2016 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy
2016 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy

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ASTRA's 2017 Marketplace & Academy will be held in Philadelphia, PA on June 25-28.


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.


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