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ISLEXPO showcase to return this year

Second event will span two days

A major Island business promotion event is to return in 2017 after last year's inaugural event was widely judged a success.

Organisers of ISLEXPO 2017 say the free two-day event will this year focus on accelerating on-Island business growth - and are promising an extended range of speakers, presentations and workshops.

Around 1,500 people attended the event last year, where guest speakers included Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, start-up expert Dale Murray CBE and investor Jim Mellon.

The Department of Economic Development has confirmed the event will be staged in the Villa Marina on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May. 

Minster Laurence Skelly says last year's line-up proved a draw for delegates - and set the stage for a second Expo:  

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