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The Isle of Man at the International Festival of Business 2016

By Chartered One

Spanning 3 weeks the International Festival for Business (IFB), held at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre, is the biggest business festival in the world. The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development will be running and attending events between the 13th June and the 1st July 2016 at both IFB and fringe festival, The Edge.

Funding Business at Every Stage

The centrepiece of the Isle of Man’s IFB 2016 schedule will be a main stage panel event on the 24th June. “Funding Business at Every Stage” will tackle the challenges of funding new and expanding businesses. Panellists will include senior representatives from:

  • HSBC
  • SPARK Impact
  • Angel Investors
  • Syndicate Room
  • Isle of Man Government

The event will also incorporate the launch of the Isle of Man’s ground breaking Enterprise Development Scheme (EDS). EDS is a three tiered scheme aimed at micro and small businesses, medium sized expanding businesses and businesses considering relocating to the Isle of Man. Funding opportunities range from grants, loans and equity investment of up to £1million.

Attending delegates will have the opportunity to engage with all panellists via a live question and answer session followed by a networking lunch.

To find out more about this event and how to register your attendance please visit:

Alternatively, please contact one of our Business Development Managers:

What’s happening at The Edge?

IFB fringe festival, ‘The Edge’ surrounds the main event in a number of venues around the city. The Isle of Man will be at the forefront throughout, with a range of highlights from key sectors including:

  • On 14th June, Adrian Moore from the Department of Economic Development will host “MANXufacturing Now” at the Aloft Hotel. Speakers will explore the benefits the Isle of Man can offer manufacturers, funding and how the manufacturing cluster already in existence on the Island can support a new entrant’s supply chain.
  • On 23rd June Dr Ken Milne, Director of Energy for the Department of Economic Development will host the “Offshore Renewable Energy Breakfast” at the Athenaem. Speakers will provide an update on Isle of Man offshore renewable energy projects and explore the supply chain benefits the Island can provide offshore energy businesses.

The island is set to punch well above its weight at IFB 2016. Join us for what will be a rewarding series of industry events.

Find out more

For complete listings of the Isle of Man events at IFB 2016, full details of the events mentioned above and how to register your attendance please visit: