Made in Nepal Products and Services expo on February 14-17
Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs' Forum (NYEF) is organising the fourth edition of Made in Nepal Products and Service exhibition on February 14-17.
The forum of young entrepreneurs established with a vision to empower positive business thinking has planned to showcase the products and services made in Nepal at the four-day expo, said president of the Forum Samir Thapa.
Though it was established aiming at creating outstanding entrepreneurs through exchange of ideas, fellowships, education, training and advocacy among the Nepali youth, it has been actively lobbying for the expansion of domestic market by promoting the domestic products, he said, adding that it also aims at including youth voices in policy formulations.
The Forum – officially established by the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) on September 26, 2003 – is also one of the founding members of the SAARC Young Entrepreneurs Forum (SYEF), Association of Youth Organisation Nepal (AYON) and the World Young Entrepreneurs Forum (WYEF) and a member of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship.
The Forum brings together young entrepreneurs within the country and help them mentor also, Thapa added. "It promotes entrepreneurial mindset with a shared vision through an effective and much needed networking of young entrepreneurs."
After a successful start in Kathmandu, it has been expanded across the country to Biratnagar, Pokhara and Birgunj and some more chapters are in the pipeline.
"Made in Nepal is one of the key initiatives of the Forum," informed vice president of the Forum Niranjan Shrestha, who was one of the brains behind the establishment of the Forum. "It is not only a campaign but a movement in making," he said, adding that the movement will help contribute towards the country's ailing economy by promoting domestic industries.
The campaign also aims at bringing about behavioural change among the Nepali consumer and start consuming Nepali Products and Services, said the coordinator of the expo Sudarshan Basnet.
The motive behind the campaign is to encourage people to use the Products Made in Nepal and create awareness to give value to the Made in Nepal Products and Services, he added.