The second edition of Kantipur Conclave kicked off on Friday at Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu.
The two-day event is Kantipur Media Group's initiative aimed at engaging participants through constructive discourses as well as interaction with experts at an individual level.
During the course of the event, personalities from Nepal and across the globe will discuss diverse issues facing Nepal, including solutions to propel the country forward.
"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, Kantipur Media Group, during his welcome speech. “The conclave is an attempt to contribute to a robust discussion and sharing of ideas that collectively take us toward that goal.”
The programme features nine sessions—in both English and Nepali—and 40 speakers and moderators.
This year’s conclave, with the theme ‘Reimagining Connectivity’, will serve as a platform for thought leaders to share innovative ideas and present solutions to deal with problems that Nepal faces.
"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."
Along with the dynamic and informative content from the speakers, the conclave will also reveal valuable insights from the stimulating dialogues between the speakers and participants.
"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 said he hoped that this year’s conclave will serve as the ideal platform to begin those conversations and that the insights from experts will elevate our discourse.
"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.