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GES 2017 Day 2 updates: Ivanka Trump says technology offers tremendous opportunity to women, entrepreneurs

Three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit, co-hosted in Hyderabad by the US and India, is being attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs

FP Staff November 29, 2017 12:05:31 IST
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GES 2017 Day 2 updates: Ivanka Trump says technology offers tremendous opportunity to women, entrepreneurs

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Nov 29, 2017 - 13:23 (IST)

Highlights of GES 2017 on second day

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and advisor of US President, Donald Trump had a day busy today at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit – a three day affair, at Hyderabad. She started the day with an interesting panel discussion titled, 'We can do it! Innovations in workforce development and skills training'. The panelists on the discussion were Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO, ICICI Bank, Cherie Blair. The session was moderated by Karen Quintos of Dell.

Ivanka will visit the historic Golkonda Fort in the afternoon. It is situated around 15 km from the venue of the summit -- Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), the venue of the summit.

After a dinner last night with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Falaknuma Palace, it is the turn of the Telangana government to host a dinner for the guests. This will be held at the spectacular Golkonda Fort. However, Ivanka will not be attending it as she will fly back to the US on Wednesday evening.

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Day 2 at GES

The session today aims to boost women participation in the workforce through increased access to skills, training, education, and career counselling.

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Importance of technology

Ivanka Trump said: Technology is a great driver of entrepreneurship because it emboldens women to start their own businesses, reduces barriers to starting new businesses, and creates flexibility for the modern working family.

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See women's issues as just that, says Ivanka

Women make up half of the world’s population. Need to think of these issues not as women’s issues but human issues. 

Having equal gender representation is a financial positive to businesses today besides being a social responsibility.

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:57 (IST)

Ivanka Trump to visit Golkonda fort

Ivanka Trump is scheduled to visit the historic Golkonda Fort on Wednesday afternoon along with a delegation of senior officials, before returning to the USA later in the evening.

Hyderabad: The holding of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) for the first time in India reflects the growing security and economic partnership between America and India, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump and his Advisor, said on Tuesday.

The three-day event, being co-hosted here by the US and India, is being attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors and eco-system supporters from 159 countries.

"This is the first time India has hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. It is a symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations," Trump said in her address at the inaugural session of the GES.

GES 2017 Day 2 updates Ivanka Trump says technology offers tremendous opportunity to women entrepreneurs

"As President Trump said earlier this year: India has a true friend in the White House," she noted, without specifying the recent pronouncements of the US administration favourable to India in the area of security, diplomacy and cooperation.

This is the first time that the event is being held in South Asia.

Complimenting India for being one of the fastest growing economies globally, lifting millions out of poverty and for the progress acheived in science and technology, Trump said: "The people of India inspire us all."

"The people of India have lifted more than 130 million citizens out of poverty. All of you are helping India's middle class reach its goal of becoming 500 million people by 2030."

"Its wonderful to be in this ancient city brimming with transformative technology," she said referring to Hyderabad.

"Now, your tech centers may even outshine your world famous biryani," she added.

Trump noted that Hyderabad-based startups incubator T-Hub's "brand new facility is set to open next year and will become the largest incubator in Asia".

Referring to the theme of the the 8th GES -- Women First, Prosperity For All -- Trump said this is the "key to our future".

"I am proud that for the first time ever, women make up the majority of the 1,500 entrepreneurs selected to attend," she said.

The US State Department and other American agencies in partnership with India's NITI Aayog are organising the GES, which seeks to create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level.

A personal initiative of former US President Barack Obama to bring entrepreneurs from across the globe on one platform, the GES made a beginning in 2010 in Washington and thereafter it has been hosted by Turkey, the UAE, Malaysia, Morocco and Kenya.

(With inputs from IANS)

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