Convention venues in Kathmandu include the Nepal Academy, Rastriya Sabha Griha and Rastriya Nachghar. The Nepal Academy Hall is located at Kamaladi in Kathmandu and is available foe conferences and events. Its auditorium seats 1,250 persons. The Rastriya Sabha Griha, or the City Hall on Exhibition Road in the capital can accommodate 676 persons and is ideal for conferences and cultural performances. The newly constructed Rastriya Nachghar , or National Theater, at Rani Pokhari seats 750 people.
Apart from these convention centers, Kathmandu boats numerous standard conference facilities built into the luxury hotels. In fact hotels especially in Kathmandu were already being built in the 70’s with an eye on future by incorporating meeting and conference facilities in them. These hotels provide banquet, meeting and conference organizers a high degree of flexibility and choices.
The convention centers feature a wide variety of superbly equipped rooms under a single roof. The conference rooms can accommodate delegates in reception, theater, classroom and U-shape styles. The gadget available include public address systems, tiepin microphones, cordless microphones, overhead, slide and multimedia projectors, TV screens, and laser boards and laser pointers.
Convention facilities elsewhere
First class convention facilities with state-of the art technologies that cater to international meetings and conferences are, however, no longer limited to Kathmandu. The picturesque lake resort town of Pokhara is especially not far behind. Its Dipendra Sabha Griha (convention center) is suitable for larger conferences.
And the border towns of Biratnager, Birgunj, Bhairahawa near Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, and Nepalgunj in southern Nepal are potential MICE destinations for business partners and agencies from across the border. Since no visas are required for Indian nationals to enter the country, there could be a lot of corporate clients coming and going across the open border. These cities are served by cross border transportation, and once in Nepal, domestic airlines and surface transport link them with all major points in the country.