Modi, Ivanka Trump to take part in global entrepreneurship summit

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 08, 2018

(from right) Senior Advisor, NITI Aayog, C Muralikrishna Kumar; Senior Director at the National Security Council, The White House, Jennifer Arangio; and US Consul General in Hyderabad, Katherine Hadda, at a press conference on Thursday   -  Nagara Gopal

Meet in Hyderabad to bring together over 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President’s daughter Ivanka Trump will take part in the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre from November 28 to 30.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the summit on November 28.

The global summit is a 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 in Hyderabad; and C. Muralikrishna Kumar, Senior Advisor, NITI Aayog, interacted with media on Thursday to highlight the importance both the Governments are attaching to the event and entrepreneurship.

Arangio said, “GES is an opportunity to showcase the US' 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 summit theme “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 in Hyderabad, which in addition to creating jobs both here and the US, are always actively working to stimulate entrepreneurship and women's empowerment.”

The event will 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 strong presence of major US and Indian tech firms and a robust start-up ecosystem.

The focus of the summit would be on four major tracks which include healthcare and life sciences, digital economy and financial technology, energy and infrastructure and media and entertainment.

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Published on October 05, 2017
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