Daraz, Nepal’s leading online marketplace, held its first annual Daraz Summit on July 3, 2022 at Yak &
Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu. The day-long event featured three different panels with experts in their
respective fields. Keynote speakers included Dr. Ganesh Prasad Pandeya, Secretary, Ministry of Industry,
Commerce and Supplies and Dr. Baikuntha Aryal, Secretary, MoCIT as well as special guest, Kewal
Prasad Bhandari, Member of Secretary, National Planning Commission.
Aanchal Kunwar, Managing Director of Daraz Nepal commenced the event, explaining how Daraz aims
to make a cultural impact by uplifting communities through the power of commerce. She expressed that
the company “wants to be an active channel of change and a stepping stone in this dialogue”.
The three panels covered the topics ‘From Conventional Commerce to E-commerce in Nepal’, ‘Blending
of the Market Place and Commerce for Digital Economy’, and ‘Uplifting Communities through the
Power of Digital Commerce in Nepal’. Panelists included in these discussions were Guru Prasad Paudel,
NRB; Ambica Shrestha, Dwarika’s Hotel; Omesh Lal Shrestha, CAS Solution and Silver Lining; and Bimal
Aryal, Daraz Nepal, Suresh Shrestha, Department of Industry; Shankar Uprety, Hamro Patro; Ayush
Shrestha, Cloud Factory; and Santosh Pandey, OHO Cake and Offering Happiness Gobinda Bahadur
Karkee, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies; Dileep Agrawal, Worldlink Communications;
Sanjib Subba, NePS and Aanchal Kunwar, Daraz Nepal.
Before concluding the event, Pranayna KC, Head of Marketing, Daraz Nepal, extended gratitude and
honor on behalf of the entire organization to all guests and participants of Daraz Summit 2022.
In the past four years that Daraz has been providing services to Nepal, it has succeeded in creating a
reliable, useful, and popular market place to meet locals’ demands. With over 15,000 sellers, 15 lakh
active app users per month, and deliveries to 101 cities in Nepal, Daraz has quickly revolutionized the