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Nepal Ireland Day to be held on 10th September and Nepal Conference on 11th September

posted Jul 12, 2017, 11:30 PM by Nepal Ireland Society

The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society are jointly organizing 'Nepal Ireland Day' on 10th September 2017 to promote Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign and the 18th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. The event will take place at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin. The event will be opened to public from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign was announced by Nepal Tourism Board, a government authorized board for tourism activities in Nepal, to increase the number of tourists visiting Nepal from Europe in 2017 by 30-40% in comparison to the tourist arrivals in 2016.

The event on the 10th of September will comprise of a cultural programme with performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists. The event will also include a photo exhibition of photographs taken by Irish tourists, Nepalese Handicraft Stalls, Travel Agencies and Airlines Stalls and various other activities and performances.

Nepal Ireland Conference will be held on 11th  September where Ireland’s major humanitarian organizations and universities who  have been engaged in various projects in  Nepal will  be in  attendance.  They will  be presenting the work they have been currently doing in Nepal and their future projects for Nepal.  Also an interaction programme on ‘Trade and Investment in Nepal’ will be held on the same day. The key participants will be Irish investors who have a business interest in Nepal. The organizers expect investment in tourism infrastructure of Nepal will be one of the key discussions.

The two-day event will be a showcase of Nepalese Culture, Nepal’s Heritage, Nepal’s potential as a trading hub and portraying Nepal as one of the top holiday destinations in the world.

His Excellency Nepalese Ambassador to the UK and Ireland Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi said, - "Relations between Nepal and Ireland have reached a new height at both people level and government level. There are many sectors where Nepal and Ireland can collaborate for the mutual benefits of both countries.  Events like ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ will greatly contribute to this cause.”

Nepal Tourism Board CEO Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi said - “ Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign is a national level effort initiated by Nepal Tourism Board to attract more European tourists to Nepal. I strongly believe Nepal Ireland Day will immensely help in increasing Irish tourists coming to Nepal and will also reverberate the same spirit to the rest of Europe.”

Nepal Ireland Society has been organizing Nepal Day in Ireland since 2013 with support from Office of Public Works (OPW), Ireland. In connection with Nepal Ireland Day 2017, President of Nepal Ireland Society, Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relation Representative for Ireland and the coordinator of Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign- Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said, - "This year’s Nepal Ireland Day is very special as it represents a milestone event in promoting Nepal in Europe as part of the Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign. The campaign has drawn an unprecedented traction among European tourists in getting Nepal in their travel bucket.”

Nepal Ireland Day in the past years was attended by on an average of 8000 Irish people. This year, the organizers are expecting to get more than 15,000 visitors with an extensive advertising on social media and through various mediums.

13th July 2017