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ISLEXPO 2018 - Exploring the Isle of Man as a Unique Business Destination

The Department for Enterprise's flagship event, ISLEXPO, returns for a third year. This free-to-attend business festival offers opportunities to explore what makes the Isle of Man the perfect place to locate your business.

What, When?

The Isle of Man's most prominent business conference / networking event / start-up festival will take place on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at the Villa Marina. It is free to attend and open to all business-minded individuals, from entrepreneurs to well-established global players and everything in between.


Start, Grow, Locate

Now in its third year, ISLEXPO 2018 will shine a light on the wealth of opportunity available to those wanting to start, grow or locate a business on the Isle of Man. Inspirational speakers, informative workshops, intimate fireside-chats, expert panel discussions, networking events and think tanks will focus on location, why it matters and what makes the Isle of Man a unique business destination. Quality of life, favourable business climate, supportive government initiatives and healthy work-life balance will be on the agenda as we explore the many benefits of living, working and rooting a business on the Isle of Man.


Who is it for?

ISLEXPO is curated for the business-minded at every level and across all sectors. From grassroots start-ups to business heavyweights, seasoned professionals and skilled workers to students, investors and investees and everyone else falling somewhere in-between -- you are all encouraged to attend and revel in a programme designed with a diverse audience in mind.

Discover why the Isle of Man is an exceptional place to live, work and play. With 227 square miles of stunning coastline, glens, hills and beaches that sets us apart, you'll find the space you need to grow your family, career and business in a UNESCO Biosphere & Mann region. Find out more at ISLEXPO 2018 or contact one of our Locate team.

Where do I sign up?

Registration will go live in February with the full extent of the programme announced early March. Travel packages for UK delegates will be available through Visit Isle of Man.


  • A Special Place to Live...

  • 86% of residents say they have an excellent quality of life
  • 14% higher average annual salary on the Isle of Man than the UK
  • Safest place to live in the British Isles
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