About the Show
ASTRA's Marketplace & Academy is a four day trade show and conference full of educational sessions featuring industry leaders, hands-on production demonstrations, and networking with friends and industry professionals.
Attend the Full Conference for access to education, networking, and hands-on product demonstrations or come to the Trade Show Floor Only to see what's hot for the season and get HUGE show only discounts.
Marketplace & Academy is meant for you if you own, manage, or staff a retail store that sells:
- Specialty Toys
- Gifts and Cards
- Children’s Books & Music
- Play and Cultural Items (Museum Stores)
- Educational and School Supplies
- Hobby Supplies
- Juvenile Products
- Baby Products
Laughter and light bulb moments. Camaraderie and connection.
Great deals and even better people. When you gather together a bunch of kindred spirits who have made play their business, you can’t help but create brilliance at every turn!
Marketplace & Academy is where it all happens!
- WHERE CONNECTIONS SPROUT.
At ASTRA, you’ll find that everyone is on the same page—which makes connections develop freely and organically.
- WHERE DEALS TAKE SHAPE.
Marketplace is your one stop destination to see what’s hot for the season, and take advantage of HUGE show only discounts.
- WHERE IDEAS RELATE.
The Academy program is packed with fresh business strategies, tailor-made for specialty toy retailers just like you.
- WHERE RELATIONSHIPS FLOURISH.
Everything about ASTRA is set up for you to join in the conversation. Build your network—and then watch it grow.