Event Details

Jun 2 - 5, 2024 (EDT)

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America's Center Convention Complex
Convention Plaza 701
St. Louis, Missouri

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Why Attend?

Marketplace & Academy: - More Than a Toy Show



It's Our STAR EVENT!



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.

The GALA

UPDATE - 5/21/2024


Good News...

It looks like the Gala is going to be a SMASHING success!


Bad News...

Because of that success, we have now sold out of tickets.


If you are still looking to attend the Gala, make sure to check with us onsite to see if there is any last-minute availability!

Get ready to witness history in the making! The 2024 Astra Marketplace & Academy will be hosting its inaugural Awards Gala event. We're bringing the glamour of old Hollywood to the play industry, creating a unique blend of sophistication and fun. Come as you are, or dress to the nines.  Look forward to swag bags, an upscale photo opportunity area with props, a celebratory toast, and a full dinner!


This ticketed event will take place on Monday, June 3rd, at 7:00 pm.

Support your industry peers as the Excellence and Play Award winners will be announced that evening, as well as the "best booth" awards.


Tickets are available now for only $50 and must be pre-ordered by May 10, as tickets will not be sold onsite.

Also, full tables can be sponsored for groups that want to be sure to sit together.

For a full list of what a table sponsorship entails, contact Dan Guzman at dguzman@astratoy.org


Attendees can purchase the Gala tickets, as well as your Marketplace registration, HERE.

Travel

STAY WITH US


Click HERE to see the benefits of booking within the ASTRA room blocks








Marriott St. Louis Grand

(HOST HOTEL)

800 WASHINGTON AVENUE,

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, 63101


BOOK HERE







Courtyard St. Louis

Downtown Convention Center

823-827 WASHINGTON AVENUE,

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, 63101


BOOK HERE



SOLD OUT

Embassy Suites

St. Louis Downtown

610 North 7th Street

Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101

Tickets Register

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS




These Tickets are for ATTENDEES ONLY

Exhibitor Badge Registration Can Be Located HERE.


  • Payment is due at time of registration.
  • In order to purchase Member Full Conference Tickets, all registrants must be on your company profile in Glue Up. The primary member on the company account can add people to the company roster by going to their "My ASTRA" account. Your membership tier dictates how many people you can have on your roster.  If you need assistance, feel free to reach out to Ashlee Cammack or Michael Foldeak
  • If you are purchasing a full conference ticket for someone who is not on your roster, you will need to choose the "Non-Member full conference" Ticket.
  • Your membership tier may include the benefit of a complimentary registration. If so, please contact Michael Foldeak to submit that registration.
  • Everyone attending Marketplace must complete this registration, regardless of membership tier.
  • When registering multiple people, each registrant must have their own name and email. Emails cannot be used more than once.
  • Child Waiver forms must be downloaded, filled out, and returned for all children under the age of 16. Download form HERE




MEMBER - FC

Tickets include access to tradeshow floor and all events, education and parties except the Awards Gala.
Awards Gala tickets can be purchased separately.

$149 - Before April 1
$199 - Between April 1 - May 24
$249 - Between May 25 - June 5

Member Price $249
NON-MEMBER - FC

Tickets include access to tradeshow floor and all events, education and parties except the Awards Gala.
Awards Gala tickets can be purchased separately.

$249 - Before April 1
$299 - Between April 1 - May 24
$369 - Between May 25 - June 5

$369
DAY PASS - MONDAY

Trade Show Floor Access Only

If purchasing more than 1 ticket, EACH ticket must have a different name and email address.

$49
DAY PASS - TUESDAY

Trade Show Floor Access Only

If purchasing more than 1 ticket, EACH ticket must have a different name and email address.

$49
16 or Younger - FC

Tickets include access to tradeshow floor and all events, education and parties except the Awards Gala.
Awards Gala tickets can be purchased separately.

$149
DAY PASS - WEDNESDAY

Trade Show Floor Access Only

If purchasing more than 1 ticket, EACH ticket must have a different name and email address.

$49
3 DAY - DAY PASS - Mon/Tues/Wed

Trade Show Floor Access Only - Valid all 3 days of show.
If purchasing more than 1 ticket, EACH ticket must have a different name and email address.

$147
16 or Younger - TSO

Free
Show Floor Only
No Food or Events

Complimentary
STUDENT Day Pass

Trade Show Floor Only
MUST have current Student ID

Complimentary
Non-Exhibiting Manufacturer

Tickets include access to tradeshow floor and all events, education and parties except the Awards Celebration.
Awards Celebration tickets can be purchased separately.

$499

Explore St. Louis

Whether you're a foodie, music-lover, craft beer enthusiast or just in search of a fun night out, you're sure to find what you're looking for in the STL. Discover a delicious variety of St. Louis restaurants, bars, music venues and hot spots around town that are sure to satisfy any appetite.

City Museum/Opening Party

The ASTRA Opening Party & our Lip Sync Battle will be held at the famous St. Louis City Museum.





Click the drone to take a "fly through" of the Museum.

Floor Plan / Show Specials

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