Show Updates - Coronavirus

ASTRA Coronavirus Update


As of , ASTRA has no plans to postpone or cancel Marketplace & Academy.



Over the years and with the help of the ASTRA community, Marketplace & Academy has become the premier event for the specialty toy industry. We recognize that exhibitors and attendees rely on the show for connecting to colleagues and successful business operations. We take this very seriously as we evaluate the status of the show.


We are in daily conversations with the board and industry experts as we determine appropriate measures. As of today, ASTRA has no plans to postpone or cancel Marketplace & Academy. We acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 in business operations and understand the challenges you face in making business decisions during this time. We want to help you make informed decisions, not add to the stress you are facing.


We have decided to revise the standard cancellation policy and extend the cancellation deadline to May 1, 2020. Exhibitors can submit a written request of cancellation of space on or before May 1, 2020 for a refund less the 50% deposit. All cancellations are subject to a $150 processing fee.


Booth Cancellation Policy


We are evaluating all scenarios and options for the show. Should Marketplace & Academy be postponed to a later date, your investment will be automatically transferred to the new dates. We are are committed to being as transparent as possible over the next few weeks and will share information about our approach and our plans. If our assessment of the situation changes based on new information and recommendations from global, federal, state or local health authorities, we will communicate directly with exhibitors and attendees through email and with updates on this site.


We are in this together and we value your support of ASTRA and the specialty toy industry as we navigate this unprecedented time together.