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ASTRA Marketplace & Academy 2021 Dates Announced

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The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced that ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy 2021 will be held August 5-8, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy in August will continue to feature the education, connections and product discovery that mark the premier event of the year for the specialty toy industry.

The trade show floor will be open August 6-7, 2021 with education sessions and networking sessions scheduled throughout the four-day event.

“The importance of an in-person event for the specialty toy industry has been shared with us by our members and stakeholders,” said Sue Warfield, interim president of ASTRA. “Our top priority is the safety and health of all attendees and exhibitors, and we continue to be in conversations with key partners and health officials as we plan for the specialty toy family reunion at ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy 2021 in August.”

Booth sales will open shortly and attendee registration is scheduled to open March 2021.Visit to sign up for event updates or contact with questions regarding ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy 2021.