aNb Media News, January 27, 2015

TIA Hosts Annual General Meeting; Safety Compliance Update

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced that its Annual General Meeting and Toy Safety Compliance Update will be held on the morning of Monday, February 16, during Toy Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The complimentary sessions—both of which are open to all Toy Fair attendees regardless of TIA membership—will be held on-site in Room 1E21 (Hall E).

The hour-long Annual General Meeting will convene at 8 a.m. and will include reports from the president and secretary/treasurer; remarks from the chairman; the election of new board members; and other matters that may regularly be brought before the membership. Any member that is unable to attend or send a representative to the meeting is invited to complete the electronic proxy form no later than Friday, January 30.

TIA says that as previously announced, a vote to fill three open seats on TIA’s board of directors will be taken during the meeting. Candidates Bruce S. Raiffe (Gund, a division of Enesco, LLC), Howard Kahn (Kahn Lucas), and Kerry Cunnion (TOMY International) have been nominated for consideration and election for two-year terms of office expiring at the Annual General Meeting in 2017.

Following the Annual General Meeting, TIA will hold its annual Toy Safety Compliance Update from 9:30 a.m. until noon, also in Room 1E21. This free session will highlight important changes in state, federal, and international toy safety requirements and introduce emerging issues under consideration by legislators and regulators in key markets around the globe.

Questions about the Annual General Meeting or the election of officers may be directed to the office of TIA president and CEO Carter Keithley at (646) 520–4842 or

Questions about the Toy Safety Compliance Update may be directed to TIA’s Autumn Moore at

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