aNb Media News, September 22, 2016

2017 Fall Toy Preview Dates Announced; Show May Open on Monday

The Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) Fall Toy Preview officially starts on Tuesday. Now the 2017 dates have been announced as Monday, October 2 through Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the same location, the Dallas Market Center in Texas.

TIA is exploring the possibility of extending Fall Toy Preview in 2017 with an extra, optional half-day, allowing for a “soft” opening on Monday afternoon, October 2. TIA’s Trade Show Committee will make a final determination in the coming months.

“We are thrilled that next year we will not have the same overlap in dates with the Los Angeles previews, conducted by many Association members in September, as we will experience this year,” said Jay Foreman, president of The Bridge Direct and chair of TIA’s Trade Show Committee. “Out of consideration for many of our members, the show moved to the last week of September this year to avoid a conflict with the Jewish High Holidays. We have been communicating directly with the key players in L.A. to ensure the previews there will be completed by the last week of September 2017, thereby freeing up all retail accounts to continue their preview activity in Dallas the following week.”

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