Second edition of Kantipur Conclave kicks offThe two-day event is part of Kantipur Media Group's initiative to organise constructive discourses among policymakers and thought leaders.
The second edition of Kantipur Conclave kicked off on Friday at Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu.
The two-day event, part of Kantipur Media Group's initiative to organise constructive discourse and interactions, will serve as a platform for thought leaders to share innovative ideas and present ideas to deal with problems that Nepal faces, according to the organisers.
This year’s conclave, with the theme ‘Reimagining Connectivity’, sees personalities from Nepal and across the globe discuss diverse issues facing Nepal.
"When we started the Kantipur Conclave last year, our hope was to open up a new space for public discourse. With the beginning of a new era of democracy, Nepalis have been more committed than ever before to figuring out in their own ways, a roadmap for a prosperous Nepal," said Kailash Sirohiya, chairman and managing director of Kantipur Media Group. “The conclave is an attempt to contribute to a robust discussion and sharing of ideas that collectively take us toward that goal.”
According to the event’s schedule, eight of the nine sessions of the conclave will take place on Saturday.
"Together, as we reimagine connectivity over the next two days, we hope the ideas that emerge here will foster a healthy environment to advance our community and our country," said Sirohiya. “This year, we are thrilled to host distinguished panels of entrepreneurs, policymakers and thought leaders to discuss how our country can take advantage of an interconnected world, how connectivity can fuel innovations, and how we can move forward by harnessing the best of what those around us can offer."
The event has also been designed to provide an opportunity for Nepali and global thought leaders to forge professional and personal relationships.
"This year, we are thrilled to host distinguished panels of entrepreneurs, policymakers and thought leaders to discuss how our country can take advantage of an interconnected world, how connectivity can fuel innovations, and how we can move forward by harnessing the best of what those around us can offer," said Sirohiya.
He hoped that this year’s conclave serves as an ideal platform to begin conversations and gain fresh insights from experts to elevate the discourse in Nepal.
"For 27 years, Kantipur Media Group has strived to stir discussion and protect democratic values, and our publications have been the leaders in sharing news and stories with millions of people at home and abroad," said Sirohiya.
"Together, our publications in print, broadcast and digital mediums have been committed to providing the right information to our vast audience, as well as our advertisers, so they can better understand the issues, the context, and the consequences facing our country."
"We are confident your time and participation at the Kantipur Conclave this weekend will be very much worth your time," he said.