This year’s Marketplace & Academy will be held in Denver, Colo. from June 5 to 8. Retailers and other industry professionals can discover new products for the fourth quarter in the exhibit hall. Additionally, ASTRA’s Academy will include educational sessions on specialty toy industry business operations, financial management, industry trends, channel relationships, sales, and marketing.
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Maddie Michalik is the editor-in-chief of leading toy industry trade magazine The Toy Book, providing retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest in toy news. She also manages all content for The Toy Book‘s website and weekly newsletter Toy Report, keeping retailers and manufacturers up-to-date on all news, trends, new products, and happenings within the industry. She also assists with creating digital and social content content for The Toy Insider, the leading consumer holiday gift guide and toy review and news website and The Pop Insider, a place where superfans can fuel their fandoms. As a professional toy reviewer and an industry expert, she reports on toy trends and hot products. She has been featured in various national and regional outlets in the U.S. and Canada. Follow her on Twitter @maddiemichalik.
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