TIA's Knowledge NetworkThere's a lot happening at Toy Fair this year – educational seminars, demonstrations, networking opportunities and of course, special events - all designed to maximize your time in New York and help you grow your business. Follow the links below to learn about specific sessions or click here to view the full calendar.

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TIA’s Licensing Content Connection features dedicated educational sessions created specifically for the world of licensing. Produced in association with EPM Communications, publishers of The Licensing Letter and Youth Markets Alert, and with Advanstar, this 4-session program will provide insight into the world of licensed playthings -- a market segment that accounts for 30% of all toys and games purchased in the U.S. Learn more

Creative Factor, Hosted by Brett Klisch of Peru Meridian Studios in Partnership with TIA
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The Creative Factor – celebrating its 10th Anniversary – delivers insiders’ perspectives in  demonstrations and presentations addressing the needs and interests of inventors, designers and anyone who is part of the creative community or wants to be! All are invited to attend these complimentary programs in which successful industry veterans cover topics such as starting a business, negotiating an agreement, protecting your inventions and so much more. Sessions are subject to change. View the calendar

Independent Thinking
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As a neighborhood toy store or specialty shop owner, you will find practical and useful information in free sessions targeted to your business needs. The Toy Fair 2014 Independent Thinking agenda will include the timely topic of healthcare reform as well as strategies for driving sales and building repeat business. View the calendar

Global Trade and Market Expansion
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For a company to heighten its presence, expand its markets and grow its business, reliable, timely data and insights are crucial. TIA’s Global Trade and Market Expansion programs at Toy Fair provide information to assist companies in assessing opportunities both domestically, and in the global marketplace. View the calendar

Safety, Compliance and Environmental
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Safety, regulatory compliance and attention to sustainability are essential to the process of bringing a toy to market -- from concept through design and production through arrival on a store shelf and then into the home.

Toy Fair’s Safety, Compliance and Environmental programs share tools and insights stakeholders need to know to continue ensuring that the CPSC continues to rank toys among the safest of 15 consumer product categories commonly found in the home. View the calendar

Special Sessions Hosted by TIA
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Toy Industry Association is proud to host a number of informational sessions for Toy Fair exhibitors and attendees covering topics as diverse as marketplace trends, tips for a successful exhibit experience, recent and future TIA business and activities, and more. View the calendar

Digital Kids Conference
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Digital Kids is the must-attend event for brand owners, entertainment and media executives, marketers, producers, digital media directors and licensing professionals seeking to engage children online and on digital devices. Digital Kids is once again co-located with Toy Fair, providing stellar networking across the entire children’s entertainment industry. View the calendar



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