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First Aerospace Cluster Summit a success

Eighty delegates attend summit at Comis Hotel

Guests from England, Ireland and Wales were welcomed earlier this month to the first Joint Aerospace Cluster Summit at the recently-refurbished Comis Hotel.

They were hosted by Business Isle of Man (an executive agency of the Department for Enterprise) and the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC).

The event attracted more than 80 delegates from aerospace clusters around the Irish Sea including the IOMAC, IOM Aircraft Registry, Emerald Aero Group, Shannon International Aviation Services Centre (IASC), Causeway Aero Group, Wales Aerospace Forum, and the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA).

Adrian Moore, Chair of the IOMAC and Head of Business Isle of Man says the event was a great success and feedback received from visitors has been hugely complimentary, helping to demonstrate that the Isle of Man has strength, depth and diversity within the engineering and manufacturing sector.

The theme of the summit was ‘Collaboration’, and was structured to allow maximum collaboration between individuals, companies and clusters through networking and workshops, designed to highlight how companies and clusters across the sector can better work together.

Guests were also given an opportunity to join site tours around the AMTC, and IOMAC members’ facilities, including Swagelok, Manx Precision Optics, and West Atlantic.

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