Tickets for ISLEXPO's Founders' Feast now available

23 April 2018

ISLEXPO, hosted by the Department for Enterprise, will open this year with a ticketed ‘Founders’ Feast’ in the Villa Marina gardens on Tuesday 15th May.

 Guests attending the opening dinner will enjoy a 3-course meal showcasing seasonal local ingredients provided by restaurant 14 North, followed by entertainment from award-winning writer and comedian David Schneider, of Alan Partridge fame. The sponsor for the evening will be the Island’s new premium car dealership, Jacksons.

 The format for the ISLEXPO dinner has been redesigned for 2018 to create an even more interactive atmosphere, making it easy for businesses of any size to build new connections in an inviting setting. The debut Founders’ Feast will take place in the garden tipis, promising a fun hospitality experience for all.

 The Founders’ Feast sets the scene for a full-day business event on Wednesday 16th May with a strong line-up of keynote speakers, practical workshops, expert panels, funding advice and pop-up talks. The conference is free-to-attend, giving delegates access to a full day of rich content and an action-packed post-5pm programme in the Garden Hub.

 Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented:

 ‘The Founders’ Feast is an opportunity for the Island’s business community, entrepreneurs and investors to come together and enjoy a night of networking, delicious local food and drink, and entertainment.

 ‘ISLEXPO 2018 is focused around the theme of ‘locate’ and the importance of a location for a successful business and positive lifestyle. The conference will look at how we can future-proof our workforce, nurture talent and innovation at home, and attract more skilled workers and new enterprises from further afield – making sure the Island is ready for new opportunities and that our businesses have the right people to succeed.’

 Founders’ Feast sponsor Paul Collier, CEO, Jacksons commented:

 ‘ISLEXPO’s 2018 theme of ‘Locate’ is one that we have lived and breathed over the last few years and was a driving factor behind the decision to support the Island’s biggest business community event, in the same year as we open the doors to our two new super-showrooms and state of the art service centre at Cooil Road.

 ‘We are hugely excited about the year ahead in our new Island home. Motor Mall and the service centre have already relocated from Peel Road to the new showroom on Cooil Road, and the flagship Jacksons showroom is due to open its doors around TT week. Over 80 staff are already employed on the new site with more to follow over the next few months as we open fully.’

Tickets for the Founders’ Feast are priced at £70 (excl. VAT) and are sold individually or as tables of 8. Visit to purchase your tickets and register for the event.

ISLEXPO is hosted by the Department for Enterprise and organised by local events, marketing and sponsorship agency Revel.