Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants


ISLEXPO – 25th May 2016

By Chartered One

A series of world-class speakers and business leaders will be headlining a dynamic, high profile conference at the Villa Marina, Douglas, Isle of Man on Wednesday 25th May.

ISLEXPO is a free to attend conference on the Isle of Man featuring a range of keynotes, panels and workshops to help organisations and individuals start and grow their businesses. ISLEXPO is the perfect event for any company considering the Isle of Man as a place to do business.

ISLEXPO will open with a Gala Dinner on Tuesday 24th May where Sir Chris Hoy MBE, Britain's most successful Olympian, will welcome dinner guests with a motivational introduction highlighting the parallels between his sporting career and achieving success in other walks of life. Sir Chris will also open the Conference the following morning.

The event will formally launch the Enterprise Development Scheme, a £50 million fund to invest in both local businesses and those relocating to the Isle of Man. SPARK Impact, a North West based venture capital company, recently appointed to manage the scheme will be in attendance to promote opportunities and discuss business ideas with delegates at the event.

Among the fantastic array of speakers ISLEXPO will welcome:

  • Jim Mellon – renowned author and investor
  • Alex Hunter – brand expert and former director of Online Marketing for Virgin
  • Dale Murray CBE – successful entrepreneur and angel investor.
  • Laurence Skelly MHK – Minister for the Department of Economic Development
  • Simon Nicholas – Director, KPMG
  • Andy Round – Investment Director, SPARK Impact
  • James Sore – Chief Executive Officer, Syndicate Room

ISLEXPO will showcase the best of the Island’s commercial and technology sectors, as well as celebrating it as an attractive location to work and live. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Economic Development as part of a wider strategy to support innovation and an entrepreneurial approach to business on the Isle of Man.

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