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TIA ruminates on US Fair venue

Discussions over the future of the New York toy fairs are already underway, with the Toy Industry Association currently mulling over alternate venue options for both events.
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Discussions over the future of the New York toy fairs are already underway, with the Toy Industry Association currently mulling over alternate venue options for both events. Two open meetings were held during the American International Toy Fair to discuss the future locations of both the American International Fall Toy Show and American International Toy Fair.

The shows are owned and operated by Toy Industry Association. As a result of the sale of the International Toy Centre and the potential unavailability of show room space at the Toy Centre, the TIA Board is now considering alternate venue options for both events. New York and Dallas are in the running to host the Fall Toy Show, with Dallas looking favourite. TIA's Trade Show Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the October 2006 show should be held in Dallas with this year's Fall show remaining in New York. New York, Atlanta and Orlando are in the running to host the Feburary Toy Fair from 2007.

Next year's show is contracted to be held at the Javits Center from February 12-15, 2006. A decision is expected to be made during ToyCon, the TIA's annual meeting and conference for senior level executives held in Arizona in May.

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