KATHMANDU: Nepal Management Symposium 2016 (NMS-2016), a flagship event of Kathmandu College of Management, kicked off on Friday with an aim to bring together students and professionals to create a synergy of ideas. The event provides a common hub for students, managers, entrepreneurs and experts from business diaspora to explore issues and gaps that shape the discussions and decisions of the opinion leaders of today and tomorrow. The event was inaugurated by Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa. Radhesh Pant, CEO of Investment Board Nepal, and Pacapol Anurit, dean of Saim University, were the key speakers at the event in which 14 other speakers — including three international speakers — would be sharing their thoughts. With around 100 participants, the event will conclude on Saturday and have three sessions on 'entrepreneurship', 'banking and finance', and 'marketing and branding'.