Higher 2017 profile for expanding sector
The Island's food and drink industry will be given a top billing at this year's ISLEXPO.
The unique showcase of Manx business and enterprise is being staged for a second year at the Villa Marina in May, after positive feedback from on and off-Island delegates to last year's event.
Organisers are pitching the expo at both established firms looking for growth, and start-ups seeking backing, support and know-how.
A two day schedule of panels, talks, presentations and specialist sessions will offer emerging sectors a chance to get involved.
There'll also be a higher profile than last year for the local food and drink industry.
Economic development minister Laurence Skelly: