetic crowd of nearly 26,500 toy professionals from 94 countries flocked to New York City last week to participate in the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere. Owned and operated by the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the 111th American International Toy Fair (Toy Fair 2014) boasted a record-breaking 414,060 net square feet of exhibit space and welcomed an 11% surge in international buyers, an 8% rise in exhibitors, and a 5% spike in overall attendees, bringing total attendance to 26,493 for the Feb. 16-19 show.
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At its Annual Business Meeting held earlier today, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the election of three new members to the TIA Board of Directors for two-year terms of office expiring at the Annual Business Meeting in 2016. The meeting also saw the chairmanship gavel pass to John Gessert of American Plastic Toys from retiring Board Chairman Soren Torp Laursen of The LEGO Group.
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Supersized and classic toys, innovative RC vehicles, custom-built creations and zombie-inspired playthings are among the top industry trends of 2014, according to experts at the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The trade group unveiled this year’s hottest playthings during a packed seminar for media and buyers at TIA’s 111th American International Toy Fair.
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New York City was transformed into a magical playground this morning when hundreds of thousands of innovative playthings were unveiled at the opening of the 111th American International Toy Fair – the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere – taking place February 16-19, 2014.
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Hundreds of toy executives and industry guests from around the world gathered in New York City tonight to honor the year’s finest toys and industry luminaries at the 14th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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The world has been focused on play this month – first the Super Bowl, then the Winter Olympics, and next the opening on Sunday of the 111th American International Toy Fair! The 2014 Toy Fair will be the largest toy show ever held in the Western Hemisphere with an anticipated 30,000+ attendees and a record-breaking 410,000+ net square feet of exhibit space – the equivalent of more than seven football fields filled with hundreds of thousands of toys!
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A press release from Source Intelligence announces that the Toy Industry Association (TIA) is among seven of the world’s largest industry associations that have jointly launch the first cross-industry training and resource center to address the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) conflict minerals compliance regulation.
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A press release issued by The NPD Group states that U.S. toy sales grew 4% during Black Friday week.
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BookExpo America (BEA) and the American Booksellers Association have teamed up with the Toy Industry Association (TIA), producers of the American International Toy Fair, to cross promote the two industry leading events to their respective attendee bases. The next Toy Fair will take place in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center February 16 – 19, 2014 and the next BookExpo America will take place at the Jacob Javits Center May 28 – 31, 2014.
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More than 2,000 children and their families living on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina were provided with some pre-holiday cheer on Monday, December 2nd when they were treated to a special toy giveaway by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services.
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