The 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) being held in Hyderabad is starting today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump's adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump will inaugurate the three-day event themed around "Women First, Prosperity for All". Ivanka will lead a delegation from the US at the three- day event.
The summit is taking place at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Hitec City, the information technology hub. The event will bring together 1,500 emerging entrepreneurs and investors, and ecosystem supporters from 150 countries for training and mentoring sessions, networking and investment matchmaking.
Union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman and Suresh Prabhu will be attending the summit, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday told reporters at a joint press conference with the US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Monday.
After the inauguration, Ivanka and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be participating in a panel discussion on opening up of opportunities for women entrepreneurs, Kant said. The discussion will be moderated by John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus CISCO. The closing session will bring together key influencers who support, promote and fund women entrepreneurs, Kant said.
The closing session will be moderated by commerce minister Suresh Prabhu and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will also participate in the GES, he added.
The GES is having the majority of women participation for the first time. The GES website tweeted about this happy occurrence:
— GES2017 (@GES2017) November 22, 2017
GES extended a traditional Indian greeting 'Swagatham' while welcoming Ivanka Trump:
The GES has led to much cheer in India with tweets from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to NITI Aayog, Kenneth Juster - US Ambassador to India and others talking about it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet mentioned about the GES summit and the inauguration of the Hyderabad metro today:
Will be in Hyderabad today, where I inaugurate the Hyderabad Metro and take part in the @GES2017. The Summit, which is jointly hosted with USA celebrates entrepreneurship. This year we are focussing on the theme 'Women First, Prosperity for All.’ https://t.co/oCPJCen96T
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 28, 2017
More than 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel. The PMO mentioned about it in a tweet:
More than 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel. A number of leading female voices will speak at various plenaries, breakout sessions, master classes and workshops. @GES2017 — PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 27, 2017
Kenneth Juster, US Ambassador welcomed US President Donald Trump's daughter in a tweet stating: Welcome to Incredible India.
— Ken Juster (@USAmbIndia) November 28, 2017
US Secretary Rex Tillerson said this year's Global Entrepreneurship Summit is a clear example of how President Trump and #India’s Prime Minister Modi are promoting #innovation and expanding job opportunities.
Secretary Tillerson: This year's Global Entrepreneurship Summit is a clear example of how President Trump and #India’s Prime Minister Modi are promoting #innovation and expanding job opportunities. #GES2017 #USIndia70 #USIndiaDosti pic.twitter.com/XgolqL1xiL — GES2017 (@GES2017) November 27, 2017
The event was termed as the mother of all entpreneurship events by the GES hastagging it as USDosti
Namaste from #GES2017! We hope you're all set to arrive at the mother of all entrepreneurship events in Hyderabad, #India as we look forward to welcoming you for 2.5 days of exciting sessions and networking. #USIndia70 #USIndiaDosti pic.twitter.com/nYAr5FqQGV
— GES2017 (@GES2017) November 28, 2017
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Updated Date: Nov 28, 2017 11:48:37 IST