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

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GES 2017 Day 2 updates: Ivanka Trump says technology offers tremendous opportunity to women, entrepreneurs
  • 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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    Cherie Blair at GEC

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    Young women lead change

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    Sneek peek of Ivanka's dinner

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    Innovation showcase


  • 13:05 (IST)

    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.

  • 13:00 (IST)

    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.

  • 12:59 (IST)

    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.

  • 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.

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    'Everyone should celebrate India's sporting culture'


  • 12:49 (IST)

    Women's role in business 'critical' says Ivanka Trump

    Increased participation of women in businesses is a "critical issue".

    While addressing a session titled 'We Can Do It' where Telangana minister KT Rama Rao, ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, and Cherie Blair, wife of former UK PM Tony Blair, Trump said: Technology offers tremendous opportunity to women and women entrepreneurs. One thing I would like to throw out there is that these aren't women's issues. We are half the population, so we need to start thinking about them as critical issues."

  • 12:46 (IST)

    Five course dinner for Ivanka

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a five course dinner for Ivanka Trump at Falaknuma Palace yesterday. The menu:Gosht shikampuri kebab, Khubani ke malai kofta, Murgpista ka salan and Sitaphal kulfi were the stars of the meal, according to chefs; saffron and figs were used for special flavours.

    Locally-sourced fabrics including Ikkat were shown off.

  • 12:44 (IST)

    US State Department praises Ivanka 

    State Department Spokesperson, Heather Nauert, praised Ivanka for her accomplishments in Hyderabad.

    "We are certainly proud of what shes been able to accomplish, and I can think of no better representative for the US Government to talk about womens entrepreneurship than her," she told reporters at a news conference.

  • 12:41 (IST)

    Love India as a sporting nation, says Sania Mirza

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    Good facilities, infra needed for women, says Mithali Raj

  • 12:34 (IST)

    GES held in India first time

    The Global Entrepreneurship Summit brings together nearly 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of entrepreneurship from over 150 countries across the world. The Summit is being held in India for the first time.

  • 12:32 (IST)

    Session on driving entrepreneurship in sports by Harsha Bhogle 

  • 12:28 (IST)

    'Thrilled', says Nikki Haley of Ivanka's work at GES

    US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also praised 36-year-old Ivanka. "Thrilled to see" Ivanka Trump "in India promoting female entrepreneurs. At home that means improving workforce development and cutting government red tape," Haley said in a tweet yesterday.

    Haley is the highest ranking Indian-American in the Trump administration. She is also the first ever Indian American serving in the Cabinet of any presidential administration.

    "Globally it means creating an environment where women- across the world-have access to the capital & mentorship they need to succeed," Haley said.

  • 12:23 (IST)

    Great work, says Donald Trump to daughter and advisor Ivanka

    US President Donald Trump has applauded his daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump for promoting women entrepreneurs during her ongoing visit to India
    "Great work Ivanka," Trump said in a late-night tweet as he retweeted State Department which said that Ivankas comments on US efforts to fuel entrepreneurship so that Americans can turn their dreams into incredible legacies.

  • 12:20 (IST)

    Changing economy helping women to start careers: Chanda Kochhar 

    India is witnessing a demographic shift in the workforce. The changing structure of the economy is encouraging more women to start their careers resulting in more women in the fields of sports, governance and banking.

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    Recognition of work will keep women going: Chanda Kochhar

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    By educating a woman, you educate a generation: Chanda Kochhar 

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    Panel discussion on women's equality and gender issues 

    The second day of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit was kickstarted with an interesting panel discussion on women's equality and gender issues. ICICI Bank chief executive officer Chanda Kochhar, Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor to the US president Donald trump, and Cherie Blair, chairperson Foundation for Women were the participants. The discussion was moderated by Karen Quintos of Dell.

  • 18:19 (IST)

    Highlights of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    Lauding the initiative of the summit at Hyderabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the valiant efforts of women from history such as Rani Lakshmibai, Ahilyabai Holkar to those women in various fields in the present ranging from sports to science such as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sania Mirza and the contribution to space programs in the US by Indian origin women such as Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams.

    He hoped that the summit would encourage more women to become entrepreneurs.

    The prime minister also highlighted the various initiatives taken by his government such as Swachch Bharat, Aadhaar, Banking Regulation Act among others that made the environment conducive for business. He said that though India was ranked 100th in ease of doing business, the government wasn't happy with it and was aiming to be in the top 50, he said.

    US President Donald Trump's daugher Ivanka Trump, who is also an advisor to her father was appreciative of Hyderaba'd contribution towards technology. She hoped that the tech centres would outshine the city's world famous biryani. 

    Congratulating the prime minister, Ivanka said that what he had achieved was extraordinary. "You've proved that transformation is possible," she said.

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    India, US relations will reach new heights, says Sushma Swaraj

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    I am 'chinamma' of Telangana: Sushma Swaraj

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    Come, Make in India, Invest in India: Narendra Modi

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    Women are at the forefront of co-operative movements in India, says Narendra Modi

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    Atal Tinkering Labs promote innovation: PM Modi

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    PM Modi wishes fruitful and engaging summit

    I invite each one of you to become a partner in India's growth story. I assure you, again, of our whole-hearted support. I am informed that President Trump had declared November 27, 2017 as National Entrepreneurship month. This will summit will resonate with those theme.

    Let me conclude by wishing you a fruitful and engaging summit.

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    Our sportsmen have made us proud: Narendra Modi

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    Moody's upgrade after 14 years, says Narendra Modi

    Our efforts have been recognised by Moody's upgrade. This comes after a gap of almost 14 years. India has improved from 54 in 2014 to 35 in 2016 on World Bank Logistics Index. 

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    Level playing field for entrepreneurs, says PM Modi

    We have launched a program to provide high speed internet connection by March 2019. Under Clean Energy Program, we have increased our capacity from 30,000 megawatts to 60,000 megawatts.

    We are working developing a National Gas Grid.

    Our recent World Food India initiative help us to engage with entrepreneurs in the food development startup sector.

    Level playing field is necessary for entrepreneurs to succeed. We recognise this

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    Women's empowerment is important for development: PM Modi

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    Not happy with 100th credit rank: PM Modi

     We want to have 50th rank.

    We have launched Mudra scheme. Our government has launched Atal Innovation Mission. 19 incubation centres have been created in various universities and research institutions. We have created Aadhaar, the world's largest digital biometric base. It cover 1.15 billion people and can digitally process 40 million transactions daily.

  • 17:47 (IST)

    Ease of doing business is govt achievement, says PM Modi

    The number of smartphone users is projected to grow by 800 million by 2018. It bodes well for job creation. Start India program is a comprehensive plan to foster entrepreneurship and innovation. It aims to minimise regulatory burden and support startups.

    Over 1200 redundant laws have been scrapped. 

    Our government has taken several steps to improve business. Ease of doing business ranking from 180 to 100 is because of our initiatives

  • 17:44 (IST)

    Narendra Modi invokes Swami Vivekananda

    An entrepreneur uses knowledge and skills to fulfill a motive. They see an opportunity in adversity. They make processes more comfortable and easier for end-user. They are patient. Swami Vivekananda says: Each work has to pass through three stageS -- ridicule, opposition and acceptance

  • 17:43 (IST)

    Summit should promote women entrepreneurship, says PM Modi

    At the GES, more than 50 percent delegates are women. Over the next two days, you will meet more women who have walked alone on their paths and have inspired a new generation of women entrepreneurs. I hope the summit will focus on how to support women entrepreneurship.

    India has been an incubator over the ages. The ancient Indian treatise Charaksamhita, introduced ayurveda. Yoga is another ancient Indian innovation. On 21st June every year, the entire world comes to celebrate the day.

    The digital world we live in today is based on the binary system. The innovation of zero started with Aryabhatta. 

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    Women have done India proud, says PM Modi

    The theme: Women First, Prosperity to all makes this edition stand out. In mythology, women is the goddess of power, incarnation of Shakti. We believe women empowerment is vital to our development. Our history has references to women of enormous talent. Our warrior queens like Rani Ahilyabai Holkar and Rani Lakshmibai fought bravely to defend the kingdoms. Our freedom struggle is too replete with such instances. Our space programmes including the Mars Orbiter Mission has immense contribution from women scientists. Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, both of Indian origin, have been part of US space missions. Three out of oldest high courts in India are held by Indian women judges. Our sportswomen have done India proud. This city is home to Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Saina Mirza

  • 17:36 (IST)

    GES held in S.Asia first time, says Narendra Modi

    We are happy to host 2017 Global Entrepreneurship summit in partnership with the United States of America. It is being held in South Asia for the first time. It brings together leading entrepreneurs, academicians, investors, think tank and others. The event not only connects Silicon Valley with Hyderabad but also showcases the close ties between the USA and India. It underlines our shared commitment, encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation.

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    PM Narendra Modi invited on stage

    PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at the summit

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    Your economy could grow by over $150 billion in the next 3 years, Ivanka Trump

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    Ivanka Trump applauds PM Narendra Modi for empowering women

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    From selling tea to becoming PM, you've proved transformational change is possible, says Ivanka Trump

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    When women work, it creates a unique multiplier effect: Ivanka Trump

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    We must ensure women entrepreneurs have access to capital: Ivanka Trump

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    Majority of 1500 women entrepreneurs are participating in such an event

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    Today, more than 11 mn women in the United States own businesses: Ivanka

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    Entrepreneurs revolutionise economies

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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Updated Date: Nov 29, 2017 16:25:07 IST