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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be held in Hyderabad from 28-30 November

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 August 2017, 13:16 IST

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 will be held from 28-30 November  in India's Hyderabad city.

The United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced earlier in Washington that the two countries will co-host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

The theme of the Summit will be Women First, Prosperity for All, highlighting the critical role women play in fostering global growth and prosperity.

The GES is the preeminent annual gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from around the world.

Through networking, mentoring, and workshops, the GES empowers entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, and create innovative goods and services that will transform societies.

This year, the focus will be on women entrepreneurs and the tremendous potential women bring to entrepreneurship.

MaryKay Carlson , Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi said, "The U.S.-India relationship is growing every year with more trade, more travel, and greater people-to-people ties. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is the latest example of how we are working together to advance the promise of an increasingly digital world and the remarkable entrepreneurial skills of our people to promote prosperity. These are goals President Trump and Prime Minister Modi set for our two nations after their meeting in June in Washington. The Indian government and Prime Minister Modi are great partners, and we thank the city of Hyderabad, whose robust startup ecosystem, top notch talent, and supportive government policies have made it one of the world's leading startup capitals. We are thrilled to be partnering together on GES 2017!"

NITI Aayog, is taking the lead in organising this Summit for the Government of India.

Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog, acknowledged the support of Telangana Government in hosting the Summit at Hyderabad and said "India, the oldest civilization, welcomes civilizations world over to the GES 2017. We need to harness technology to solve some of the most pressing problems in healthcare delivery, energy, safe drinking water and agriculture, among others for the benefit of communities at large. Innovation and entrepreneurship will play a decisive role towards this end. I am sure this will be a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to interact with the best."

President Trump's daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) in November to support women's entrepreneurship globally.

Trump tweeted, "IvankaTrump will lead the U.S. delegation to India this fall, supporting women's entrepreneurship globally."

Responding on Twitter, Ivanaka said, "Honored to lead the US delegation to #GES2017 in India & meet with Prime Minister Modi & passionate entrepreneurs from around the globe!."

Trump has said that his daughter would use the GES 2017 conference to promote women's entrepreneurship around the world.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited Ivanka to visit the country during his meeting with President Trump in Washington in June at the White House.

The Prime Minister confirmed Ivanka's impending visit on his own account, tweeting that he was looking forward to her trip to India.

"Look forward to Ms. Ivanka Trump's presence at #GES 2017 Hyderabad as the leader of the US delegation," Modi tweeted on 10 August. 


First published: 11 August 2017, 13:16 IST