ASTRA is bringing Marketplace & Academy to New Orleans – just in time to celebrate the city’s 300th anniversary! Join thousands of toy professionals June 10-13, 2018 at what attendees say is the #1 trade show and conference for the specialty toy industry. Discover new products, connect with industry professionals and come away with big ideas – all while enjoying the world-class jazz, award-winning cuisine and rich history the Big Easy has to offer.
A timeless city with a unique way of life, New Orleans is a journey and a celebration. Steeped in European traditions and Caribbean influences, the Big Easy calls curious minds to sweet sounds and savory aromas fueled by three hundred years of history. From the moment you arrive, New Orleans will beckon your ears, allure your eyes and enchant your heart. Indulge your senses and explore. We invite you to follow the scent of gumbo floating out the kitchen window, foster a path that leads to the sounds of drums and a Blues guitar, create the route that welcomes you to a historic mansion or a hidden courtyard… We believe that our lagniappe – a little something extra – will stay with you, calling you back to discover the mystery behind our magical city. New Orleans is and will always be a picturesque metropolitan, a culturally rich haven and an authentic experience.