Nepal is the ideal location for conferences. Within a decade, this Himalayan counrty has become the favorite for MICE tourism. This is especially true for Asian companies as distances are small, cost is low and there is much to do besides holding meetings. Nepal offers a host of recreational facilities including four casinos, bowling alleys, discotheques, sight seeing tours, mountain-viewing, rafting and safari trips, etc. besides the state of the art facilities for conferencing.
World-class amenities coupled with five-star accommodation makes conferencing a pleasure in Nepal. Conventions can be organized not only in the capital city but also in the beautiful setting of the Pokhara valley with the Annapurna range as a permanent backdrop. Nepal is a land where a company and its employees can relax, revitalize, confer and relax again. Kathmandu and Pokhara have already carved a niche in the business community with their international standard conference facilities that can cater to any needs. Nepal offers the perfect incentive to company executives and employees without burdening the company’s coffers.
The biggest facility for conferences in the Kathmandu valley is the Birendra International Convention Centre (BICC). Located at New Baneshwar, close to the Tribhuwan International Airport it has a capacity of accommodating 1,046 persons with 160 desk seats in the front, 240 theatre seats in the back and an additional 150 observer seats. It is tailor made for big-scale conferences. Add to this; gallery seating to accommodate more people. Besides these facilities, there are other conference halls in addition to which there is an exhibition hall and a separate station for newspersons. These come with facilities for live TV and radio broadcast. If the need arises, there are some VIP rooms equipped with state of the art media operations.
Most of the luxury hotels around Kathmandu are also equipped for Conferences and some resorts offer a peaceful atmosphere for meeting and relaxing. Hotels like the Soaltee Crown Plaza, Yak & Yeti, De L’Annapurna, The Everest, Radisson and Hyatt Regency have superb facilities with ample space. With five star facilities at your service, these are ideal locations for meeting your every need; be it furnishings, food or entertainment. At the edge of the valley is another superb facility for conferences, the Godavari Village Resort.
In the heart of the city are many halls that can be hired for conventions and meetings. The Nepal Academy has a seating capacity of 1,250 people and has a large stage with built-in Public Address system. The Rashtriya Sabha Griha can seat 676 people and also has a large stage with built-in PA system; the Russian Cultural Centre has a seating capacity of 120 people in the larger hall but also provides smaller rooms for group discussions. The Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall opposite the Rashtriya Sabha Griha offers an area of 35,000 sq.ft convention facilities. This is also the venue for trade fairs. These halls mentioned above also provide space for exhibitions.
In Pokhara, The Fulbari Resort, The Shangri-La Village and The Bluebird Hotel are excellent venues for conferencing away from the city. Pokhara is only a half hour flight away from Kathmandu and this lake city is one of the most beautiful locations for a conference combined with a holiday package. There is much to do in Pokhara besides conferencing and facilities are of the highest standards.
With such vast choices within Nepal’s border, a conference to suit your needs and preferences can easily be organized at your convenience.
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