Members Encouraged to Weigh in on Priority Issues at Toy Association’s Annual Strategy Meetings

kids-in-board-roomNovember 9, 2023 | The Toy Association™’s Global Government & Regulatory Affairs team will host its annual strategy meetings on December 12 and 13. Over the two days, staff will address the top state, federal, and international policy issues facing toy companies and help decide the strategic direction of the Association’s advocacy efforts and messaging in 2024. The meetings will take place virtually and are open exclusively to Toy Association members.

Discussions will cover topics such as state legislation, intellectual property protection, chemical regulation, and regulatory issues in various regions and countries around the world, among other areas of interest to the industry. Outside speakers will include Alexander Hoehn-Saric, chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (note: this session will be open to non-members); an official from the International Trade Administration within the Department of Commerce; and an expert on China trade policy from the US-China Business Council.

“The Toy Association's yearly strategy meetings give our members an opportunity to weigh in on current and emerging issues impacting their business,” said Ed Desmond, executive vice president of global government affairs at The Toy Association. “We look forward to hearing from members to strategize on top priorities and set a solid foundation for the upcoming year. If you have not already joined any of our advocacy committees, we urge you and your colleagues to get involved.”

To participate in the strategy meeting or to join any of The Toy Association’s advocacy committees — including Children’s Online Safety, Environmental Sustainability, Federal Government, Intellectual Property, International Affairs, Safety Standards and Technical, or State Government Affairs — contact Ed Desmond.