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Hosted by the Department for Enterprise, ISLEXPO is a free to attend all day business conference / start-up festival / networking event that celebrates the dynamic entrepreneurial spirit of the Isle of Man.

In 2018, the theme was around ‘Locate’ which ushered you into an exploration of the importance of location and why the Isle of Man is a unique destination for local and global businesses to call home.

Delegates had an action-packed day of insightful speakers, pitching, panel discussion, round tables, workshops, fireside chats, 1-2-1 advice, hand-crafted hospitality and networking galore.

On topic: start-up support and funding, future proofing the workplace, work life balance, creative marketing, trade and export and much more.

Keynotes were:

  • Dan Germain - Group Head of Brand and Creative at Innocent
  • Emma Gannon – Author and Broadcaster at CTRL, ALT, DELETE
  • Thimon De Jong - Former Director of Insight and Strategy at Trendsactive
  • Matt Alder – Talent Acquisition and Innovation Consultant at Metashift

ISLEXPO is for the business minded at every level and across all sectors. From start-ups to large corporates, recent graduates to seasoned professionals, investors and entrepreneurs – everyone is welcome. 

They ended the event with a lively post 5pm programme complete with artisan drinks, local food vendors, live music and talks in the Garden Hub Tipis.