Nepal, bordering China and India, is classified as a Least Developed Country (LDC) by the United Nations. Nepal, however, aims to graduate from its LDC status by 2022 and become a middle income country by 2030. Recent positive political developments, in addition to the numerous business agreements that Nepal signed, can only mean that Nepal is extremely keen on attracting investment.
The Ease of Doing Business Ranking 2017 has placed Nepal in second place among all South Asian countries, after Bhutan. Taking these positive features, as well as the nation’s investment potential into account, the interest in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is increasing. In order to promote Nepal as the investment destination for the next decade, GoN organized Nepal Investment Summit in March 2-3, 2017 in Kathmandu.
- Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Nepal
- Foreign Investors
- Potential Foreign and Domestic Investors
- National and Foreign Media
- Development Partners
- Government Representatives
- Private Sector Organization Representatives
- Other Stakeholders
The main objective of the Summit is to promote Nepal as the Investment Destination for the Next Decade.
The Summit is used as a platform to showcase Nepal’s investment opportunities, especially to large scale investors looking to explore opportunities in new destination
To promote Nepal as an attractive investment destination, the Summit focuses on the following:
a) Packaging and marketing of investment opportunities in Nepal
b) Sharing plans and policies to improve the overall and important sector specific business climate
c) Receiving relevant firsthand knowledge and policy requirements feedback from key business players in/entering Nepal
d) Providing networking platform for business leaders
e) Encouraging private-public sector partnership
f) Recreational and Networking Activities