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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, founded in November 2012 and hosted by the Aspen Institute, is a collaborative effort of over 70 artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, government agencies, and other partners who are working together to promote the full potential of the global artisan sector.  

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was created to elevate the importance of the artisan sector, support and grow artisan businesses, and share best practices in a collaborative learning community. 

InterAction Forum: Artisan Trade Fair


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InterAction Forum: Artisan Trade Fair

  • Washington Marriott, Wardman Park Washington, DC USA (map)

The annual InterAction Forum provides the unique opportunity for leadership of NGOs, governments, philanthropy, corporations, and civil society to engage and forge common solutions to improve the lives of the world’s poor and marginalized.

For 31 years, the Forum has brought together representatives of international organizations from all sectors in the global development ecosystem. The 2016 Forum takes place April 18-20, 2016, and includes 50 workshops, four plenary sessions, and discussions with international development experts. See the full agenda here.

Members of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise have the exclusive opportunity to receive complimentary table space and sell handcrafted products at the Forum’s Artisan Trade Fair, for a total of 8 hours. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to the Alliance by March 10, 2016.

For more information about the Artisan Trade Share, please contact Patrick Giblin: 

Learn more about the InterAction Forum here.

Earlier Event: April 13
Skoll World Forum
Later Event: April 21
Peru Gift Show