65th AGM with keynote speaker Professor James Curran

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual General meeting will be taking place at the Nunnery on Friday 11th September, where President, Caren Pegg, will be setting out the key objectives and strategy for 2020/21 along with delivering a business manifesto for members to take forward during next year's election. 

We are delighted to announce that following the formalities of the AGM we will be joined by our guest speaker, Professor James Curran via video link.


Full details & agenda 

14:00    Arrival, drinks and networking

14:30    AGM

15:00    President to deliver the manifesto

15:30    Drinks and networking

16:00    Professor Curran (via live link)

16:30    Drinks and networking

17:30    Close 


17:30-17:40 & 17:45-17:55 - Additional event  - Losing the Dark @ the Dome 


An overview from Professor Curran: 

With the unpredictability of the times we’re living through, one of the few certainties is climate change and another is the ecological emergency. An inevitable consequence is that action is needed now: action on mitigation, on adaptation, on a socially just transition, on creating a circular economy, on restoring degraded ecosystems. It’s a task for every part of civic society. As William Pollard said “Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable”. So, how can we inspire that change and where will it take us? Pollard also said “It’s the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity”.#


Tickets available here @ £25 pp (+vat)

With thanks to Celton Manx for supporting this event

As we enter a ‘New World’ post CV19 it is entirely appropriate that we seriously consider the impact of Climate Change and how all Businesses have a part to play in meeting the challenges and Goals that lay before us. Through the IOM Chamber of Commerce to have the opportunity to hear Professor James Curran speak on the topic is both valuable and timely   

This event is supported by DEFA


Professor James Curran biography

James Curran originally researched in meteorology, oceanography and hydrology. He was previously Chief Executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and served on several government groups including climate change, zero waste, hydronation, green growth, biodiversity, and fracking. At one time, he ran his own eco-business and has, on and off, worked in consultancy. He is currently Chair of the James Hutton Institute and also of Climate Ready Clyde, developing the Glasgow City Region climate adaptation strategy. He serves on the Board of the Green Purposes Company, created to oversee the environmental performance of the UK Green Investment Bank when it was privatised