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Modi, Ivanka Trump to grace world entrepreneurship summit

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on January 08, 2018

Senior Advisor, NITI Aayog, C Muralikrishna Kumar, with the National Security Council, The White House, Jennifer Arangio (second from left), and the US Consulate General Hyderabad, Katherine Hadda (left), during a briefing on the progress towards the upcoming 'Global Entrepreneurship Summit' to be held in Hyderabad on November 28-30. (Photo: Nagara Gopal)

Meet is expected to bring together over 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, CEOs and serve as a platform for networking

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump will grace the three-day World Entrepreneurship Summit to be held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre during November 28-30. Both will take part in the inaugural session on November 28.

The global summit is the pre-eminent global entrepreneurship gathering being co-hosted by the Indian and US governments. It is expected to bring together over 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, CEOs and serve as a platform for networking.

Jennifer Arangio, Senior Director for International Organisations and Alliances at the National Security Council, The White House, Katherine Hadda, US Consul General, C. Muralikrishna Kumar, Senior Advisor, Niti Aayog, interacted with media to highlight the importance both the governments have with regard to the event and entrepreneurship.

Arangio said, “GES is an opportunity to showcase the United States' entrepreneurial acumen, underscore women's economic empowerment and foster economic growth and prosperity for our partners. When America's partners are growing and prospering our world is more secure.”

This is the first time GES is being held in Asia and expected to provide a platform to address some of the challenges through innovations.

The theme of the summit 'Women first, prosperity for all' will be backed an American delegation led by Ivanka Trump, senior advisor to the President.

Hadda said: “There are some 130 American companies here in Hyderabad, who in addition to creating jobs both here and the United States, are always actively working to stimulate entrepreneurship and women's empowerment.”

The event would see entrepreneurs converging from the US, India and other parts of the world, providing an opportunity for Indian entrepreneurs to explore linkages.

Hyderabad has been chosen for the event due to a strong presence of major US and Indian tech firms and robust start-up ecosystem.

The focus of the summit would be on four major tracks namely healthcare and life sciences, digital economy and financial technology, energy and infrastructure and media and entertainment. However, this is not limited to these four broad areas and the event is expected to cover more areas as well.

Bbudding entrepreneurship community would get opportunities for exposure to training, mentoring from thought leaders, networking and matchmaking.

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Published on October 05, 2017
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