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16th IEF Conference

Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

  • 14 - 16 September 2017
  • Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Promoting sustainable businesses and entrepreneurship can be an important strategy for addressing the economic development and growth problems of a country. The relationship between sustainablity and entrepreneurship can be difficult to define as one seems to constrain the other.

The objectives of the 16th IEF conference is to question assumed agendas, and received wisdom on the subject of entrepreneurship, sustainability and economic development.

Conference details

Book your place


Conference accommodation will be available at Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat. The reduced rates for all delegates range from USD 100 to USD 120. Kathmandu is a major tourist destination so early booking is recommended.

Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation, however assistance can be provided in cases of difficulty.

Call for papers

Resources for speakers

Conference organisers

  • International Entrepreneurship Forum
  • The Venture Academy, Essex Business School, UK
  • Kings College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact us

For any organisational issues regarding the conference please contact:

Elena Koshcheeva

Research and Conference Assistant

International Entrepreneurship Forum


Your main contact in Nepal is:

Dr. Bharat P. Bhatta

Conference Coordinator – Sustainable Entrepreneurship Conference 2017

Center for Research and Development, King’s College, Kathmandu, Nepal


For additional information, you may contact:

Professor Jay Mitra

Academic Lead

The Venture Academy, Essex Business School, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

Telephone 01206 874859

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