The Isle of Man Maritime group has chartered the prestigious and distinctive schooner Kathleen and May in Liverpool docks for 11th and 12th June to host a series of presentations and informal events attracting a global audience.

Organisations from the Isle of Man maritime sector have come together, ahead of the International Festival of Business 2014 ("IFB 2014"), to form the 'Isle of Man Maritime' group.

The aim of the group is to consolidate efforts in promoting the Isle of Man as a centre of excellence for the maritime sector on an international level, and to explore shared opportunities, with a focus around the upcoming high profile IFB 2014 event.   The group, which is managed by its own steering committee is meeting regularly to discuss opportunities for market collaboration and resource co-operation. 

The Isle of Man Maritime group will shortly be announcing its first co-ordinated IFB event during the Maritime, Logistics and Energy themed week, June 9th to 13th in Liverpool. The aim of the IFB is to accelerate economic growth with an ambitious programme of over 100 themed global business events with a target audience of 250,000 business professionals and advisors from over 125 countries. The eventual target is to assist in doubling the UK's exports by 2020.

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The Isle of Man Maritime group has chartered the prestigious and distinctive schooner Kathleen and May in Liverpool docks for 11th and 12th June to host a series of presentations and informal events attracting a global audience.

Members of the Isle of Man Maritime group include Baker Tilly, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Bibby Ship Management, Boston Limited, Cayman National Bank and Trust Company (Isle of Man) Limited, Döhle, ICM Group, i-Bos Ltd, Isle of Man Ship Registry, Isle of Man Shipping Association, the Isle of Man Yacht Forum, KPMG, Maersk and PDMS.

The group is also continuing to maintain close communication with the Department of Economic Development (DED), with respect to complementary activities between the group and the DED at IFB 2014.

If your organisation would like to find out more information about IFB 2014, please get in contact via email to ifb2014@iom-maritime.com.