Networking



Connect with Your Toy Family


We know independent retailers have unique concerns, and we value providing every opportunity for you to talk with others who have been there, or are currently working through the same challenges. Check out our full schedule for a complete list of networking opportunities at Marketplace & Academy!

"ASTRA is one of the few trade shows we've been to that continues to promote neighborhood participation and building community."

Ryan DeChance, Discovery Manager
The Grommet
Somerville, MA

Opening Reception


The specialty toy industry's biggest party of the year!



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Meet & Greet


The fun and networking start here. Simply show up and relax at this casual pre-conference gathering.


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Game Night


Try out Marketplace's newest games, enjoy food & drinks, and play with your specialty industry friends at this hands-on demo event.


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