Event Details

Jun 12 - 15, 2022 (GMT-7)

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Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach , California

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Why Attend?


Marketplace & Academy: - More Than a Toy Show



It's more than a toy show! ASTRA's Marketplace & Academy brings the specialty toy industry together for a big toy family reunion featuring the best and brightest in products, ideas and connections.


Gain new insights during education sessions, make valuable connections at networking and social events, and explore the trade show floor to discover the makers and their products that will delight your customers.

 

Marketplace & Academy is more than a toy show - and while we could take up lots of internet space listing all of the reasons why you should attend, here are a few:

Connect and Have Fun with Your Peers!


Make memories with your specialty toy industry colleagues. You'll have plenty of opportunities to share stories, collaborate and overcome challenges with the best in the industry – all while having fun. You especially won't want to miss out on the Welcome Reception!

Be the First to See the Newest Products and Meet the Makers!


With our Amazing vendors bringing their newest products, you'll be sure to find the perfect selection of toys and children's products to fill your fourth-quarter shelves – and save big dollars with show-only specials. Meet the makers behind the toys and gain insights on how to sell-through their products.

Remember Your Why!


It's easy to get stuck in the day-to-day of doing what you do. Sometimes you need to step away from your day-to-day to remember your why. Marketplace & Academy is the perfect place to do just that. Whether you're new to the industry or have seen it all, you'll find numerous opportunities that remind you why you do what you do – and keep you inspired as you head into the fourth quarter.

Schedule

DETAILED SCHEDULE HERE

EDUCATION BREAKOUT SCHEDULE - HERE

  • 1 Day before the event (June 11, 2022)
    6 PM - 8 PMMeet & Greet
    Hyatt Hotel
    Day 1 (June 12, 2022)
    10 AM - 12:30 PMGame & Kit Session
    CC Grand Ballroom
    2:30 PM - 5:15 PMBreakout Sessions
    7 PM - 11 PMOpening Party
    The Cove @ The Hyatt Hotel
    Day 2 (June 13, 2022)
    10 AM - 7 PMTrade Show
    8:30 PM - 11 PMToy Sync Battle
    Hyatt Hotel Ballroom
    Day 3 (June 14, 2022)
    8 AM - 9:15 AMShare The Fair - Retailers Only
    TBD
    9:30 AM - 6 PMTrade Show
    Day 4 (June 15, 2022)
    9:30 AM - 1 PMTrade Show

Attendee Ticket Info Register

Member FC

- Astra Member Full Conference
*Trade Show Floor Access.
*Game and Kit
*Share the Fair (Retailers Only)
*Opening Party
*Toy Sync Battle
*Lunch Vouchers During Show Floor Hours
*EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS APRIL 30
*Onsite Price Starts on June 11

Member Price $130
Member Price (Pay at the door) $249
Member TSO

- ASTRA Member Trade Show Only
*Trade Show Floor Access
*Toy Sync Battle Tickets May Be Purchased Separately In Advance (Tickets Not Sold At The Door)
*Opening Party Tickets May Be Purchased Separately In Advance (Tickets Not Sold At The Door)
**Onsite Price Starts on June 11

Member Price Free
Member Price (Pay at the door) $50
Non Member FC

= Non ASTRA Member Full Conference
*Trade Show Floor Access
*Game and Kit Session
*Share the Fair (Retailers Only)
*Opening Party
*Toy Sync Battle
*Lunch Vouchers During Show Floor Hours
**Onsite Price Starts on June 11

Standard Price $169
Door Price $299
Non Member TSO

- Non ASTRA Member Trade Show Only
*Trade Show Floor Access
*Toy Sync Battle Tickets May Be Purchased Separately In Advance (Tickets Not Sold At The Door)
*Opening Party Tickets May Be Purchased Separately In Advance (Tickets Not Sold At The Door)

$50
Child - FC

- Children 2-15, Full Conference - Under 2 - Free
- Please fill out required "Parental Consent Form" located under "downloads"
*Trade Show Floor Access
*Game and Kit Session
*Opening Party
*Toy Sync Battle
*Lunch Vouchers During Show Floor Hours

Member Price $99
Child - TSO

- Children 0-15, - Trade Show Only
- Please fill out required "Parental Consent Form" located under "downloads"
*Trade Show Floor Access
*Toy Sync Battle Tickets May Be Purchased Separately In Advance (Tickets Not Sold At The Door)
*Opening Party Tickets May Be Purchased Separately In Advance (Tickets Not Sold At The Door)

Free
Toy Sync Battle -For TSO

Monday 6/13 - 8:00pm - Hyatt Hotel Ballroom
Tickets must be purchased in advance - Not sold at the door.
Confirmations must be printed and presented at event

(Included with Full Conference Registrations)

$20
Manufacturer FC - No Booth

- Full Conference - TSO Not Available
*Trade Show Floor Access.
*Game and Kit
*Opening Party
*Toy Sync Battle
*Lunch Vouchers During Show Floor Hours

$299
Opening Party - TSO

Opening Night Party
Sunday, June 12 - 7pm - 11pm
"The Cove" at the Convention Center
Tickets must be purchased in advance - Not sold at the door.
Confirmations must be printed and presented at event

(Included with Full Conference Registrations)

$49

To purchase tickets, please click "register" from the menu bar above.

Travel

All of our ASTRA hotel room blocks are now sold out.

(That's actually great news for attendance)


To assist you in booking your own rooms, we have gathered together a list of hotels in the link below, that are close to the Convention Center.


ASTRA M&A 2022 Guest Rooms





Hyatt Regency Long Beach

(Host Hotel) - SOLD OUT


200 South Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California, United States, 90802


Rate: $229

Cut-Off: May 18th


BOOK YOUR ROOMS

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel - SOLD OUT


111 East Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90802, US


Rate: $229

Cut-off: May 18th


BOOK YOUR ROOMS

Westin Long Beach - 

SOLD OUT

333 E Ocean Blvd,

Long Beach, CA 90802


Rate: $239

Cut-off: May 20th


BOOK YOUR ROOMS

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Contact

ASTRA

info@astratoy.org

(312) 222-0984

Exhibit Management

Summit Exposition

Sean and Amy Sullivan

exhibit@astratoy.org

(412) 882-1420

Booth Furnishings/Shipping

Alliance Exhibitor Services 

ExhibitorAssistance@alliance-exposition.com

(888) 528-2011

COVID-19

COVID Update for Marketplace.


ASTRA will be following the COVID requirements and recommendations of the City of Long Beach, during ASTRA Marketplace & Academy, June 12 – 15, 2022.


HEALTH ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 ORDER ISSUED: April 29, 2022 Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022


Masking will continue to be strongly recommended, but no longer required, in most indoor settings and in K-12 Schools or childcare facilities.

Masks are required to be worn by everyone, 2 years of age and older, regardless of COVID19 vaccination status, in the following settings within the City:


* On public transit (examples: commuter trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares)

* Indoor transportation hubs (examples: airport and bus terminals, train and subway

  stations, seaports or other ports, or any other area that provides transportation)


As per the CDC, "Masks help prevent people who have COVID-19, including those who are pre- symptomatic or asymptomatic, from spreading the virus to others."


ASTRA encourages everyone to take the precautions they feel necessary to ensure their own health and safety.



We ask that everyone be considerate and respectful of the choices of others.

You can read the full Long Beach COVID policy below


Have a GREAT show

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