Connect with Your Toy Family

"Marketplace & Academy is one of the few trade shows we've been to that continues to promote neighborhood participation and building community."

Ryan DeChance, Discovery Manager
The Grommet
Somerville, MA

We know independent retailers have unique concerns, and we value providing every opportunity for you to talk with others who have been there or are currently working through the same challenges. Check out our full schedule for a complete list of networking opportunities at Marketplace & Academy!


The specialty toy industry's biggest party of the year!


The fun and networking start here. Simply show up and relax at this casual pre-conference gathering.


Try out Marketplace's newest kits & games, enjoy food & drinks, and play with your specialty industry friends at this hands-on demo event.