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DED considers ISLEXPO future

Uncertainty over third outing

Organisers of a two-day business expo in the Island this spring say feedback has been very positive - but the jury's out on whether it will be staged for a third time.

Around 1,800 delegates registered for ISLEXPO - staged at the Villa Marina in May - well up on numbers at last year's inaugural event.

Seminars, panel talks, workshops and brainstorms aimed to help new enterprises move to the next stage of growth.

Although contacts were made between government agencies and off-Island entrepreneurs, what they have achieved in real terms is not yet clear.

DED minister Laurence Skelly says backing from the local business sector was crucial for the event, and firms involved gained from it:

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