According to Kathleen McHugh, president of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), all available exhibit space for ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy has sold out. “Every square inch of exhibit space is spoken for, and that means all the regular booths, all the half-booths we feature to help small start-ups bring their creative new specialty product to market, and all the table-top exhibits in our unique inventor incubator,” says McHugh.
ASTRA recommends that independent toy retailers register for the event as soon as possible to avoid missing out on any of the limited-registration events.
The 2010 Marketplace & Academy will be held in Providence, R.I. from June 13 to 16. For more information or to register, visit www.astratoy.org or call ASTRA at 1-800-591-0490.