About the summit

Energy Development Council, the only umbrella organization that represents the overall energy sector of Nepal that includes both the private and government sector, has once again set forward to organize Nepal Power Investment Summit scheduled to take place from 27th - 29th January 2018 at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu. With our successful experience in holding the first Nepal Power Investment Summit in 2016 (in collaboration with Ministry of Energy and Investment Board of Nepal) that was inaugurated by Rt. Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal and attended by more than 300 international participants from over thirty countries, we plan to build on that Summit’s success.

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Invest in Nepal’s Hydropower - Teaser 尼泊尔水电项目投资简介
Invest in Nepal’s Solarpower - Teaser尼泊尔太阳能项目投资简介

Main Conference Day 1

  • Plenary Keynote Session Overview of Nepal Power Market

  • 0800 - 0850


  • 0850 - 0900

    Master of Ceremony

  • 0900 - 0905

    Lamp Lighting by Rt. Honorable President of Nepal

  • 0905 - 0910

    National Anthem

  • 0910 - 0920

    Opening Address by Chairperson of Energy Development Council

  • 0920 - 0935

    Special Remarks by Honorable Energy Minister of Nepal

  • 0935 - 0950

    Special Remarks by Honorable Secretary General of SAARC Secretariat, Nepal

  • 0950 - 1005

    Keynote Address by Chief Guest - Honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan/Honorable Energy Minister of Thailand

  • 1005 - 1020

    Special Address by Guest-of-Honour, Honorable Energy Minister, India/Bangladesh/Sri Lanka

  • 1020 - 1030

    Inaugural Remarks by Rt. Honorable President of Nepal/ Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal

  • 1030 -1050 Morning Refreshment and Network

  • 1050 - 1130

    Panel Discussion: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) Initiative Roundtable | Moderator: Honorable Secretary General of SAARC Secretariat | Panelist: TBD

  • Policy Updates for Nepal Power Development

  • 1130 - 1140

    Nepal's Foreign Investment Policies and New Foreign Investment Regime | Mr. Maha Prasad Adhikari, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Board, Government of Nepal

  • 1140 - 1150

    Nepal Power Development Program Review | Secretary/Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy Nepal

  • 1150 - 1200

    Nepal Electricity Authority - Updates and Programmes | Mr Kul Man Ghising, Managing Director, Nepal Electricity Authority

  • 1200 - 1330 Delegate Lunch

  • 1400 - 1420

    Cross-border transmission line possibilities & opportunities between China & Nepal | Representative, StateGrid/ChinaElectricityCouncil

  • 1420 - 1440

    Experience of Thailand Power Trading | TBD

  • 1440 - 1500

    Experience of Bhutan’s power export to India

  • 1500 - 1520 Afternoon Refreshment and Network

  • Chair of the Session

    H.E. Ms. Mashfee Binte Shams, Ambassador of People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Nepal

  • 1520 - 1600

    Panel Discussion: Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical & Economic Corporation (BIMSTEC) Roundtable | Moderator: TBD | Panelist: Honorable Secretary General, Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical & Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

  • 1600 - 1620

    Sponsor Presentation

  • 1620 - 1640

    Sponsor Presentation: Dragon Capital | Mr. Joseph J. Hoess, Director, Dragon Capital

  • 1640 - 1700

    Nepal - India Transmission Line | Representative, NTPC Vidyut Vyapur Nigam Limited/ International Leasing & Financial Services India

  • 1700 - 1750

    Panel Discussion: South Asian Energy, Crisis & Emerging Responses & Scenarios Roundtable | Moderator: TBD | Panelist: Mr. Ali Haider Altaf, Director ETS, SAARC Secretariat, Nepal

  • 1800

    Cocktail Dinner for all the participants

Main Conference Day 2

  • Investment Opportunities of Hydropower in Nepal

  • 0850 - 0900

    Opening Address

  • 0900 - 0910

    Inauguration of Energy Mart by Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal

  • 0910 - 0920

    Investment Opportunities in Hydropower Sector of Nepal from Private Sector Perspective | Ms. Bhawani Rana, President, Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

  • 0920 - 0930

    Key Note Speech by Ms. Vandana Gombar, Editor-Global Policy, Bloombery New Energy Finance

  • Investment Opportunities of Renewable Energy in Nepal

  • Chair of the Session

    H.E. Ms. W.S. Pereira, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal

  • 0930 - 1010

    Panel Discussion: Micro grids and Energy Storage | Moderator: Mr. Bishal Thapa, Managing Director, Saral Urja Nepal & Vice-Chairman, Energy Development Council | Panelists: Alternative Promotion Centre - Government of Nepal, Asian Development Bank/World Bank, NARI Group Corporation, China Energy Storage Alliance, Gham Power Pvt. Ltd, Community/Cooperative Board

  • 1010 - 1030 Morning Refreshment and Network

  • Chair of the Session

    H.E. Ms. Maria Teresa Mesquita Pessoa, Ambassador of Brazil to Nepal

  • 1050 - 1130

    Panel Discussion: Renewable On-grid | Moderator: Mr. Kushal Gurung, CEO, Wind Power Nepal & Head of Executive Committee, Energy Development Council | Panelists: Nepal Electricity Authority, Ministry of Energy, Solar (TBD), Wind (Gold Wind/Vesta), Waste to Energy, Alliance for Rural Electrification

  • 1130 - 1150

    Open Slots

  • 1150 - 1210

    Topic TBD | Mr. Ram Dhital, Executive Director, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Ministry of Population & Environment, Government of Nepal

  • 1210 - 1330 Delegate Lunch

  • 1330 - 1340

    Chair of the Session - Prof. Dr. Jibaraj Pokharel, Vice-Chancellor, Nepal Academy of Science & Technology

  • 1340 - 1420

    Panel Discussion: Accelerating Hydropower Development: Key Challenges | Moderator:Mr. Shailendra Guragin, President, Independent Power Producer Association-Nepal | Panelists: Mr. Uttar Kumar Shrestha, Chief Executive Officer, Butwal Power Company Representative, Nepal Electricity Authority Representative, Ministry of Energy Vice-Chairman, National Planning Commission- Government of Nepal Representative, Investment Board - Government of Nepal

  • 1420 - 1440

    Development of Francis Turbine at Kathmandu University to initiate a new business in Hydropower market under Himalayan Basins | Biraj Singh Thapa from Turbine Testing Lab, Kathmandu University

  • 1440 - 1500

    Open Session

  • 1500 - 1520 Afternoon Refreshment and Network

  • Chair of the Session - Ambassador

  • 1520 - 1600

    Panel Discussion: Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Financing | Moderator: TBD | Panelists: Sinosure, China Construction Bank, Prime Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of China

  • 1600 - 1620

    Open Slots

  • 1620 - 1640

    Open Slots

  • 1640 - 1720

    Panel Discussion: Equity Financing | Moderator: Mr. Sujeev Shakya | Panelists: Everest Equity, Dolma Impact Fund, European Investment Bank/Global Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Business Oxygen, Ministry of Finance, Dragon Capital, Proparco

  • 1720 - 1730

    Vote of Thanks

  • Parallel Session After Lunch

  • 1400 - 1700

    Training on Engineering, Procurement and Financing by Power China Corporation, China Venue: Small Hall 1

  • 1400 - 1700

    Training on Small Hydropower Equipment and Financing Mode by Hangzhou Regional Centre (HRC) Venue: Godawari Hall

  • Parallel Session From Morning

  • 1000 - 1700

    Energy Mart | Showcase of 100 plus Nepali private and government ready for investment energy projects (hydro projects, solar projects, transmission line projects, smart cities, electric vehicles). 30 plus national and international exhibitors will launch and showcase their new technologies, products and capacities. | Venue: Rocks Garden

  • 1800

    Cocktail Reception for speakers only

Main Conference Day 3

  • Parallel Session From Morning

  • 0900 - 1200

    Training on Integration of On-Grid Solar by NARI State Grid China | Venue: Godawari Hall

  • 0900 - 1200

    Training on Financing and Risk Management by International Center for Hydropower (ICH), Norway | Venue: Small Hall 1

  • 1200 - 1400 Lunch for Trainee Participants Only

  • Parallel Session From Afternoon

  • 1400 - 1700

    Training on Sustainable Energy Development with Hydropower as an Enabler by International Center for Hydropower (ICH), Norway | Venue: Small Hall 2

  • 1400 - 1700

    Capacity Building Training by Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), Belgium | Venue: Main Hall

  • Parallel Session From Morning

  • 1000 - 1700

    Energy Mart | Showcase of 100 plus Nepali private and government ready for investment energy projects (hydro projects, solar projects, transmission line projects, smart cities, electric vehicles). 30 plus national and international exhibitors will launch and showcase their new technologies, products and capacities. | Venue: Rocks Garden

Our Speakers


We would like to offer the limited opportunity to sponsor this mega-event as this is the key platform to establish a “first mover’s advantage” on the most lucrative energy sector business opportunities and to highlight your organization’s brand image. Why should you sponsor NPIS 2018?
  • NPIS is the biggest Power Summit ever being organised in Nepal.
  • NPIS will provide a platform for the (hydro/solar/wind power equipment manufacturers and suppliers) to showcase their product to the project developers/ investors.
  • There will be more than 500 delegates from over 20 countries to interact and finalize deals with the corresponding stakeholders.
  • One stop business opportunities will be very high as there will be 100+ shovel ready hydro projects, 20+ solar projects, around 10 Transmission line projects and over 13 smart city projects showcased in the summit.
  • Only interested and major stakeholders will be present in this 3 day event.
  • The main highlight of the event, Energy Mart, where sponsors can exhibit their products to lure project stakeholders into buying or making deal with the exhibiting company.
  • There will be direct dealings between project owners, developers, investors and the company can join hands with these stakeholders and provide them with the necessary equipment.
  • With access to many high level delegates from the global energy sector, business relations can be established and enhanced.
  • 30+ national and international exhibitors will launch and showcase their new technologies, products and capacities.
  • Global Brand Recognition of your company amongst 200,000 plus energy companies worldwide through an email blast and online visibility via Bloomberg and China Daily.
  • International media highlights for selected sponsors.

Types of Sponsorship

1. HEADLINE SPONSORSHIP 2. CONVENTIONAL SPONSORSHIP 3. FUNCTIONAL SPONSORSHIP (Please refer to the Sponsership Plan for more details)

Other Sponsorships available for Conference and Training

  1. Conference Track Sponsor (multiple available)
  2. Conference Panel Sponsor (multiple available)
  3. Delegate Networking Lunch Reception Sponsor (multiple available)
  4. Morning Java Sponsor ( multiple available)
  5. On-Site Event Guide Sponsor
  6. Online Conference Papers and Presentation Sponsor
  7. Delegate and Exhibitor list Sponsor
  8. Cocktail Dinner Reception Sponsor (multiple available)
  9. Company Branding in the Summit
  10. Attendee Badge Sponsor
  11. Attendee Bag Sponsor
  12. Conference Pen Sponsor
  13. Conference Note Book

Sponsorships for Energy Mart

  1. Energy Mart Title Sponsorship
  2. Morning Java Sponsor ( multiple available)
  3. Delegate Lunch Sponsor
  4. Insert in the Attendee Bag
  5. New Product Launch Sponsor
Please refer to the attachment for more details. To secure your sponsorship today, please contact us below for more details.


Ms. Itnuma Subba Executive Manager Energy Development Council Phone: +977-416911-6/7/8, Mob: 9860368166 Email:
  Please refer to this invitation to participate in the Summit.


Confirmation of your participation will be done only after payment is made. International delegates please complete this registration form and send it to

National delegates please sign up below.

Early bird registration rate ends 15th December 2017


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Heritage Plaza II (Block C & D), Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal
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