Join the Isle of Man Government Conference this September (1)

30 August 2022

Members of the public are invited to the 2022 Isle of Man Government Conference taking place at the Villa Marina on the 20th and 21st of September, with registration now open.

As part of the Isle of Man Government’s commitments in Our Island Plan, approved by Tynwald in February, the two-day conference will offer attendees the opportunity to hear from the Chief Minister, alongside other Ministers, Members of Tynwald and guest speakers. Alongside discussing the key policy areas for the Island, the focus for this year’s event will be on the proposals outlined in the draft Economic Strategy.

The agenda provides a direct way to present and interact on key topics and policy areas including Government’s response to current economic challenges, climate change, inflation, housing and communities, healthcare and public finances, as well as panel Q&As, giving members of the public the opportunity to ask questions and generate ideas for the Island’s future.

Alfred Cannan MHK, Chief Minister, commented:

‘The inaugural Government Conference is the perfect opportunity for the public and Government to meet and discuss the real challenges facing the Isle of Man, and importantly is a chance to help shape our solutions going forward.

‘With rising costs of living, inflation, war and a climate crisis, Government cannot and will not shy away from the fact that the global landscape is challenging. September’s Conference will give us the means to provide further updates and enable more dialogue on this evolving and concerning topic.

‘Throughout both days, we will be running a series of talks and panel discussions to provide more information on a number of key areas focussed around the Economic Strategy. This will form part of the wider consultation and enable us to bring back an updated Economic Strategy to Tynwald in November.

‘As well as being a fantastic opportunity to hear first-hand from Ministers about Government policies, I would like to see as many members of the public as possible come forward to engage with this event, to input your thoughts and opinions as to how we can all help create a secure, vibrant and sustainable future for our Island.’

The conference is free to attend and people can register in advance or on the door on either day. Further details, including a full agenda and link to register can be found at: