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The Business Isle of Man Agency is set to host the first joint Aerospace Cluster Summit in 2019. Members of the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC), North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA), and Enterprise Ireland Aerospace will come together to network, build B2B relationships, and create opportunities between clusters.

It is set to be a fantastic 2-day summit with networking opportunities, industry updates for each cluster group, interactive workshop sessions to maximise collaboration, and site tours around IOMAC member businesses.

The full agenda is as follows:

Wednesday 16th January – Lower ground floor

18:00     Arrival and Registration

18:30     Drinks & Networking

19:30     Welcome and Business Isle of Man Update

Minister Lawrence Skelly – Department for Enterprise

Adrian Moore – Head of Business Isle of Man

20:00     Carvery Dinner


Thursday 17th January – Main Conference Room

08:30     Registration & Refreshments

09:00     Welcome, Industry Update

Dr. David Bailey, CEO, North West Aerospace Alliance

09:20     Cluster updates across the island or Ireland (Chaired by Sean Long – Enterprise Ireland)

Emerald Aero Group – Gerry Reynolds

Shannon Group – IASC – John Drysdale

Causeway Aero Group – Michael Rice

10:00     Isle of Man Aerospace Update

Kirree Gooberman, IOM Aerospace Cluster Manager

10:20     Refreshments break

10:40     Interactive workshop sessions, to maximise collaboration & networking opportunities

12:45     Feedback


14:15     Option Site Tour - including AMTC, Triumph, MPO, West Atlantic

18:30     Return to Comis - Free evening to network…


Don’t miss out. Join us….and book your ticket now!

The three clusters plan to meet again later in 2019 when NWAA and Enterprise Ireland will take their turn to host. Dates and locations TBC - keep an eye out for tickets later in the year.

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