HIE said it always intended to transfer ownership, either to a community group or other interests.
This year’s event will take place on July 3 and 4.
The Open4Business (O4B) portal was originally set up in 2012.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise has made the call following the findings of the agency’s latest business panel survey.
Session is organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), as part of its Entrepreneurial Academy.
The working age population in Lochaber is projected to decline by 19 per cent in the next 20 years.
Ttwo-day interactive workshop delivered in partnership with Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance Ltd and BID4Oban.
Pantomime was able to go on tour thanks to funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Creative Scotland and HIE.