As part of the Isle of Man Maritime Group, PDMS will be holding an entertaining hog roast and cocktail reception on board the Kathleen and May Tall Ship during the International Festival of Business 2016 in Liverpool.

The invitation only reception will promote the Isle of Man as an international Maritime Centre of Excellence and showcase the wide range of maritime related services that the Group's members have to offer to 100 key contacts. The event will take place between 14:00 and 18:00 on Friday 24th June.

The International Festival of Business (IFB) attracts prominent business leaders from around the globe for three weeks of conferences and seminars. The festival is delivered by Liverpool Vision in partnership with UK Trade & Investment and helps British businesses trade internationally. As a result of the relationships built at the 2014 festival, trade and investment deals worth £280 million were made.  

This is the second time that the Isle of Man Maritime Group has held an event during the festival, with the Group's first and inaugural event taking place in 2014 (pictured left: guests on board the Kathleen and May during the 2014 event).

In keeping with the maritime theme, and the Group's approach to hosting entertaining and memorable occasions, the reception will again take place on the beautifully restored Kathleen and May tall Ship, situated in Albert Dock. The event will further feature a delicious hog roast, fine wines and a choice of cocktails, as well as live Manx music from Birlinn Jiarg.

This follows on from the Group's hugely successful event during London International Shipping Week in 2015, for which the Group was nominated for the 'Freedom to Flourish' award at the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence.

This event has involved close collaboration with the Isle of Man's Department of Economic Development (DED), and will follow on from its "Funding Business at Every Stage" event, which will launch a £50million Enterprise Development Scheme.

Members taking part in the event include: the Isle of Man Ship Registry, PDMS Maritime, MHG Insurance, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and the IOM Shipping Association.

To register your interest in being part of the Group or attending the event, please get in touch through [email protected]