Opening Reception

Welcome Reception

When: Sunday, June 9 
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: PNC Park

Have you heard? We're throwing a huge Opening Party at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates to kick off Marketplace & Academy! Get an up close look at what The Washington Post calls the greatest view in baseball, complete with food, drinks and colleagues from the specialty toy industry. 


Entry is included with Full Conference registration.

Signed up for the Trade Show Only?
 No problem, you can purchase Opening Party tickets for you and your guests in your registration dashboard. Use your registration confirmation email to add a ticket to your conference experience. NOTE: Tickets MUST be purchased in advance and will NOT be sold at PNC Park. Purchase tickets online, at Registration or at the Westin from 5:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday, June 9.

Marketplace & Academy badges are required for ticket entry.

Ticket Price
Adults (21 or older) $50 per person
Children (under 21) $25 per person

Thank you to our Premier Partner:

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A Win-Win Event

"The networking with other retailers, reps, and
manufacturers is something you can't get anywhere. It's a win-win event!"

- 2017 Retailer Attendee

Game Night

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


Meet & Greet

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


New Member Breakfast

You’ll get to know ASTRA and our veteran members at this breakfast designed to help you maximize your membership and time at the show.