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CEO Unplugged II starts with much enthusiasm

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25 prominent CEOs sharing their knowledge and business ideas to more than 100 movers and shakers of tomorrow

Kathmandu, February 17, 2017: The second edition of CEO Unplugged has been inaugurated at the premises of King’s College, Kathmandu. The two-day long business knowledge sharing extravaganza hosts dialogues among 25 prominent CEOs on the business and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Nepal.

The first session of the event was “Opportunities and Challenges of doing business in Nepal”, in which Ashutosh Tiwari, CEO of Sherpa Adventure Gear, Bibhushan Bista of Young Innovations, Pradeep K Shrestha of Panchakanya Group, and Ranjit Acharya of Prizma Advertising shared the challenges they faced after they started their businesses, and took it to the present position. The session was moderated by journalist Binod Bhattarai.

This was followed by one of the most awaited sessions: “Nepal in 2025”, wherein Deependra Tandon, Director of Advantage Group of companies conversed with Rajan Shakya, CEO of KGH Group, Laxmi Shrestha of Laxmi Woodcraft Udyog, Shree Gurung of Octave, and Devi Raj Shrestha of Alfa Beta. The session focused around where we will reach by the year 2025, and what we should do now to empower Nepal’s economy by that time.

The last session of the day, titled “Embracing Change: Collaboration between Corporate and Startup” was about how startup companies can collaborate with the corporates to accelerate their growth. The session was moderated by Alina Prajapati, General Manager of Glocal Pvt Ltd. In the session, Amun Thapa, CEO of Sasto Deal, Nama Raj Budhathoki of Kathmandu Living Labs, Paras Katuwal of Nepal Thopa Sinchai and Abdullah Miya, of Turkish Airlines shared their experiences and anecdotes. They talked how collaborating with other business entities have helped them in growing their businesses.

As part of the event, two sessions will be happening tomorrow, on Saturday. The sessions would take place on the topics ‘Linkage between Talent and Resources’ and ‘Government Policy and Startup Ecosystem’.

More than 100 aspiring CEOs and entrepreneurs are attending the event.

Enthused by the first day’s response, Cajol Jha, the event coordinator said, “We are glad to provide the youths with a platform to meet the movers and shakers of different arenas of the entrepreneurial world.” It is also an opportunity for the present business leaders to commute with future heroes and share their thoughts, she added.

CEO Unplugged Mobile App launched

The session also saw the formal launch of CEO Unplugged mobile app, an application guiding the event. Designed by Fawesome Apps, the app features the details about the two-day long sessions of the event. The registered users of the app can also ask questions to the panelists of these five different sessions.