ASTRA's Marketplace is the #1 place to get unopposed face-to-face time with the specialty toy retailers you want to see! Taking place during prime time in their buying cycle, they come to write their fourth-quarter orders, see new products and meet with new and existing manufacturers.
How it Works:
1. 2016 Marketplace & Academy Exhibitors
2016 exhibitors receive first priority when selecting booth space in a process known as Space Draw. This assignment system rewards our exhibitors and sponsors for their time and investment by assigning priority points based on their exhibit, membership and sponsorship history. The higher the amount of total points, the earlier the space draw appointment.
Priority Point Calculation:
Exhibitors with 8 points or more will be assigned a date and time to call the ASTRA office to select their booth space in late July/early August. Exhibitors with less than 8 points are in the First-Come, First-Served category and will receive an email at the end of August with instructions to secure their booth space.
*Your membership must have been active through June 2016 in order to qualify for the membership priority point.
2. ASTRA Members
All ASTRA Manufacturers and Affiliates with active membership status**, who did not exhibit in 2016, will receive an email in late September with a link to the floorplan and online exhibit application to secure booth space. Booths are assigned in the order in which complete applications are submitted. Booth space sells out quickly, so keep an eye out for the booth space announcement email.
Companies that are not members of ASTRA are welcome to exhibit; however, they are last to receive notification of booth space availability and we often sell out of booth space before we open up to non-members. An email will be sent to all prospective exhibitors in our database in late October. The prospective exhibitor list includes non-members who have exhibited, applied for the waitlist and/or attended the show in the past. To be added to our database as a prospect or to verify your company contact information, please email email@example.com.
Don't miss out on 2017! Become an ASTRA member today to get earlier access for 2017 booth selection, discounted booth pricing and access to our complete membership directory along with many more great benefits!
**Membership must be active at the time you secure your booth space in order to qualify for the discounted member booth rates. If you’re past your expiration date or have been dropped, you will be charged the non-member booth rate. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 222-0984.
Please note: ASTRA prohibits the sharing of booth space and exhibitors who violate this policy may be removed from the show, lose all priority points and/or be unable to exhibit at future ASTRA shows.
For questions regarding exhibiting, please email email@example.com or call (312) 222-0984.