“We saw sales of around Rs 20,000 every day during the expo,” says a sales person of a Thai cosmetic stall
The five-day Nepal Chamber Expo 2017 concluded successfully on December 04, 2017 drawing a
Rs 50 million revenue in transaction.
The Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) and the Korean Embassy in Kathmandu jointly organized this third edition of the expo with support from the Ministry of Commerce and Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC) Nepal.
The event that began on November 30, 2017 saw a participation of more than 50,000 visitors as of the concluding day.
While South Korea acted as the partner country of the expo, Thailand was the focus country, and the next edition of the expo in 2018 will have Thailand as the partner country.
Expo Generated Good Business
With a prime focus on business interactions, exchange of information on trade and marketing of Nepali products, the expo featured a total of 225 stalls that showcased wide variety of products from 8 different counties such as South Korea, India, Pakistan, Japan, Thailand, China and Bangladesh along with Nepal.
Of these, 23 were Korean stalls and 15 were Thailand stalls.
According to the organizers, the expo has seen visitors of different fields and has created a good business.
“We got a good feedback from visitors and people got to know about new products from various countries,” said NCC President Rajesh Kaji Shrestha.
According to Rastra Bhusan Chakubaji, Coordinator of the expo, there exists a higher demand for cars showcased in the expo along with earthquake-resistant panels in the form of construction materials.
On the business side, “We saw sales of around Rs 20,000 every day during the expo and people even revisited our stalls to buy more products,” said a sales person of Universe Beauty, a Thailand-based cosmetic stall.
Another Thai exhibitor of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) products Sujana Shakya said, “We saw strong sales in the first two days of the expo which nearly emptied our stocks. We also got offers from distributors and online shops.”
Various other products related to electronic, automobile, home appliances, fashion and accessories, food and beverages, and books were featured at the event.