LINKING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH AFRICA AND
LINKING AFRICA TO THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE
ATLE is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public charitable purposes. Such purposes for which this corporation is organized are exclusively for charitable, education and scientific purposed with the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
Africa Trade Link and Expo is committed to “Linking International Businesses with African and Linking Africa to the International Marketplace.” ATLE is also committed to mentoring you if you are a startup business to ensure your success. If you are a manufacturer, ATLE is committed to finding you distributors/retailers for your products.
Great Opportunity to expose your Company to potential clients’ worldwide and Increase Your Income. By Listing your Company, Potential Buyers or clients will be able to Access your Information and Contact you Directly.
The other services ATLE provides includes: gifting of hospital supplies, clothes, shoes, musical instruments etc. ATLE also provides group life insurance, medical insurance, cultural exchanges, African safaris (tours), and group or single company business delegation to Africa or America, trade shows, seminars, workshop, and conferences both locally and internationally.
The mission of AFRICA TRADE LINK AND EXPO, INC. (ATLE) is to serve as a bridge that links individuals, enterprises (SMEs) and other organizations to economic opportunities, cultural exchanges as well as societal needs; thus creating sustainable communities through commercial partnerships and the gift economy.
ATLE is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for
Our Vision is to create partnerships of mutual prosperity between America and Africa in the spirit of peace and friendship.
The primary objectives for ATLE are to:
- To promote trade and economic development in America & Africa;
- To link Small & Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) in America and elsewhere to commercial opportunities in Africa, thus contributing to the vitality and growth of American based SMEs while also facilitating prosperity in Africa;
- To link international as well as domestic businesses and professionals to opportunities in America;
- To provide workshops and education to SMEs in the disciplines of doing business
internationally; andin the basic best practices for running successful enterprises;
- To facilitate and coordinate the philanthropic community in America to provide resources in Africa to serve vital areas of environmental, societal and health needs;
- To establish an ongoing institutional framework for cultural exchange and friendship.
After facilitating her own personal trade mission between Kenya and the Los Angeles garment district in the area of women’s apparel, Judi Minage was inspired to launch an organization that would expand this vision into a full conference and trade expo covering multiple industries. Joining with like-minded minded individuals resulted in the founding of AFRICA TRADE LINK AND EXPO, INC. (ATLE) in the summer of 2013.
Shortly thereafter other equally inspired individuals and organizations joined the collaboration and by the summer of 2014, ATLE hosted its first trade expo in Nairobi, Kenya. From July 23rd – 27th, 2014, the inaugural trade expo was successfully hosted at the Kenyatta International Conference Center in the bustling central business district of Nairobi. Several hundred business professionals and entrepreneurs from all over Kenya and East Africa attended the conference. ATLE was not only enthusiastically received by the business community but also leaders in government and the civil society organizations as well. We were most fortunate to have the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Commerce Department in Kenya open the ceremonies.
We have created the practice and template for organizing international trade expos and linking businesses together in partnerships of mutual prosperity. Our philosophy is transparency and authenticity in our role as facilitators. Meaning, our focus is on creating tangible results – the real economy – through