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International Ayurveda Congress Roadmap for Globalization of Ayurveda 2020-04-11 [Associations News]
1 – 4 October 2020, Kathmandu, Nepal

The All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi, the International Academy of Ayurved, Pune, and the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, The Netherlands, supported by the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation as the local host, invite to the sixth International Ayurveda Congress, which will take place from 1 to 4 October 2020 in Kathmandu, Nepal – for the first time in Asia.

Nepal is home to the Himalayas and bounteous ancient vedic traditions and wonders. Among them is the world’s largest Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath, located in the east of the Kathmandu Valley. Stunning views of the Himalayan Peaks can be seen from this ancient city.

Going centuries back, Nepal has a rich history of Ayurveda and to this day it is recognised as a core part of their culture and routine. Rare Ayurvedic medicines and herbs are also naturally growing throughout the Himalayan valleys.

The Congress will be a forum for international leading experts and professionals interested in Ayurveda, to expand their scope of knowledge. Attend workshops on medical, herbal, pharma, engineering and science of Ayurveda. Discuss and debate topics relating to Ideal Health, Prevention of Chronic Disorders, and natural approaches to the reversal of ageing.

Special emphasis will be laid on exchanging ideas how to increase the acceptance and application of Ayurvedic methods all over the globe. The goal is to formulate a Roadmap for Globalization of Ayurveda in the following 4 areas:

  • Establishing highest quality education and training in Ayurveda for medical practitioners as well as for the public in each country.
  • Guiding the practice of various preventative approaches in Ayurveda and thereby detecting and correcting physiological imbalances in their early stages.
  • Promote scientific research on Ayurveda to showcase preventive and curative benefits in healthcare and encourage its global recognition.
  • Ensuring global availability of authentic Ayurveda products by overcoming regulatory hurdles and implementing procedures to guarantee safety and purity.


The Congress will be held at the most exclusive five star hotel in Nepal, the Crowne Plaza Soaltee. This luxurious property is equipped with four fine dining restaurants of different cuisines, fitness gym, spa with sauna and steam bath, pool, tennis courts, lounges and business centers. Enjoy the comfort of the hotel with other renowned Ayurveda experts gathering together to discuss the future of Ayurveda and its role versus new advancing technologies.

We expect this conference to be a unique and special opportunity that will sell out quickly. Sign up now to get the early bird prices and secure your spot for IAVC Nepal 2020.


Preliminary Programme Outline

Thursday 1 October 2020 (Arrival day):

12:00 pm onwards Registration
06:30 - 08:00 pm Dinner
08:00 - 09:00 pm Welcoming


Friday 2 October 2020:

08:00 - 08:45 am Registration
09:00 - 10:50 am Inauguration and opening ceremony, Guests of honour and prominent speakers
10:50 - 11:00 am Tea break
11:00 - 12:20 pm Plenary Session: Roadmap for Globalization of Ayurveda (4 speakers)
12:20 - 12:40 pm Panel Discussion followed by group picture
12:40 - 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 - 03:20 pm Plenary Session: Roadmap for Globalization of Highest Quality of Ayurveda Education, Training and Research (4 speakers)
03:20 - 03:30 pm Tea break
03:30 - 04:50 pm Plenary Session: Roadmap for Globalization of Highest Quality of Preventive and Curative Ayurveda Practice (4 speakers)
04:50 - 05:00 pm Panel Discussion
05:00 - 06:30 pm Rest and Recreation
06:30 - 08:00 pm Dinner
08:00 - 09:30 pm Evening Entertainment


Saturday 3 October 2020:

09:00 - 10:20 am Plenary Session: Roadmap for Globalization of Highest Quality of Authentic Ayurveda Products (4 speakers)
10:20 - 10:30 am Tea break
10:30 - 12:30 pm Parallel Sessions (24 speakers in 2 halls)
12:30 - 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 - 03:15 pm Parallel Sessions (21 speakers in 3 halls)
03:15 - 03:30 pm Tea break
03:30 - 05:00 pm Parallel Sessions (27 speakers in 3 halls)
05:00 - 06:30 pm Rest and Recreation
06:30 - 08:00 pm Dinner
08:00 - 09:30 pm Closing ceremony with laudations


Sunday 4 October 2020:

09:30 - 12:30 pm Thematic Meeting: selected participants - Organizers, VIPs, Govt
12:30 - 02:00 pm Lunch for selected participants
After Lunch Kathmandu sightseeing and visit to Champedevi Pandit Campus


Monday 5 October 2020:

Trip to Pokhara (optional)