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Islexpo Announced for May 2016

On Wednesday 25th May the Department of Economic Development will be hosting the inaugural Islexpo conference to support innovation and entrepreneurialism on the Isle of Man.

The one-day conference will take place at the Villa Marina and will be preceded by a corporate Gala Dinner on Tuesday 24th May. The conference is free to attend and is aimed at inspiring and developing local enterprise and encouraging businesses to relocate to the Island.

Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for the Department of Economic Development, commented:

‘Islexpo will be a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable advice from world class speakers, including Sir Chris Hoy MBE, as well as receive hands-on training from the likes of Google Digital Garage. The event is an important part of the Department’s strategy to support local businesses by providing the guidance and opportunities for new start-ups and entrepreneurs to flourish.

‘The event is set to kick start the Department’s £50 million Enterprise Development Scheme and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the Isle of Man. I would encourage local businesses and their employees to attend and learn more about the opportunities for business growth and skills development available on the Isle of Man.’

The event will consist of lively presentations, informed panel discussions, practical workshops, interactive demos and much more, all aimed at accelerating the Isle of Man economy.

Both on and off-Island visitors are expected to attend the event which will further position the Isle of Man as a progressive centre for international commerce.

Local events and marketing company Revel are co-ordinating the event. For sponsor information or to register for a free place at the conference, please click here.