• Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas
    IMQ 12B
  • Wednesday 16th May
ISLEXPO 2018 – Exploring the Isle of Man as a unique business destination 15 & 16 May 2018 Villa Marina, Douglas, Isle of Man

Hosted by the Department for Enterprise, ISLEXPO 2018 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.

This year’s theme ‘Locate’ ushers in 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 can expect an action-packed day of insightful speakers, pitching, panel discussion, roundtables, 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 include:


  • 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.


Who’s it for?
ISLEXPO is curated for the business-minded at every level and across all sectors. From grassroots start-ups to corporate heavyweights, recent graduates to seasoned professionals, investors and entrepreneurs – all are welcome.


Late programme
We will end the event with a lively post 5pm programme complete with artisan drinks, local food vendors, live music and talks in the Garden Hub Tipis – join us after work (Weds 16 May) if you can’t make the main event.


View the full day agenda and register (for free) at


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